Jimmy White still believes he can make an impact at the World Championships, depsite not having competed in the tournament since 2006. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Whirlwind stands there. Black jacket, white shirt. Hands drilled into his pockets, the mischievous grin. Jimmy White. You can’t quite remember how(...)

Mark Selby (left) congratulates David Morris after he won their second-round match during the  Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York. Photograph:   Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Kilkenny’s David Morris caused a huge shock at the Coral UK Championship when he knocked out world champion Mark Selby. Selby, who became a father for(...)

Jimmy White: ‘I had one sneaky account with NatWest. I started dipping into this every now and then to fund my crack habit. I did the lot in less than three months. Every penny.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Six-time World Championship finalist Jimmy White has told of his battle with crack cocaine addiction. The ‘Whirlwind’ (52) became a huge fans’ favouri(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with then assistant Rory Gallagher, who looks set to replace him at the helm of the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal may be poised to name Rory Gallagher as their new football manager but their club championship is facing into another round of uncertainty.The(...)

Whyte’s auction of “History, Literature and Collectibles” in Dublin next Saturday features a selection of first editions by Seamus Heaney, including a(...)

John Higgins was a 5-1 winner over Dechawat Poomjaeng at the Wuxi Classic. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Kilkenny’s David Morris claimed a place in the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time in China today as he beat Northern Ireland’s Gerard Green(...)