A Tesco store in Burnage, Manchester, put Roy Keane’s latest autobiography, The Second Half, on sale yesterday, three days ahead of its official release. Photograph: PA

By mid-afternoon yesterday, you had a notion that the staff at Tesco in Burnage, in the suburbs of Manchester, were nervously watching the door every(...)

Rory McIlroy sports a kilt  and little else following Europe’s famous victory in the Ryder Cup.

When you find yourself watching Judd Trump v John Higgins in the Bulgarian Snooker Open on Eurosport you know that the heady spell of World Cup/All-Ir(...)

Railway celebrate their Irish Senior Cup final win over UCD at the National Hockey Stadium, UCD in 2013. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the future of club hockey in Ireland is up for discussion at Sunday’s IHA EGM, with a vote scheduled to take place on proposals for an expande(...)

One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The pride. The passion. The emotion. The crowd. The atmosphere. The colour. The leadership. The unity. The teamw(...)

Europe’s Martin Kaymer  and Sergio Garcia  share a joke during the opening ceremony prior to the start of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perthshire. Photograph: EPA

So then, finally, the Ryder Cup. A busy auld build-up it’s been too, beginning after the last putt was struck in Medinah in 2012 and featuring more ap(...)

Megan Frazer: Ireland captain is in favour of an expanded IHL.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Change in Irish hockey has never come easy, and judging by the letter sent to its clubs by the Ulster branch, an expanded Irish Hockey League won’t(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You might say ‘it’s only Gibraltar’, but for me I have to really focus on that game before Germany. Take your eye off it and you find yourself in a bit of trouble.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A month ago he named a 36-man provisional squad for the games against Oman and Georgia. Yesterday at Abbotstown Martin O’Neill raised the number by on(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn, Rory Kavanagh and Eamonn McGee, with Kieran Donaghy of Kerry during yesterday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The fella tracked down by RTÉ on O’Connell Street before the game talked of the drought Kerry had endured since their last All-Ireland final appearanc(...)

Chloe Watkins, who was among scorers for UCD in their 4-0 victory over TCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD, Cork Harlequins and Pegasus all opened the defence of their respective league titles with wins on Saturday, the Leinster and Munster champions h(...)