Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

Brazils’ Fred, a favourite of the RTÉ panel,  celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during against Cameroon at Estadio Nacional. Photograph: Reuters

Day Whatever It Is and the real challenge began: trying to watch two matches at the same time. Granted, you could view one on the telly and the other (...)

Oribe Peralta (left) will be a key player for  Mexico in Brazil.  Photograph: Henry Romero / Reuters

Manager: Miguel Herrera Best finish: Quarter-finals (1970 and 1986) World Cup record: Played 53, Won 14, Drawn 14, Lost 25 History (...)

Drogheda United players protest to referee Paul Tuite after controversial Danny North goal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All that chat over the weekend about Lansdowne being packed to the rafters from here on in, even if we’re playing the Dog and Duck reserves, due to th(...)

The coffin of RTÉ’s Colm Murray is brought into  St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

They supported him through the years of his cruel illness, and yesterday morning, at St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount, the family, friends and collea(...)

Jockeys stand for a minute’s silence yesterday at the Galway Races in deference to the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Colm Murray, one of Ireland’s best-loved broadcasters, died yesterday from motor neurone disease. He was 61. Tributes were paid to a man whose gentle (...)