Shane Lowry posted a second round 69 to sit two shots off the lead of Matt Fitzpatrick at the British Masters. Photograph: PA

(...) on 11, 12 and 13 saw him slip back, before birdies on 15 and 17 left his scorecard looking more(...)

Adding up: Mary Clarke, a volunteer Clontarf at Credit Union, and other parents have introduced the idea of saving with the credit union to Conor Lynch and others in Belgrove Senior Boys School. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

(...)’s something credit unions can move pro-actively on. This now looks to be taking shape, and the Department of(...)

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham: had been appointed to the job for a fifth year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Anthony Cunningham emerged. The influential former county senior manager and current hurling PRO said that(...)

 Microsoft corporate vice-president Panos Panay introduces a new laptop titled the Microsoft Surface Book at a media event for new Microsoft products  in New York. Microsoft also unveiled a virtual reality head set titled the HoloLens, a phone titled the Lumia 950, a tablet titled the Surface Pro 4 and a biometrics wristband titled the Band 2. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

(...) has a detachable screen, allowing it to be used like a tablet, and a battery that can last up to 12(...)

Jonathan Thomas in action for  Worcester in February 2014. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

(...) region in Wales. At Ospreys, he helped them to four Pro12 league titles and the Anglo-Welsh Cup. It(...)

Leinster has confirmed that former fulllback Girvan Dempsey will take on the job as backs coach on a full-time basis. Photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Former Ireland fullback Girvan Dempsey has been confirmed as Leinster’s backs coach until the end of the 2016/17 season as part of Leo Cullen’s coachi(...)

Paul Dunne drives off the 16th tee during final round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

McDowell on 276, 12-under-par. It marked an impressive start to his pro career just a month after being(...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman celebrates scoring a try against Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) nine-try Pro 12 fixture at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday evening. Wrapping up the victory with(...)

Leinster’s Cathal Marsh celebrates his try at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) first Guinness Pro12 tries as Leinster ran out 37-13 bonus-point winners over Newport Gwent Dragons at(...)

(...) than they did a year ago: their pessimism has deepened by between 1 and 12 percentage points. “The(...)