Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

(...). In any case, so shocking has been the handling of this whole sorry affair that the game’s governing(...)

Ireland’s show jumping team manager Robert Splaine has named his four-star Nations’ Cup squad. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

(...) championships represent the last chance for Ireland to qualify as a team for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016(...)

No fear of whiplash: introducing air-drumming 2:40

(...)-ordinated and taught nearly 1,000 drummers for the London Olympic Games opening ceremony. Using Aerodrums for(...)

Katie Taylor with third-year pupils, from left, Rebecca O’Grady, Shannon MacAnaspie and Lauryn Groome, at New Cross College, Finglas. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) currently preparing for the European Games in June, with a view also to Olympic qualification. Her absence(...)

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on May 2. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mayweather and Pacquiao, the game’s unrivalled drawcards, foundered.Mayweather made the first approach in the(...)

Gillian Pinder is one of five UCD players in Darren Smith’s Ireland squad. Photograph: Inpho

(...) phase of the qualification process for next year’s Olympic Games. There is still one spot in the squad(...)

Paul Durcan has has written some beautiful poems with Gaelic games at their core, including the wonderfully evocative ‘We Believe in Hurling’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...), that, at least since the early Olympic Games, poetry and sport have been linked. There’s no shortage of(...)

Pegasus’s Grace Irwin in action against Andrea Desneaux of Ulster Elks during the recent Irish Hockey League clash. Photo: Rowland White/Inpho

(...), but they’re five points behind, so if Ards can keep their cool over their remaining six games – five(...)

 Bruce Jenner after the 1,500 metres which sealed his win at the 1976 Olympic decathlon in Montreal. Photograph: Allsport UK/Allsport

Lining up for the 1,500 metres, the final event of the 1976 Olympic decathlon, Bruce Jenner had the(...)

John Treacy: “We’ve seen loads of evidence down through the years of people who scrape in around July and by the time the Olympics come around they don’t have it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Delaney won the 1500m gold in Melbourne. “We’ve still five medals for the Olympic Games. The boxing(...)