Team Ireland captain Anthony O'Leary on Antix passing the famous Needles lightouse shortly after the start of the 118-nautical mile offshore race on the second day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup at Cowes.

Irish boats well placed as tactical battle unfolds

A game of tactics and steady nerves was being played out on the English Channel last night as the high-scoring offshore race in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup was fought out.

Mark Cavendish

Cavendish on mend but no date for comeback

Mark Cavendish says he is recovering quicker than expected from the shoulder injury that ruled him out of the Tour de France but may still miss the World Championships in September.

Robert Heffernan

Heffernan to lead Ireland medal charge to Zurich

Athletics Ireland high performance manager Kevin Ankrom is hanging his hopes on Robert Heffernan winning a medal in the 50km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich.

Dereck Chisora

Injury forces Chisora out of Fury rematch

Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his European heavyweight title showdown with Tyson Fury in Manchester after fracturing his hand during a sparring session.

Conor McGregor in action against Diego Brandao during their featherweight bout. Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

McGregor kicks off financial feeding frenzy

It was near 11 o’clock on Saturday night. The O2 had long since flushed its 9,500 patrons out into the dark and the smell of stale beer cloaked its corridors, but the evening’s business was far from over. This story is enriched with multi-media content

Ciarán Ó Lionáird crosses the line to win the Men's 1,500 metres Final. Picture: SPORTSFILE

Ó Lionáird 1,500m master

The much anticipated men’s 1500m final at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium yesterday didn’t disappoint, with Leevale’s Ciarán Ó Lionáird edging a titanic battle with Paul Robinson in 3:43.85. <

Overall winner Eddie Dunbar, Team Ireland, in action during Stage 6 of the 2014 International Junior Tour of Ireland. Picture: Stephen McMahon/SPORTSFILE

Dunbar double makes history

History was made in Clare yesterday when, for the first time in the 38-year history of the Junior Tour, a rider successfully retained the title.

Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates winning the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Rosberg maintains Germany’s golden streak

Nico Rosberg gave Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a home grand prix triumph for Mercedes yesterday that stretched his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.


McGregor fighting fit

It is 19 months now since Conor McGregor last fought in Dublin, and it is an evening worth revisiting as he returns to the Octagon tonight as the headline act in the UFC’s latest Fight Night at the O2.


Dunbar still the man to beat in Junior Tour

Jack Maddux of the US-based Hot Tubes Team won yesterday’s fourth stage of the International Junior Tour of Ireland as defending champion Eddie Dunbar survived another day of relentless attacks.


Nibali tightens grip on yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali is refusing to take anything for granted despite seizing control of this year’s Tour de France with his third stage victory yesterday.


Ricciardo threat to Hamilton and Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton spearheaded another one-two for Mercedes in practice, but Daniel Ricciardo is threatening to spoil the German manufacturing giant’s party on home soil.


Ciarán racing for Euro place

Ciarán Ó Lionáird believes he has nothing to lose going into the 1500m showdown for a plane ticket to Zurich at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium this weekend.


Séafra storms to world silver

Cork sailor Séafra Guilfoyle won a silver medal at the 44th ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Portugal yesterday.


Cook’s recipe for ultimate success

When Garry Cook and the UFC roll into town, they don’t just set up or stay anywhere.


England hopes in the Ballance

Another Alastair Cook failure overshadowed Gary Ballance’s second Test century, against India at Lord’s yesterday.

Garry Cook, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the UFC, EMEA with Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao. Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Live: UFC Fight Night Dublin - Commentary and reaction from McGregor V Brandao

Irish fighter Conor McGregor takes on Brazilian Diego Brandao in the O2 tonight for the UFC Fight Night Dublin. Follow our live updates from the event here.

onjo Bright, with his physiotherapist Sandy Laping, on a visit to Racing Academy and Centre of Education in Kildare to test out the Esko Bionic Suit. Picture: Photocall Ireland

Always looking on the Bright side

It really is something to watch a miracle unfolding right in front of you.

Norway's Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint-Etienne. Picture: AP Photo

Teggart takes stage win as Dunbar retains yellow

Eddie Dunbar is still in the race leader’s yellow jersey after stage three of the Stena Ireland International Junior Tour yesterday was won by Matthew Teggart of the Nicolas Roche Performance Team.

Nico Rosberg displays his celebratory helmet. Picture: AP

Fifa blocks Rosberg’s use of World Cup image on helmet

Fifa has defended its decision to ban Nico Rosberg from carrying an image of the World Cup on his celebratory helmet for this weekend’s German Grand Prix.

Darren Smith: Impressed with efforts of rookie players.

Smith pays tribute to Ireland’s swift defensive improvement

Ireland senior women’s coach Darren Smith praised his side’s improvement over a short space of time despite going down 3-0 to New Zealand in the Electric Ireland Four Nations final in Dublin this week.

FACE-OFF: Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao up close and personal during yesterday's open workout ahead of tomorrow's UFC featherweight bout at Dublin's O2. Picture: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Brandao braced for the fight of his life

Hot Sauce. Al Capone. 2Tap. Uncle Creepy. The Notorious.


Conor McGregor - ‘The country will shut down for this’

The UFC announced its arrival in Dublin last night in the venerable surrounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham — a fitting venue, all told, given the fare that will be on offer at a packed 02 arena tomorrow evening.


Armstrong should have kept Tour jerseys, claims Roche

Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche believes disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong should be given back the seven Tour de France jerseys he was stripped of after being found guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs throughout his career.


Ireland turning up the power in search of Nations Cup glory

For any football fans suffering withdrawal symptoms after the World Cup wondering what they will do for their fix, here’s the answer.


Nevin and Berkeley part ways

John Joe Nevin and Berkeley Sports & Media of the UK have parted company.


Dunbar in groove with stage victory

CYCLING: One of the county’s most exciting prospects, Eddie Dunbar, yesterday stormed to one of his best ever wins when he scorched to victory on stage two of the Junior Tour of Ireland by almost three minutes.


Promotion pools await Irish U21 sides

HOCKEY: Ireland’s U21 sides are both safely through to the promotion pool of the EuroHockey Junior Championships II, but not without a couple of scares.