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Daniel Leo in action for Samoa against South Africa during  the 2011 World Cup in Auckland. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

The Pacific Island nations should boycott the World Cup if plans to exclude Fiji, Samoa and Tonga from the 12-team Nations League are ratified by rugb(...)

Driving home for Christmas? Let us be your co-pilot as we bring the curtain down on 2018 with our Added Time review of the sporting year. Allow Malac(...)

Selfie-confidence: Ireland’s players celebrate with their silver medals at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup Final at Lee Valley Stadium in London last August. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was many a great story to be told after Ireland’s magical World Cup adventure in London during the summer, but few matched the one Emily Beatty (...)

Ireland’s David Harte: he will need to be at his sharpest in seven days’ time against  Australia. Photograph: Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

The Netherlands gave Ireland’s men’s hockey team something of a lesson this week. In the final match before Ireland meet Australia in the first of the(...)

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte’s initial diagnosis was a fractured fibula. Photograph:  Freddie Parkinson/Inpho

The Irish men are anxiously waiting for news on David Harte after he ended their World Cup preparation tournament in Valencia with a protective plast(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: impressed at the Ireland trial last week. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Fresh from an outstanding 2018 season, Ireland high performance director Antonio Maurogiovanni has launched a campaign to have the Irish Championship(...)

 Conor Dunne celebrates winning the Cycling Ireland Road Racing National Championships in Sligo last July. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Having been left without a slot for 2019 when the Aqua Blue Sport team collapsed at the end of August, national road race champion Conor Dunne has bee(...)

Alexander Cox: took on the role of Ireland head coach during the summer

The Irish men have one last chance to impress in club action before national coach Alexander Cox makes his first major cut to the possible World Cup (...)

The job spec does not say whether the indoor players selected to play can come from the outdoor team or if they are a squad of specialist indoor international players. Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

There is an interesting advertisement on Hockey Ireland’s website for an indoor hockey coach for both the men’s and women’s national teams. It seems t(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London. Photograph: Getty Images

France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink drivin(...)

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