Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Try walking in Jack Grealish’s shoes this week. True, he wears the best quiff of any English-born youngster with Irish heritage since Johnny Maher fir(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

He’s got the world number-one spot, four Majors and counting, and now Rory McIlroy can add the title of Ireland’s richest sportsman to his burgeoning (...)

Tony McCoy found it hard to stay motivated when his 300 wins target was no longer a reality. Photo: David Davies/PA

“It’s a terrible way of describing it but I’ve been like a drug addict this week,” Tony McCoy says on a quiet morning at home. In a beautiful house on(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager  Martin O’Neill has a  kickabout  with Mark Bates and Anna Secka at the launch of the 2015 SportsWorld FAI Summer Soccer Schools at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has not ruled out the idea of looking to stay on for a second qualification campaign, even if his team fail(...)

Roy Keane  did not attend a brief hearing at Trafford Magistrates’ Court today but a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf by his lawyer. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Roy Keane has pleaded not guilty to an alleged road rage claim made following an incident near Manchester in January.The Republic of Ireland assistant(...)

Ex-Manchester United and Republic of Ireland soccer player Roy Keane is due to appear in court on Wednesday over an alleged road-rage incident with a taxi driver. Photograph: Inpho

Ex-Manchester United and Republic of Ireland soccer player Roy Keane is due to appear in court on Wednesday over an alleged road-rage incident with a (...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane will appear in court next week. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish assistant manager Roy Keane will not appear in court this Tuesday as his case has been pushed back to April 8th.The former Manchester United and(...)

Shane Long celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Poland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Dublin 4 proved to be a home away from home for Poland, as many places do for one of the world’s great diasporas. But on a night when Irish support(...)

Shane Long wheels away in celebration after scoring the Republic of Ireland equaliser against Poland in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho 7:42

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1 So, a night full of passion on pride at the Aviva but points, as they say make prizes, and like the loyalties of(...)