Paul O’Connell and the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it’s good enough for Wayne Rooney, John Terry and the rest of the English soccer squad’s multimillionaires, then it must be good enough for Paul O(...)

George Eastham in action for  England in 1966. Photograph: Allsport UK /Allsport

George Eastham needed help. Eastham and his wife had moved into a new club-owned house in Newcastle but the garden was a mess, the grate on the firepl(...)

‘Sport is sport, and it’s not really a place where you’re trying to make major statements about other things.’ Above, Dublin Devils before a recent match in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As the marriage referendum draws nearer, Irish people are left to contemplate not only the issue of matrimony, but the broader narrative of attitud(...)

Leeds United assistant head coach Steve Thompson has been suspended by the English Championship club for undisclosed reason. Photograph: PA.

Neil Redfearn’s position as Leeds United head coach is in serious doubt after admitting the suspension of his assistant, Steve Thompson, has undermine(...)

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

Micheál Martin’s spidery writing is all over the printout of an email sent to him by his cousin outlining his family connections. Like many extended I(...)

Massimo Cellino has announced his resignation as a director of Leeds following his disqualification by the Football League, but says he will return in April “in good health and good spirits”. Photograph: Tony Marshall/PA

Massimo Cellino has announced he has resigned as president of Leeds but says he will return in April. Cellino has been disqualified as an owner and di(...)

The Football League has agreed to put Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s ban on hold until after his appeal has been heard. Photograph: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

The Football League has agreed to put Leeds owner Massimo Cellino’s ban on hold until after his appeal has been heard. The League ruled Cellino shoul(...)

Massimo Cellini has been disqualified from ownership of Leeds United by the football league and has 14 days to appeal the decision

Massimo Cellino has been disqualified from owning Leeds United by the Football League. The Italian businessman was originally allowed to take control (...)

 Ched Evans, former striker at Sheffield United. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Sheffield United’s withdrawal of an offer allowing former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the club has been welcomed by opponents(...)

 QPR risk being refused entry back into the Championship if the club refuse to comply with a  fine for breaching financial fair play rules, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey has warned. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Football League has confirmed QPR could be consigned to the Conference in the event of relegation from the top flight if they refuse to pay a hug(...)

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