Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Lukasz Fabianski saves a header from Robbie Keane. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

First, just a quick thanks to rugby for the half decent job it did of filling the international telly gap between November and last night, but, at las(...)

Robbie Brady and Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane at Friday’s training session at Gannon Park in Malahide ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier  against Poland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho 2:59

The headlines were, to put it mildly, a touch alarming at the time: ‘Robbie Brady Falls Down Hole’. And the prognosis for the injury sustained by the (...)

Stephen Quinn has played in three of Ireland’s four European qualifiers so far. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having waited six years after he was first called up to the senior squad before winning his first cap, much of that spell spent in the international w(...)

 Megan Frazer and her Ireland team-mates celebrate winning  the World League Two final at UCD last week. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Seven days after helping Ireland to World League success at Belfield, earning the team a spot in June’s Olympic qualifying tournament, four of the pl(...)

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(...)