Sean Maguire scores exceptional goal on debut with Preston North End
Former Cork City striker Sean Maguire scored a goal of exceptional quality on his debut for Preston North End tonight.
Former Cork City striker Sean Maguire scored a goal of exceptional quality on his debut for Preston North End tonight.
Leinster and Ireland star Garry Ringrose has been ruled out for 4-5 months as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
It was a chance missed to bury any hopes Austria had of sneaking into a play-off but Ireland's shortcomings mean that the four big guns in...
The 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour kicks off in Whangharei against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Kick off is at 8.35am Irish time and...
James McClean will captain his country for the very first time as Martin O'Neill's experimental side take on the Mexico at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Soccer players Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane are en route to New York with Martin O'Neill's squad today, despite being involved in a three-car crash on their way to an Ireland training camp.
Former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has lambasted Dublin's absent hurlers and suggested they have let their county down following the capital's Leinster Championship quarter-final hammering by Galway today.
Ireland duo Shane Duffy and Eunan O'Kane will fly to New York with Martin O'Neill's squad tomorrow despite being involved in a three-car crash on the way to Dublin today.
Sixteen-year-old Diana Mirza is Ireland's newest world champion after an all-conquering display in Romania.
Eamon Dunphy has hit back at claims he wrote off Lionel Messi on television last week and labelled those who "misrepresented" his comments "morons".
It always seems like it's the good ones that go the earliest.
Ireland's David Meyler has been ruled out for the rest of the season with medial knee ligament damage.
The Football Association of Ireland are faced with a fresh dispute as League of Ireland referees seek assurances that their match expenses are paid...
It was a week from hell for James McClean as he attended the funerals of two friends, Ryan McBride and Martin McGuinness.
With so much focus on the Irish heroes of Italia 90, we sometimes forget about the 'muppets'. They were a sizeable group of the travelling party that jetted off to the southern islands of Italy but never really enamoured themselves with the Irish public in the same way as the Packie Bonners, Dave O'Learys or Niall Quinns.
The people of Ireland have fallen back in love with the international football team.
James McClean will honour his friend and former team-mate Ryan McBride by wearing the number five jersey for Ireland against Wales in the Aviva Stadium this Friday night.
Derry City have paid a poignant tribute to their captain Ryan McBride, who passed away at the age of 27 yesterday (Sunday).
It's often the fear of something happening that can numb the human mind more than the actual event itself.
Call me an old-fashioned softie, but there is something profoundly beautiful about moments like we witnessed between Pep Guardiola and Harry Arter a few nights ago.
The GAA community is in shock following the sudden death of a Westmeath hurler following a training session with his club Castlepollard on Tuesday evening.
The stress is alleviated before you step on the plane with these Portuguese resorts, says Ger Keville.
Joe Schmidt could not hide his bitter disappointment following Ireland's poor start to the Six Nations.
Preston boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that he is interested in bringing former Ireland captain Robbie Keane to Deepdale - and refused to dismiss reports that he has already spoken to the striker.
Robbie Keane has confirmed he is considering offers from the Championship and expects a decision to be made in the "next couple of weeks".
Irish sailor Saskia Tidey has switched allegiances to Britain and will aim to represent Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Legendary Irish athlete Frank Murphy has passed away at the age of 69.
A 'devastated' Irish sailor has had to quit the Vendée round-the-world challenge after his yacht lost its mast.
In one of the most remote parts of the world, Irish sailor Enda O’Coineen's sole focus is on survival and getting to dry land.
It was a year of many sporting highs and we were there to bring you all the action as it happened. Here are 27 memorable moments from 2016.
Ireland’s favourite brothers have opened up about their relationship with their father, revealing how they used to try and throw him out of the boat and why he no longer coaches them.
TV3 have secured a major coup by signing a four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to broadcast premium English meetings including the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National.
Conor Murray has recalled the devastating moment the Munster players were told that Anthony Foley had passed away.
RTE Head of Sport Ryle Nugent has responded to critics who have questioned the shortlist of nominees for this year's Sportsperson of the Year award.
Athletics champion Olive Loughnane is still owed $30,000 (€28,000) by drug cheat Olga Kaniskina and may never see any of it.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor has reportedly been granted a boxing licence in California, as speculation of a possible match-up with Floyd Mayweather ramps up.
Ireland's Olive Loughnane is still owed $30k from drug cheat Olga Kaniskina and faces the ridiculous prospect of not receiving a penny.
It was a bruising, bloody war at the Aviva Stadium as New Zealand gained revenge on Ireland and bulldozed their way to a 21-9 win over Ireland.
