Jonathan Sexton carries a heavy burden for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) of the amateur imperative, when soul and a near unhinged pride in playing for Ireland were the chief(...)

Jewrovision ‘is a small island, an attempt to help them preserve and develop a bit of Jewish identity’: Last year’s winners, Chadasch Mannheim. Photograph: Gregor Zielke/Zentralrat

(...) rehearsals last October. Perform to win This is no amateur hour: in the past 15 years the Jewrovision has(...)

The new law application came into effect in the Southern Hemisphere on January 1st and will apply in Northern Hemisphere from June 1st.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) amendment and the communication. It will apply to both professional and amateur rugby.

Nina Carberry won’t take the ride on On The Fringe at Leopardstown this weekend after a fall at Clonmel on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

(...) out.” In Carberry’s absence, On The Fringe will be partnered by another leading amateur rider in(...)

(...) with Thorbjorn Olesen, Andy Sullivan, Joost Luiten, Henrik Stenson, amateur sensation Bryson Dechambeau(...)

Liam Shanahan, 2015 Sailor of the Year, with his daughter Alice (left) and wife Ruth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Corinthian values and amateur sport were credited by Liam Shanahan as he won the overall Afloat(...)

Old Belvedere winger Elise O’Byrne-White earns her first international start against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) ahead of the World Cup.” The professionalism of Tom Tierney’s amateur squad is further bolstered by(...)

 Stuart Grehan: lies 16 under par at Blue Valley before his final round.  Photograph:  Pat Cashman

(...) course record. Walker Cup star Jack Hume – who was tied for third at the Gauteng North Amateur last week(...)

Christina McMahon: “She won Ulster titles, she won All-Irelands. She went all over Europe and the world, herself and Frick, her husband and coach. She made a genuine success of herself, yet was often baffled by what people thought of her.”

(...)?’ I got a lot of that.” Turning pro She took up amateur boxing in 2006, initially to help her be a(...)

Ireland’s Eimear Mullan has now completed 10 “Ironman” competitions including a personal best time of 8:56:51. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images.

(...), as an amateur, and I still like the half distance as well (the “70.3”, as in 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile(...)