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Golf - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Joey Barton on hurling, Sheamus at Craggy Island and 36 more sporting tweets of the year

Also, ‘Bunk’ from The Wire reveals his love of St Pat’s, Gary Lineker takes Robbie Keane’s ‘unidentified fan’ crown and more.

14 for ’14 – The objects that defined the sporting year

From a SuperMacs snack box to Joe Schmidt’s appendix.

28 brilliant images that sum up the sporting year

Featuring a stricken Neymar, a dejected Steven Gerrard and an ecstatic Katie Taylor.

Ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport possible once alternative financing is found — Varadkar

The minister for health wants legislation changed, but admits a ‘time gap’ is needed.


The sports personalities we lost in 2014

Some great sportspeople passed away in the last year.

Golf - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From the Aviva to Zurich — It’s our A to Z of the sporting year

Katie Taylor, Odell Beckham Jr and Joe Brolly all make our list too.

Keano’s beard, Henry’s Decima and a spy in a tree: The’s alternative sports awards

Billo, James Rodriguez and David Moyes all feature too.

Brolly v Hunt and 5 more of 2014’s most tedious stories

Good riddance to the news cycle with these lads in it.

Allstars, aces and The Undertaker: The sporting year in 15 numbers

Ryan Giggs and Tommy Walsh’s careers look pretty spectacular when measured numerically.

Mount Leinster Rangers and Mullins magic – Carlow’s 2014 sporting highlights

Carlow had a strong year on the rugby front, while there was plenty of horse racing glory.

Golf - Monday 29 December, 2014

Rory McIlroy is golf’s Christmas number one

The star started the year at number six, but ended it almost three ranking points clear of second-placed Henrik Stenson.

Golf - Saturday 27 December, 2014

How well do you remember the sporting quotes of 2014?

It’s only words and words are all I have.

2014, the year Irish sport beat fashion over the head

We’ve come a long way since Mikasa gloves.

Slaughtneil success and a cup final — Derry’s 2014 sporting highlights

Jason Smyth lit up the Paralympics world yet again this year.

8 sporting texts we wish we saw in 2014

No phones were hacked in the making of this article.

Golf - Friday 26 December, 2014

How well do you remember this year’s Ryder Cup?

Europe made it three in a row but how much do you remember about that week in September and the competition itself?

QUIZ: which type of Irish sports fan are you?

Are you a hardcore fan or a casual pub supporter?

QUIZ: Can you spot the odd one out from the 2014 sporting year?

One of these things is not like the others…

Golf - Thursday 25 December, 2014

Up close and personal with the world’s best at Valhalla – My 2014 sporting moment

Niall Kelly recalls being there when Rory McIlroy won his fourth Major … well, sort of.

What’s the big deal about McGregor? It’s’s 50 favourite sports articles of 2014 (part 2)

Also featuring Cork GAA player Jamie Wall, the stray dogs of Sochi and the perils of the Irish national football team.

Open thread: what was the best sports Christmas present you got as a kid?

Wrestling rings, goalposts or table football, what did you get?

Clubs fly high in both codes and Lowry’s success – Offaly’s 2014 sporting highlights

From the county Championship to the Open Championship and beyond.

Golf - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Sheasy’s heroics, beating New Zealand & a legend’s final act – I wish I was there in 2014

Our writers on the sporting events they would have loved to witness this year.

From Scotstown to San Francisco – Fergus Connolly is one of the most wanted men in sports

He’s worked with the likes of Liverpool and Dublin GAA but now he’s enjoying a new challenge in the NFL.

Stephen O’Neill retires and Darren Clarke is ripped – Tyrone’s sporting moments of 2014

Rock won the Ulster JFC while Omagh St Enda’s reached the senior final.

Golf - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Get in the hole! – Here are the best golf shots of the year

And Rory McIlroy makes the cut.

From the Premier League to the Ryder Cup – Donegal’s 2014 sporting moments

No Sam for the Hills but plenty of cheer nonetheless.

Golf - Monday 22 December, 2014

Who said it: Tony Soprano or Roddy Collins?

Both TV stars in their own right, how well do you know the League of Ireland loud-mouth and the Mob heavyweight?

10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts

‘Night Games,’ ‘The Test,’ ‘The Race to Truth and more of this year’s most memorable work.

Golf - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Rory McIlroy named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt was named Manager of the Year and Brian O’Driscoll entered the Hall of Fame.

20 of the best Inpho sports photographs from the last year

All the eye-pleasing viewing you need.

Andy Lee’s tequila and Devin Toner’s an elf! It’s the best sporting tweets of the week

Ronan O’Gara’s banter with DC10 also featured.

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight? Contenders This post contains a poll

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight?

Katie Tayor, Jonathan Sexton and Rory McIlroy are all up for the big prize.

World champions and Man United debuts – Antrim’s 2014 sporting highlights

It was also a very good year for Paddy Barnes, Tony McCoy and cycling enthusiasts.

It’s Sunday so here’s 9 of our favourite images from the past 7 days

Here’s how the week looked through a lens.

Golf - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Paulie leads Ireland and the minor Munster title – Limerick’s 2014 sporting highlights

Memorable days in Thomond Park, camogie champions and beating the Black Ferns.

Lance Armstrong hates it when you cheat at golf

In an interview with Golf Digest, the 43-year-old insisted the sport was vastly different to cycling.

John Delaney is cool, Clare hurlers love brown shoes and the rest of the week’s best comments

Also, someone was scarily accurate in their pre-match prediction for Man United vs Liverpool.

Golf - Friday 19 December, 2014

The athletes who became successful politicians

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.