Thomas Barr won the 400m hurdles at the Irish Life Health AAI Games in Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Thomas Barr opened his outdoor season with an easy win in the 400m hurdles at the Irish Life Health AAI Games in Morton Stadium, clocking a casual 51.(...)

 Trainer Jessica Harrington has been named The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Leading horse trainer Jessica Harrington has been crowned The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017. A memorable year for the (...)

Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Katie Taylor in Dublin  with her WBA lightweight belt. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It was in 2007 that Katie Taylor won the first of her four Sportswoman of the Year awards, her sustained success since then making her a serious conte(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses, Blackrock AC, Co Louth, after winning the European U20 100m Women title  at the European Athletics U20-Championships in Grosseto, Italy. Photograph: Sportsfile

Shairoze Akram clearly remembers the day Mayo footballer Andy Moran visited his primary school in Ballaghaderreen. He liked playing soccer as a boy a(...)

 Ireland’s Patience Jumbo Gula celebrates after winning the bronze medal  in the 100m the European Youth Olympic Festival  in Gyor, Hungary. Photograph:   Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

So, even after all the loose talk, still nothing sparks a sporting debate quicker than the subject of nationality. Only if this week’s lesson is anyth(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses celebrates as she crosses the line to take 100-metre gold in the Under-20 European championships in Italy. Photograph: Sportsfile

From Lagos to Athlone, Dundalk to Birmingham, and now to the top of a European sprint medal podium, Gina Akpe-Moses has already come a long way. She’(...)

A rare sprint championship gold medal for Ireland yet convincing once it came, Gina Akpe-Moses winning the 100 metres at the European Athletics Under-(...)

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