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Iker Casillas of Spain  after his mistake led to the fourth Netherlands  goal  at Arena Fonte Nova  in Salvador, Brazil. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Spain 1 Netherlands 5, June 13th, 2014 Many might forget and few will care how this one actually played out, but there wasn’t much brewing for the Dut(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is entitled to strut as he walks down the fairway. He is entitled to twirl the club in his hands, his trademark reaction to a perfectl(...)

France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina on the charge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

March 15th 2014 – Stade de France, Paris.The wonder is when not if it will happen. Ireland lead 22-20 as the seconds tick away. Not again. France refu(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhrán Mác Niallais of Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17, Croke Park, August 31st As Keith Duggan put it the next day, you could hear the faint echo of Ali here. Donegal shoc(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard dejected after that miscontrol and slip against Chelsea. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

“Right, this does not f*****g slip. Hey! Listen to me, this does not f*****g slip. This is gone, we go Norwich exactly the same. We go again.”When Liv(...)

 Sky’s Sports pundit Peter Canavan (centre), flanked by former Kerry footballer Darragh Ó Sé and presenter and former Ireland rugby international  Brian Carney (right). Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Bewilderment; can be summed up by a British tweeter’s attempts at watching the debut of Gaelic Games on Sky Sports last summer. “Is this r(...)

 Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny celebrates winning the league title after the final whistle against Cork City. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Cork City fans will surely continue to wonder, when they look back on this year’s table, just how it was that their team could not take just one point(...)

The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup: Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (right) beats On his Own ridden by David Casye to win at Prestbury Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The British Horseracing Authority probably don’t do Christmas cards but if they did, Graham Wylie’s would probably be extra-big. The English owner’s (...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

Stephanie Meadow smiles  on the second hole during the third round of the 69th US Women’s Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, North Carolina. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

On the third Sunday in June, history was made. As Martin Kaymer’s coronation as the new US Open champion was played out with all the assuredness of G(...)

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