Penn State team at The Croke Park Classic. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Noisy aircraft, navigationally-challenged parachutists, and one hell of a last-minute finale: it’s a wonder they don’t play this game in Croke Park m(...)

The Penn State Cheerleading Squad pictured before the Croke Park Classic today. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sports file

A fly-by by the US airforce ahead of the Croke Park Classic American football game between the University of Central Florida Knights and Penn State Ni(...)

Cheerleaders from University of Central Florida during a pep rally in Dublin’s Meeting House Square. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An American Football game may have robbed Mayo and Kerry fans of the opportunity to watch the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Croke Park today, but t(...)

Hillary Clinton: has yet to declare whether she will run as a presidential candidate in the next US elections. Photograph: Matthew Healey/The New York Times

The organisers of tonight’s Dublin fundraiser for Hillary Clinton hope to use the event to establish a network of US supporters in Ireland in expecta(...)

Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg in Night Moves

In the new film Night Moves, three Oregon-based eco-warriors (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard) watch anxiously from a sm(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring believes the GAA were wrong to move Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay to Limerick. Photograph:  Frank Miller

The GAA has come in for further criticism for staging the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay in Limerick rather than Dublin, this time from the Ministe(...)

Some 20,000 American football fans are expected to travel from North America to Dublin this week to see Penn State play University of Central Florida in the “Croke Park Classic”. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A first trip to Croke Park as a visiting player or fan is a daunting experience for most. With a capacity of 82,300, the Dublin stadium is one of Eur(...)

Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final was my first taste of Gaelic football, aside from a brief YouTube clip, and everything about it was perfect. Th(...)

Merchandise are dead, long live Merchandise. Some listeners may find it hard reconciling the Tampa, Florida band who brought you previous albums Ch(...)

John Isner returns a serve against Andy Murray, from Great Britain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, in Mason, Ohio. Photograph: Al Behrman/AP

John Isner stands an imposing 6ft 10in, has served nearly 6000 aces in his career, and, at Wimbledon in 2010, defeated Nicholas Mahut in the longest m(...)