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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Other - Yesterday’s News

The identity of Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent has been revealed

The news was announced amid claims it could be the boxer’s final fight.

Olive Loughnane hits out at IAAF, backs Irish athletes

“You’re talking about athletes being allowed to compete while they were banned.”

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie pulls out, hero’s welcome for Team Ireland and today’s sport

Plus, there’s news from the Ireland camp as World Cup preparations intensify.

Ireland’s Special Olympics team had a hero’s welcome at Dublin Airport today

All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.

Katie Taylor has pulled out of fighting at Thomond Park next month

An agreement between the fight promoters and the Bray boxer couldn’t be reached.

Paul Dunne’s brush with Open glory earns him place at prestigious event in America

The Greystones golfer is heading to the US Amateur Championships.

Other - Monday 3 August, 2015

From NRL to NFL: League convert Hayne changing running style to realise American dream

Finding defenders willing to take him down with their heads has been another culture shock for the Australian.

An 18-year-old swimmer broke the 1,500m world record today…by accident

Watch Katie Ledecky break her own world record in the 1,500 meter freestyle on Monday morning during a preliminary round.

The physicist hoping to defy gravity and claim another national title

Ian Rogers talks to us about falling in love with the pole vault at the age of three.

The former Cork hurler who swapped All-Ireland medals for 100-mile trail runs

Paul Tierney walked away from hurling as an All-Ireland winner at 22.

Other - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Aidan O’Brien’s teenage son rode a memorable Galway winner this afternoon

Donnacha O’Brien claimed the feature on the final day of the festival.

Hooper free to face All Blacks after SANZAR appeal dismissed

Michael Hooper has been given the green light to play for Australia in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand.

WADA say they’re ‘very disturbed’ by Sunday Times athletics allegations

Athletics is facing a new doping crisis as WADA responded to reports of widespread cheating in the sport.

‘Totally discredited and a complete sham’ – Kimmage says athletics ‘stinks’

There was an excellent discussion on the topic during today’s Off The Ball Sunday Papers review.

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week Pics Of The Week This post contains images

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week

Some stunning pics from the week that was in sport.

Tiger Woods was producing some old fashioned magic on the course today Get In The Hole This post contains videos

Tiger Woods was producing some old fashioned magic on the course today

A 42-foot birdie, and a 220 yard rescue from the trees.

Athletics Ireland ‘deeply concerned’ about Sunday Times doping allegations

CEO John Foley has called on the IAAF to act immediately on the allegations.

Ireland’s athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics

Team Ireland will arrive into Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Doping allegations of top athletes ‘shake the foundation of sport’ Cheating

Doping allegations of top athletes ‘shake the foundation of sport’

A third of medals won in endurance events at the Olympics and World Championships were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.

25 years on from Friday Night Lights, a day with JJ Watt and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also, seriously injured jockey Robbie McNamara opens up about his ‘dark days’.

Other - Saturday 1 August, 2015

‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars

37 medals were won by Team Ireland on the penultimate day of the games.

The mystery of Billy Hurley III’s missing father has been solved

Almost two weeks after disappearing, Billy Hurley III’s father has been found safe.

Our 8/1 tip for the Galway Races today

Day Six and you’re still going strong, right horse fans?

From TheJournal.ie Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died aged 61 RIP

Wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died aged 61

“He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known.”

Other - Friday 31 July, 2015

16-year-old Dingle jockey steals the show on day 5 of the Galway Races

Jack Kennedy claimed a win on his first ride for Willie Mullins.

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie’s next fight, another Beijing Olympics and today’s sport

Here’s all the sport you need to kick-start your long weekend.

Russell Wilson becomes second highest earning QB in the NFL

Wilson will make almost $90m over four years.

Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz

Have you been paying attention over the past seven days?

Have you heard of Poc Fada Golf? It’s a sport now and Ireland’s first course has just opened

You’d better get down to the range to master those sideline pucks.

Nick Watney somehow managed to save par from behind a toilet

The American found himself behind the on-course potties after a wayward second shot.

No Manchester United offer for Pedro, insists Bartomeu

The 28-year-old is understood to be considering his options at Camp Nou.

There’s a wee problem with the mountain at the heart of Beijing’s Winter Olympics… there’s no snow!

Some of the big highlights of the 2022 games will take place on man-made snow.

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