A view of the Dubai skyline. The UAE has indicated it plans a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. File photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The United Arab Emirates is planning a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. While the sport(...)

Derry City’s Ryan McBride: sent off in the 85th minute for a tackle on substitute Chris Lyons. Photograph: Inpho

Derry City 0 Bray Wanderers 0 Ryan McBride’s late rash tackle at the Brandywell last night clearly compounded Derry City’s woes despite dominat(...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

(...) national team, corruption is a problem in the domestic leagues, with so-called “black whistles” leading to(...)

Mikey Drennan of Shamrock  Rovers celebrates scoring his second against Dundalk in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division atTallaght. Photography: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) in a rare league game here, the standard wasn’t always up to what might have been hoped, with both(...)

 Gary Shanahan scored the winning goal in the 84th minute for Galway United against Limerick in the Airtricity League. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Galway United 3 Limerick 2Enda Curran scored twice as Galway United claimed a crucial win in their clash with Limerick at Eamonn Deacy Park.Gary Shana(...)

David Cawley equalised for Sligo Rovers. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Longford Town 1 Sligo Rovers 1 Spectacular goals from Kevin O’Connor and David Cawley provided the highlights as Longford and Sligo were happy (...)

Cork City’s Kieran Djilali celebrates scoring their second goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Drogheda United at  United Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) straight league clean sheets when Lloyd Buckley pulled one back for the Boynesiders. Ross Gaynor broke(...)

Ciaran Kilduff scores St Patrick’s Athletic’s goal in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bohemians 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 1 St Patrick’s Athletic made a short but fruitful journey across the Liffey as they defeated Bohemians at Dal(...)

Wild Ireland: Christine Bleakley – at Rossnowlagh, in Co Donegal – is enthusiastic but not gushing

(...) balance between magnificent scenery and things to do along the way. Bleakley hikes up Slieve League and(...)

(...) following their Champions League loss to Porto, saying the medical department was blamed for the defeat(...)