KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

Chefs Paul Flynn and Louise Clarke (front, centre) getting set for the West Waterford Festival of Food

REV UP FOR WEST WATERFORD The West Waterford Festival of Food (April 15th-17th) is a not-to-be-missed gastronomic feast, with Dublin-born London re(...)

UCD’s Jack McCaffrey won the Footballer of the Year award after his All-Ireland winning displays from wing back for Dublin last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

This year’s Sigerson Cup final weekend takes place in Jordanstown with the outcome looking reasonably in the balance. University of Limerick caused (...)

Dean Quigley, Kilmore SAC and captain of the Irish team, with a sea bream at the world championships in Portugal

A recent proposal from the EU Fisheries Commission on bass management across northern Europe calls for a complete angling ban in Ireland from next mo(...)

Ireland’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring a goal in the International Rules Test. The Mayo man was superb against Australia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If whatever crafty gene drives the International Rules series could be isolated, it would make a fortune for the biomedical industry. Two years ago(...)

St. Patrick’s Eoin O’Connor with Michael Darragh MacAuley and Sean Gibbons of Ballyboden St. Enda’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-8 St Patrick’s 0-7 Ballyboden St Enda’s dug deep in the Drogheda mud to clear a tricky opening provincial hurdle on Sunday. Col(...)

The Quinn brothers (from left): Seán, Brian, Frank, and Michael. Photograph: courtesy of MS Ireland

They say in marathon running it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace, although the four Quinn brothers aren’t sure which part might kill them(...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn: “Hopefully we can get a run, win a couple of games, and push for a Leinster title.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not many football competitions can claim 23 different winners in its 45 years of existence. Or create such a level playing field that every team that(...)

Cian O’Sullivan: valuable for his dynamism and mobility around midfield for Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For much of the build-up to this Leinster senior football quarter-final the mood has been “Charge of the Light Brigade” – with added unhappiness ov(...)

Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)