Let the Mayo footballers keep on keeping on, especially after their defeat to Dublin (above).

We end every year the same way, godding up the winners from the 12 months just gone as we circle the plughole one more time. It’s a nice tradition, no(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Portumna’s Ronan O’Meara is chased by Loughrea’s Eoin Mahony and Tom Regan in Pearse Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Portumna 3-12 Loughrea 0-14: There was a familiar end to a terribly sad week for Galway hurling when Portumna claimed their sixth county championship (...)

Niall Donohue is chased by Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly at the 2012 All Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Galway inter-county hurler Niall Donohue has died at age 22. The hurler, who played for Kilbeacanty, passed away suddenly last night. He was due to c(...)

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham has warned his players only those who impress in training will be selected for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Clare in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Galway hurlers have become the latest side to close their training sessions to the public, with manager Anthony Cunningham warning his men team se(...)