Ian O Riordan

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Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup at Croke Park last September. Photograph: Inpho

Seán Moran Do you expect the new provincial format to be a success? Yes. Hurling is currently very competitive in Munster and more so than usual in (...)

In a bumper podcast this week we have Sonia O’Sullivan and Ian O’Riordan in the studio to talk through the issues around Caster Semenya and this week’(...)

After the France game, the rest of the Six Nations was supposed to be an easy-street freewheel to the Paddy’s Day showdown at Twickenham. And yet here(...)

Justin Gatlin bows down to Usain Bolt after the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

We came as final witnesses to the fastest man who has ever run on this earth and suddenly found ourselves in a state of utter disbelief. Usain Bolt b(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrating winning the men’s 200m final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

They say every generation throws a superstar up the pop charts. An Ali. Pele. And just like that a Usain Bolt. Unlike most people, not everything abo(...)

Mo Farah training prior to the  World Athletics Championships in London where he will seek to win another 5000/10,000 metre double. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Catch him if you can. Because whether or not you still believe in athletics magic, the stage is now set for Mo Farah to perform one of the great dista(...)

Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Cork’s Sean Powter in  action with  Jason Doherty of Mayo during All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4A at the  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo: 0-27 Cork: 2-20 (A.E.T. 0-21 to 2-15 after normal time) One of these days Mayo are going to run out of heart and spirit and whatever else keep(...)

Kilkenny’s Liam Blanchfield under pressure from Seamus Hickey of Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Brian Cody is standing with his back pressed against the wall of the Kilkenny dressing room, and he doesn’t look comforta(...)

After their National Hurling League win over Tipperary, will Galway keep their eye in this summer? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jackie Tyrrell 1. The league is the league, the championship is the championship . . . what are we to make of it all? Galway as genuine contenders? (...)

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