Dublin celebrate their six-in-a-row of All-Ireland titles after the win over Mayo at Croke Park last December. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

England were beaten in the final of the European Championships on Sunday evening, and it’s fair to say that if this didn’t delight 100 per cent of the(...)

Didier Deschamps: ‘Our goal is to achieve the best possible result with all the consequences that goes with it for the group.’ Photograph: Getty

Group F: Portugal v France Kick-off: 8pm, Wednesday. Venue: Puskas Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 7.30pm. On TV: L(...)

Hungary players congratulate team-mate Attila Fiola  after he scored against France at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Pool

It’s been a humbling weekend for those of us who spent the build-up to the European Championships warning of dull football and exhausted, half-interes(...)

Saoirse Noonan and Ciara Grant battle for the ball during a training fixture. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Women’s international friendly: Friday June 11th: Iceland v Republic of Ireland, Laugardalsvollur (6pm Irish time, Live on RTÉ Player and RTÉ Newsnow(...)

Ireland’s Sean Tobin running in the men’s 3000m final at the European Indoor Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a no more moderate or precise assessment of championship performance than when the end sum of the medal hopes and expectations adds up to zer(...)

Vera Pauw: saw her Republic of Ireland side suffer a crushiing 1-0 defeat to Ukraine at the Obolon Arena, Kiev. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Having felt they were on the cusp of making some history going to Kiev, the Irish team return home on the verge of elimination from these European Ch(...)

 Stephen Kenny’s Ireland team will look to recover from Thursday’s playoff defeat with a positive result against Wales. Photograph: PA

The visit of Wales this weekend will give Stephen Kenny and his players an early opportunity to put the disappointment of Thursday night’s penalty def(...)

Mick McCarthy is confident Ireland will reach Euro 2020 providing they can beat Slovakia in their play-off semi-final. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy remains deeply wary of a Slovakia team he says will test Ireland in Bratislava, but the manager is adamant that if his players can win t(...)

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The Ireland team’s programme for this Olympic year will be hectic: there is no place for the European Championships. Yesterday, a forecast of troubl(...)

The Irish senior team qualifying  for  next summer’s European championships would be expected to be worth an initial €5 million net to the organisation. Photograph: Inpho

The union representing many of the FAI’s staff hopes to meet with management at the association over the coming days in order to get some clarity with(...)

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