That Sky Sports News  managed to keep a 24-hour-rolling-sports-news service going when there is next to no actual sports news to report says something of their dedication, creativity and powers of invention. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

There’s a category in The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (aka the BAFTAs) for the best ‘Reality and Constructed Factual’ telly, a (...)

In relation to the three new coronavirus cases the North’s Public Health Agency said ‘staff are working quickly to identify contacts the individuals may have had, with the objective of preventing further spread of the virus’.

Players from two Northern Ireland football clubs have been advised to take precautionary action as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the No(...)

  Stephen O’Brien (Kerry), GAA president John Horan, Mark Collins of Cork, Sean McGrath, CEO, Allianz Ireland, Conor Cox (Roscommon) and Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo) at the  Allianz Football League launch in Dublin.  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The advanced mark: it’s been tried and tested before only now that it’s here to stay – including championship 2020 and beyond – it’s seemingly strugg(...)

Stephen O’Brien has his goal effort  saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I definitely should have scored,” says Stephen O’Brien as he recalls his crucial goal chance in the All-Ireland final replay against Dublin. It does(...)

 Emiliano Sala and Cardiff City chief executive Ken Choo on January 18th, 2019, in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph: Cardiff City FC/Getty Images

January On the 16th of the month, Nantes visited Nimes in Ligue 1. Nantes’s 72nd-minute substitute was their number nine, Emiliano Sala, a 28-year-ol(...)

 Sheffield United’s John Lundstram celebrates with George Baldockin after scoring against Crystal Palace in their  Premier League game at  Bramall Lane, Sheffield, on August 18th. Photograph:  Reuters/Lee Smith

There was a time when reporters would get overexcited at a game, particularly a feisty derby, and we would whip out the old line that the match had a (...)

The FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn, has presented the plans to top-flight clubs. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The English Football Association will seek to cut the number of foreign players permitted in Premier League squads, even if the United Kingdom does no(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is one of a number of players who was not in the mindset to play the opening games of the season due to transfer speculation. Photograph: Getty Images

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has backed plans by the Premier League to shut the transfer window before the start of next season. Club bosses wil(...)

The Football League are hoping to increase the number of homegrown players making the transition from youth to adult football. Photograph: Getty Images

Football League teams will be required to name at least one “club-developed player” in their matchday squads from the 2018-19 season, the EFL has anno(...)

 Jose Fonte: played a big role over seven years in Southampton’s rise from League One to Premier League respectability.  Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

You have to wonder how Jose Fonte felt. As Southampton made their way to Wembley by outstaying Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night, Fonte was at W(...)

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