Templeogue's Murphy aiming for final say
Former underage high-jumper Lorcan Murphy aims to reach new heights by helping Templeogue to their first Champions Trophy in tomorrow's final against Belfast Star (DCU, 4pm).
Former underage high-jumper Lorcan Murphy aims to reach new heights by helping Templeogue to their first Champions Trophy in tomorrow's final against Belfast Star (DCU, 4pm).
UCD Marian coach Ioannis Liapakis believes handling an "aggressive" Kieran Donaghy will be key as his side face Tralee Warriors twice within 24 hours to help decide Super League glory.
Tralee Warriors coach Pat Price praised an injured Paul Dick for inspiring his charges to a crucial 88-77 victory over table-topping Templeogue on Saturday, furthering their quest Super League glory.
Apprentice electrician Paul Dick aims to provide Tralee Warriors with the spark they need to upset Templeogue's Super League bid when the Dubliners roll into town tonight.
World lightweight champion Kellie Harrington has warned coaches to prepare young female boxers for defeat and roll with the punches to avoid them abandoning the sport.
Belfast Star aim to shine at tomorrow's National Cup semi-finals in Cork with the guidance of three generations of the Fulton family.
CJ FULTON shot straight to the top of the class in last year's U-16 Schools Cup final, scoring a remarkable 47 points for St Malachy's.
Although an ocean separates them now, Steph Curry and Templeogue's Lawrence 'Puff' Summers once honed their skills side-by-side at North Carolina's Davidson College.
Grainne Dwyer rejoins sister Niamh on the court today as she plays with Fr Mathews for the first time following her move from Cork city rivals Glanmire.
Belfast Star's identical twins Conor and Aidan Quinn aim to make this Super League campaign a family affair once more when the competition starts tonight.
Jack Charlton's men topped the singles charts during Euro 88 with the specially-commissioned ‘Boys in Green’, after the team famously performed the song under the baton of presenter Gay Byrne on...
Sanita Puspure shone for Ireland in sun-kissed Belgrade yesterday after winning her heat of the women's single scull at the World Cup.
Tom Egan dreamed of winning All-Ireland hurling finals growing up, which some might consider a fantasy for a man from county Sligo.
A Greek man bailing out an Irish team from a 40-year league drought may seem a risky strategy, but Ioannis Liapakis is hoping to yield a Super League title for UCD Marian tonight.
For Ireland international Alan Lynch, it's clear what first attracted him to take up wheelchair rugby.
Stuart Lancaster insists Leinster must be at their best tomorrow when facing a Zebre team who've won just three PRO14 games all season.
Having suffered a nine-try mauling to the Cheetahs last time out, Zebre must fear being thrown to the lions against Leinster tomorrow at Stadio Luigi Zaffanella.
Killester coach Brian O'Malley praised the starring role of Royce Williams after his crucial three-pointer drove his side to National Cup glory.
Michael Westbrooks has learned a thing or two since he returned to play for Killester after three years working in a Texas secondary school.
UCD MARIAN's Greek coach Ioannis Liapakis has a chance to right the wrongs of last year's National Cup tragedy after their 91-63 semi-final win over Belfast Star on Saturday.
Former Wicklow minor Aaron Keogh aims to follow the lead of his old footballing team-mates by making a splash at this weekend’s Coupe de la Jeunesse.
The stories of western Galway's sporting scene draw wry smiles on the Friday-evening ferry to Inishbofin. As the boat leaves Cleggan's sun-kissed pier on its way towards the island, the tales begin to flow like the Atlantic tides beneath.
Wicklow's minor footballers hope that by following the guiding light of their manager, and the county's only All Star, Kevin O'Brien, they can reach their first Leinster final in 21 years tomorrow.
Ireland basketball coach Pete Strickland admits he will miss Kieran Donaghy's influence as his team prepare for the men's European Championship for Small Countries.
Sorcha Tiernan faces another tough test after her Leaving Cert as she prepares for the European Championship for Small Countries in Cork with the national women's team.
