Sitting joint top overnight, Crescent Comprehensive stormed  to a 6-1 win over Coláiste Iognáid on Friday morning, with Leah Clery  netting a hat-trick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick’s Crescent Comprehensive scraped their way to the Kate Russell All-Ireland schoolgirls’ championship on goal difference, winning the hockey t(...)

Head coach Anthony Eddy talks to the Ireland women’s team during squad training for the  World Cup Sevens at   San Francisco GAA club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Men and Women Sevens teams take to the field at AT&T Park in San Francisco, home to the San Francisco Giants Baseball team, in their r(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

The Leinster Schools Senior Cup trophy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Terenure College 12 Kilkenny College 3 Tries in each half by wingers Zak Vaughan and Luke Murnaghan proved decisive at Castle Avenue, where Terenure (...)

‘Looking back now, the Leaving Cert exams were very predictable. But at the time it was the be-all, end-all that was going to decide my future. Now when I think about it, so many people in my [law] class came in through different access routes; it is not the only way to get into college.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Michael McGrath (19), attended Presentation Brothers College, Cork; now studying European Studies at Trinity College Dublin “I didn’t put myself under(...)

Aaron Crowley at the Wesley College Dublin Interschools Music Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I am at the Interschools Music Festival at Wesley College Dublin, and students with instruments and music sheets are brimful of nervous energy, ready(...)

 Dean Victor Stacey of St Patrick’s Cathedral (left), who is stepping down, with President Michael D Higgins before  a service of remembrance at the cathedral in 2013.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dean Victor Stacey of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin is to stand down from the end of March. Installed in March 2012, he will be 72 this month. S(...)

George Gerard Mealy: ‘My father will regularly spin more than 100 lots in an hour, and up to 800 lots in a day. I would be lucky to get through the lots at half that pace.’

I’m the third generation to work in the family auctioneering business. Mealy’s Fine Art, based in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, holds four main auctions o(...)

Roscrea’s Alan Tynan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cistercian Roscrea 22 Kilkenny College 6 Reigning champions Cistercian Roscrea could call upon seven of the team that claimed the historic victory (...)

Mike Heskin: has left the Irish Hockey Association to become director of sport at NUI Galway. Photograph:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish hockey has formally begun the search for a new chief executive following the departure of Mike Heskin to NUIG, where he is now director of spor(...)

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