James McClean says will be happy to play anywhere for Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

On Tuesday the Republic of Ireland player nominated to chat with the media was Harry Arter, much of the talk centring around top-of-the-Championship B(...)

Harry Arter training with the Republic of Ireland squad at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When he left Charlton Athletic for non-league Woking in 2009, after loan spells at Staines Town and Welling United, thoughts of a senior international(...)

The first half was lively. The second? Well, usually some of us would have enjoyed yesterday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final a bit more than your average rugby half, but, okay, yes, it was a bit good. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Have you ever seen the like? Of course you haven’t. Were you stretched by the end of it? Of course you were. But come the weekend’s conclusion, if you(...)

Jared Payne of Ireland is tackled by Taulupe Faletau of Wales during the  Six Nations match at the  Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

With the Hook man talking about Doomsday back in the studio, Brent Pope, when we visited him in Cardiff after the game, tried his best to reassure us (...)

The Irish women’s hockey team begins its qualification campaign for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

August 2016 might seem some distance away, but tomorrow the Irish women’s hockey team begins its qualification campaign for the Rio Olympic Games, Uk(...)

Just five years after taking up the game Sophie Spence was a member of Ireland’s Grand-Slam winning team. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It has, to say the least, been an eventful start to the Six Nations campaign for Ireland. The team opened with a comprehensive 30-5 win away to Ital(...)

John Inverdale: “This is looking at it through rose-c**ted … eh, eh…. rose-rose-tinted glasses from the past … I, I, I apologise there for a slip of the tongue….. but Lizzie your love of the sport just shines through.”

Poor John Inverdale. By now he must regard the microphone as his enemy, which is never a good thing when you’re a broadcaster. All he could be gratefu(...)

A good reason to get shirtyYesterday, as you no doubt know, was International Women’s Day, and Indonesian company Salvo Sports Apparel spent a good ch(...)

Ireland’s John Mooney: endless reruns of his foot near Pepsi sign a godsend for company. Photo:  Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Remember that epic Tiger Woods putt back at the Masters in 2005 when the ball sat on the lip of the cup for what seemed like half an hour, the Nike sw(...)

‘Kool and the Gang’: Keith Wood was full of praise for Mike Ross during Ireland’s Six Nations defeat of England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So did you pop out yesterday in the sunshine for a pound of butter? And then have to slide your way back like a Nordic skier? All the time fretting ab(...)