“The young man was at first puzzled. Then he realised he had become just the latest recipient of a ‘Corner House Letter’, a sort of news-bulletin on local events, issued to those who had left.”

On foot of Wednesday’s column about the “Fartown Phoenix”, I received a very nice email from Sean Brogan, a proud son of Glenamaddy, long exiled. He w(...)

Dundalk FC manager and Philips Manager of the Year Stephen Kenny. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny had spoken a few weeks back to The Irish Times about the challenge for a manager of achieving some sort of work life balance and readil(...)

Brad Barritt and Charlie Hodgson of Saracens square up with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (number nine) during the Heineken Cup round six match at Allianz Park. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Connacht’s Nathan White has been suspended for three matches after being found to have stamped on Brad Barritt of Saracens during the Heineken Cup Poo(...)