Stephen Roche in the Giro d’Italia leader’s jersey in the Dolomites, climbing during Roche’s first day as race-leader of the race, where Italian fans jeered and even spat at Roche because he’d beaten his own Italian team-mate Roberto Visentin. Photograph: Graham Watson

It is said that time heals everything, but Roberto Visentini might question that sentiment. Twenty seven years ago Ireland’s Stephen Roche went head t(...)

David Wallace massaged by Willie Bennett at the Ireland rugby training camp in 2001: “Nobody actually believes me that this actually happened. They think that I set it up, that I put on a tape or something and got them to pose for it. But genuinely I just happened to be in the room and it came on the television. It was a complete happy coincidence. They weren’t paying any attention to me, they were just working away. Willie was giving him a massage and there was different stuff on the TV. And then this shot came up and obviously when they saw it, they started laughing.”

The All Blacks were coming, coming. Tacking their merciless way down towards the Havelock Square end. Aside from the referee and the 15 Irish men tryi(...)

Brian Cookson (left) and Pat McQuaid will battle it out in Friday’s vote for the UCI Presidency. Photograph: PA Wire/Reuters.

Irishman Pat McQuaid has promised not to prolong the bitter battle over the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if he is deposed from(...)

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