Shane Curran, right, and Damien Kelleher celebrate St Brigid’s victory over Ballymun Kickhams in the All-Ireland senior club football final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1971 is celebrated as a year of rare vintages – the prized Petrus in Bordeaux, the Brora single malt from the Douglas Laing distillery and, in the (...)

Alan Wilson (35) is on trial at the Central Criminal Court charged with the murder of Romanian woman Marioara Rostas in 2008.

There was a lock on the outside of a bedroom in the house where teenager Marioara Rostas is alleged to have been murdered, a jury has heard this morni(...)

Wicklow’s Paddy Dalton and Mark Staines with Damien Carroll of Meath in Baltinglass. Photograph: Inpho

MEATH 4-11 WICKLOW 2-5: On the scenic route into Baltinglass, over the Wicklow Gap, the wind was howling and the rain outrageous. What football lesson(...)

Goalkeeper Liam Donoghue and Alan Kerins celebrate Clarinbridge’s All-Ireland club hurling final victory over O’Loughlin Gaels at Croke Park in 2011. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Winter falls and the club championships are the collar we turn up against the cold. Huddle up for warmth a few more weeks and stave off the season’s e(...)

CoderDojo founder James Whelton with some young learners at a CoderDojo event

It’s a good thing the future lies in the hands of the generations to come, because phrases such as “open source coding” and “programming langua(...)

St Brigid’s goalkeeper Shane Curran celebrates after the All-Ireland club final win over Ballymun Kickhams. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When it was over, Shane Curran staggered from his goal at Hill 16 end of Croke Park with the legs of a drunk. It was as though(...)

St Brigid’s Shane Curran celebrates at the final whistle of the All-Ireland club semi-final against Crossmaglen. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Though the world is wide and you can see a lot of it lying on the flat of your back, maybe the last thing anyone expected Shane Curran to see w(...)