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 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw:  “It’s the first time in my life I do not protect a player, but stand up for myself. Harassment and intimidation is not part of our game - and I need to be protected here.”

The absence of Tyler Toland from the Republic of Ireland football squad for the last 18 months has been a source of some puzzlement for followers of t(...)

Aisling McCarthy in action for Melbourne Western Bulldogs against the St Kilda Saints. Photograph: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

As she prepares for her third season in the Australian Football League, Aisling McCarthy is reflecting on her adventure so far, although she can’t thi(...)

Sanita Puspure in rowing has a great chance of going for gold at the Olympics in Tokyo. File photograph: Inpho

Lee Keegan (Mayo footballer) Who is Ireland’s best gold medal prospect at the Olympics in Tokyo? How many medals in total will Ireland claim? Golf is(...)

Dublin’s Sinéad Aherne and Carla Rowe celebrate after winning the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football Championship final at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Máire O’Shaughnessy’s thank-you list was so lengthy during her victory speech after Meath beat Westmeath in Sunday’s All-Ireland Intermediate final, h(...)

West German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher clashes with French defender Patrick Battiston during the World Cup semi-final in 1982. File photograph: Getty Images

The thing about sport is that when you first become besotted with it as a chiseler, you’re under the mistaken impression that it’s life perfected, tha(...)

St Martin’s vs Oulart-The Ballagh at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/©Inpho

There was something very comforting about switching on TG4 on Friday evening and seeing Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne standing there in his “S(...)

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is chased by Gelson Fernandes of Eintracht Frankfurt during their Bundesliga clash on Saturday. Photo: Andreas Gebert/Pool via Getty Images

It was his BT Sport colleague Ian Darke who explained why Paul Dempsey fell temporarily silent during his commentary on the Bundesliga game between Bo(...)

By the time Rachael Blackmore brilliantly rode Honeysuckle to victory at Cheltenham on Tuesday, the Tipperary woman had already taken our award for February. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s probably just as well that our sportswomen can only win one monthly award in the year because at the rate Rachael Blackmore’s 2020 is going, she(...)

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