Ronnie O’Brien playing for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Maridoe is one of the newest and most difficult golf courses in America. A gargantuan Dallas track that stretches nearly 8,000 yards from the back tee(...)

Stephanie Roche: up against Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez as she battles for top Fifa award. Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

She has a rather better case for success than 1999’s Time Person of the Century nominee Ronnie O’Brien, but Stephanie Roche may need every last vot(...)