Graeme McDowell tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of  the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. He  later withdrew after playing nine holes because of injury. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

(...) for when McDowell’s birdie chip just missed out on the 12th. His day went to from bad to worse after(...)

Ashers, which has six shops employing 62 people, is being prosecuted for refusing to bake a cake with a slogan stating “Support Gay Marriage”. It was also to feature the Sesame Street puppets, Bert and Ernie, with their arms around one another. Photograph: Getty Images

The Christian-run bakery which refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan is an(...)

Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald start on the bench for Leinster against Glasgow on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

(...) to be available for Ulster’s Pro 12 run-in.They are the only changes to the starting side that lost(...)

Henry Shefflin confirmed his inter-county retirement in a press conference yesterday. Photograph: Inpho 6:24

Pro 12 table, need to win their remaining league games if they want to fulfil their ambitions for the(...)

Leo Cullen with the Leinster squad at UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) ambitions for this season, according to forwards coach Leo Cullen. Sitting fifth on the Pro12 table, their(...)

Ospreys’ Dan Biggar is set to win the Rhino Golden Boot for most points in the Pro 12. His 93.3 per cent record from the tee is the best seasonal record ever for a regular kicker in a major league. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) possibilities that freighted last weekend’s Six Nations conclusion in Twickenham, the Pro12 has confirmed that(...)

This try against the Dragons was one of five in Craig Gilroy’s last four games for Ulster. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

(...) the Guinness Pro12.He’s presented that quality for scrutiny while playing wing and fullback, scoring a(...)

(...) surge in support for Podemos, which took 15 seats, while IU fell from 12 to five. Surprisingly, Podemos(...)

Connacht boss Pat Lam has announced New Zealand openside Nepia Fox-Matamua will join his side next season. Photograph: Getty

(...) misconduct by the Pro12.Last week Lam was hit with an unprecedented fine of €8,000, €5,000 of which is to be(...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley with Paul O’Connell:  “I know he’s contracted up to the end of next season so that’s the way I view it.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

(...) resume their bid for Pro12 glory when take on Connacht on Saturday when they will be bidding to gain(...)