Nick Colgan in action for Ireland in 2003 at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Nicky Colgan is hoping that Huddersfield Town can make mathematically sure of avoiding relegation this evenin(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: his team have hit the ground running so far this season with eight winners in Ireland already. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coolmore will be Aidan O’Brien’s first runner on the flat in Britain this year when she puts her classic credentials on the line at Newmarket on Tues(...)

Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

Down’s Joe Murphy attempts to block  Dublin’s Kevin McManamon during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:   William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 1-7 Dublin 1-15 Nothing can stop them now, Dublin making it five wins from five and already reserving their place on the knock-out stage. In thi(...)

  Belvedere’s James McKeown on his way to scoring the first try against St Michael’s College in the semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College v Cistercian College, Roscrea RDS, Sunday, 4pm Surely this is Belvedere’s year. Considering everything we have witnessed up to thi(...)

Gonzaga’s Jack MacNamara tackles Daniel Keane of Roscrea during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 27 Gonzaga Colllege 17 The holders Cistercian Roscrea powered past Gonzaga before finding out they will have to confront C(...)

Anthony Stokes: money could be a factor in deciding which club he joins on loan. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/Getty Images.

Hibernian appeared to be preparing the ground for Anthony Stokes to rejoin the club last night with the Easter Road club curtailing the loans of two (...)

“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.

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(...)