Former top sprinter Gary Ryan competes in the National Athletics Championships in 2003. Photograph: Inpho

(...)” although strictly that’s untrue: Ryan was born in Kilcommon, a part of Tipperary where every sport other(...)

 Tiger Woods congratulates Rory McIlroy after Europe’s win at Medinah two years ago. This times McIlroy will be the main focus of attention. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images.

(...) going to claim an edge, it is by exposing the other team’s talisman. This time, it is Rory McIlroy who(...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and(...)

Golden days in shining whites: Tony O’Reilly and Cecil Pedlow

South Africa.Other winners of the junior competition went to take high-profile jobs in public service(...)

Leading lady: Natalie Gulbis at St Andrews. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

(...), tauntingly; now she may have the opportunity to wave her own tie back.The next big question is: will other(...)

 Sepp Blatter, who claims FIFA have wonderful ethics, has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as FIFA president next year. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Soccer’s governing body Fifa has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue reacts after missing a point in the drawn semi-final against Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

(...)-Irelands; the other knows he won’t be a true Kerry footballer until he has at least one. Another question of(...)

Alan Mathews’s Bray side will be aiming to avoid a third straight defeat against the defending champions. Photograph: Inpho

(...), October 13th. The title chasers had hoped that the game might be played sooner. Three other games(...)

Stacy Lewis of the US following her victory in the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Old Course, St Andrews, last year. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

(...) than the other ballot that day.Members voted “overwhelmingly” to back a change to their outdated rules(...)

 The  Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing women members. Photograph  David Cannon/Getty Images

(...) women to play a role in the sport’s governance.The club’s 2,400 worldwide members voted in person and(...)