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Sun Yang: last year was visited by drug testers in his home but  he reportedly smashed his blood vials with a hammer, thereby refusing the test.  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

It’s always interesting to note some of the contrast and disparity in the news headlines. and particularly the sports headlines, from when you board a(...)

 Adare Manor and golf course.  Junior Sports Minister Brendan Griffin praised the “huge work and dedication” of JP McManus for bringing the event to the Limerick venue. Photograph: PA Wire

The State will spend €50 million preparing for and promoting the 2026 Ryder Cup, which will take place in Adare Manor in Co Limerick, the Minister for(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Carragher    launch Sports Extra on Sky on Wednesday.  Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Brian O’Driscoll managed a snatched conversation with Shane Lowry on the range at Royal Portrush – he spent four days at the tournament – and a good l(...)

Members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association met on Tuesday over Ryanair’s lack of response to a pay claim they submitted in February

Holiday makers face potential disruption next month as Irish-based Ryanair pilots ballot for strike in a row over pay. Members of the Irish Airline Pi(...)

  Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. ‘Shane is from the heart of the country and that is who he is.’ Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The historic 148th British Open Championship was supposed to be won by Rory on the Antrim coast, but was in fact captured by Shane. The dream was that(...)

Brian Cowen has been receiving treatment in hospital following serious concerns for his health earlier this month.  Photograph:Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is making progress in treatment for an illness which has seen him hospitalised since earlier this month, his brother Barr(...)

Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon at a Clara GAA fundraising event.

Shane Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon has revealed that his golfing success can be attributed to turf mould. She told RTÉ radio’s News at One that (...)

Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy after winning The Open Championship. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff

Freshly crowned British Open champion Shane Lowry is a man of his word. He said he intended to heartily celebrate Sunday’s six-shot win at Portru(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry speaks at a press conference after winning the British Open golf Championships at Royal Portrush golf club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Guardian “It was not the largest crowd the Open has ever had – there was one bigger, at St Andrews in 2000 – but it was surely the loudest. But t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during his first round of the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Reuters/Ian Walton

The first golfer who ever told me the truth was Jean van de Velde. He may have been the last one too. Maybe even the last sportsperson, full stop. I(...)

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