Ireland’s players react after Wales’ Carys Phillips scores a try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 17 Wales 27 Tom Tierney’s tenure as Ireland women’s head coach has ended but the 40-year-old is not unemployed. “I’m a rugby coach by profes(...)

 The new emergency department at University Hospital Limerick. Photograph:  Press 22

I was carted off recently screaming and kicking to the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick, where I was popped on to a trolley and wh(...)

Tyrone’s Mark Bradley tries to avoid the Derry duo of  of  Enda Lynn and Carlus McWilliams during the Ulster SFC quarter-final at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry 0-11 Tyrone 0-22 If you are looking for evidence that the GAA may be in line for a future shock, then the disappearance of one of Ulster’s tru(...)

“I tend to look for any crumb of comfort – like, for instance, this is the first time in about four years that we haven’t been advised to have legal representation present.”

So it’s parent-teacher day at Honor’s school – the day of the year I hate more than possibly any other. As an optimist, I always go into it with a hug(...)

Derry celebrate their last-gasp win over Fermanagh but victory wasn’t enough to keep them in Division Two. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Fermanagh 0-13 Derry 2-8 A 75th minute long-range point from Carlus McWilliams sent Fermanagh tumbling to Division Three in a thriller in Brewster Pa(...)

Mayo’s  Cora Staunton  in action against Fiona Hudson of Dublin during the Lidl Ladies Football National League match  at Croke Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin 1-10 Mayo 1-11 Cora Staunton was the match-winner on her first appearance at Croke Park since 2008 as Mayo saw off Dublin to pick up their se(...)

James Kielt converted a late free to rescue a point for Derry against Clare. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Derry 0-11 Clare 1-8 A last-gasp point from James Kielt, five minutes into injury time, gave Derry a share of the spoils in a dramatic game at Celtic(...)

Michael Flatley will set the scene for his dance troupe who will do most of the dancing, a source said. Photograph: David Sleator

Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has accepted an invitation to appear at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Liberty Ball in Washingt(...)

Down’s Barra O’Hagan with Benny Heron of Derry compete for a loose ball on Sunday. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Down 0-15 Derry 0-14 The roar from the partisan 1,500 crowd at the end of this Dr McKenna Cup game encounter was not just for a home win in a tight(...)

Michael Hoey sits tied-27th after two rounds of European Tour Qualifying School at PGA Catalunya. Photo: Inpho

Getting the best out of your game no matter how poorly you’re playing is the secret of golf but it’s even more apposite at the Final Stage of the Eur(...)