Philippe Coutinho scores Barcelona’s  third goal during the  Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

By the 20th minute Manchester United were in need of a comeback of Tiger-ish proportions after the Messi Man thrust a stake in to their Champions Leag(...)

Darren Randolph collects tennis balls during Ireland’s win over Georgia. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s hard to know where to start, really. Although a particular highlight was that heated half-time debate about tennis balls, with Stephen Kelly stu(...)

The ball goes into the Ireland supporters during the Euro  2020  qualifying match against  Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

It was, said Jim Beglin, “the kind of game where you have to keep your high balls low”, the gustiness of the conditions necessitating at least an effo(...)

Don’t look back: New Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy during the press conference at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Lest you had any doubts that you’re not getting any younger, Friday night and Sunday afternoon’s TV viewing was a chilling enough reminder that the ye(...)

Former Ireland manager Martin O’Neill speaks to his assistant Roy Keane. Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Perhaps the most enduring impression made by Martin O’Neill in any of the multitude of interviews he gave during his five years was as the grumpy para(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Paulo Dybala after he scored for Juventus in the Champions League match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

There’d been much talk of late of Jose Mourinho losing the dressing room, so it didn’t augur well when he appeared to have literally done so ahead of (...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Jordi Murphy: the Wexford man has his granny lighting Lourdes candles  for him at home on the big rugby occasions. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After the weekend that was in it you couldn’t but conclude that Australian cricket and Oxford rowing could do with some help from Granny Furlong, both(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and manager Martin O’Neill at the Uefa Nations League draw in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph:  Getty Images/Paul Murphy

Martin O’Neill has rubbished suggestions that his standing amongst the Republic of Ireland players has been affected by him coming close to leaving fo(...)

Ireland’s Shane Duffy scoring  against  Denmark last November. Martin O’Neill said the eventual  5-1 loss to Denmark was “still fresh in the memory”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It remains to be seen whether the Uefa’s Nations League really does inject a bit of life into the sort of games we have grown used to dozing through d(...)

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