Tag rugby with the Terenure Tigers, part of Terenure College Rugby Club in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

(...) and social after-school activities for one, but not the other. While Chris could be enrolled in(...)

Swimming is a skill that lasts a lifetime, with all the attendant benefits that come from that. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) persisting with long after they have up on other sports. Make it compulsory if you like, introducing the(...)

The price of alcohol

(...) look at what is not being addressed. The big issue of sports sponsorship is untouched, minimum pricing(...)

Neil Robertson tries to play his way out of a snooker during his World Championship first-round match against Jamie Jones at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photo:   Lynne Cameron/PA

(...) sport’s major crowns.“I have put in more hours for this tournament than any other in my whole career(...)

Leinster were left heartbroken as they were beaten 25-20 by Toulon after extra time. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • April 20, 2015, 08:37

West Ham at the Etihad, while in the day’s other league fixture Tottenham beat Newcastle 3-1 at St(...)

Toulon’s Chris Masoe and Bryan Habana celebrate after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...)-pumping, expletive-ridden video the French side once put out to show the other, darker side to their star out(...)

 Sgt-Maj Noel Callagha training at Glen of Imaal (Camp Coolmoney) before departing for UN duty in Syria. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 16:01

(...) two grandchildren.O’Callaghan sports a restrained and well-kept handlebar moustache. He is a father(...)

 Paddy Barnes: “Hopefully, I’ll get the victory and get a bit of a break. If I don’t qualify now it will be a very stressful year, qualifying will put my mind at rest.”

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes believes that the best way to avoid stress and put his mind at rest is by becoming the only Irish boxer(...)

Michael Phelps: “I understand that’s going to take a lot of time for me to be able to prove to whoever I need to prove to that I am different, that I have changed. This week will be the first week that I can start that.”

As his life unraveled, the athlete rued that all he knew how to do was swim. “So I was just this little hole where a man should be,” he said.The speak(...)

Michael Phelps competes in the 400m Freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series in  Arizona. Photo: Chris Coduto/Getty Images

Olympic champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 metres freestyle final i(...)