ALL SMILES: Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory in the Bateman Cup Final on Sunday. Con beat Clontarf at Temple Hill, Cork. In coach Tom Tierney's last game in charge, the side won their third Bateman Cup in a row.
Irish rugby facing more Marseille misery

Irish attempts to reclaim the country’s place at the summit of European club rugby next season look like becoming even more difficult if the news from France that Marseille is being lined up to host the 2016 Champions Cup final rings true.


Schoolkids get the chance to bring famed Claret Jug into the classroom

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open may have migrated north for this year’s prestigious European Tour event but while the tournament heads to Royal County Down next month, schoolchildren up and down the country have a chance to bring the winners’ trophy and the Open’s famed Claret Jug to their classroom.


AP McCoy
Range of Gold Cup options for McCoy

AP McCoy is likely to be more sought-after than ever as he unexpectedly became available for a ride in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on the final day of the jumps season.