Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has done a miraculous job in getting his side to the top of the English Premier League table. Photograph: Reuters.

There’s lots to love about this English Premier League season, not least if you’re a bookie who hasn’t had to pay out on an accumulator in six months.(...)

Chloe Watkins converted two early penalty corners for Hermes against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was business as usual for Hermes on the resumption of the Hockey League on Saturday when they made it 10 wins out of 10 to stay nine points clear o(...)

After a five-week break, the Hockey League resumes on Saturday with a collapse of dramatic proportions required if runaway leaders Hermes are to fail (...)

 Aishling Sheridan (Cavan), Áine Haberlin (Laois), Karen McDermott (Westmeath) and Lorraine O’Shea (Tipperary) at the announcement of Lidl’s three-year partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Photograph: Sportsfile

There wasn’t a Ladyball to be seen in Croke Park yesterday and Lidl managing director John Paul Scally vowed they’d never actually be available for pu(...)

Tyrone’s Gemma Begley in action against Meath’s Tara Halligan. “We’ve made good progress so far but it’s just the beginning.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone Gaelic footballer Gemma Begley, a two-time All Star, is a member of the executive team of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association which was form(...)

 Dublin footballer Ger Brennan with models Alanna and Lynn at the launch of ‘Ladyball’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Ever kick a ball for the dog, forgetting it had been out in sub-zero temperatures overnight (the ball, not the dog), and then spent the rest of the da(...)

Ireland’s Megan Frazer: she scored in game two against Spain but her short corner strike did not  grant Ireland victory. Photograph: Stanislas Brochier/Inpho

Ireland’s four-match series against Spain in Valencia has opened with two defeats, the hosts winning the first of the games 3-0 before a tighter affa(...)

 Golan Lodge, with Jack Kennedy up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Coral.ie  Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstwon. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

‘He has very little mileage on the clock,” said Ted Walsh. “He’s like a car you brought home and stood on blocks for three years.” In that sense, th(...)

Zoe Wilson will make her Ireland debut in Spain. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland play the first of a four match series against Spain in Valencia on Friday evening with coach Graham Shaw set to give senior debuts to two of h(...)

Louise Quinn: “I just wanted to give it a try, to see how far I could push myself in one of the best leagues in world football.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Feeling nippy this weather? Spare a thought for Louise Quinn, currently on pre-season duty with Eskilstuna United. “We were training on Tuesday and (...)