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Holi Smith, Republic of Ireland operations manager:  ‘I love being a woman in my environment. I am the only woman. I am proud of it, but it is not even a thing. You couldn’t get anyone less ‘FAI’ than me but I was welcomed with open arms.”   Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Sprinkle a killer virus into the logistical labyrinth of international football operations and it was inevitable that Holi Smith’s name would tumble i(...)

New Zealand captain Ardie Savea celebrates winning Freedom Cup with teammates after the Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Townsville on Saturday. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP via Getty Images

Coach Ian Foster wants his All Blacks to focus on claiming their own grand slam next weekend when they face South Africa looking for a clean sweep in (...)

 New Zealand  captain Brodie Retallick  attacks the try line during the Rugby Championship  match against Argentina at Cbus Stadium on the Gold Coast in Australia. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

New Zealand lock Scott Barrett has warned his team-mates to be ready for a backlash from a chastened Argentina ahead of their Rugby Championship remat(...)

Emily Kay has previously represented Great Britain in cycling. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Age: 25 Event: Women’s Madison/Women’s Omnium Born in Coventry, Kay is an exciting relatively new Team Ireland member, who has been performing extre(...)

Cian English (19) suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a fourth-floor balcony in Brisbane last year.

Three men and two teenage girls charged with the murder of an Irish teenager in Australia have been remanded in custody until their trial date is set.(...)

Aisling McCarthy in action for Melbourne Western Bulldogs against the St Kilda Saints. Photograph: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

As she prepares for her third season in the Australian Football League, Aisling McCarthy is reflecting on her adventure so far, although she can’t thi(...)

Jessica, Adam, Anthony and Nicky Kearney last month in the Cairns Museum, Queensland with Ned Kelly’s body armour

Anthony and Nicky Kearney left Ireland with their four children and moved to Australia in late 2009. The family of seven had planned to move back to I(...)

Cora Staunton will return to the Greater Western Sydney Giants for the 2021 APLW season. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

The lure of Australia remains strong despite the global pandemic with 15 Irish women officially locked in on AFLW deals for the 2021 season. Monday’s(...)

Sunset in the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

As restaurants prepare to open, we asked well-known people about the meal they remember the most Joe Duffy: Breakfast in the woods Br(...)

Cian English: died after falling from a balcony on Australia’s Gold Coast

The family of a young Irishman who fell to his death trying to escape a trio of armed men in Australia have asked for candles to be lit for their “her(...)

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