Galway take on Cork at Croke Park in the moved All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

They say controversy is the best, and perhaps only, way to be sure of getting women’s sport into the papers. After a successful All-Ireland semi-final(...)

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In Phoenicia and other parts of the ancient world, ancestors of what is today the letter H featured not just one but several bars across the middle, m(...)

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Friends of a young Irish father who died following an assault in Australia have set up a fundraising appeal to help his wife and their young children.(...)

Currid and O’Connell:  The pair continue to work together in a different way now that O’Connell’s playing career is over. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One August day in 2008, an aspiring sports psychologist got in her car and drove down to Limerick to meet Paul O’Connell. Caroline Currid wanted to in(...)

Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It has often been said of the Easter Rising that the British were slow to react because most of their army officers were at the races in Fairyhouse o(...)