Jamaica’s Giles Barnes and teammates celebrate defeating the US 2-1 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal football match in Atlanta. Photograph: Getty Images

Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes scored first-half goals to propel Jamaica to an upset 2-1 victory over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup sem(...)

Michael Bradley of Solar 21

In a time of disillusionment with the stock markets, Michael Bradley tells us why Solar 21 is offering a greener and brighter alternative to property (...)

Antrim’s Odhran McFadden tries to race clear of Offaly goalscorer Shane Dooley. Photograph: Inpho

Antrim 0-19 Offaly 2-17Just four points separated Offaly and Antrim at the final whistle at Ballycastle but in truth the visitors were never really in(...)

Laois’s Zane Keenan impressed in defeat of Antrim. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Antrim 1-14 Laois 1-18The Laois hurlers leapfrogged Antrim to move off the bottom of the Division 1B table yesterday after a 1-18 to 1-14 win over the(...)

Ireland’s Simon Geoghegan scores a try against England at Twickenham in 1994 Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Games Ireland won that they might have lost 1994: Ireland was beaten by France 35-15 and then Wales came to Dublin to add a second defeat, this time 1(...)

Big blokes, these rugby men. Irish sides are not renowned as behemoths of the rugby world but Joe Schmidt’s side of today still dwarfs those of 30 yea(...)

Michael Creedon: joined the family business 20 years ago and  now runs Bradley’s on North Main Street in Cork city centre.

To describe Bradley’s of Cork as an institution would be something of an understatement. The family business has been an ever-present on North Main St(...)

Bath’s Peter Stringer scores a try against Leicester Tigers. Ireland’s fourth most capped player of all time is not yet interested in winding down his career. Photo: David Davies/PA

In analysing Irish rugby’s rejuvenation in the noughties, a key figure has to be Peter Stringer. Whereas the careers of Irish scrumhalves are not not(...)

Tim Howard reacts after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in Salvador.

Beaten but unbowed, the USA exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium last night, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the(...)

Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates scoring his team’s second goal past Portugal goalkeeper Beto during the World Cup Group G game  at Arena Amazonia  in Manaus. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Portugal 2 USA 2 Silvestre Varela broke American hearts with a goal in the dying seconds, just as Jürgen Klinsmann’s team were preparing to celebrate(...)