Ireland's Oversight Board for the 2023 Rugby World Cup bid have confirmed the 12 stadia in their proposal to host the tournament.
Ireland's Katie Taylor will face Karina Kopinska of Poland in her first fight as a professional boxer at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday November 26.
When you are at the end of a Roy Keane death stare, you make sure that's the last time you find yourself in that situation.
Warren Gatland has admitted he could hand Joe Schmidt a coaching role with the Lions next year.
Lee Keegan has rubbished talk that Mayo are the subject of a hard luck story and insists that Dublin don't have a hoodoo over the men from the west.
In 1973, New Zealand's Bob Burgess received a letter 'from the IRA'. But could somebody else have sent it?
Katie Taylor has signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing, it has been confirmed.
Munster coach Anthony Foley (42) has died suddenly in France.
Davy Glennon didn’t care that he gambled the few quid he had in his pocket rather than buy his kid brother a birthday present. It didn’t matter that he was drifting away from all of his close friends. And hiding in a bookie’s toilet because his mother came storming in to try and get him out of the place seemed like a normal part of life at the time.
Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has posted an emotional message on social media revealing his heartache following Saturday's All Ireland defeat to Dublin.
Danny Willett faces a Ryder Cup backlash after claiming that his brother Pete was correct in his scathing assessment of the American fans.
Two years ago, Brendan Cooper went out of his way to track down a taxi driver who came to the aid of his son Johnny after he was stabbed in the city centre.
Bernard Brogan has been dropped for the All Ireland replay against Mayo.
Danny Willett's brother stoked the Ryder Cup flames this week when he penned a hard-hitting column in a golf magazine that was scathing towards American golf fans.
“I was gone. Without a shadow of a doubt. I had no fear, there was nothing there. It was just blank. I couldn’t even see.”
Maurice Deegan will referee the All Ireland final replay between Dublin and mayo on October 1, the GAA have confirmed.
Eamon Dunphy believes that it was not Jose Mourinho’s call to go out and pay a world record fee for Paul Pogba.
The GAA has launched an investigation after Dublin and Mayo players clashed coming out of the tunnel for the pre-match warm-up at Croke Park.
Paddy Barnes has hit back at a media headline today that linked his new professional management company to the Kinahan drugs cartel.
Jim Gavin has demanded more from his players following a lacklustre Dublin performance in today's All Ireland final draw with Mayo.
Andy Moran is relishing an All Ireland final replay against Dublin and insists that Stephen Rochford's men will finish the job when the sides meet again on October 1.
She may only be 15, but Sophie McHugh will fulfill a lifelong ambition when she takes her seat in Croke Park on Sunday.
Paddy Barnes has confirmed he is turning professional as he "seeks a new challenge" in his illustrious career.
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny jumped to the aid of stranded Lilywhites fans to ensure they made the trip to see the League of Ireland champions take on AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands tomorrow.
Shamrock Rovers and Cork City is the stand-out tie following the quarter-final draw for the FAI Cup.
Former Irish walker Olive Loughnane has revealed she could only ever get one single ticket in her four Olympic Games and had to decide whether to give it to her mother or father.
Lawyers for former OCI chief Pat Hickey have dismissed claims that their client resisted arrest when confronted by police in Rio last week.
Michael Conlan has questioned whether boxing should be an Olympic sport at the 2020 games in Tokyo following the controversies that have rocked Rio.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) have come in for stinging criticism following Michael Conlan’s Olympic quarter-final defeat to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin.
Minister for Sport Shane Ross has stated he is not happy with how the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) intends to investigate the ticket touting scandal in Rio.
Michael Conlan launched a passionate defence of Ireland's Paddy Barnes after his shock defeat in Rio.
After putting in a sublime man-of-the-match performance, it’s straight to the ice baths for Ciaran Kilkenny as he turns his focus to an All Ireland semi-final with Kerry.
St Patrick's Athletic have moved swiftly to respond to an FAI statement which questioned the logic of the Inchicore club's decision not to accept a €5k grant from the Association.
Former Ireland international Andy Reid has retired from football after failing to recover from long-term injury problems.
They have been kicked from pillar to post and labelled as "gutless" but today was Galway's day as they booked a place in the All Ireland semi-final with a fine six-point win over Clare.
After a hugely testing week, a humble Davy Fitzgerald lavished Galway with praise following their impressive All Ireland quarter final win over the Banner in Semple Stadium.
Dublin have been dealt a major blow with news that defender James McCarthy has suffered medial ligament damage.
Aidan O'Shea has insisted his conscience is clear following the crucial penalty incident against Fermanagh in Castlebar last week.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has written a touching letter to an Irish family following the birth of their son just months after the tragic passing of their daughter.
