Cian Murtagh

Cian Murtagh

The grass arena: Stephanie Meadow

The grass arena: Stephanie Meadow

She is Ireland’s leading women’s pro, but while the golf course has been a source of both pain and comfort to the Olympian, she is determined to encourage more young women into the sport

Lam’s Plan: What happens to Connacht now?

Lam’s Plan: What happens to Connacht now?

He left a lasting mark on Connacht. Now Pat Lam wants to shake up Irish rugby before he leaves for Bristol

Playing the long game

Playing the long game

Finding a new livelihood after a career as a professional sportsperson is rarely an open goal

Neasa Russell: The talent spotter

Neasa Russell: The talent spotter

Russell quit her job in engineering for an apprentice coaching position in Rowing Ireland. Now the Galway woman is leading the talent recruitment programme for the British Olympic medal machine

Ireland's greatest batsman is waiting for the ultimate test

Ireland's greatest batsman is waiting for the ultimate test

At 38, Ed Joyce is still not out as the dream of playing Test cricket edges even closer

Cheltenham: Ian Renton is always in the Hunt

Cheltenham: Ian Renton is always in the Hunt

As a kid, Renton played truant to go to the Cheltenham Festival. Four decades on, he’s in charge

Cheltenham: Bookies hoping to hammer punters after huge 2016 loss

Cheltenham: Bookies hoping to hammer punters after huge 2016 loss

“Hopefully, from a results perspective, it’s very different,” says Paddy Power boss Breon Corcoran

Playing the long game: Dessie Farrell

Playing the long game: Dessie Farrell

After stepping down as head of the GPA, Dessie Farrell is striking out on his own as a consultant and performance coach

OCI comes full circle

OCI comes full circle

The Olympic Council of Ireland’s vote on a new president is to take place this week. Whatever happens, the result will be a telling one

Profile: Dermot Earley

Profile: Dermot Earley

The new chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association is guaranteed to apply himself to the task

When the Tour is over

When the Tour is over

After two decades on the European Tour, golfer Peter Lawrie has had to come to terms with taking up a day job

Blue dreams of turning the peloton green

Blue dreams of turning the peloton green

Irish-owned team Aqua Blue is aiming to shake-up how pro cycling is run, and it’s targeting a spot on the Tour de France and beyond

Leinster’s new charioteer

Leinster’s new charioteer

Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster is intent on reviving his reputation - and his new team hopes to benefit

How Big Sam’s scam has left England adrift

How Big Sam’s scam has left England adrift

Greed and foolhardiness cut Sam Allardyce’s tenure short, but there were warning signs earlier

Crossing the pond to seek Olympic glory

Crossing the pond to seek Olympic glory

Shane Ryan has swapped continent, college and nationality to swim for Ireland in Rio