Mark English with his 800m silver medal from the European Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s very little eating Mark English. A bronze medal last year in the European Championships, one colour better this year in Prague with a silver (...)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor speaks during a press conference in UCD. Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

What are Leinster going to do against Bath, Matt O’Connor was asked. It seemed a simple enough question. Were they going to give the Premiership side (...)

Irish men’s hockey is facing its biggest controversy in years.

Ulster clubs have until Friday to decide if they wish to participate in the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season. As this season com(...)

Jamie Heaslip will captain Leinster against Bath on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor can chose from a largely healthy squad this week with the main omission being Australian second row Kane Douglas. O’Conno(...)

South African flanker Francois Louw believes emergence of such English talent as George Ford and Jonathan Joseph bodes well for Somerset club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Francois Louw, the Springbok flanker, sounds like a man who lives in the moment, his focus not on some other week or other place but very much this w(...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor at a press event at the Convention Centre in Dublin ahead of his UFC world featherweight title fight against Brazilian Jose Aldo in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, in July. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 2:10

The story’s out. Ireland’s king of pain Conor McGregor can do restrained-normal. There were no roundhouse kicks aimed at the throat of Jose Aldo, his (...)

Banbridge’s Stephen Dowds celebrates scoring the first goal against Cork Church of Ireland  in the Irish Senior Cup men’s final at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Banbridge sneaked the winner in this game shortly after the match had been extended by five minutes. Following the Ulster team pressing and Cork Chur(...)

George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam has had to utilise his full squad for the Pro12 game at Thomond Park against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 Munster v Connacht Thomond Park, 5.15 Live on Sky Sports 1 Scanning Connacht’s injury list and it’s not difficult to see how Pat Lam(...)

The IRFU’s Dan Downey sets up the GPS units on the Aviva Stadium’s pitch ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations game against France in February. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Not so long ago a fag and orange segment was seen as restorative at half-time, an extra lap until you drop a good thing, a sign of heart. But in recen(...)