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England’s  Jack Grealish  is challenged by Jorginho of Italy during the  Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Photograph:  John Sibley/Getty Images

The head of referees at Euro 2020 has defended Danny Makkelie for awarding Raheem Sterling a penalty in England’s semi-final and Bjorn Kuipers’s decis(...)

Shane McGuigan shows his disappointment at the final whistle following Derry’s one-point defeat by Donegal at Ballybofey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When all eyes are fixed on a major tournament final like they were last weekend, the GAA has to take a backseat. That’s just the way of the world whe(...)

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma   celebrates with team-mates after winning the   Euro 2020 final against England. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/POOL/AFP

Giorgio Chiellini took the cup to bed with him on Sunday night. Well, it would be more accurate to say Monday morning. Italy’s captain insisted he was(...)

Connacht’s Cathal Forde has been Ireland’s outstanding back of the Under-20 Six Nations. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Six Nations Championship: Ireland Under-20 v France Under-20, Tuesday July 13th, Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 4.45pm, RTÉ 2) Ireland head coach Richie(...)

Leo Varadkar has said he is still behind  a joint 2030 World Cup bid with England. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar has criticised English football fans who broke into Wembley stadium for the Euro 2020 final but said the incident would not deter Ireland(...)

Fans leave Wembley after England’s semi-final win over Denmark. Photograph:  Zac Goodwin/PA

Here it is: 30 days, 50 games and one long year on, Euro 2020 has its final. It is July 11th 2021, a bonfire of a night in some places. It is Italy ve(...)

Roberto Mancini celebrates with Gianluca Vialli after their side’s second goal during the match between Italy and Austria at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Getty

The year 1964 was a big one for football in Italy: Helenio Herrera’s Inter defeated Real Madrid in the European Cup final; Roma lifted the Coppa Itali(...)

Italy’s manager Roberto Mancini  during the  Euros  quarter-final against Belgium in Munich on July 2nd.   Photograph: Andreas Gebert/AFP via Getty Images

The article in Gazzetta dello Sport was only laying out the facts but it read like an audible groan. “Spain again,” ran the opening line in Italy’s pi(...)

Roberto Mancini says fans of Italy and Spain should be the majority at Wembley for their Euro 2020 semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Roberto Mancini believes it is “very unfair” that the vast majority of the 60,000 spectators expected at Wembley on Tuesday for the Euro 2020 semi-fi(...)

Italy players and their manager Roberto Mancini  celebrate  beating Belgium   at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/Pool

If we needed one moment to sum up Italy’s transformation over the past four years, it arrived in the 44th minute at the Allianz Arena. Lorenzo Insigne(...)

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