The Ireland jersey was worn by William (Billy) Grant Byron in 1899, the year of Ireland’s second Triple Crown victory. It is reputed to be the oldest international rugby jersey in the world.

What has been described as “the oldest international rugby jersey in the world”, and a football signed by some of Manchester United’s ill-fa(...)

Composer Matthew Nolan said he  hoped bringing Costard’s movie to a wider audience would help recapture Best as a gifted sportsman rather than a playboy. Photograph: PA

An avant garde film in which the camera lingers on George Best for the duration of a single match at Old Trafford in 1970 has been resurrected by an (...)

Wayne Rooney turns 30 on Saturday, the day before the Manchester derby. Photograph: Reuters

As Manchester United cruised at 40,000 feet towards Russia and their encounter with CSKA Moscow, Wayne Rooney insisted his career will remain on its (...)

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion will not play in Northern Ireland’s next qualifier game. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss the Group F leaders’ Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Greece on Thursday through injury, British media r(...)

Homeland Tuesday, RTÉ Two, 9pm You just can’t keep a good agent down. The indefatigable Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is back and facing a whole new(...)

England striker Wayne Rooney fires home  from the penalty spot to score his 50th international goal, taking over from Bobby Robson as  the country’s all-time  goal scorer. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Switzerland 0 As Wayne Rooney took the ball in his hands, Wembley lit up with a thousand and one flash bulbs. Everyone, it seemed, wanted a (...)

Wayne Rooney slots home from the penalty spot to equal Bobby Charlton’s mark of 49 goals in the Euro 2016 Group E qualifier against San Marino at Stadio Olimpico in Serravalle. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

San Marino 0 England 6 Roy Hodgson denied Wayne Rooney a chance to break Bobby Charlton’s record but the England captain did equal his hero’s 49-goal (...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

Wayne Rooney: “As the manager said, I think the game has moved on from that and the FA have put the messages out for the fans to see and hopefully the fans will behave themselves and enjoy the match.”

Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney have urged fans to behave and refrain from provoking Ireland supporters as England prepare for their first visit to Dubli(...)

Wayne Rooney is close to surpassing Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When trying to assess England’s status as they step onto Dublin soil for the first time in 20 years, it is perhaps as wise to go back a year and furth(...)