A fight breaks out during the second Test of the 2006 International Rules series. The indiscipline issue has probably proven to be the most costly for the hybrid game. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday evening in Perth, 30 years after it officially started, the International Rules series between Ireland and Australia could be on it last l(...)

Writer Roddy Doyle and Roy Keane pose for photographs at the Aviva Stadium with their book, Roy Keane The Second Half. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Roy Keane’s second autobiography has lived up to its publisher’s great expectations, selling 10,742 copies in Irish bookstores in the first three days(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters out-jumps David Kvirkvelia of Georgia European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Inpho

One of the reasons Giovanni Trapattoni used to give for picking Robbie Keane in every game, regardless of the fluctuations of his form, was that he co(...)

Packie Bonner at the launch of ‘Man to Man: Irish Stories of Hope in Prostate Cancer’.

Former Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner has said the experience of three former teammates who contracted cancer in middle age has spurred him to get (...)

 Everton academy coach Kevin Sheedy has hit out at Manchester United manager David Moyes . Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Everton academy coach and former player Kevin Sheedy has put the boot into Manchester United manager David Moyes. The former Republic of(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni led Ireland to Poland in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic of Ireland has failed to qualify for the latter stages of the European Championships on each of the two previous occasions it has(...)

 Kevin Sheedy:  ‘I’ve adapted my coaching style very slightly but nothing has changed really.’ Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Sheedy, 53, played 46 times for Ireland and was one of the stars of the 1990 World Cup finals campaign. He is now the Youth team manager with Evert(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni suggested on Sunday that the lack of Irish players playing at top end Premier League clubs means those that start tonight’s game a(...)

Michael Murphy of Ireland tackles David Wojcinski of Australia during the International Rules Series between Australia and Ireland at Etihad Stadium on October 28, 2011 in Melbourne. Photograph: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

The GAA have not been approached officially or informally by the AFL about the possibility that this year’s international rules series could be(...)