Dublin’s Chris Sallier scores a goal against Laois in the Under-21 Leinster football championship semi-final in March. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

This weekend Dublin footballers are in pursuit of a sixth Leinster under-21 football title in eight years and will play Kildare in the provincial fin(...)

Waterford in the south-east was founded by the Vikings in 914AD and claims to be Ireland’s oldest city.

First up on Alanna Gallagher’s whistlestop tour is the Déise capital Waterford in the south-east was founded by the Vikings in 914AD and claims to (...)

Michael McCann: The former Antrim player and Cargin midfielder says he was bitten in the incident that sparked a mass brawl during the Ulster club clash. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Cargin centrefielder Michael McCann has insisted he was bitten by a Crossmaglen player during Sunday’s Ulster club SFC quarter-final. The former Antri(...)

Thierry Henry is earning €5.6million as a football pundit on Sky Sports. Photograph: Getty

Oh, Thierry. It wasn’t meant to be this way. How did we get here? What happened? And is there a rewind button? Eight months into that giddily well-rem(...)

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson exchanges words with James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the  Premier League match  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It must go down as one of the stranger days in Nigel Pearson’s managerial career, spent watching a Canadian folk band in the local pub while his job a(...)

Back at the start of the new Premier League season, the BBC produced a documentary called Match of the Day at 50 which brought back truckloads of memo(...)

Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy with St Eunan’s Mick Martin and Dara Mulgrew in the Donegal SFC final. Previously  Glenswilly had beated  Naomh Conaill in the semi-final but the side had later  objected. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

The Ulster club quarter-final between Donegal champions St Eunan’s and their Fermanagh counterparts Roslea is going ahead, according to Ulster CEO Dan(...)

Marouane Fellaini combined with Kevin De Bruyne to get Belgium back on track against Algeria. Photograph: Yves Herman / Reuters

TUESDAY, JUNE 16th 16.55 And, lo, on the fifth day the deluge ended. I’m relieved by Iran and Nigeria’s stalemate. For an Irishman, who(...)

Part of the deal for workers at Shannon-based industrial diamond maker, Element Six, was that it offered employees a defined benefit pension scheme.

The story behind the case that concluded in the High Court yesterday will be familiar to Irish workers worried about the risks hanging over money they(...)

Danny Murphy: “The application of rules by the referee is not the problem. Fouling is the real problem and no colour of card is required for those playing by the rules.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster Council chief executive Danny Murphy has defended referees against what he terms “unacceptable” criticism. Writing in his annual report to n(...)