The recent cold snap has failed to take the heat off Kieran Donaghy's Tralee Warriors as they bid for the most hotly-contested Super League title since the format began.
Irish sport is facing a virtual wipeout over the coming days as Storm Emma and the 'Beast from the East' combine to force the country into lockdown.
Ireland must face a Danish side, featuring former Wimbledon doubles champion Frederik Nielsen, in the Davis Cup first-round without the experience of James McGee.
Templeogue coach Mark Keenan praised Lorcan Murphy for powering his side to National Cup glory, saying the former Leinster schools high-jump champion has progressed "leaps and bounds".
UCD Marian's Conor Meany insists the National Cup final can still draw TV audiences despite clashing with the hurling and football leagues start.
DCU Mercy women’s coach Mark Ingle, who has been defensive specialist to Jim Gavin’s Dublin, boasts three sides in this weekend’s National Cup finals.
UCC Demons' player-coach Colin O'Reilly admits that at 33 he shouldn't even be managing teams yet.
Leona Maguire taught younger brother Odhran a lesson when she returned to Cavan from Duke University for Christmas.
Rathnew boss Harry Murphy remains unfazed that six of his charges are also involved in nearby Glenealy's historic hurling campaign ahead of tomorrow's Leinster Club SFC semi-final.
Rathnew manager Harry Murphy has played down his side's fraught Leinster first round match as just "winter football" ahead of their quarter-final with Dublin champions St Vincent's.
Pat Murphy remembers the last time Seamus Power returned home to West Waterford during his rookie year on the PGA Tour.
Three years after being shot, Jersey City native Breana Bey has finally realised her dream to play basketball professionally, albeit in Cork.
Kieran Donaghy’s Tralee coach Mark Bernsen has hit out at the Super League’s start which clashes with this weekend’s All-Ireland football final.
For Chloe Magee, who learned her trade in a Presbyterian church hall, badminton isn't a sport, it's almost a religion.
Colm Horgan knows what sacrifices a League of Ireland player must make to play English football.
Ireland U-18 girls' coach Tommy O'Mahony believes their historic finish at the European 'B' Championship underlines basketball's green shoots of recovery after financial woe had forced all national sides to be shelved temporarily.
Sam Barry's preparations were a class apart at Junior Wimbledon 2010. He geared up for the tournament by sitting his final Leaving Cert exams the same day he competed on court in London.
Former US college champion Roisin Upton spearheads Ireland’s women as they begin their bid to reach the World Cup this morning.
When Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley reviewed the CV of 'keeper Tomer Chencinski, one name stood out: Jordi Cruyff.
Leo Cullen's men aim to crack how the west is won against Connacht tomorrow night following much misery at the Sportsground in recent years.
John Fogarty has warned of the threat Connacht's Denis Buckley will pose at the Sportsground if Leinster allow him the opportunity tomorrow.
Olympic diver Oliver Dingley admits he can't afford to splash the cash, with his money worries forcing him to consider taking up a new job alongside his diving.
"He's an intriguing character because you could spend two hours in his company and see four different sides to him." - Rory McIlroy on Tiger Woods, the Sunday Independent
Conor Niland put the books away this week to sit another test: gaining Ireland's promotion to Group II of the Davis Cup.
DAVE BAKER’s playing career was cut short by a heart condition after the promising young player moved to America for basketball.
CONAN BYRNE’S goal of the season contender was the highlight as St Patrick’s Athletic crushed Bohemians at Dalymount Park.
Darren O'Neill believes Michael O'Reilly's positive doping test has called Irish amateur boxing's achievements into question.
Sport Ireland revealed that 40pc of athletes know others who have used banned substances in the past.
Kieran Donaghy stands between a Dublin team and silverware once more tonight as Templeogue bid for their first Super League title against his Tralee Warriors.
Pete Taylor admits he has never heard of his daughter's opponent tonight - but doesn't expect Katie to have any problems.
Swords Thunder's push for Super League honours is being spearheaded by a man who learned his trade with Spanish title-holders Real Madrid.
