Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)

Ireland’s players celebrate after defeating the  Netherlands in a European qualifier at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght in August 2009

Ireland’s leading women basketball players are returning to international competition after seven years. They will take part in the Women’s European C(...)

 Travis d’Arnaud  of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a two-run homer  in the third inning against  Los Angeles Dodgers  at Citi Field in New York City. Photo:  Elsa/Getty Images

In the third inning of the National League Division Play-off against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Monday night, New York Mets’ catcher Travis d’Arnaud(...)

So many good things in life come in twos. Shoes, buses, papal visits (maybe), brothers-in-law ... Brothers-in-law? Hang on there now! I have two. One (...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Colm Cooper has been named on the substitutes’ bench again for the Munster final replay against Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The news came and went on Thursday night with all the fanfare of a fógra in the bottom corner of the parish bulletin. Four changes on the Kerry team, (...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

Clare’s Colm Galvin: “What I’ll miss most is the big match days and the preparation for that. I wish the lads the best of luck for the year and I hope they bring back silverware.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colm Galvin hasn’t ruled out the prospect of featuring for Clare in this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship.Galvin, 22, will fly to Bosto(...)

 David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)

Clare players go through a warm up drill before the game against Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn, a quick rasher sandwich, then off to Dunedin for Sri Lanka v Afghanistan. Where would you be going? And if it wasn’t fo(...)