Omphalodes ‘Starry Eyes’. Photograph: Paddy Tobin

What is your favourite Irish plant? And no, you’re not allowed to say shamrock … Instead, I’m thinking of the thousands of wonderful garden plants (...)

Kenny Carroll scored four goals in Railway’s 7-6 victory over Hungary’s Soroksari. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Railway Union retained Ireland’s place in the third tier of European club indoor competition for another year in dramatic fashion, striking twice in (...)

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)

T here’s woodsmoke in the night air making Cork city centre smell like an alpine village. A man sees me out for a run and utters a pure Cork comment a(...)

Ireland men’s hockey team are hoping to bridge a 67-year gap and be the first to qualify for the Olympic Games in a team sport since the soccer team did in 1948. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

The Irish men’s team, who are currently in South Africa preparing for the first of their Olympic qualifiers are ranked 15th in the world, while the I(...)

John Jermyn: Former Irish international scored Cor C of I’s vital winner against Lisnagarvey in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Jermyn’s late winner handed Cork C of I one of their best results in the Irish Senior Cup in the last decade as they stunned Ulster champions Li(...)

Banbridge’s Stephen Dowds (left) who scored twice in his side’s 4-4 draw against Lisnagarvey

Banbridge’s 4-4 tie with Lisnagarvey on Saturday evening at Havelock Park has left an intriguing three-way shoot-out for the playoff places from Pool (...)

Pilates, French style

Fancy flexing your linguistic and core muscles in the language of love? Frenchwoman Deborah Le Bidre is now offering Pilates classes for men an(...)

After last weekend’s surprise Irish Senior Cup defeat by Railway Union, UCD will expect to resume normal service tomorrow when they take on bottom-o(...)

 Emma Smyth of Railway Union who scored in Railway’s defeat of UCD in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After two early season defeats by Hermes and a scoreless draw in the league with Trinity, it looked like Railway Union might take time to find their (...)