Kellie Harrington: 'People think you are invincible as an athlete, that you're always positive'

Kellie Harrington: 'People think you are invincible as an athlete, that you're always positive'

Talk to athletes who frequented the Sport Ireland Institute in Abbotstown before the world was shunted off its axis and many will tell you that a few minutes in ...

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The day Peter Stringer pulled a fast one as Munster finally got over the line

The day Peter Stringer pulled a fast one as Munster finally got over the line

The 2006 Heineken Cup final is poised at ten apiece. Peter Stringer is poised at the base of a scrum. This week's 'Moment In Time' sees Brendan O'Brien revisit one ...

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Balance the key as wakeboarder David O'Caoimh returns to the water

Balance the key as wakeboarder David O'Caoimh returns to the water

Find something in life that you love as much as David O’Caoimh loves wakeboarding.

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Dublin loses Navy-Notre Dame college game to coronavirus

Dublin loses Navy-Notre Dame college game to coronavirus

Talk has turned towards sport's return in recent weeks but some dominoes continue to fall.

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Pádraig Harrington: Get neutral to set up Ryder Cup course

Pádraig Harrington: Get neutral to set up Ryder Cup course

Pádraig Harrington has made the case for Ryder Cup courses to be set up by neutral parties rather than the host tour.

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Jason Quigley excited by prospect of garden duel

Jason Quigley excited by prospect of garden duel

Jason Quigley could have fought in front of thousands of punters in Manchester earlier this month.

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Brian O'Driscoll warns against dangers of rule trials 'sanitising' rugby

Brian O'Driscoll warns against dangers of rule trials 'sanitising' rugby

Brian O'Driscoll has warned that rugby should not rush back to the field of play in the coming months if the game has to tinker too much with its DNA in the bid ...

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Bale force: Shane Howard happy to make hay on Rathcormac family farm

Bale force: Shane Howard happy to make hay on Rathcormac family farm

Shane Howard was only a kid the last time he jumped into one of the hay bales on the family farm in Rathcormac.

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Ray Houghton on Ireland's Wembley woes: 'I tried to be too precise, I should have smashed it home'

Ray Houghton on Ireland's Wembley woes: 'I tried to be too precise, I should have smashed it home'

The Republic of Ireland have never won in six visits to Wembley. Brendan O'Brien looks back to the famous European Championship qualifier in March of 1991 when Ray ...

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Brian Moore: 'Florida is a crazy place, an event here would be a lot better'

Brian Moore: 'Florida is a crazy place, an event here would be a lot better'

His fitness studio is shuttered for now, his MMA ambitions with Bellator locked in cold storage until October at the earliest, but Brian Moore is finding no end ...

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Cycling Ireland finances feeling the burn

Cycling Ireland finances feeling the burn

Irish sport has never been awash with cash so it says everything about the current crisis and the impact it has had that the CEO of a leading governing body can ...

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Leinster scrap season tickets for 2020/21 amid pandemic uncertainty

Leinster scrap season tickets for 2020/21 amid pandemic uncertainty

Leinster Rugby have taken the “unprecedented step” of cancelling their season ticket offering for 2020/21 as the province grapples with the consequences ...

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Philip Doyle: ‘This is when you have to step up and do your bit’

Philip Doyle: ‘This is when you have to step up and do your bit’

Medicine comes first and rowing second but that doesn’t mean Philip Doyle can’t give everything possible to achieving his goals in both fields, even ...

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When Harry Bradshaw was undone by Lady Luck and the brilliance of Bobby Locke

When Harry Bradshaw was undone by Lady Luck and the brilliance of Bobby Locke

Harry Bradshaw's 'shot from a bottle' at the 1949 Open Championship has been immortalised as the moment that cost him the Claret Jug. It was and it wasn't, as Brendan ...

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Johnny Sexton admits motivation a challenge in lockdown

Johnny Sexton admits motivation a challenge in lockdown

Jonathan Sexton's drive has been tattooed across countless Leinster and Ireland performances for over a decade now but even he admits to struggling with his motivation ...

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Federation warns many sports won't return without funding

Federation warns many sports won't return without funding

Irish sport will not return as we knew it unless the government commits to a significant financial 'resilience fund' similar to those introduced in England and New ...

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Tennis courts new members as clubs reopen for business

Tennis courts new members as clubs reopen for business

The rush for courts reopening after over two months under lock and key was expected.

