# athlete

Last year
'Sammy Bill' Monaghan goes from strength to strength in Ireland's second row
The Wasps lock has impressed in this Six Nations.
All time
# Talent
The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion
Bray’s Amy Wall has taken the kickboxing world by storm.
# speed
Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
The 25-year-old moved to Ulster in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.
# South Africa
South Africa's highest court rejects Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal 13 year jail sentence for murder of girlfriend
The former Paralympic athlete had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term.
# convert
A Hawaiian former American footballer is part of Leinster's sub-academy
Old Belvedere tighthead prop Roman Salanoa played for the USA U20 team in 2016.
# resilience
'People see you up there as a sports star, but you're a person and below it all, it can hurt'
Battling back from heartbreak in Belgrade to ride the crest of a wave, Ciara Mageean is plotting a big World Championships.
# Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks
The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
# two face
This Italian athlete's half-beard is extremely puzzling
It’s a no from us.
# Change Of Mind
Male guides now allowed for visually impaired athletes after Women's Mini Marathon u-turn
Sinead Kane had been originally told she could not compete because her guide is a man.
# Support
Thousands raised for arrested Sierra Leone athlete living rough in London
Jimmy Thoronka vanished after competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.
# smart kids
Here are five projects worth catching as BT's Young Scientist awards get underway
The next three days will see 550 projects go on display to the general public.
# American Football
First openly gay player drafted in the NFL kisses boyfriend live on telly
Congratulations Michael Sam!
# text message
Steenkamp "sometimes scared" of Pistorius, court hears
The athlete’s murder trial entered its fourth week today – and is already over schedule.
# code hopper
Slammin' Sam Burgess to join union in 2015 Rugby World Cup bid
Bath have confirmed the capture of the rugby league star on a three-year contract.
# training day
LeBron takes Miami on a leisurely triathlon on his way to training
Yep, just a regular day for LBJ.
# Double Up
Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships
A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.
# athlete
This Israel Folau video is the perfect way to get you excited about the 2nd Lions test
Play it, Izzy.
# Pistorius
Pistorius 'numb with shock and grief', says uncle
The Olympic athlete’s family is strongly refuting the murder charge against him, saying they have “no doubt” there is “no substance to the allegation”.
# Prodigy
VIDEO: This 12-year-old Parkour athlete will amaze, terrify you
“Wee Beastie,” is the youngest-ever member of Parkour Generations.
# Cross Country
Golden girl Britton gets some Brussels silver for Christmas
The Wicklow native followed up her European win with a second placed finish in Belgium.
# Mark Pollock
The Run In The Dark race is back – and now it’s international
Now in its second year, the event boasts six official locations: Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London, Manchester and New York.
# Ouch
VIDEO: Take a nine-second break to watch this steeplechase runner take a dunk
To her credit, she got up and carried on.
# tri-harder
Tough going: Globetrotting triathlete refusing to ease up
London-bound Aileen Morrison has no time to complain while there are still targets to be hit.
# run for mark
Blind adventurer facing fight of his life – and you can help
Mark Pollock went blind at 22 but went on to become an adventure athlete – now he has been paralysed in an accident, he is looking for help to get on the road to recovery.