Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)

The thoroughbred county: Horses being schooled after racing at The Curragh, Newbridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The shortage of family housing in Dublin is spilling over into Kildare, most notably in areas closest to the capital. “The residential market i(...)

Armagh and Cavan players become involved in a row before the Ulster championship clash at the Athletic Grounds. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Armagh 1-12 Cavan 0-9An investigation will be held into the scenes which erupted prior to the start of yesterday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final at the At(...)

Brian McDermott:  “It is clear Massimo wishes to implement a new structure and feels he will work more successfully for Leeds with a coach rather than a manager.” Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Leeds United have parted company with manager Brian McDermott by mutual consent as new Italian owner Massimo Cellino begins to restructure the cash-st(...)

Jockey Paddy Woods (left), who rode Arkle to victory at Gowran Park in 1962, and John Lumley, the horse’s stable lad, in front of the bronze statue of Arkle in Ashbourne, Co Meath at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No matter which horse wins The Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse this afternoon, the spirit of Arkle, the greatest steeplechaser o(...)

Roscommon 2-13 NUIGalway 1-5 Ten unanswered points from Roscommon to start the game meant John Evans’ side were never in trouble in the FBD League aga(...)

Mt Leinster Rangers 1-15 Castletown Geoghegan 1-13Carlow champions Mount Leinster Rangers came from six points down late in the first half to eke out (...)

Shane Collins (Killorglin) driving on the 17th in the Jimmy Bruen Shield Final. Photograph: Cashman Photography

A human tide washed down the 18th fairway from green to tee. The crowed moved quickly to ensure it would make the putting surface on the 17th to form (...)

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has ruled out succeeding Giovanni Trapattoni as Ireland  manager. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott and Norwich City boss Chris Hughton have both ruled themsleves out of the running to replace Giovanni Trapattoni (...)

New Leeds United manager  Brian McDermott. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

“Goodwill” has persuaded Brian McDermott to return to management after just a month out, he said at his unveiling as Leeds' new boss on Friday.(...)