Despondant Ireland fans watch on in Clondalkin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

“We were flahed by the end of it,” said Keith Wood. He was explaining why Argentina were able to run in a river of tries in the closing stages but he (...)

Kerry’s Daniel Collins shoots at the Antrim goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B relegation/promotion play-off at Parnell Park, Dublin, in May. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

The most novel part of the championship draw on Thursday night didn’t involve a single ball nor a single bowl. The round-robin section of the Leinster(...)

Everyone knows what the problem with TV3’s coverage is. It’s the ads.

This is the most any of us have watched TV3 in our lifetimes. The station has been going for 17 years and never before have they seen viewing figur(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue: “Maybe this year I kind of owe it back to the club to battle on.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

James O’Donoghue may miss next year’s league campaign for Kerry, depending on whether he elects to go in for surgery on his troublesome shoulder. (...)

Milford GAA and Cork camogie star Ashling Thompson at the launch of the AIB Club Championships. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ashling Thompson remembers nothing of her All-Ireland final speech. After lifting the cup as Cork captain, she proceeded to ramble for a few minutes o(...)

Irish and French fans  ahead of  the Pool D clash at  the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP

The following took place between the hours of lunchtime and bedtime on Sunday, October 11th 2015. It is being documented here based on two assumpti(...)

Germany’s Matthias Ginter and Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters  battle for the ball. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A night like this only ever lives on in flashbacks. Shane Long has missed more than he’s scored for Ireland and will, on all known form, spend the (...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)

Germany coach Joachim Löw at Wednesday’s press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

With the half-distracted air of a man talking on the phone while feeding a child, the Germans fulfilled their pre-match duties in Ballsbridge. Much o(...)

Lukas Podolski is Germany manager Joachim Löw’s only injury concern ahead of Thursday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland. Photograph: PA

Germany manager Joachim Löw has said he expects to field a fairly settled side for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland in the Aviva Stadium tomorr(...)