Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton trotted up and down the pitch “like the slow boat to China”, according to Martin Carney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wasn’t easy leaving Wales v Uruguay but it had to be done. The Rugby World Cup might just come around every four years but we get a mere one senior(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly during the pre-match parade Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kerry, you’d imagine, were watching back home, filing their nails while enjoying the spectacle of their potential September 20 suitors wearing themsel(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon clashes withMayo’s Aidan O’Shea during an often fraught All-Ireland semi-final  at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

From “a big load of shite” to “absolutely brillint!”, the RTÉ panel travelled much the same journey as ourselves yesterday, losing the will to draw br(...)

Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé is shown a black card by referee Maurice Deegan who had a good match  in filthy conditions in the semi-final at Croke Park. Photogrraph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

August has so far been a wicked month for the administration of discipline in the GAA. The evidence of recent years has been that the games have becom(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue jumps with joy following at the final whistle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Well, Joe Brolly, what do you think of that? Last year’s booming riposte by Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy might well have served for all of Tyrone in the flo(...)

Prosecutors disclosed in Belfast High Court  that 16 people have been charged in connection with a suspected cannabis importing racket  linked to a factory growhouse  in Italy. File photograph: PA Wire

Nearly 80 consignments of cannabis were imported into Northern Ireland in a multi-million pound international trafficking operation, it was alleged in(...)

Aidan O’Shea gets away from Donegal’s Neil McGee and Mark McHugh during Saturday’s quarter-final: the Mayo player passed a big test in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I was briefly talking to Joe Brolly after the Mayo-Donegal game on Saturday. Now, I have a lot of time for Joe but he talks some rubbish at times. Aft(...)

Derry v Wexford Owenbeg, 2pm War or irrelevant skirmish, we shall see. Both teams have beaten Down so is it the one overrun by Westmeath or the(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal in the World Hockey League fifth-place playoff, in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

When that Sky Sports hockey commentator said of Malaysia yesterday, “they’re hardly going to score two goals in a minute”, you sensed Malaysia were ab(...)

Power in the Blood: The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred: Ella McSweeney’s documentary is a good example of the type of production proposal RTÉ is seeking

Science Foundation Ireland, the statutory body that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths, has given RTÉ grant funding of €500,000 over (...)