EURO 2016: TOP STORY

Roy Keane is happy enough to channel Jack Charlton but not remotely interested in invoking Thierry Henry, as Ireland close in on their mouthwatering European Championship knockout clash with hosts France in Lyon tomorrow afternoon.

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Urban Sea offspring a classic bunch

The last flight from Birmingham to Dublin on the Wednesday of the Cheltenham Festival had already cleared the M1 and crossed the airport perimeter fence. Suddenly, just as rubber was about to meet runway, the pilot did whatever it is that pilots do to make an airplane go back up.

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Mark Scannell: Irish basketballers courting Europe once again

Compared to Euro 2016, or the World U20 rugby final, or the decisive third test in South Africa, Ireland’s return to the international basketball arena seems like small potatoes. Perhaps it is. But it’s an important small step for the sport in this country, and for the women’s team preparing for the FIBA tournament in Gibraltar. Coach Mark Scannell put it in context.