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 Catholic Institute coach David Passmore has said his side will surprise a few teams with their attacking play.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We will be hard to play against, difficult to beat and will surprise a few teams with our attacking play,” said Catholic Institute coach David Passmo(...)

Aidan Walsh   in action with Merven Clair   of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been quite a bit of talk of late about what an emotional rollercoaster the Olympics can be for its competitors, and it’s a very good thing tha(...)

Yuto Horigome of Japan in action during the skateboarding men’s street event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. Photograph: Fazry Ismail

Paul O’Donovan was probably right when he told Jacqui Hurley that we should all to go to bed and not be sitting up through the night “watching us fool(...)

 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw:  “It’s the first time in my life I do not protect a player, but stand up for myself. Harassment and intimidation is not part of our game - and I need to be protected here.”

The absence of Tyler Toland from the Republic of Ireland football squad for the last 18 months has been a source of some puzzlement for followers of t(...)

Aisling McCarthy in action for Melbourne Western Bulldogs against the St Kilda Saints. Photograph: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

As she prepares for her third season in the Australian Football League, Aisling McCarthy is reflecting on her adventure so far, although she can’t thi(...)

Sanita Puspure in rowing has a great chance of going for gold at the Olympics in Tokyo. File photograph: Inpho

Lee Keegan (Mayo footballer) Who is Ireland’s best gold medal prospect at the Olympics in Tokyo? How many medals in total will Ireland claim? Golf is(...)

Dublin’s Sinéad Aherne and Carla Rowe celebrate after winning the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football Championship final at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Máire O’Shaughnessy’s thank-you list was so lengthy during her victory speech after Meath beat Westmeath in Sunday’s All-Ireland Intermediate final, h(...)

West German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher clashes with French defender Patrick Battiston during the World Cup semi-final in 1982. File photograph: Getty Images

The thing about sport is that when you first become besotted with it as a chiseler, you’re under the mistaken impression that it’s life perfected, tha(...)

St Martin’s vs Oulart-The Ballagh at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/©Inpho

There was something very comforting about switching on TG4 on Friday evening and seeing Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne standing there in his “S(...)

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