Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty scores the winning goal for his side in their   Uefa Euro 2016 Group F qualifier at Albert Florian Stadium in Budapest. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA

Hungary 1 Northern Ireland 2 Kyle Lafferty and Niall McGinn were the scorers as Northern Ireland marked the ninth anniversary of their famous victory (...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates the first goal of his hat-trick in the international friendly against  South Africa during their international friendly at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Friendly internationals round-up: Neymar scored a hat-trick as (...)

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Given recent, unhappy developments in domestic discourse, there could hardly be a better time for a film about a homophobic jerk – partly fictionalise(...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)

Bare ruined choirs: a derelict Church of Ireland church in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History begins with a number of essays. Those on architecture and stained glass by Michael O’Neill and David La(...)

Northern Ireland’s Oliver Norwood reacts to a missed chance during the international friendly against Turkey in Adana. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho

Turkey 1 Northern Ireland 0A solitary moment of madness cost Northern Ireland a battling draw in Adana as Roy Carroll and Chris Baird gifted Turkey a (...)

 New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) and his assistant Roy Keane look on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill does not expect the appointment of Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland boss to have a significant impact o(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. “I am extremely happy to have agreed a new two-year deal.” Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Michael O’Neill has agreed a two-year extension to his contract as Northern Ireland manager, the Irish Football Association has announced.The new dea(...)

Northern Ireland goalscorer Steven Davis is put under pressure by Israel’s Eran Zahavi during last night’s World Cup Group F qualifier  against Israel at the Ramat Gan Stadium in  Tel Aviv. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Israel 1 Northern Ireland 1Steven Davis’s second-half strike ensured Northern Ireland’s disappointing World Cup campaign ended on a positive note with(...)