Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks dejected after a penalty is not awarded during the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley. Photo:   Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

IMPACT He tried to keep a cool head as Villa never got a foothold in the game, but was given a lesson by Santi Cazorla and Mesut Özil. There were sha(...)

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the second goal for Arsenal in their FA cup final victory over Aston Villa at Wembley. Photo: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 year(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. A Red C opinion poll to be published in the Sunday Business Post indicates an increase in support for the Government parties.

Support for the Coalition parties has increased in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum, according to a Red C opinion poll to be published in (...)

Alberto Contador is on course to win the Giro D’Italia despite  finishing 6th in the 20th stage, which was won by Fabio Aru

Barring a crash in Sunday’s final stage, Alberto Contador is poised to win the Giro d’Italia after the Spaniard limited the damage on the 20th stage,(...)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s James Vincent  scores their second goal during the Scottish Cup Final against  Falkirk at Hampden Park. Photo: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Inverness 2 Falkirk 1 Inverness won the Scottish Cup for the first time in the club’s 21-year history with a dramatic 86th-minute goal by substitute(...)

 Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. The Laser Radial sailor was(...)

Saracens lifted the Premiership after a 28-16 win over Bath at Twickenham. Photograph: Reuters

Bath 16 Saracens 28 Saracens created Aviva Premiership history at Twickenham as they beat Bath 28-16 to be crowned English champions for a second time(...)

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has played  a key part in the club’s run to the FA Cup final. Photo:   Mike Egerton/PA

Former Aston Villa academy director Bryan Jones, who retired after a 31-year association with the club last September, talks about how Jack Grealis(...)

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: PA

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defen(...)

Migrants in the process of being rescued during the week after attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Photograph: PA

More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, according to the Italian coastguar(...)