Jeamie Deacon in action for Blackrock.

She’s had her fair share of memorable moments during her sporting career to date, being flown by private jet to play in a hockey quarter-final for Mic(...)

Andy Murray: took grilling over his forthcoming wedding in good spirits.  Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

Gary Lineker looked a bit glum yesterday. On a weekend overflowing with FA Cup thrills and spills, the BBC ended up with Bristol City 0, West Ham 1, a(...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

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 (...)