Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

He’s got the world number-one spot, four Majors and counting, and now Rory McIlroy can add the title of Ireland’s richest sportsman to his burgeoning (...)

Damien Duff will be playing in the League of Ireland this summer. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’d said it before, but not like this - Damien Duff will be joining a League of Ireland team, and he’ll be doing so within two months. The former Bla(...)

  Damien Duff’s (right) Melbourne City career in doubt after injury.  Photograph:  Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Damien Duff’s brief career in Australian football looks to be over after the Dubliner picked up a serious injury in Melbourne City’s game at the week(...)

Damien Duff and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in 2005. The Dubliner says the Portuguese coach is the best in the business. Photograph: Reuters

Damien Duff has hailed Jose Mourinho as the best coach he worked with over the course of his career, insisting that he is the sort of manager “you’d r(...)

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I understand that the French rugby coach, Philippe Saint Andre and Italian -born, current Greek soccer coach Claudio Ranieri have something in comm(...)

Brian McCarthy has worked with the Ireland team since 2003, but has decided to pursue a new challenge in Sydney. Photograph: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

It started simply enough. Brian McCarthy was a school teacher and volunteer coach in Kerry who, inspired in his own youth by the genius of players lik(...)

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)

Jannik Vestergaard of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates a goal during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. Photo:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

The last leg of the journey to Hoffenheim provides a pretty clear early indication that you are going to a different type of Bundesliga club. Mannh(...)

Fulham have sacked manager Felix Magath after a dismal run left them bottom of the Championship. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Felix Magath has been sacked as manager of Championship strugglers Fulham. A statement on the club’s official website confirmed chairman Shahid Khan h(...)

Damien Duff and his son Woody (centre) and soccer players united for Heart Children Ireland. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A year ago the fear was that his young son might be restricted in his everyday life by the congenital heart condition that required surgery at six mon(...)