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Silver lining: how Irish hockey can capitalise on the World Cup

Silver lining: how Irish hockey can capitalise on the World Cup

Ireland’s unprecedented silver medal in London presents the sport with an opportunity to win over decision makers and sponsors

Oh dear, they might actually do it

Oh dear, they might actually do it

UCD’s run throughout the League of Ireland season has caused this corner immense stress. Emmet Ryan on the trouble with winning

Upping the Ante: Back the Hornets to create a considerable buzz

Upping the Ante: Back the Hornets to create a considerable buzz

Watford started last season superbly before a managerial departure killed their momentum. But new boss Javi Gracia has a great chance of steering them into the top half of the table

Gone to the dogs

Gone to the dogs

A decade ago, Thomas Chamney ran for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics and got no thanks for it. Today, running a small food business in Sweden, he can look back at the madness of his athletics days and laugh

Galway Utd still to meet Saudi investors

Galway Utd still to meet Saudi investors

The European Championships with a capital C

The European Championships with a capital C

Glasgow and Berlin are unlikely dual hosts but the two cities are part of an effort by sports governing bodies to take back some power from the Olympic movement, writes Emmet Ryan

Upping the ante: Amid sideline bickering, Tribesmen provide the on-pitch drama

Upping the ante: Amid sideline bickering, Tribesmen provide the on-pitch drama

It was a week in which the blazers of Irish sport would probably have preferred to be on a convenient holiday

Ireland looking for extra innings in Olympic push

Ireland looking for extra innings in Olympic push

Ashbourne isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find a crucial part of the road to Tokyo 2020 for Irish athletes, but it’s also an unlikely spot for a baseball diamond. Emmet Ryan on a dominant force flying under the radar

Upping the Ante: Mbappé was the perfect ‘out’ for France’s team of all the talents

Upping the Ante: Mbappé was the perfect ‘out’ for France’s team of all the talents

Our tip of France at 15/2 to win the World Cup came home, thanks to their mix of defensive steel and attacking efficiency

New Irish giving athletics a compelling new lease of life

New Irish giving athletics a compelling new lease of life

A racially mixed Irish team claimed several medals at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere last week, eliciting an avalanche of richly deserved praise – but also a waft of bigotry from the usual suspects

K Club on the market with €80m guide price

K Club on the market with €80m guide price

The sale of the County Kildare hotel and golf resort, which hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup and is owned by Dr Michael Smurfit, will be managed by Savills’ hotel and leisure division

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

Profile of Gareth Southgate: England, his England

England’s 2-1 defeat by Croatia was no huge surprise to those familiar with the respective strengths of the two teams, but it did nothing to dent Southgate’s overnight status as a strong, silent tactical genius

Upping The Ante: Blackmore’s blitz electrifies the jump jockey title race

Upping The Ante: Blackmore’s blitz electrifies the jump jockey title race

Still only 29, Rachael Blackmore has stormed to the summit of the leaderboard with a string of terrific wins in recent weeks

World Cup is a win for Putin, but France deserve the crown

World Cup is a win for Putin, but France deserve the crown

Leaving aside the geopolitics of it, this World Cup has been, as ever, a faintly outrageous carnival of sportsmanship

Juventus sponsors hope to reap Ronaldo rewards

Juventus sponsors hope to reap Ronaldo rewards

Fiat Chrysler, whose Jeep logo is plastered across the chests of Juventus’s black-and-white-striped jerseys, could get a huge advertising boost in the deal