Harrow schoolboys in formal uniform watched by local lads in London: Irish schools for boys were modelled on the successful global brand of English public schools. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) to shape them in ways other than the purely academic and that it will affect how they are judged in(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy watches the Leinster vs Wasps game yesterday. No agreement has been reached in the legal dispute between the golfer and a sports management company despite mediation talks. Photograph:Morgan Treacy/INPHO

No agreement has been reached in the legal dispute between golfer Rory McIlroy and a sports(...)

Spectacular footage from the Cliff Diving World Championship 2:17

Gary Hunt wins the men's Cliff Diving World Championship 2014 while Rachelle Simpson takes the women's title. Video: Reuters

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane gives a team talk to the  players before the game against Germany  at the Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

(...) football. It was 1969 when Eco wrote his famous essay about “Sports Chatter” in which he argued that the(...)

Ian Keatley kicks Munster’s match-winning drop goal against Sale in the first round of the European Champions Cup on Saturday at the AJ Bell stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) coaches – the hotel didn’t have the BeIN SPORTS television feed – so he could follow Munster’s progress(...)

Brian O’Driscoll speaks to  Craig Doyle before the Harlequins and Castres Champions Cup match on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) outside a bar, taken to Midtown South precinct and placed in a cell with around 30 other men(...)

Robert Kubica of Poland driving his Ford Fiesta RS during the Rallye de France-Alsace  in Strasbourg  earlier this month. Photograph: EPA

(...) life after an accident on Stage 1 of the rally,” a spokesman said. “One other member of the competing(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) business people, including Brogan, who runs a successful sports marketing and management company(...)

(...)-Smashed- In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Google has also mapped other(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Munster’s Robin Copeland compete during the recent Guinness Pro12 clash. The stakes will be raised this weekend as the two sides face English teams in the European Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

(...) will also advance, as opposed to two from six. In other words, 60 per cent of the runners-up will(...)