There was a touching moment in Paris involving fans from this island during Euro 2016.
Robbie Keane has thanked the Ireland fans and players and insisted that the journey is only just beginning for this Irish team following their return to Dublin today.
French police were forced to intervene on England fans who tried to provoke the Irish in Lyon last night.
Irish fans on the ground in Lyon have revealed that, in order to avail of a third party ticket transfer, a series of protocols set by UEFA must be met.
Martin O’Neill has compared last night’s euphoric victory over Italy to big European nights during his time at Celtic.
An ecstatic Martin O’Neill hailed his heroic team and the fans following Ireland’s 1-0 win over Italy in Lille.
Russia and England fans have been involved in fresh brawls in Lille as French authorities step up security measures around the French city.
Two fans have made it all the way to France in a 22-year-old banged up Volvo that failed to start just three hours before they were due to get the ferry.
There is not much a now 37-year-old can really remember about life as a nine-year-old.
Players from a Dublin schoolboy team have come together to produce an inspiring tribute video to their team-mate who died tragically on the football pitch a year ago.
The Dubs are on the road in the Leinster Football Championship for the first time in 10 years, but will it be business as usual for Jim Gavin's men against Laois? Join us for all the action from Nowlan Park.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has hinted that Robbie Keane may struggle to be fit for Ireland's Euro 2016 opener against Sweden.
Harry Arter looks certain to miss Euro 2016 due to a thigh injury he picked up in training yesterday.
Outspoken pundit Eamon Dunphy believes that Jose Mourinho's imminent arrival at Manchester United is a result of both parties having no other options.
McGrath and Moran? McCarthy and McGrath? O'Shea and O’Leary? We haven’t even mentioned Richard Dunne yet. If you had to choose Ireland’s best centre-half partnership from the five tournaments we have qualified for, who would you go for?
Legendary golfer Christy O'Connor Senior has passed away at the age of 91.
Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that a super fight with Conor McGregor is very much on the agenda.
At the end of a storm, there’s a golden sky for brave Denise McQuillan, a 42-year-old Dubliner and avid Liverpool fan who is battling terminal cancer.
Mayo midfielder Matthew Ruane picked up the EirGrid man-of-the-match award following today's Under-21 All Ireland football win over Cork in Ennis and immediately paid tribute to former team mate Darragh Doherty.
Irish fans will get to play against a former European Player of the Year in June when they take on their French counterparts in a charity match for former Irish Times journalist Carl O'Malley, who sadly passed away last year.
For three months, he worked 18-hour days, seven days a week. But Paul McCormack didn’t once complain or even think about not putting in every ounce of energy he had.
There have been many phone calls to sports desks over the years to point out inaccuracies in scorelines from underage games.
Shane Lowry is hot on the heels of Jordan Spieth at the US Masters - Ireland's Shane Lowry that is, just in case there is any confusion for those following the first major of the year on Google.
Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick is the latest Ireland player to be hit with an injury ahead of Euro 2016.
Three debuts and a decent win for Martin O'Neill's men. Here is how the players rated in tonight's friendly victory over Switzerland.
Today marks the start of the road to Paris, Bordeaux, Lille and, hopefully, Paris again as Martin O'Neill's men begin the first of their warm up games against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium.
Saturday night sing-songs on national TV and starring in advertisements for an international brand are not roles you would normally associate with football punditry.
DCU completed the Freshers League and Cup double with victory over UCD in a thrilling Independent.ie Dave Billings Cup final at Croke Park.
DCU completed the Freshers League and Cup double with victory over UCD in an enthralling Independent.ie Dave Billings Cup final at Croke Park today.
George Hook insists he will be 'angry' if Johnny Sexton takes to the field for Ireland's next Six Nations clash against England in Twickenham at the end of the month.
George Hook has pointed the finger of blame at Joe Schmidt's style of play following Ireland's Six Nations defeat to France in Paris today.
The Football Association of Ireland have secured more tickets for Euro 2016 on the same day many Irish fans found out if their applications for the tournament were successful.
George Hook has been very outspoken in the past about foreign players coming in and playing for Ireland but it seems he will put those feelings to one side when it comes to improving the scrum.
Dublin boxer Jamie Kavanagh - who was due to headline tomorrow night's boxing event at the National Stadium - has revealed he was unhurt following the dramatic shootings at the weigh-in that left one person dead today.
Two boxing events scheduled for Dublin over the weekend have been cancelled following a horrific shooting that claimed the life of one person in a Dublin hotel today.
Ireland midfielder Harry Arter has opened up on the devastating loss of his stillborn daughter Renee.