Martin O’Neill had a feel for the occasion by fielding an attacking line-up, just like Ireland always should do at home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA 3:20

The resilience shown by the Republic of Ireland players is important.Shane Long’s goal keeps this tough qualification campaign on track but victory ag(...)

 Martin Keown of Arsenal goads Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty at Old Trafford in 2003. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

By an accident of scheduling the premiere of Sky Sports’ Invincibles documentary about Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-04 title-winning season was broadcast i(...)

“That’s some unique s**t, man” was supposedly LeBron James’s reaction to being presented with a chart of every shot he had taken over the previous five seasons.   Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters.

“That’s some unique s**t, man”. That’s what Kirk Goldsberry says basketball great LeBron James told him when presented with a chart of every shot the (...)

‘Shay is a remarkable feature of this place. He left Ireland for Germany in 1981, working in bars and sleeping in digs until he could open his own place in 1985. A natural born publican, he is as comfortable in the role as you could possibly imagine.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

Jockey Brian Hughes celebrates onboard Katie T after winning the BoyleSports Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Spirits were high at Leopardstown yesterday, not least after the BoyleSports Handicap Chase which was won by 6-1 chance Foxrock, almost making up for (...)

Just over a decade since he carved a dreamlike swathe through defences as the focal point of Arsenal’s “invincibles”, Thierry Henry will this weeke(...)

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Ferenc Puskas was born in 1927 and it kind of felt like that’s when the build-up began to the announcement of the winner of the award named in his hon(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game against Stoke City   at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Stoke City 0 Chelsea 2The portents are promising for Chelsea and ominous for their rivals. This is the fourth time that Chelsea have enjoyed the view (...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)