Rugby, a brilliantly-coached bore?

(...) halcyon days of the amateur era through somewhat rose-tinted glasses. The “up your jumper” 10-man rugby so(...)

Seabed creatures: Lough Hyne has them in abundance. Illustration: Michael Viney

(...) the bay ahead of the next Atlantic depression.Things have greatly changed in amateur exploration of(...)

Ken Doherty, pictured here during September’s Shanghai Masters, won his first round UK Championship match against Mitchell Mann 6-2 at the Barbican, York

(...) no let-up from his broken ankle by the weekend.The Rocket beat plucky amateur Daniel Wells 6-2 at(...)

Maj Gen Emmet Dalton, front row, right, at the funeral of Michael Collins with Gen Richard Mulcahy, left, and Adj Gen Gearoid O’Sullivan, middle

(...) member of Hermitage golf club and became one of Ireland’s leading amateur golfers. On business trips to(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun supported by Darragh Leader and Eoin McKeon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) from an amateur to a full pro in a year and he fully deserves the recognition.“Through his willingness(...)

Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third and matchwinning goal last night. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 26, 2014, 08:32

(...), Irish Amateur Boxing Association president Tommy Murphy recalled waiting for Katie after the very first(...)

Katie Taylor  with brothers Gearóid (9) and Oisín (8) Murphy from Greystones at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin 2:44

Amateur Boxing Association president Tommy Murphy, who said she has “put women in the frontline” of all(...)

Ernest Shackleton, 1915, taken from Shackleton - By Endurance We Conquer by Michael Smith (Collins Press)

(...) demoted to the role of bungling amateur whose failure symbolised the wider national decline of British(...)

Katie Taylor exchanges punches with Yana Allekseevna, Azerbaijan, during their 60kg lightweight final at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Jeju, Korea. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

After her hand was raised, she was nudged into position, the sponsor’s brands on the backdrop framing the old and the new world title-holder. “(...)

Horse trainer Philip Fenton leaving Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary, in October. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Grade One-winning trainer, and former champion amateur jockey, appeared before the Referrals Committee(...)