Andrew Wiggins. Picture: Nick Laham/Getty

In search of the next Andrew Wiggins

A young coach from the Bronx in New York gets an education in the cut-throat, ego-saturated world of elite youth basketball.

ON SONG: Lewis Hamilton on his way to claiming the fastest time during yesterday's Belgian Grand Prix practice session.Picture: AP

Hamilton puts rivals in shade

Lewis Hamilton produced a bruising practice performance in Spa that put even Formula One title rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg in the shade.

Team Ireland's Jason Smyth, from Eglinton, Co. Derry, after winning the men's 200m - T12 final. Picture: Chris Vaughan/SPORTSFILE

Smyth secures sprint double as Barry claims silver in Swansea

Ireland’s Jason Smyth completed the sprint double at the Paralympic Athletics European Championships in Swansea yesterday, adding the T12 200m title to 100m crown he claimed earlier in the week.

Kris Meeke. Picture: Martin Walsh

Meeke and Nagle aim for speedy follow-up

Boosted by their podium finish on Rally Finland, Tyrone’s Kris Meeke pictured and his Killarney co-driver Paul Nagle will push for another big result on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland that begins today in Trier.

FRONT RUNNER: Michael McKillop reacts after his victory in the 800m at the IPC Athletics European Championships, Swansea. Picture: Chris Vaughan

McKillop claims another gold for Ireland

Michael McKillop added Ireland’s second gold medal at the IPC European Championships in Swansea yesterday with a front-running victory in the T38 800m in 1:58.16.

Cork County Cricket Club president Kieran Aherne; Cricket Ireland president Joe Doherty and Munster Cricket Union president David Griffin. Picture: Denis Scannell

Coach Simmons lords it at the Mardyke

Those who came to the Mardyke’s Richard Beamish Grounds to celebrate 140 years of Cork County Cricket Club were duly transported back in time, albeit only by 15 years, as former West Indies star and now Ireland coach, Phil Simmons stole the show. This story is enriched with multi-media content


Barking Buzz app mixes the positive with the laborious

The Barking Buzz app has been busy since its introduction and the load will only increase over the coming weeks.


McMahon misses out on Euro final by less than a second

SWIMMING: Ireland’s Sycerika McMahon finished 12th overall in the 200m individual medley semi-finals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin yesterday.


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.