Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Members of the Irish Army Ranger Wing in Goz Beida in Chad: meagre manpower and difficult terrain will benefit from  the ability to see via drones and telescopes attached to kites. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While little-heralded, the significance of the battle the Naval Service is engaged in with international narcotics gangs cannot be overstated. In rece(...)

Galway talisman Joe Canning now has a number of potentially dangerous forwards at his side. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Have the wheels fallen off the Waterford juggernaut ? On the most up to date evidence it certainly seems that they are more than a little loose. Jugg(...)

The question hanging over Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, is whether Tuesday’s reaction signals a repeat of this time last year, when Wall Street quickly shrugged off a quarterly report that failed to trounce its forecasts,

Ordinarily, if a casual observer heard one of the world’s largest companies had grown its revenues and profits by more than a third they would conside(...)

A tag rugby tournament is to be held in the memory of Berkeley balcony victim Aoife Beary.

The only Irish captains to beat New Zealand – Donal Canniffe and Fiona Coghlan – will both take part in a tag rugby tournament this Saturday, July 25t(...)

Doug Howlett believes Joe Schmidt can be Ireland’s trump card at the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

There was a period in Rugby World Cup history where the narrative for the All Blacks read like it had been ripped from the pages of a ‘penny dreadf(...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll in action against Kerry’s Paul Geaney who returns to the Kingdom’s starting line-up for the replay at Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Selections are generally an indicator of how teams view replays. The obvious imperative after a draw is to learn from it and improve. A clear sign o(...)

 Leo Cullen: preparing Leinster to play Edinburgh on September 4th. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Leinster, who look certain to keep Leo Cullen as head coach this season but will recruit a backs coach before November, open their Guinness Pro12 camp(...)

Seán O’Brien, Paul O’Connell and Rob Kearney wearing Ireland’s alternate World Cup jersey. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho 4:57

Paul O’Connell has confirmed that Ireland’s last game in the World Cup will be his final appearance for the national team ahead of joining three-time (...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath before the Munster SHC final against Tipperary at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

The Munster championship still resonates as a stand-alone competition. But after a bumper weekend of hurling in Thurles, there was a heavy sense of fi(...)