Wu Ashun of China receives the golden jacket next to the trophy after winning the Volvo China Open  in Shanghai. Photo:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

(...) conditions at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club.However, the former Ryder Cup player three-putted from the(...)

Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) teams have featured at every World Cup tournament in his lifetime? True, they have done nothing(...)

(...) (or merely coincided with) the 1990 World Cup. Irish pubs were hip. Riverdance was everywhere. The(...)

Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

(...) the Brazil-Northern Ireland group game at the 1986 World Cup would take place in Mexico’s midday sun(...)

Victor Connell in his home in Co Longford. After his accident 10 years ago, the local community rallied around Victor and gave their time and money in the building of his home. “I knew almost everybody who worked on it,” he says. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) and travel. He’s hoping to get over to the Rugby World Cup, take the boat to Wales, get to the(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup and cementing his status as the world’s best golfer.His success on the(...)

Fiskekyrkan (The Fish House) one of Gothernburg’s top restaurants Fiskekyrkan

Swedish coffee scene out of the cup-of-tar world and into complex drip blends, hand-roasted in his chain(...)

During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield will win his 200th cap at the forthcoming One-Day International in Malahide. Photograph: Rowland White/INPHO

(...) named for the game, with Middlesex opening bowler Tim Murtagh returning after missing the World Cup(...)

Donnacha Ryan making his first Munster start since March 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) for Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad, but in the absence of a summer tour, a strong end to both(...)