Ireland League

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Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally and team-mates celebrate the Division 1A final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last weekend Cork Constitution retained the Cork Charity Cup – one of four trophies they won in a remarkable 2016-2017 season. They also triumphed in(...)

He’s got the Rocky theme tune blasting out and he’s concentrating hord on breaking the dead animal’s ribs

Ronan’s back in “the office”, as he calls it – the slaughterhouse on St Morgaret’s Road, aiming punches and kicks at some kind of animal corcass that’(...)

The three of us are literally just sitting around the living-room, looking at each other. “So come on,” Sorcha goes, grinning like a chimp with lockjaw, “let’s all talk.”

‘This is lovely, isn’t it?” Sorcha goes. She means this – as in, like, us sitting around as a family? It’s not, by the way. It’s a complete nightmare(...)

Referee Maggie Farrelly who makes history when she takes charge of Sunday’s McKenna Cup clash between  Fermanagh and St Mary’s at Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

That history is being made – again in the GAA – seems something to celebrate and perhaps a reminder that equality of women in all sport is still a wor(...)

 Romania’s Welsh head coach Lynn Howells looks on prior to their  Pool D openingmatch against France  at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Gerry Images

Lynn Howells espouses a practical rugby intelligence that marks him as an excellent coach, and the clarity of purpose and understanding of the prof(...)

The fallout after the 65-48 vote in favour of the Ulster Hockey Union (UHU) not taking part in the IHL will instantly confound players in Ulster teams, many of whom see the IHL as a step up in standards. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whatever way it is construed the vote taken in Stormont’s Pavilion by Ulster on Wednesday night not to participate in the proposed Irish Hockey Leagu(...)

Sunday’s public ballot and what happens afterwards may threaten the integrity of the IHA. If the vote for an AIL goes through and Ulster follow up their threat and decline to take part, what then?

On Sunday an egm vote will be taken by Irish Hockey Association (IHA) members on whether an All Ireland League should be organised along the lines of(...)

Crescent CC’s Diarmuid Dee, in action during the 2013 Munster Schools Senior Cup final, has the physicality to make an impact. Photograph: Cathal noonan/Inpho

New Zealand have won the Under-20 Rugby World Cup four times and have been in every tournament final except last year. Less mysterious than respected,(...)

Tullamore captain Aaron Deverell: can lead his side from outhalf to victory at Edenderry. Photograph: Inpho

Tullamore come into the Towns Cup final on the back of gaining promotion to the All-Ireland League for the first time in their 75-year history (...)