Republic of Ireland’s Stephanie Roche: will be up against some of the top stars in the game for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award. Photograph: Inpho

As you browsed through the list of nominees announced this week for Fifa’s Puskas Award, granted to the scorer of world football’s finest goal in t(...)

Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray tackle Jean de Villiers at the Aviva on Saturday. So formidable was the visitors’ reputation that it seemed beating them was even beyond St Jude. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

We’ve probably all tried the prayer in our time, usually highly inappropriately, like when our sporting case was especially desperate and our sporting(...)

Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs sitting in the dug out with Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt during the match against Norwich

If you have Liverpool and Munster tattooed on your heart, you probably microwaved your remote control for dinner after an especially painful da(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Clonakilty Hockey Club  won the Irish Hockey Challenge by beating Botanic on penalty strokes after a 0-0 draw. Photograph: Inpho

UCD have to find more space in their trophy cabinet after yet another success for the club this season, their seconds winning the Irish Junior Cup (...)

UCD and  Railway Union will meet again at Park Avenue, a tie that will determine who wins Pool A. Photograph: Inpho

With the country’s top 12 teams making up the competition, it seemed unlikely at the start of this season’s Irish Hockey Leagu(...)

Katie Mullan scored hat-trick for UCD. Photograph: Inpho

There is, as yet, no stopping Railway Union, the defending champions, UCD or Pegasus in the Irish Hockey League, all of whom made it 12 points (...)

Montenotte Hotel Cork captain Gráinne Dwyer after leading her side to victory in the National Cup final against UL Huskies at the   National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, in January. Photograph: Inpho

It was this time last year that we chose basketball’s Michelle Fahy as our sportswoman of the month after her MVP(...)

Emer Lucey: scored two goals for Railway Union against  Ballymoney. Photograph: Inpho

Holders Railway Union, last season’s beaten finalists UCD, Pembroke Wanderers and Ulster’s sole representatives Lurgan are all through to the semi-fin(...)

The Irish team after it won the Grand Slam in Milan in March last year;. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A day in the life of the Irish rugby squad. Up at the crack of dawn for a session in the gym, a full day of work or studies, then a training session i(...)