Irish Rugby ambassador Fiona Coghlan, Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney,  IRFU chief executive Philip Browne and team captain Niamh Briggs at the announcement that Ireland will host the 2017 tournament. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is coming to Ireland in August 2017. The University College Dublin campus, and possibly Donnybrook’s 4G pitch, will(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson faces disciplinary hearing in Wales today after being sent off against Munster on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster find out today whether they will be without Iain Henderson for the remainder of their Guinness Pro 12 campaign. The 23-year-old, who faces a d(...)

Cian Healy has undergone surgery on a disk in his neck. Photograph: Inpho

Cian Healy’s cursed run of injuries, dating back to the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, continues after the 27 year old underwent surgery Friday to repa(...)

Gordon D’Arcy in action for Leinster against Treviso in his final home match for the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Leinster 10, Treviso 0: As poor a season as witnessed since the move to fortress RDS ended in all too familiar fashion. If there were more food sta(...)

The black card: Leinster Council chairman John Horan says there were incidents in the All-Ireland Under-21 final that looked like they should have resulted in black cards. Photograph: Inpho.

Leinster Council chairman John Horan has questioned the implementation of the black card in Gaelic football.Introduced last year with the intention of(...)

County captains at Farmleigh yesterday: Kildare’s Eamonn Callaghan, Donal Keegan of Meath, Paul McConway of Offaly, John O’Loughlin of Laois, Denis Bastick of Dublin, Kevin Diffley of Longford, Dean Healy of Wicklow, Ciaran Lyng of Wexford, Adrian Reid of Louth and Kieran Nolan of Carlow. Photograph: Inpho.

To the phoney war. The lull in proceedings. No better time for the Leinster championship launch to be held at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park.Jim(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness believes his county will overcome the challenge of Tyrone in Ballybofey. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sometimes it’s worth travelling to London, compliments of Sky Sports, to interview one of the most interesting and divisive minds in Gaelic games. Eve(...)

 Jim McGuinness: “For me it’s a good opportunity to go on the other side.” Photo: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Sky Sports are confident they can increase the two million viewers, spread thinly over 21 (14 exclusive) live matches shown during the 2014 football (...)

Tyrone under-21 selector Peter Canavan doesn’t coach or condone cynical play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A far more cynical affair is expected when Tyrone face Donegal in the preliminary round of the Ulster football championship on May 17th than what was(...)

Tyrone’s Kieran McGeary keeps an eye on Paul Maher as the Tipperary man slides along the wet turf of Parnell Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cathal McShane’s 49th minute goal is ultimately what separated these counties in a gripping All-Ireland under-21 football final. It’s Tyrone’s first n(...)