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Lean times: Personal trainers fight back by switching to online classes during lockdownThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Lean times: Personal trainers fight back by switching to online classes during lockdown

The fitness industry has been hit hard by coronavirus restrictions. But personal trainers are fighting back with the help of technology, says Brendan O'Brien

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Elite athletes may be classed as 'outdoor workers' as lockdown eases

Elite athletes may be classed as 'outdoor workers' as lockdown eases

Sports bodies are seeking clarification from government as to whether high performance athletes can be considered “outdoor workers” under the roadmap ...

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O'Connor finishes curtailed campaign at top of the AIL class

O'Connor finishes curtailed campaign at top of the AIL class

This was supposed to be a time to wind down. Not just for Hannah O'Connor, who should only this month be looking back on a full season spent juggling commitments ...

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Tom Moloughney: 'It was a great aul' Tipperary team, we should have won five-in-a-row'

Tom Moloughney: 'It was a great aul' Tipperary team, we should have won five-in-a-row'

It was the first All-Ireland final to be shown live on Telifis Eireann and the cameras had barely started rolling when Tipperary's Tom Moloughney found the Wexford ...

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PRO14 contemplating 'bio-bubbles' in effort to restart rugby

PRO14 contemplating 'bio-bubbles' in effort to restart rugby

Guinness PRO14 organisers are considering isolation “bio-bubbles” in an attempt to get the competition back up and running.

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PRO14 confident of a resumption sometime in 2020This story is enriched with multi-media content

PRO14 confident of a resumption sometime in 2020

Guinness PRO14 organisers remain confident that the competition can resume at some point in 2020.

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Irish women's World Cup cricket qualifier postponed due to pandemic

Irish women's World Cup cricket qualifier postponed due to pandemic

The Irish women's cricket team's World Cup qualifying tournament in Sri Lanka has become the latest sporting event to fall foul of the pandemic.

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D-day approaches for Irish cricket's summer plans

D-day approaches for Irish cricket's summer plans

Cricket Ireland will this week decide whether their summer series against New Zealand and Pakistan can go ahead, or if they are to join the growing list of top sporting ...

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IRFU delays training return for players

IRFU delays training return for players

The IRFU has informed professional players here that they will not be returning to training on May 18, as had been the plan.

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Munster follow NASA's footsteps in reaching for the stars

Munster follow NASA's footsteps in reaching for the stars

Plays and books have been written about Munster rugby's most elevating moments so maybe it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to find that the province now finds ...

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Mark Kennelly: 'We are looking at an overall decline in green fee revenue of about €30m alone'

Mark Kennelly: 'We are looking at an overall decline in green fee revenue of about €30m alone'

In the second of our series with Ireland's sporting leaders, Mark Kennelly, CEO of Golf Ireland, discusses the challenges posed by the current crisis and the opportunity ...

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Moment in Time: 'You come into it at 65kph and within 20 seconds you're down to 9kph'

Moment in Time: 'You come into it at 65kph and within 20 seconds you're down to 9kph'

September, 2012. Mark Rohan is ten seconds adrift of the leader in the Paralympic H1 Time Trial when he approaches the daunting incline that is Hailwood Hill at ...

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Basketball playing it safe with delayed November start for league

Basketball playing it safe with delayed November start for league

Basketball Ireland was the first Irish sport to draw a line under its sporting activities when the coronavirus crisis materialised and the body has shown similar ...

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Driven Conor Shanahan continuing proud family tradition

Driven Conor Shanahan continuing proud family tradition

“At the end of the day, I’m not going to be able to drift forever.”

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Nicole not for turning on road to Tokyo Paralympic glory

Nicole not for turning on road to Tokyo Paralympic glory

Concerns are growing that some people are beginning to squirm more under the current restrictions the longer they go on. Nicole Turner is, if anything, finding it ...

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Sport Ireland yet to make decision on James Cronin appeal

Sport Ireland yet to make decision on James Cronin appeal

Sport Ireland has yet to decide if it will appeal the one-month suspension imposed on Munster forward James Cronin for an anti-doping violation committed late last ...

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Moment in Time: ‘It could have kept going for another 30 yards after going over’

Moment in Time: ‘It could have kept going for another 30 yards after going over’

It's June 15, 2003. Laois are three points to the good against Dublin with two minutes of normal time to go in their Leinster semi-final when Pádraig Clancy ...

