Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Beck on the main stage at Electric Picnic last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:00

As Electric Picnic drew to a close, details of next year’s festival were already emerging. Tickets go on sale at noon today and organisers Festival Re(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

A doctor who diagnosed a woman with gastric flu a day before she died of probable pneumonia did not fall short of the standards that could reasonably be expected of a general practitioner, a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry has heard. Photograph: David Sleator.

Tim O’Brien A doctor who diagnosed a woman with gastric flu a day before she died of probable pneumonia did not fall short of the standar(...)

Moorefield 2-13 St Martin’s 0-4: It turned out a routine day for Moorefield as they cruised to a comfortable 15-point victory over Wexford champions, (...)

Old Belvedere’s Josh Eden and Kieran O’Gorman tackle  Graham Lawlor of Cork Constitution at Anglesea Road. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

OLD BELVEDERE and Cork Constitution played out a 3-3 draw in horrendous conditions in Saturday’s Ulster Bank League Division One A game at Anglesea R(...)

UCD players celebrate their promotion to Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was a stunning triumph in the terms of the context of the occasion, the nature of the victory and manner in which it adhered to the e(...)

Mourners raise candles for bomb victims two days after a double explosion at the Boston Marathon killed three and injured 176 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Investigators have spotted a Boston Marathon bombing suspect from security video taken before two blasts ripped through central Boston on Monday, a US law enforcement source said. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

In what could be a major break in the case of the Boston Marathon, police are hunting a man seen in a department-store surveillance video dro(...)