Adrien Pendaries of France with the 2015 Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at Tuam Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

Adrien Pendaries became the first French winner of the Irish Boys’ Amateur Open Championship after a closing round of 74 helped him cruise to an eight(...)

A spokeswoman  for Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys said the Minister “was not consulted in advance and she had no role in the decision-making process” on the sale of the Beit paintings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision by the trust that runs Russborough House to sell valuable paintings in London to raise funds was presented as a “done deal” to Minister f(...)

Wexford’s Jack Guiney’s shot is blocked by Westmeath’s Liam Varley at Cusack Park. Photograph: Tommy Greally/Inpho

Wexford 1-24 Westmeath 1-16 A goal from the game’s top scorer, Ian Byrne, in the third minute of the second half gave overwhelming favourites Wexford(...)

Westmeath manager Michael Ryan patrols the sideline during his side’s victory over Antrim. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Westmeath 1-21 Antrim 0-7 Westmeath’s hurlers emerged from the driving rain in front of just under 1,300 spectators in Mullingar yesterday afte(...)

Westmeath’s Brendan Murtagh: his goal after  a quarter of an hour elapsed in the second half was key to his side’s victory over Carlow in Mullingar. Photograph: Inpho

Westmeath 2-19 Carlow 2-17 A brilliant goal from Brendan Murtagh in the 50th minute proved to be the decisive score as Westmeath eked out a deserved (...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea with Michael Ryan (right).  Ryan has been a selector now under both O’Shea and Liam Sheedy. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

With the 2014 season barely cold in the ground, the announcement of Tipperary’s managerial plans for 2016 and beyond over the weekend is quite a state(...)

Sybil Mulcahy: reporting for TV3 magazine show Life.

TV3’s new evening magazine show Life is warming up ahead of its January launch by asking social media users to get in touch if they have any news or s(...)

Goffs in Co Kildare will hold its premier auction of thoroughbred yearlings next Tuesday and Wednesday. Photograph: f stop press

There will be blue bloods to be found both in and out of the sales ring when Goffs holds its premier auction of thoroughbred yearlings at the bloodsto(...)

Tipperary coach Paudie O’Neill: “A fact is a fact. We can’t change the result of ’09 – but we can’t change the result of 2010 either”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Within the Tipperary management team, Paudie O’Neill provides perspective. He shares with manager Eamon O’Shea the geographical distance of having liv(...)