Anto Flood has swapped the sun-kissed Sydney Harbour for another seaside location this season - Bray.
Lisa Maguire's twin sister Leona is the world amateur No 1 golfer, got 15 more points in the Leaving Cert and made last year's Olympics.
A Brian Ashton-inspired comeback helped St Aidan's CBS retain their U-19 A Boys Schools crown as they triumphed 74-62 over Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig at the National Basketball Arena yesterday.
Had Jazmen Boone not been in action for Liffey Celtics this season, she could have seen action in the US military instead.
If Cork suffer any injuries this year, they can turn to a man who has worked on Harley Street and with Team GB.
Pat Murphy remembers the first time Seamus Power picked up a seven-iron on West Waterford Golf Club's practice ground.
Swords Thunder's Isaac Westbrooks admits his 60-year-old father Jerome still shows him up on the basketball court.
There are Mayo people who have no respect for basketball, saying it's a sissy's game. But I never got injured playing football whereas in basketball I got my teeth broken several times, just training with Ballina. - Liam McHale in 'Hanging from the Rafters'
Kieran Donaghy has given his biggest hint yet that he'll continue playing inter-county football next year after admitting "in Kerry football is always No 1."
Former Olympian Niall O'Toole advised Scott Evans to keep his badminton career going as long as possible, warning that "everything else in life is pretty crappy".
Ronan McGarrity has hit out at Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes for revealing details of last year's dressing-room revolt, saying "any criticism Mayo players get is wrong".
Kieran Donaghy has gone the distance for tonight's Tralee Warriors game, completing a 10,000km New York round-trip to make the fixture.
Scott Evans believes the Irish Badminton Open is now the "best competition of its kind" because of its new National Indoor Arena venue.
As football's All-Stars enjoyed the Dubai sunshine last weekend, a previous winner Aidan O'Shea was at home playing for basketball namesake EJ Sligo All Stars.
Super-flyweight Christina McMahon said Katie Taylor would've been "crazy" to enter women's professional boxing last year. And after her Olympic woe? "Still mad."
Gary Hurley learned a tough lesson at the European Tour's Qualifying School last year.
As Ireland 'keeper Darren Randolph faces Austria in tomorrow's World Cup qualifier, his brother Neil will be in action for Super League leaders Templeogue against Belfast Star.
While question marks hang over Kieran Donaghy's championship football future, there's no such doubt about his involvement in this year's basketball league.
Not many Kilkenny men dream of writing history in the Co Wicklow hurling final but former Cats corner-back and Bray Emmets manager John Henderson does.
A goalless draw at home to Sligo Rovers last night will heap pressure on St Patrick's Athletic boss Liam Buckley ahead of Sunday's FAI Cup semi-final with Cork City.
A GOALESS draw at home to Sligo Rovers tonight will heap pressure on St Patrick’s Athletic boss Liam Buckley ahead of Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final with Cork City.
Des Smyth warns that a hungry USA team, who haven't tasted Ryder Cup success in eight years, will pose a formidable challenge for Darren Clarke's European charges at Hazeltine.
Hand-cyclist Ciara Staunton cast doubt on her chances of adding to Ireland’s Paralympic medal haul after her classification was merged with “stronger” groups.
PARACANOEIST Patrick O’Leary has cherished family support ahead of today’s KL3 200m heats, saying others would’ve given the NUIG academic his own lecture long before now.
Sailor John Twomey takes to the water in the three-person sonar today, beginning an end to a chapter which has seen him compete in 11 Paralympic Games.
Shamrock Rovers' defender David Webster insists history doesn't weigh heavily on the Hoops despite the club's FAI Cup drought of late.
Bray Wanderers' Hughie Douglas go his side's league revival back on track with a come-from-behind victory over St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park last night.
Michael McKillop has his sights set firmly on bagging another gold at the Paralympic Games in Rio, believing anything less to be "a failure."
Aileen Reid gave up teaching PE to become a full-time athlete but says that learning hasn't stopped since she left school.
A bronze statue of Ollie Walsh, arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of hurling, stands in Mill Street in his native Thomastown.
