Richard Keogh: “The change of manager has helped me, he has shown a lot of faith in me and I feel like I’ve taken the opportunities he has given me.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He was, by common enough consent, the best player on the pitch for Ireland the night they lost to Scotland in Glasgow, and then he partnered John O(...)

Daryl Murphy with Scotland’s Charlie Mulgrew: he may make his fourth start of the qualifying campaign when Ireland take on Bosnia on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After his goalless streak extended to 13 games last week when Ipswich played Bolton Wanderers, Daryl Murphy’s manager Mick McCarthy concluded his luck(...)

Anna O’Flanagan: scored hat-trick for Hermes in 8-1 defeat of  Greenfields. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With Ulster Elks and Railway Union held to draws in their EY Hockey League games on Saturday, Hermes are now the only side in the competition with a (...)

Wexford Youths celebrate winning the FAI Cup for the first time after a  penalty shoot-out against Shelbourne at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Emma Byrne, up in the RTÉ studio with Peter Collins and Stephanie Roche, was hoping nerves on the big occasion wouldn’t “dampen” Wexford Youths’ fire,(...)

Ulster  Elks’  Gemma Frazer: made her senior international debut for Ireland against Scotland: Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

After a month long break the EY Hockey League resumes tomorrow with Ulster Elks, Railway Union and Hermes all looking to make it four wins out of fou(...)

New Zealand’s fullback Ben Smith  passes to his captain Richie McCaw during World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Did you spot all those tricolours in Twickenham? The ultimate triumph of hope over Argentina. In the end our people had to make do with being neutral (...)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was near four in the morning when he got back to Glasgow after Celtic’s trip to Norway for their Europa League game with Molde, and then there w(...)

Elena Tice: the 17-year-old from Loreto, a cricket international at 13, has been included in Ireland’s hockey squad.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When a player called up to the Irish senior panel has a 1997 date of birth, time is moving a little too fast. But having made her cricket debut for I(...)

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan could teach us all how to deal with sporting setbacks, and gawd almighty we’ve had our fair share of late, the final stra(...)

Emma Gray: won 118 caps for Ireland in an illustrious career.

After seven years as Ireland goalkeeper, Emma Gray called time on her international career this week. The Hermes player signs off with 118 caps to he(...)