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Sport Ireland still to decide if it will appeal James Cronin doping violation ban

Sport Ireland still to decide if it will appeal James Cronin doping violation ban

Sport Ireland are still reviewing the James Cronin doping violation decision and have yet to decide whether they will appeal his one-month suspension to the Court ...

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Lions and Crusaders a long way down the line for Stuart Lancaster

Lions and Crusaders a long way down the line for Stuart Lancaster

It’s clearly not the sort of thing exercising his mind these strange days but Stuart Lancaster hasn’t ruled out the prospect of featuring on a British ...

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Stuart Lancaster outlines 'baby steps' to get rugby back up and running

Stuart Lancaster outlines 'baby steps' to get rugby back up and running

Stuart Lancaster believes rugby will have to take baby steps on its path back to something approaching normality.

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Brendan O'Brien: Sponsors and TV companies scrambling to comb through contracts

Brendan O'Brien: Sponsors and TV companies scrambling to comb through contracts

That screeching sound we all heard last month was the brakes being pulled on the $500bn (€462bn) global sports industry.

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Sport squares up for second epic struggle inside a decade

Sport squares up for second epic struggle inside a decade

The last recession was still digging its teeth deep into the country’s economy and it’s very soul when the Federation of Irish Sport peered into a crystal ...

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Brendan O'Brien: Michael McKillop - ‘Sport is just a part of people’s lives, it’s not the be all and end all’

Brendan O'Brien: Michael McKillop - ‘Sport is just a part of people’s lives, it’s not the be all and end all’

Michael McKillop would dearly love to add a fourth Paralympics appearance to his CV but the four-time gold medallist is all too aware that the Games may not go ahead ...

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O’Donovan brothers together again while sport treads water

O’Donovan brothers together again while sport treads water

Paul and Gary O’Donovan have been joined at the hip in the public consciousness since winning silver medals in Rio four years ago, but the pair had been gliding ...

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Net gain: The evening Stapleton back-heeled a vital goal for the RepublicThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Net gain: The evening Stapleton back-heeled a vital goal for the Republic

For every Packie Bonner penalty save or immortal score in a Munster hurling final there are a million more half-remembered but magical moments that had us leaping ...

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Mass gatherings banned until September: but what does that actually mean for sport?

Mass gatherings banned until September: but what does that actually mean for sport?

News that the ban on mass gatherings is to be extended through to August has filtered out this afternoon.

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Cullen: It’s important we are open-minded to the best solution

Cullen: It’s important we are open-minded to the best solution

The paralysing uncertainty as to just when sport can emerge again from house arrest has brought all sorts of strange ideas into play. So it is that a scenario previously ...

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Leo Cullen: Games behind closed doors 'better than nothing'

Leo Cullen: Games behind closed doors 'better than nothing'

Leo Cullen has warned that other sports will return to play before rugby can pick up where it left off last month.

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Fans split on idea of sports events behind closed doors

Fans split on idea of sports events behind closed doors

John Trainor, CEO of ONSIDE, explained that 29% of Irish adults plan on attending live sports and entertainment events as soon as the "stay at home" requirement ...

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Work it out: Dáithí and Ray join forces to help get the nation moving This story is enriched with multi-media content

Work it out: Dáithí and Ray join forces to help get the nation moving

Taking the gym to the nation, personal trainer Ray Lally challenges Daíthí Ó Sé to a 15-minute training session in a new RTÉ series. ...

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Cricket Ireland turnover to fall by 25% as a result of pandemic

Cricket Ireland turnover to fall by 25% as a result of pandemic

The impact of the current pandemic, and the measures needed to combat it, on the Irish sporting landscape has been highlighted again with Cricket Ireland's projection ...

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Cricket Ireland introduce pay cuts and hints at further postponements

Cricket Ireland introduce pay cuts and hints at further postponements

Cricket Ireland has become the latest sports body to introduce pay cuts for employees in an attempt to offset some of the financial losses incurred by the coronavirus ...

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Easterby hopeful Leinster can survive short-term implications of revenue loss

Easterby hopeful Leinster can survive short-term implications of revenue loss

Guy Easterby is confident that Leinster will be able to weather the worst of the financial storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including the loss of two hugely ...

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