Sean Kelly

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As a sports star Bradley Wiggins knows fine well the relevance of nationality. Photo by Ben Radford/Corbis via Getty Images

“I was going: ‘Our lot are rubbish? Your Swindon lot are shit! And he got aggressive and I went berserk.” - David Brent in The Office The most i(...)

Stage winner Caleb Ewan (right) just pips Ireland’s Sam Bennett on the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France between Chatelaillon Plage and Poitiers. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

It was billed as the last sprint showdown before the Champs-Elysées, and may well have decided the first jersey winner of this year’s Tour de France. (...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as wins his first Tour de France stage and regains the green jersey in Saint Martin de Re. Photograph: Getty Images

A first stage win, the green jersey suitably regained, and a special place in Tour de France history, turns out the only thing Sam Bennett ended up lo(...)

Ireland’s  Adam Idah is challenged  by  Juhani Ojala of Finland  during the Uefa Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/EPA

We should, of course, be getting used to things by now, but when Jon Walters was saying pre-match that Aaron Connolly had the ability to “get the crow(...)

The riders make their way from Millau to Lavaurides during the seventh stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Just because you’re alert to the breakaway doesn’t mean it’s not out to break you. Asked beforehand what was the biggest danger to his green jersey on(...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates his green jersey  on the podium at the end of atage 5 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images

Taking his delight and disappointment and pressing them somewhere against the middle, Sam Bennett found nothing but pride in becoming only the third I(...)

Australia’s Caleb Ewan  crosses the finish line ahead of Ireland’s Sam Bennett (left) during the third stage of the of the Tour de France between Nice and Sisteron. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/AFP via Getty Images

“Close but no cigar,” is how Sam Bennett aptly put in, the Irish rider coming within a split second of making hope and expectation perfectly rhyme, on(...)

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett is helped by staff members after a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Hopes of an Irish stage win and a first yellow jersey in 33 years fell just short on the streets of Nice on Saturday afternoon, as Sam Bennett finishe(...)

Stephen Roche in the yellow jersey during the 1987 Tour de France. Photograph:  Nutan/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The question of which Irish rider has worn the most yellow jerseys in the Tour de France typically throws most people: few guess Shay Elliott and Step(...)

A photo from the 2019 Tour de Munster.

Six months after her daughter Katie was born, Debbie Dillon made what later emerged to be a life-changing phone call. It had come as a shock when doc(...)

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