Bryan Keane admits his Olympic qualification this year is a huge relief after a road collision ruined his hopes of reaching the triathlon at London 2012.
TORI PENA insists doing better than her first Olympics is not good enough as she prepares for the women’s pole vault at 1.45pm this afternoon.
Shannon McCurley becomes the first woman to represent Ireland in Olympic track cycling today but was in her 20s before setting foot in the country.
Scott Evans "doesn't feel cheated" when reflecting on his 2013 World Championships loss to Lee Chong Wei, who was later found to have breached doping rules.
Billy Walsh secured his first Olympic medal with the US boxing team tonight following Nico Hernandez's light-flyweight quarter-final victory over Ecuador’s Carlos Quipo Pilataxi.
Finn Lynch insists his life aboard the yachts of Croatia's sun-kissed Mediterranean has not always been "as glamorous" as it sounds.
Shane Ryan's new home on Dublin's outskirts hasn't lived up to the liveliness he enjoyed at Penn State University.
Sanita Puspure didn't "think twice" about representing Ireland for another Olympics over her native Latvia despite enduring a wave of online abuse over her decision.
Annalise Murphy admits she will face the biggest challenge of her sailing career at the Rio Olympics as the Dubliner contends with rubbish flowing into the city's bay as well as erratic weather and a field that has almost doubled since London 2012.
Stephen McPhail will hope to line out for Shamrock Rovers in the Europa Cup qualifier tonight against Rovaniemi RoPS, almost 18 years since his first European game.
Tomás Corrigan has vowed that Fermanagh will thrive on being "the underdogs" ahead of their All-Ireland SFC qualifier against Mayo in MacHale Park on Saturday week.
Bohemians missed the chance to leapfrog Sligo Rovers last night with Ismahil Akinade's early goal not enough against a resilient Galway United at Dalymount.
Bohemians missed the chance to leapfrog Sligo Rovers last night with Ismahil Akinade’s early goal not enough against a resilient Galway United at Dalymount.
The League of Ireland is back tonight after its mid-season break, buoyed by the involvement of eight of its former players in the national side's 1-0 victory over Italy.
Dublin goalkeeper Gary Maguire has hit back at Conal Keaney's criticisms of the Dubs' SHC defeat to Kilkenny, suggesting the veteran hurler was auditioning as The Sunday Game's "new Joe Brolly".
French ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault has said it is impossible to guarantee "100pc security" at the Euro 2016 tournament.
Damien Duff believes Robbie Keane's possible absence from the Republic of Ireland's opening Euro 2016 fixture isn't a worry for manager Martin O'Neill as the striker faces a battle to be fit in time.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempted to rehabilitate the political careers of five of his Fine Gael party colleagues who suffered defeat in the election, by making them senators yesterday.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has appointed six former TDs to the Seanad as part of his nominees for the Upper-House.
Housing Minister Simon Coveney denied he caused a mass non-payment of water bills, calling the claim "nonsense".
Homeless children put up in a hotel are banned from playing in the garden where dogs are allowed, a parliamentary watchdog has heard.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin attacked British Prime Minister David Cameron for refusing to release documents on the 1974 Dublin-Monaghan bombings.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are on a collision course over Taoiseach Enda Kenny's plan to allow TDs take almost three months off over the summer.
Sinn Féin's attempt to immediately abolish water charges is "simple grandstanding", Fianna Fáil has claimed.
Modular housing for students and purpose-built communities for the elderly could free up more accommodation for families, Housing Minister Simon Coveney has said.
Former Environment Minister Alan Kelly has been left humiliated after his aspirations to become the next Labour Party leader were dashed by his parliamentary party colleagues.
Alan Kelly's meteoric political career began in Seanad Éireann less than 10 years ago.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been heavily criticised for increasing the number of junior ministers from 15 to 18 - the second-highest number in the State's history.
Alan Kelly's hopes of becoming the next Labour Party leader look set to be dashed after none of his fellow TDs committed to supporting his nomination.