A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

Katie Taylor this morning put the icing on what’s been a fantastic weekend for Irish Sport. The Olympic gold medallist secured a fifth straight(...)

Thousands of young East Berliners on the Berlin Wall, near the Brandenburg Gate on November 11th, 1989.

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989 was the most dramatic in an extraordinary sequence of events that led to the collapse of communism i(...)

The    gorgeous piece of skill from Shane Walsh for his first-half point spread like wildfire on social media.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tullamore will live forever in my mind as the place where I stole a prized piece of confectionery from the grasp of Brian Cowen. In May 2011, I was re(...)

 Colm Cooper’s role with Kerry has been embraced by James O’Donoghue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

My colleague Ken Early suggested in the Irish Times yesterday that, as far as the Brazilian media were concerned, the injury to Neymar which has ruled(...)

Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan will continue to produce outstanding online radio content for The Irish Times.

The Irish Times today announced the signing of an extended contract with the Second Captains team who provide The Irish Times Second Captains Podcast;(...)

 The Second Captains team, from left: Simon Hick, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt and Mark Horgan, Malachy Logan, sports editor of The Irish Times (centre left) and Malachy Clerkin, sports reporter (extreme right). The team’s sudden departure from Newstalk’s Off the Ball programme was one the biggest talking points in Irish radio this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In a year when Irish radio went through more upheaval than in the previous three combined, one sudden exit stands out, one that left a station bereft (...)

The Ireland of O’Neill and Keane will be more exciting to follow than the increasingly forlorn team that spent the last few years being patronised by Giovanni Trapattoni.

The news that Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are to take over the running of the Irish team is the most exciting thing to happen in Irish football since(...)

Playing a blinder: Cillian Murphy runs a gangland empire in Birmingham in Peaky Blinders

There’s no getting away from it: Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, Thursday) is the daftest, most unlikely name for a vicious mob drama, never mind one that’s (...)

Second Captains: Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are no second acts in American life, F Scott Fitzgerald famously said. He turned out to be wrong, but in the media world the sentiment is much m(...)