Three-year sponsorship for Irish Forest Rally Championship

Motorsport: Organisers of the Irish Forest Rally Championship received a major boost at their awards ceremony in Clonmel on Saturday night with the announcement that Valvoline will underpin the series for the next three seasons.


Hamilton savours ‘greatest day’

Lewis Hamilton soaked up the feeling of becoming a two-time Formula One world champion and declared it to be "the greatest day of my life".


Britton and Pollock race to glory

Athletics: Fionnuala Britton romped to her fifth GloHealth Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships title in Dundalk yesterday while Paul Pollock defended his crown in a thrilling three-way sprint finish.


Bellew’s revenge on Cleverly after majority points win

Boxing: Tony Bellew paid tribute to bitter rival Nathan Cleverly after gaining revenge with a majority points win in their cruiserweight fight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.


Munster U16 and U18s out of luck

Hockey: An interprovincial campaign that started with some promise ultimately unravelled for Munster’s U16 and U18 teams, who finished without a point to their name.


O’Reilly inspires Demons

Basketball: C&S UCC Demons continue to set the pace in the Men’s Premier League following a hard earned 88-74 win against Templeogue.

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, about to shake hands at a press conference yesterday. Picture: David Davies/PA

Little love lost between duelling duo

After nine gruelling months, 19 races and 1,037 race laps the Formula 1 circus has reached the deserts of Abu Dhabi and it’s final stop of its globe-trotting calendar.

Katie Taylor: Will meet Chinese southpaw Junhua Yin in tomorrow's semi-final.

Ochigava injury aids Taylor

Katie Taylor reached the semi-finals of the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday without throwing a punch.

TIME TO CONFESS: Lance Armstrong finally comes clean on the Oprah Winfrey show. Tygart didn't want to believe Armstrong was guilty.

’Sport has become teacher of life lessons’

Travis Tygart will forever be known as the man who brought Lance Armstrong down. The USADA chief executive explains how he has managed to retain his love for sport despite all he’s uncovered

Paul Kelleher, left, pictured with UL Eagles guard Matt Hall. Picture: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Kelleher hoping Eagles can soar despite Quigley and Hall injuries

Paul Kelleher has experienced the highs and lows of basketball in recent seasons but the UL Eagles coach is confident his new role in Limerick will be a success.

Olivia Roycroft: Has boosted Bandon.

Munster sides chasing interprovincial glory

Munster will hope to turn potential into silverware at the U16 and U18 interpros at Three Rock Rovers in Dublin this weekend.

Robert Splaine

Splaine to continue as Ireland manager

Robert Splaine will continue as manager of the Ireland show jumping team, following a review of his performance over the past two years.


Mercedes chief fears Abu Dhabi nightmare

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff fears a "personal nightmare" in Abu Dhabi on Sunday should Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One world title dream be blown apart by a mechanical failure.


Frampton set to make title defence in Belfast

A spring world-title date for Carl Frampton against American Chris Avalos could lead to a summer showdown against English rival Scott Quigg.


Hartes hot property as they earn lucrative call to Hockey India League

Ireland goalkeeper David Harte’s reputation has been further enhanced after he was unveiled as the eighth most expensive player in the Hockey India League.

Michaela Walsh

Taylor and Walsh advance after landslide victories

Olympic champion Katie Taylor and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Michaela Walsh posted landslide last-32 victories at the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, South Korea yesterday.

Andy Lee

Family ties won’t put focused Lee off world title shot

There will be a strange sense of familiarity for Andy Lee in Las Vegas on December 13 when he faces Matt Korobov, whose parents might even count the Limerick southpaw among their family friends.