Andrew Smith will make his debut against Edinburgh tonight.  Photograph:  Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster v EdinburghThomond Park, 7.35 - Live TG4Here follows the seasonal opener of the most important Pro 12 campaign to date but Munster remain some(...)

 Andrew Smith makes his Munster debut tomorrow. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have been unable to select short-term signing Eusebio Guinazu for tomorrow’s opening Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.The Arg(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: “We’ll need to be on our toes from the first minute against Dublin. We’ll need to implement our own game plan from the very first minute.”

Maybe 2011 still matters. Jim McGuinness seems to be employing the same philosophy; the attempted shaping of a sport that leaves itself open to manip(...)

Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and Dublin’s Bryan Cullen during the 2011 All-Ireland football semi-final. “Yeah, it’s definitely an All-Ireland that we let slip.” says Cassidy.

It’s well established that Jim McGuinness and Kevin Cassidy have an uneasy history. Cassidy, Donegal’s two-time All Star wing back, contributed(...)

Mayo manager James Horan wants the All-Ireland senior football semi-final replay to be staged at Croke Park and not at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Despite objections from Mayo and several former players, GAA president Liam O’Neill is adamant this Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay (...)

Kieran Donaghy and fellow Kerry substitute Barry John Keane after the final whistle had blown on the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Remember the great days of Gooch and Star? Mayo do. Mayo always will.That time has probably passed for good but the Star (Kieran Donaghy) waded into t(...)

Jonny Sexton has been offered a four-year contract extension by Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

The next move in the Jonathan Sexton saga is for the IRFU to make. That became apparent yesterday when Racing Métro 92 coach Laurent Labit reiterated (...)

Racing Metro have offered Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  a new four-year deal that would keep him in Paris until June 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract by Racing Metro that would keep the 29-year-old in Paris until June 2019.“He has in his han(...)

Tania Rosser scores a fine individual try for Ireland against Kazakhstan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Veteran Ireland scrumhalf Tania Rosser has no intention of retiring. The 36 year old returned from four years in the international wilderness to play (...)

David Moran will start at midfield for Kerry in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Mayo at Croke Park on Sunday after impressing when he came on as a substitute in the quarter-final victory over Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Only three changes to the Kerry team but they could provide the most revealing glimpse into the Kingdom’s footballing future. Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s (...)