Women’s World Cup Qualifier at Tallaght Stadium, where the Republic of Ireland’s Ciara Grant came on against Georgia. File Photograph: Inpho

It has to be a bizarre thing having your career effectively divided into different stages. The average footballer’s career involves underage training,(...)

Mayo has been the best-selling replica jersey for O’Neills this year, followed by that of All-Ireland winners Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Paul Mescal effect on the sales of O’Neills shorts has continued into 2021 with the company reporting that its branded shorts is by far this year’(...)

Wicklow’s Amy O’Neill and Emily Ryan after a  game against Old Belvedere last month. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last week this column highlighted the plight of the newly promoted Wicklow RFC in the Energia Women’s All Ireland League in losing their first two mat(...)

 A celebration of the life of Manus O Riordan heard of his ‘meticulous research skills,  prodigious intellect,  strong sense of justice and boundless energy’. Photograph:  The Irish Times

Trade unionist Manus O’Riordan played a huge role in ensuring the legacy of the men and women who fought against fascism in the 1930s will continue to(...)

 Mediahuis Ireland has ended the contract of Neil Francis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Mediahuis Ireland, publisher of Independent.ie, has decided to end the contract of Neil Francis, the former Irish international turned analyst and col(...)

Noel McNamara: ‘The main thing was that I wanted to get back coaching.’ Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Noel McNamara wrote two resignation letters in recent weeks, one to Clongowes Wood College and the other to Leinster Rugby thereby removing the safety(...)

Monaghan’s under-20s captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh  was killed in a traffic collision on Friday night. File photograph: Monaghan GAA

Tributes have been paid to Monaghan’s under-20s captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh who was killed in a traffic collision on Friday night. The 19-year-old d(...)

John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa is the youngest Getafe player to feature in La Liga Primera División. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Jim Crawford’s Republic of Ireland under-21 panel includes talent from German and Spanish clubs with the geographical balance evened out by UCD strike(...)

Ireland’s Leon Reid competing in the heats of the men’s 60m at the European Indoor Championships last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland has declined to comment on reports that Irish sprinter Leon Reid was among five men charged with drugs, firearms and money-launderin(...)

The Manchester derby is the clash of the weekend. Can United end City’s winning run? Photograph: Getty Images

Saturday Aston Villa (9th) v Wolves (12th) Aston Villa are expected to be without skipper Jack Grealish for a fourth game. The midfielder is still s(...)

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