Dundalk’s Chris Shields and Jack Byrne of Shamrock Rovers vie for the ball during their clash before the shutdown. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

The use of the asterisk in sport is said to date back to the 1961 Major League Baseball season when Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s record for home runs(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke celebrates scoring a goal with Aaron Greene during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, match at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford 1 Graham Burke hit the winner – his first goal back in a Hoops shirt – as Shamrock Rovers stretched their unbeaten league(...)

Derry City’s  Ryan McBride celebrates scoring a a goal against Shamrock Rovers earlier this month. The club captain was found dead at his home on Sunday.  Photograph: Inpho

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Derry City’s captain Ryan McBride who died suddenly on Sunday. “Along with all those who support Iri(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)