Munster’s  Barry Murphy scores against Sale Sharks in 2006. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

So the two teams who didn’t have anything left to play for duly did win, whereas the two who had everything to play for in terms of qualification, dul(...)

“I can’t really separate myself from this job. I can’t separate myself from Munster because it’s been 21 years nearly now,” says Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Virtually since birth, Munster have been in Anthony Foley’s blood, whether as a boy being taken into the rarified confines of the Thomond Park home dr(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Brandon Miele with Hugh Douglas of Bray Wanderers. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Shamrock Rovers 1 Bray Wanderers 0 A late free kick from Brandon Miele gave Shamrock Rovers a laboured but welcome first win in five games. (...)

Patrick McEleney of Derry City takes on Shamrock Rovers pair Maxime Blanchard and Patrick Cregg during the Premier Division game at the Brandywell. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Derry City 1 Shamrock Rovers 0 Paul Hegarty cut a very happy figure following this slender victory at the Brandywell last night. The new Derry City bo(...)

Ian Morris and Killian Brennan celebrate after St Patrick’s Athletic penalty shootout win over Shamrock Rovers which saw them reach the League Cup final. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 (St Patrick’s Athletic win 4-2 on penalties) A terrific save from Conor O’Malley in the penalty shootout pr(...)

Brandon Miele scores twice in Shamrock Rovers’ victory over Limerick in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, match at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 4 Limerick 1 Having opened the scoring with a spectacular strike, Brandon Miele completed Shamrock Rovers’ tally with the goal of the (...)

Cork 2-20 Limerick 1-13 Cork came from seven points down to register an emphatic victory over the holders Limerick in the first round of the Mu(...)

Raised By Wolves: Caroline Moran, Alexa Davies as Aretha, Helen Monks as Germaine and Caitlin Moran

Working-class teenage girls get a bad rap on British TV. In reality shows and dramas they tend to be portrayed as thick and hard faced, with designer (...)

Aidan Walsh: will be  Ireland vice-captain for the International Rules Series against Australia but will then concentrate on hurling for Cork.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Confirmation that Aidan Walsh has quit football to concentrate on hurling for Cork immediately switches the focus to the futures of Damien Cahalane (...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)