Michael Thompson in action during the first round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Georgia. Thompson was among the early leaders following an opening 65. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s efforts to earn enough money to retain his US Tour card got off to a disappointing start yesterday when an opening round of one o(...)

Padraig Harrington is aiming to win enough money on sponsors’ invitations to win back his US Tour card. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images.

Local hero Chris Kirk is preparing to defend his title at the McGladrey Classic as the PGA Tour heads to Georgia. The 29-year-old, who beat Briny Bair(...)

Ireland’s John O’Shea, Stephen Ward and Marc Wilson (right to left) celebrate after their Euro 2016 Group D qualification soccer match against Germany in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Stephen Ward has warned Scotland that the Republic of Ireland will not surrender their unbeaten Euro 2016 start without a fight as the pair prepare t(...)

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland - but will take encouragement from the team’s performance in Warsaw. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Scotland fullback Alan Hutton has admitted frustration over his role in the 2-2 draw against Poland — but will take encouragement from the team’s per(...)

Scotland’s Grant Hanley (right) is out of the game against Poland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Grant Hanley has withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the 2016 European Championship qualifier against Poland tomorrow night, the Scottish FA have c(...)

Assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane speaking in Malahide today. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane insists nobody should be surprised that Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has established himself as one of world football’s most pro(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili  is widely blamed for starting Georgia’s brief but disastrous war with Russia in 2008. Photograph: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters

He wanted to be remembered and loved as a latter-day David the Builder, the medieval king who ruled over a golden age for Georgia, but Mikheil Saakash(...)

 Stephen Quinn hoping to start against Gibraltar. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Midfielder Stephen Quinn was thrilled to have a weight lifted off his shoulders when he finally made his first competitive start for the Republic of (...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane (left) and manager Martin O’Neill (centre) look on during a squad training session at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photo: Brian Lawlwss/PA

There was good news and bad news for Martin O’Neill on the biography front yesterday with interest in Roy Keane’s latest work easing to the extent tha(...)

Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)