“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Newbride’s Jake Howlett is tackled by Tim Foley of Cistercian College Roscrea during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph:    Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cistercians College, Roscrea 8 Newbridge College 8Roscrea’s relentless lineout drive already removed Blackrock from the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. I(...)

 Declan McDonogh riding Maarek (white cap) to win The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is a flavour of Fethard in the Paris suburbs today as Maarek will be ridden by Billy Lee for the first time in a Maisons-Laffitte Group Three w(...)

Ger Lyons: fourth in the trainer’s table in Ireland with 45 winners worth just shy of €1 million. Photograph: Inpho

Next week’s Middle Park Stakes can’t come quick enough for Ger Lyons as the Co Meath trainer reckons Capella Sansevero can put a Group One cherry on t(...)

Full list of candidates The big question in Donegal is how Sinn Féin is going to do. Gerry Adams reckons his arrest over the murder of Jean McC(...)

More tame than shrew: the Globe Theatre production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

There was once a popular English folk ballad called A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in Morel’s Skin for Her Good Behaviour. It is the t(...)

Anti-austerity campaigners (from left) Joe Murphy Margo McGrory and Philip McFadden filed a formal criminal complaint at Buncrana Garda station over the behaviour of former Anglo Irish Bank executives.

Three anti-austerity campaigners have filed a formal complaint with gardai over the behaviour of former senior Anglo Irish Bank executives. Donegal(...)