Mark English receives the Track and Field Athlete of the Year award from Athletics Ireland president Ciaran Ó Catháin, left, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring at the National Athletics Awards

Bideau to coach English in 2015

Mark English has confirmed that Nic Bideau will be his new coach as well as his agent next season.


Night of Stars promises to deliver in spades

The 2014 Night of Stars, which takes place on Saturday at Shelbourne Park, promises to deliver in spades.


O’Sullivan on the hop ahead of York test

SNOOKER: Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign today, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury.


Cricket world in shock as Hughes fights for his life

Australia batsman Phil Hughes remained in an induced coma and critical condition last night after being felled by a ‘bouncer’ at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.


English tipped for Athlete of the Year award

ATHLETICS: Mark English is in line to win the overall athlete of the year award at the 2014 National Athletics Awards in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry this afternoon, while Bandon’s Phil Healy is in contention for emerging athlete of the year.

COOL HEADS: Katie Taylor is greeted by brothers Gearoid and Oisin Murphy from Greystones, Co Wicklow, following her arrival at Dublin Airport after winning her fifth world title. Picture: Colin Keegan

Taylor targets Euro Games gold

Ireland’s gold medal magnet Katie Taylor arrived home to a rapturous reception yesterday after winning her fifth World Elite lightweight title in Jeju, South Korea — and she is already targeting further success.


Brady inspires Patriots to seventh consecutive victory

Tom Brady sparked the New England Patriots to their seventh consecutive victory in a 34-9 rout of Detroit, while Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton scored a touchdown for his newborn daughter.


Hamilton: New contract ‘a formality’ after clinching title

Lewis Hamilton believes signing a new contract with Mercedes will be "a formality" after clinching his second Formula One world title.


Taylor vows to make more history in Rio

Katie Taylor has vowed to make more history at the Rio Olympics after being confirmed as an all-time great at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday.


Three-year sponsorship for Irish Forest Rally Championship

Motorsport: Organisers of the Irish Forest Rally Championship received a major boost at their awards ceremony in Clonmel on Saturday night with the announcement that Valvoline will underpin the series for the next three seasons.


Hamilton savours ‘greatest day’

Lewis Hamilton soaked up the feeling of becoming a two-time Formula One world champion and declared it to be "the greatest day of my life".


Britton and Pollock race to glory

Athletics: Fionnuala Britton romped to her fifth GloHealth Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships title in Dundalk yesterday while Paul Pollock defended his crown in a thrilling three-way sprint finish.


Bellew’s revenge on Cleverly after majority points win

Boxing: Tony Bellew paid tribute to bitter rival Nathan Cleverly after gaining revenge with a majority points win in their cruiserweight fight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.


Munster U16 and U18s out of luck

Hockey: An interprovincial campaign that started with some promise ultimately unravelled for Munster’s U16 and U18 teams, who finished without a point to their name.


O’Reilly inspires Demons

Basketball: C&S UCC Demons continue to set the pace in the Men’s Premier League following a hard earned 88-74 win against Templeogue.

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, about to shake hands at a press conference yesterday. Picture: David Davies/PA

Little love lost between duelling duo

After nine gruelling months, 19 races and 1,037 race laps the Formula 1 circus has reached the deserts of Abu Dhabi and it’s final stop of its globe-trotting calendar.

Katie Taylor: Will meet Chinese southpaw Junhua Yin in tomorrow's semi-final.

Ochigava injury aids Taylor

Katie Taylor reached the semi-finals of the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday without throwing a punch.

TIME TO CONFESS: Lance Armstrong finally comes clean on the Oprah Winfrey show. Tygart didn't want to believe Armstrong was guilty.

’Sport has become teacher of life lessons’

Travis Tygart will forever be known as the man who brought Lance Armstrong down. The USADA chief executive explains how he has managed to retain his love for sport despite all he’s uncovered