Sensational Smyth storms to Euro gold

Jason Smyth continued his dominance at Paralympic level by powering to victory in the T12 100m in 10.78 seconds at the IPC European Championships in Swansea yesterday.

Phil Simmons

Simmons joins stars for Mardyke party

If you want to know how tough it is to keep a club going year after year, through good times and bad, all you have to do is look at Cork soccer’s challenges for your answer.


O’Halloran to lead Munster

Brian O’Halloran will lead the Munster team in the third All-Ireland series in Westport in two weeks following his bowl of odds win over Michael Ward in the Junior C final at Kildee. 

17 year old Adam King from Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry who has been selected to represent Ireland in the hammer throw event at the World Youth Olympics which takes place in Nanjing, China this August.

After years of hard work, it’s hammer time for King

Thankfully, Adam King doesn’t take offence easily.

Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth

Golden boy Smyth battles on two fronts

Ireland’s medal ambitions for the 2016 Paralympic Games received an unexpected boost yesterday with news the world’s fastest Paralympian, Jason Smyth, will now be in a position to compete in two events in Rio de Janeiro.


Cork Sailor Adam D’Arcy Wins World Silver Medal

Cork’s Adam D’Arcy has beaten 132 competitors from France, Great Britain, India, Japan, Malta, and South Africa to claim Silver at the International Topper Sailing World Championships in Pwllheli, Wales.

Ireland's  Ciarán Ó Lionáird trips and falls during the  the final of the Men's 1500m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich yesterday. Picture: Inpho

‘Bittersweet’ Euro finale for Robinson

It was bittersweet for the Irish on the final day of the European championships in Zurich as Paul Robinson and Ciarán Ó Lionáird had two conflicting reasons to rue the 1500m final while the men’s 4x400m relay ran another national record of 3:01.67 to place fifth.


Sailing to become first Irish sport to contest for place in 2016 Paralympic Games.

Tomorrow, sailing will become the first Irish sport to contest for a place at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

David Oliver Joyce with his gold medal on arrival home at Dublin Airport yesterday. Picture: Sportsfile

Joyce claims third gold but team-mates suffer in Sofia

Two reversals on split decisions denied Ireland top spot in the medals tables for the second consecutive time at the EU Elite Men’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday.

Nicholas Butler  on Clarcella  jumping  in the  Boomerang Grand Prix at Millstreet International Horse Show. Picture: Des Barry

Ryan makes memorable return on Quite Zero

It’s been 12 years since Thomas Ryan last competed at Millstreet International Horse Show, but he made sure his return was memorable yesterday by winning the Hyatt Hotels Grand Prix.

Eddie Dunbar: "I always want to be first, that's just the way I am."

Dunbar ‘over the moon’ after edging epic battle

Eddie Dunbar is the new National Junior road race champion after an enthralling battle with Michael O’Loughlin (Nicolas Roche Performance Team) in yesterday’s title showdown in Blarney, promoted by the Osbourne Meats/Edge Sports Shop team.

Barry Murphy: "I have to be on my A-game from day one or I won't get out of my heat." Picture: SPORTSFILE

Murphy laying it on line for tilt at Long Course

Dubliner Barry Murphy could have turned his back on swimming and considered retirement after not being selected by the Olympic Council for the 2008 Games in Beijing while others of lesser credentials got in ahead of him.


Heffernan head wrecked by Diniz’s record pace

The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. Robert Heffernan had only one plan in the 50km race walk on the streets of Zurich yesterday: to win gold.


English finishes with a flourish for bronze

Mark English delivered on his huge potential with a fearless finishing sprint down the home straight in the European Athletics Championships at a packed Letzigrund arena last night to capture bronze in the 800m in 1:45.03.


Irish chase gold but Walsh rues the one that got away

Boxing: Ireland will be involved in three finals at today’s European Union Elite Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Alexander Butler on Monastery Stud More Pleasure in action during the International No. 1 Grand Prix Qualifier at the Millstreet International Horse Show. Picture: Dan Linehan

O’Neill having a Pop at Millstreet

Ger O’Neill has a couple of reasons for believing he might win the championship for five-year-old horses at Millstreet International Horse Show.

Donegal's Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Todds Leap Ulster Rally this afternoon. Picture: Martin Walsh

Boyle looking to secure championship with victory in Ulster

On the cusp of his maiden Irish Tarmac Championship success, Donegal’s Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Todds Leap Ulster Rally, the penultimate round of the Clonakilty Black Pudding-supported series in Enniskillen this afternoon.

Irish racer Damian Foxall and co-skipper Sidney Gavignet  yesterday set a new course record in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland race.

Oman Sail shatters world record

In an unprecedented outcome to the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland race that started on Monday following weather delays, the Oman Sail entry was first to complete the 1,880 nautical mile course at lunchtime yesterday.

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad celebrates after crossing the line first in the men's 3,000m steeplechase final  only to be disqualified afterwards for removing his singlet before the finish (PA).

Rob can cap ‘perfect year’

Robert Heffernan will face a stiff challenge to win the European 50km race walk title on the streets of Zurich this morning but his wife and coach, Marian, believes he’s in as good a shape as ever.