Team Europe wears cheeseheads on the first tee during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Day one at Whistling Straits and even if you have the flag of Europe tattooed on your bottom you’d have to have had at least a crumb of empathy for Te(...)

Clare manager Ger Loughnane celebrates with fans after the victory over Galway in the 1995 All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Unlike students snapping up multiple revision books, striving to extract every ounce of inspiration ahead of those pesky State exams, sports hacks are(...)

Chilean Yohana Agurto with a jar of her ‘Miel Gibson’ organic honey, at her home in Santiago. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

It was a venture born of desperation. Four months into quarantine, Yohana Agurto, an unemployed teacher in Chile, was scrolling through social media t(...)

Lisa Dwan on stage at the NCH. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The latest night in the NCH’s celebration of Ireland’s centenary set a course for the continent, and examined through words and music how the nation s(...)

Fighting for his life: The Trial of Roger Casement, 1916, painted by John Lavery. Photograph:  Crown copyright/ UK Government art collection/Courtesy Royal Irish Academy

After the Easter Rising, in the summer of 1916, the most famous Irishman in the world tried to save the last of the rebel leaders from execution. Geor(...)

Roy Keane’s legal action against bookmaker Paddy Power will be heard by the Commercial Court. Photograph: PA

Roy Keane has sued alleging his constitutional rights were breached when bookmakers Paddy Power used his face on a mocked up image of Braveheart prio(...)

A Paddy Power advertisement depicting Roy Keane as Scottish warrior William Wallace. Photograph:  Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Roy Keane has become embroiled in another legal tussle, this time by starting a lawsuit against the bookmaker Paddy Power for mocking him up as Willia(...)

“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

The Dublin team make their way to Hill 16 in 2006 after Mayo choose to warm-up in front of it. Photograph: Inpho

It is coming up on nine summers since the footballers of Mayo attempted an impromptu eviction of Dublin’s sense of comfort in Croke Park by running ou(...)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter.

Right let’s get the controversy out of the way first. Who in the William Wallace is Hugh Blake? Much like the way some of the Scottish-themed m(...)

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