Mike Trout (right) of the Los Angeles Angels: in an ESPN poll earlier this year that asked American kids, 12 and older, to name their favourite athlete, Lionel Messi finished fourth while Trout ranked 100th.  Photograph:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

(...) 80 per cent compared to 2003. Little wonder the Wall Street Journal can describe baseball as “sport’s(...)

Chris O’Dowd and David Rawle in Moone Boy: the sitcom about growing up in the 1980s and 1990s in Boyle, Co Roscommon has been a big hit for Sky

(...), while for content it competes with all domestic broadcasters, notably Setanta Sports.Other than adding(...)

  Armagh’s Aaron Findon and Monaghan’s Rory Beggan at Ravenhill to promote the game with ex-Antrim footballer Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho

(...) (Armagh 2002) and Brian McEniff (Donegal’s deliverer of Sam Maguire in 1992) deputise for the sports(...)

Coke Park hosted a full house for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between Kerry and Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

(...) four years ago. None of the other major sports of Gaelic football, soccer or hurling/camogie have as(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

Bailegangaire, at the Olympia Theatre, as part of the festival.The other parts of the play will be published on(...)

Crosscare, the social care agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has called on the Government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad so as to create a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish news and their friends and family in Ireland using social media and other online technologies more(...)

 Kilkenny captain Lester Ryan lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the All-Ireland hurling final replay win over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) habit recently of pitting both sports against each other, when it’s only analysts on TV doing it. It(...)

The USA’s Webb Simpson on the first tee during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA.

(...) joined by Pádraig Harrington and Des Smyth on the tee, Vinny glanced at the Sky Sports TV gantry where(...)

Martin Furlong: kept goals in an era when the goalkeeper was not as well protected as he is today. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

(...) a household containing lavishly gifted sports men and collective experiences which neatly sum up(...)

(...) mounted front and centre in the grille. Other versions of the C-Class, with the blank grille and the star(...)