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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 31 August, 2014

Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Sunday 18 May, 2014

How triathlon participation in Ireland grew by 120% in 5 years

Scott Graham tells us about the success of this increasingly popular activity and his hopes for its future.

IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby

‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’

Behind the scenes of The Sunday Game – 35 years on air and still going strong

RTÉ’s flagship GAA show is running since 1979 and is back on our screens today for another summer.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

‘You could live like a celebrity if you wanted’: Rob Heffernan is chasing that winning feeling again

After putting on more weight than he’d have liked last year, the 50km World Champion is feeling lean and hungry again.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 May, 2014

# editors-picks - Saturday 10 May, 2014

18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection

Ever feel fanatical about this mid-90s phenomenon? You’re not alone.

# editors-picks - Friday 9 May, 2014

10 moments that defined the maddest Premier League season in ages

Managers sticking the head in players, high-waist trousers and jerseys and poor ol’ David Moyes.

# editors-picks - Monday 5 May, 2014

Remembering Alan Feeley – ‘Life is so fragile but he left the world in a better place’

‘Alan’s Sports Extravaganza’ will take place on August 2nd in UL to honour the memory of the late Mayo man and increase awareness on organ donation.

# editors-picks - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland’s GPS system to the next level

Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins to explain the latest fascinating developments.

Where are they now? Liverpool’s 1990 title-winning team

In May 1990, Liverpool were crowned league champions but whatever happened to those players?

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Roland Ratzenberger: the tragedy Formula 1 forgot, after Senna

The Austrian died less than 24 hours before the Brazilian legend on the same track in Imola.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster match Toulon’s fierce physicality but errors prove costly (Part 2)

Using GIFs and videos, we examine some of the penalty concessions and handling errors from Rob Penney’s men in Marseille.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 April, 2014

Analysis: Munster match Toulon’s fierce physicality but errors prove costly (Part 1)

Using GIFs and videos, we take a look at the excellence of Rob Penney’s men in the tight and with their restarts.

26 of the best pictures from this year’s Allianz football league Caught On Camera This post contains images

26 of the best pictures from this year’s Allianz football league

Dublin, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary celebrated at the close of the spring campaign.

Puppies, Brazil and blondes: 10 things we learned from today’s cracking Roy Keane interview

Ireland’s assistant coach was in great form on the radio this morning.

# editors-picks - Friday 25 April, 2014

This is what Croke Park will look like when it hosts American football

There’s a striking distance in the size of the two pitches.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The Ballymena years: Brendan Rodgers’ first steps on his journey to top of the football world

Carnlough’s most famous son looks set to become the first Northern Irishman in 101 years to win a First Division title.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

‘David will be hurting’ – Wilf McGuinness on how it feels to be sacked by United

We spoke to one man who knows how David Moyes feels.

Analysis: Toulon combine freakish power with clever twists, but Munster can cope

We’ve examined the Toulon attack, using GIFs and videos to illustrate the threat Rob Penney’s men face on Sunday.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

5 reasons why David Moyes’ sacking was inevitable

Faced with the option of selling a lot of unhappy players or sacking the manager, there was only going to be one decision.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 April, 2014

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge DNA

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge

Joesph Dalton explains how his company’s DNA tests can help clubs and athletes at all levels to train smarter.

# editors-picks - Saturday 19 April, 2014

What is CrossFit and why can’t people stop talking about it?

Need a routine to get you fit, strong, fast and lean? This way…

# editors-picks - Friday 18 April, 2014

Want to go to some live sport over the four-day weekend?

If the weather stays like this, only a fool would stay on the couch.

Pendred ready to show what he’s made of after getting bye into TUF house MMA

Pendred ready to show what he’s made of after getting bye into TUF house

Season 19 of the MMA TV show began last night and featured two Irish fighters.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Watch the new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Hillsborough in full

The latest sports film in the series aired for the first time last night to coincide with the 25th anniversary.

‘Bring on the Rocket’ – Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker’s best at the Crucible again

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

# editors-picks - Sunday 13 April, 2014

This Irish start-up is making snacks for some of the world’s top athletes

Dubliner Dave McGeady is trying to elbow his way into the sports nutrition market with his company Wyldsson.

# editors-picks - Saturday 12 April, 2014

The first Irish goalkeeper to win the FA Cup, his friendship with Seán Lemass and IRA past

Tom Farquharson emigrated to Wales after being arrested for IRA involvement in the early 1920s. He was a cup winner six years later.

# editors-picks - Thursday 10 April, 2014

5 things to look out for during tomorrow’s Ulster v Connacht inter-pro derby

Tommy Bowe at 13, Connacht’s young stars and Rob Herring filling in for Rory Best are on the agenda.

‘I don’t think I’ll do a Seaman and play ’til 40′ – Ireland’s record caps holder Emma Byrne

The vastly-experienced Arsenal goalkeeper lined out for the 106th in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier last weekend… but it proved to be a day to forget.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

‘I slipped the biscuits into my pocket’ – Trevor Welch on how he surprised Mourinho with custard creams Custard Creams This post contains videos

# editors-picks - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Wayne Hutchinson: ‘I must talk. I know I need help. This is a path I can’t walk alone.’

The Waterford GAA player shares his personal experience of living with depression.

Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

Seamus Coleman: ‘I don’t think you can ever stop improving’

Seamus Coleman may have schooled Santi Cazorla on Sunday but the Everton and Ireland defender says he has still has a lot to learn himself.

# editors-picks - Monday 7 April, 2014

5 of our favourite fitness apps for April

From ones that keep track of your weight, to those that get you on the move.

5 things we learned from the Heineken Cup quarter-finals

It was a rollercoaster weekend of rugby with plenty of ups in Thomond Park.

# editors-picks - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Sky Sports set to broadcast GAA championship games this summer as TV deal announced

The GAA have announced the new package to cover the period 2014-2017.

# editors-picks - Monday 31 March, 2014

6 talking points after yesterday’s hurling league action

Plenty to debate after a weekend where Tipperary, Clare, Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin claimed victories.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 March, 2014

The Irishman competing in the Spartan Death Race to inspire his son

Rory O’Grady is preparing for an event that is likely to last over 70 hours and which only 10% of the elite athletes competing successfully finish.