Whatever your taste in sports, odds are it has been soured at times by a decision from a referee or an official of some other hue. Bill White, a former baseball player and commentator, got it just right when he said that umpiring is tough because, no matter what the decision, you’re always half-wrong.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
Keith Earls was crowned Munster Player of the Year yesterday but said he would gladly swap his prize for team silverware at the end of the season.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018
Earls took the public vote ahead of Jean Kleyn and Rory Scannell.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018
Historian Catherine Corless, the Irish Coast Guard, crew of Rescue 116, rugby referee Joy Neville and campaigner Vera Twomey were among those honoured at tonight’s Rehab People of the Year Awards.
Mon, 16 Apr, 2018
Joy Neville’s success in rugby refereeing shows it is time for other women to be given similar opportunities in non-playing and governance roles, according to Ireland’s Six Nations-winning captain Fiona Coghlan.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
This week I’m sharing my take on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2017.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Hortazelda Stadium in Madrid was an unlikely microcosm of the camogie world in 2017.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
Greater belief was the secret to the ascent of Skibbereen pair Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan to the top of their sport in 2018, according to O’Driscoll.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017
Despite them getting far greater visibility in recent years, the president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Sarah Keane has warned that women in sport are “in danger of losing our audience”.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
Former Ireland international Joy Neville received the World Rugby Referee of the Year award in Monte Carlo last Sunday after a memorable 2017 which included officiating the Women's Rugby World Cup final and becoming the first woman to take charge of a men's international fixture when Norway hosted Denmark last month.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Former Ireland Rugby player, Joy Neville, will become one of the first two women to referee a men’s international match later this month.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017
“I underestimated you” were the first words former Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs said to Billie Jean King in 1973 after she defeated him in front of 90m TV viewers.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017
Joy Neville, from Limerick, has been named as one of two women who will referree a men's fifteen-a-side Rugby Europe international.
Wed, 27 Sep, 2017
England 32 New Zealand 41
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
New Zealand have beaten England 41-32 in the Women's Rugby World Cup final in Belfast.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Fri, 05 May, 2017
Thu, 19 Jan, 2017
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Saturday was an historic day for the Ulster Bank League as Joy Neville became the first female referee to take charge of a Division 1A fixture.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Sun, 13 Nov, 2016
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
The Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup campaigns begin this week with five matches in both competitions.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Another day of drama between the kings of Munster Cup rugby ended with holders Constitution taking a giant step towards retaining their crown with a two points victory over Garryowen at Temple Hill on Saturday.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
It’s great to be back at the start of the national hunt season once more, and there’s so much to look forward to for the months ahead,
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
The David Wachman-trained Off Limits returned to her best with an impressive victory in the listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes on day one of Killarney’s July festival.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
Ballinderry Moth looked a filly of immense promise when racing away with a bumper at Killarney on just her second start, and she can follow up in tonight’s closing race, the Killarney Racegoers Club Mares’ Flat Race, on day one of the four-day meeting at the Kerry track.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Munster Schools Junior Cup: Castletroy 26 St Munchins 21
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
There’s a sign in the Irish dressing room that reads ‘The winning qualities of this team will be reflected by the standards we set’.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
The news that RTÉ will broadcast next week’s women’s Six Nations clash against England live from Twickenham was warmly greeted yesterday.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
The organisers of Ireland’s top rugby sevens tournament have promised some serious girl action this year.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is probably still smiling, having become the first Irish skipper to lift the Women’s 6 Nations title in Italy yesterday.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
On a day when International Women’s Day was celebrated across the globe, the Ireland women’s rugby edged closer towards immortality.
Fri, 08 Mar, 2013
Ireland Women's coach Philip Doyle has made one change for the final game of this year's RBS 6 Nations against England as the team target a triple crown win.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2012