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 Ireland’s Shane O’Donoghue  scores his team’s second goal from the penalty corner against England in the   Hockey World  at Kalinga Stadium  in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Picking over the bones of Friday’s World Cup exit, the anguish of Ireland’s exit was mixed with the frustration of a chance lost to reach the knockout(...)

Angry WPP shareholders rebelled on Wednesday at an annual meeting dominated by differences over the departure of the advertising firm’s former chief executive Martin Sorrell

Angry WP shareholders rebelled on Wednesday at an annual meeting dominated by differences over the departure of the advertising firm’s former chief ex(...)

Tipperary’s Robbie Kiely is tackled by Cork’s Mark Collins at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9 Tipperary manager Liam Kearns believes that Saturday’s Munster semi-final defeat to Cork is the biggest setback of his tenure(...)

Tipperary’s Bill Maher is challenged by Ian Maguire of Cork during the Munster SFC semi-final at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Tipperary 0-9 Cork 1-17 Luke Connolly kicked 10 points on his return to the intercounty scene as Cork swept past Tipperary and into the Munster foot(...)

Wexford’s Brian Malone and Paddy Small of Dublin compete for the ball. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Wexford 1-12 Dublin 0-14 Barry O’Connor scored the crucial point three minutes into additional time as Wexford sealed a rare victory over Dublin in a(...)

Jane and Patrick Annesley pictured at their ancestral home, Annesgrove near Castletownroche in Co Cork. The family have been there for close on 400 years. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“During a tour of the garden an American visitor asked me how long my family had lived here. When I said about 400 years he said: ‘Don’t you think tha(...)

 John Cooney scored 27 points for Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ulster 52 Harlequins 24 The score-line provided a slight misnomer not in denying that Ulster thoroughly merited their victory but in that their six-t(...)

Iain Henderson: led his Ulster team-mates from the front against Harlequins last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster v Harlequins, Kingspan Stadium (7.45pm, live on BT Sport) There may be times when the Ulster players and management feel external barracking (...)

Britain’s Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her husband Philip Duke of Edinburgh on honeymoon on November 25th, 1947, in Hampshire. Photograph:  STRSTR/AFP/Getty

At St James’s Palace on Thursday afternoon, a small group of tourists peered earnestly through the railings at the guardsmen on sentry duty, snug and (...)

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster XV for the trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, Scotstoun Stadium, 1pm, Sky Sports Action Nobody is thinking about Ireland - besides that gang of hard nosed men led by (...)

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