Michael Judge stands one win away from a comeback of Tiger Woods proportions — and making World Championship history.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
"It was one of the best and funniest night I’ve ever had."
Tue, 02 Apr, 2019
ON a cold January evening in Paris in 1938, Samuel Beckett was walking home with some friends after a night on the town when he was accosted and suddenly stabbed by a pimp called Prudent.
Sat, 24 Mar, 2018
Horse sports received plenty of recognition at the RTÉ Sports Awards on Saturday night, but it was James McClean who collected the top award.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
Liam Moggan retired last month from his position with Coaching Ireland. Known as the ‘coach’s coach’, he worked with everyone from Billy Walsh to Brian Kerr to Éamonn Fitzmaurice. But he believes Ireland’s focus on elite sport at the expense of physical education means a generation of kids have been lost
Sat, 14 Oct, 2017
Former world champions Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham crashed out of the Evergrande China Championship in the first round.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2017
Fri, 04 Aug, 2017
PJ Nolan has spent at least two decades spreading snooker’s gospel.
Tue, 09 May, 2017
Alison Williams and Lena Dunham bow out in the final episode of Girls at 10pm on Monday on Sky Atlantic.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
Eight Irish snooker players will travel to Egypt this weekend to represent the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association (RISBA) in the 2015 World Men’s, Women’s and Masters IBSF Snooker Championships.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
As his broadcast from his private jet earlier this month proved beyond doubt, Rory McIlroy’s bank manager has little reason to worry about the world number’s one golfer’s balance.
Thu, 28 May, 2015
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s rookie World Championship opponent fears Crucible humiliation before he even plays his first shot against the five-time winner.
Fri, 17 Apr, 2015
Barry Hearn is the man who had everyone going snooker loopy in the eighties as television coverage of the sport boomed on the back of his stable of star players such as Steve Davis.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015
Mark Selby knows he has to not only defeat 31 other players vying to cause an upset at the BetFred World Snooker Championship but he must also conquer the ’Curse of the Crucible’.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2015
Reanne Evans describes her World Championship qualifier with the Dubliner as "do or die" for women in snooker.
Mon, 06 Apr, 2015
Liverpool have another chance to chase a place in next season’s Champions League as they begin their UEFA Europa League campaign.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
Ronnie O’Sullivan started his UK Championship campaign against Daniel Wells on one leg but will withdraw from the tournament if he feels no let-up from his broken ankle by the weekend.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Two exhausted and aching amateur snooker players have celebrated a new Guinness world record after completing the longest ever match by racking them up and playing again.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
It’s 20 years since Ray Houghton’s goal saw Ireland shock Italy at the World Cup
Sat, 14 Jun, 2014
The name probably means nothing. If some radio sports show were to have a panel discussion about top coaching and top coaches in this country, it’s doubtful Liam Moggan’s name would crop up. His profile is hardly prominent.
Sat, 10 May, 2014
John Higgins labelled himself nothing more than “a journeyman” after a second successive first-round exit at the Dafabet World Championship.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
John Higgins joined Ding Junhui on the Crucible casualty list as the four-time world champion was bundled out in Sheffield by his fellow Scot Alan McManus.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
World number 15 Joe Perry overturned a 6-3 overnight deficit to beat Jamie Burnett 10-7 to set up a clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the second round of the Dafabet World Championship in Sheffield.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Ken Doherty drew on the memories of his greatest Crucible triumphs as he struck a blow for snooker’s senior citizens yesterday.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Ken Doherty returned to vintage form and struck a blow for snooker’s senior citizens as he enjoyed a first Crucible win in eight years on Sunday.
Sun, 20 Apr, 2014
Ronnie O’Sullivan was straight into an ominous groove as he opened a commanding lead over Robin Hull in their Dafabet World Championship first-round clash.
Sat, 19 Apr, 2014
Ronnie O’Sullivan will launch the defence of his Dafabet World Championship title against Finland’s Robin Hull on Saturday morning.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
SNOOKER: Dubliner Ken Doherty secured the 19th Crucible appearance of his career as he qualified for the Dafabet World Championship with a 10-5 success over Thai Dechawat Poomjaeng.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Last week I was a panellist on the RTÉ sports show, Second Captains.
Tue, 25 Mar, 2014
Tune in tonight to watch award-winning chef Neven Maguire create delicious dishes using ingredients from local producers.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
It was the kind of gathering Colm Murray would have loved.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2013
One of Ireland’s best-known sports broadcasters was today remembered as an enthusiastic and articulate reporter gifted with a marvellous memory and unique voice.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
Ronnie O’Sullivan looked invincible as he produced one of snooker’s great sessions in building a 7-1 lead over Stuart Bingham at the Betfair World Championship.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2013
Ronnie O’Sullivan was today bidding to maintain his impeccable record against Ali Carter as last year’s finalists reached the climax of their second-round clash at the Betfair World Championship.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
Ronnie O’Sullivan turned on the style just when he looked to be wobbling to stay ahead of Ali Carter in their Betfair World Championship second-round showdown.
Sun, 28 Apr, 2013
Shaun Murphy felt the full force of an electrified Graeme Dott as the Scot hauled himself level in their high-stakes Crucible battle.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Six seeds have already lost at the Betfair World Championship but it was an entirely different sort of shock affecting a former Crucible champion this morning.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Ronnie O’Sullivan will begin the defence of his Betfair World Championship title against Scotland’s Marcus Campbell.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
Ireland’s former world champion Ken Doherty last night suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final round of qualifying for the Crucible.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
Ken Doherty, who had shown some good form this week in beating John Higgins and Tom Ford, bowed out of the Welsh Open yesterday after losing 5-3 to England’s Stuart Bingham in the quarter-final.
Sat, 16 Feb, 2013
Whenever I think of Seán Óg Ó hAilpín’s many superlative achievements — the journey from Fiji to Cork to the most coveted steps in Croke Park, the All Stars and All-Irelands won and captained, the transformation into corporate gold and cultural icon who transcended the game — it’s his disciplinary record that impresses us as much as anything.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2012