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Martin Ling interview: 'A pal stopped me leaping on the rail track as another stopped me jumping in the road...'

Martin Ling knew over lunch. He knew, as he glared at a plate of untouched food, that it was coming back and that's when the fear started. 'What if it's like last time?' he thought.
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Warren Gatland has challenged Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton to stay “fit and perform” during the Six Nations if he hopes to be the British & Irish Lions Test starter.
Thomas Bjorn insists he does not need to change his “forthright” personality to lead Europe to Ryder Cup glory in 2018.
Swords Thunder 88 Templeogue 81: Griffith Swords Thunder produced champagne basketball to dethrone National cup champions Templeogue in a thrilling quarter final at the National Basketball Arena last
It was a busy week of rowing for clubs across the country, with Muckross and Carrick on Shannon’s Head of the river both taking place on Saturday. Events went off very successfully and crews wer
Tommy O’Donnell believes Munster’s current winning run will count for nothing if there are not further improvements in the upcoming European clashes with Leicester Tigers.
JJ Hanrahan can remember exactly where he was when he heard the news about the tragic death of Anthony Foley.
Andy Farrell will take as much from Ireland’s defeat to the All Blacks last month as from their famous win when he swaps a green tracksuit for the red of the British & Irish Lions and heads
“You watch Clermont as we have and you’ve just got to be impressed by what’s on offer, admiring too, and otherwise it might put the fear of God in you.” Ulster’s Director
Warren Gatland has challenged Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton to stay “fit and perform” during the Six Nations if he hopes to be the British & Irish Lions Test starter.
Connacht chief executive Willie Ruane has denied that Connacht are in crisis, despite the province losing Pat Lam and two other coaches in addition to three players who started the PRO12 final win ove
Pat Lam is confident Ireland will win the bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup — and has not ruled out a return to coach in Ireland.
Veteran football pundit John Giles has launched a war of words between Ireland’s two most listened to football podcasts.
Leinster finals haven’t been kind to Niall McNamee, who has spent over half his life playing in them and losing.
Former team-mate Len Gaynor has paid tribute to the memory of the late Tipperary hurling legend Mick Roche, whose death was announced yesterday at the age of 73.
Reigning champions St Brendan’s, Killarney and Coláíste Chríost Rí both recorded their third victories of the campaign to finish at the head of their respective group
Tralee CBS 1-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 0-4: In a must-win game for both sides, Tralee CBS proved far too strong for a very disappointing Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig outfit, in a g
It’s exactly a month until Dublin’s O’Byrne Cup opener at home to DCU though, as of now, Jack McCaffrey is not a member of the All-Ireland champions’ panel.
St Colman’s College, Fermoy 4-22 St Flannan’s College, Ennis 2-19 (after extra-time): The young hurlers of St Colman’s, Fermoy rescued a seemingly lost cause to advance to the quarte
IS Killorglin 1-12 DLS Macroom 2-8: Ian McGillycuddy’s 54th-minute goal proved to be the crucial score as IS Killorglin qualified from Group C of the Corn Uí Mhuirí at Páirc
The author of a new book on interprovincial hurling believes running the finals as curtain-raisers to All-Ireland club deciders is the only way to keep the competition alive.
Television replays to assist referees will be used for the first time in Fifa competition with trials to take place during the Club World Cup Japan.
Tottenham 3 CSKA Moscow 1: Tottenham’s winless Wembley run is over but their Europa League campaign has just begun after Mauricio Pochettino’s men sealed a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow.
Porto 5 Leicester 0: Woeful Leicester lost their unbeaten Champions League record as a second string side suffered a humiliating 5-0 thumping in Porto.
Manchester United’s crunch Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk is under threat due to a frozen pitch that Jose Mourinho claims his team should never have had to encounter.
Stephen Kenny is determined to justify his selection as the Philips Sports Manager of the Year by guiding Dundalk into the last 32 of the Europa League tonight.
Southampton manager Claude Puel dismissed claims that contract talks with defender Jose Fonte may distract his side ahead of tonight’s pivotal Europa League clash against Hapoel Be’er Shev
Success always comes with a price. Just ask Connacht, who this week are absorbing the blow that was head coach Pat Liam’s decision to accept the task of resurrecting the sleeping giant that is B
An important piece of history will be made at the 2016 Club World Cup in Japan with video assistance being used to support referees with “match-changing” decisions for the first time in a FIF
Apples and pears shouldn't be mixed‚ so how about cricket and rugby balls?
John Terry could join two of his former team-mates in coaching England’s youngsters, according to reports.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane criticised his players for switching off against Borussia Dortmund and throwing away a two-goal lead that cost the European champions top place in Champions
The former Australia fast bowler was stationed at square leg when the ball thrown by Bhuvneshwar Kumar from deep square leg hit him flush on the back of the head. The post India vs England, 4th Test:
Wayne Sandilands knows that whatever happens in Japan‚ whether he plays or does not play‚ he can at least rest easily that he will not be pepper-sprayed again like he was in the Caf Champions
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso will not fuss over the nature of victory as long the team keep winning, the 25-year-old midfielder has said. The post Premier League: Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso says results

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