Jonathan Sexton celebrates with Jared Payne after the Ulster back scored his first try for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 2:49

(...) nervous wait for the crown” over the match report by Mike Averis, while the heading over Eddie Butler(...)

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien reacts as leave the field after he was dismissed by India bowler Mohammed Shami, third right, during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match. Photograph: Ross Setford/AP

(...) morning to World Champions India. Patrick Madden was live blogging all of the drama and a match report is(...)

Celtic’s Stefan Johansen celebrates scoring their second goal against Hamilton. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Action Images via Reuters
Celtic have it easy against Hamilton
  • Soccer
  • February 22, 2015, 22:54

Celtic eased three points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the after eventually overcoming Hamilton in a 4-0 win at a rain-soaked Parkhead. The returni(...)

Keith Earls hands off Sale Sharks’ Luke McLean to run in the first of eight second-half tries for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

The thousands of unoccupied seats and large gaps on the terraces brooked no argument about the status afforded this match by many Munster supporters. (...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi grabing a plastic bottle that hit his head during the Primera Division soccer match against Valencia FC. Photogaph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/Epa

(...), rejecting the appeal Barca lodged on Tuesday. Life-time ban The referee said in his match report the(...)

The incident in which Meath’s Mickey Burke and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara clashed at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Inpho.

(...) incident in his match report, outlining that Burke had alleged he had been bitten during the minor fracas(...)

A section of the crowd at Cork versus Kerry in the 1976 Munster football final.

(...). Paddy Downey, in his match report for the Irish Times, had been told that even though 40,000 people were(...)

 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been defended by captain and coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

(...).Folha’s match report was titled “Appetite” and noted that: “With more hunger for the ball, Uruguay won 1(...)

Portugal’s Joao Moutinho (left)  after he colliding with Ireland’s Kevin Doyle  in the second half of their international friendly  ahead of the 2014 World Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photogrraph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

Portugal 5 - Republic of Ireland 1: No reprise of the mid-summer glories of 20 years ago as Ireland revisited a favourite old football haunt out in(...)

 Ireland’s Jack O’Donoghue will be hoping to lead the team into the semi-finals. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Ireland.The Irish Times will publish a match report on the website soon after the game finishes in the(...)