Tadhg Furlong: “If I played really well and lost, I couldn’t care (that I played well). You’re buying into the team.” Photograph: Maurilio Boldrini/Inpho.

Talk at the World Cup was how well a 22-year old Robbie Henshaw was coping in the Irish centre. Just eight months older than Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong wa(...)

Mike Heskin: has left the Irish Hockey Association to become director of sport at NUI Galway. Photograph:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish hockey has formally begun the search for a new chief executive following the departure of Mike Heskin to NUIG, where he is now director of spor(...)

James McGee has won his Australian Open first round qualifier. Photograph: Inpho

James McGee the Irish number one will face 10th seed Radu Albot in the second round of the Australian Open qualifying event in Melbourne. McGee came(...)

Former Ireland international rugby player David Wallace and Melanie Nocher, retired Olympic Swimmer, launched the Swim Ireland’s third Swim for a Mile Challenge at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday. Photograph: Inpho.

Throwing in the towel and Munster Rugby may have never been mentioned in the same breath before. But as the Irish province continues to suck up a 27-7(...)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong during training yesterday. Joe Schmidt’s side face Bath in the Champions Cup this weekend. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

While Leinster believe there is an onus on them to compete in this week’s dead rubber against Bath for league momentum, Joe Schmidt will keep a wary(...)

Connacht’s Ultan Dillane attempts to go past Ulster’s Luke Marshall: Dillane is back in Connacht’s starting line-up for clash with Scarlets. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although Scarlets are on top of the league table, both sides have lost their last three matches and are in danger of falling into a losing streak sce(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

Ireland men’s international coach Craig Fulton is optimistic yet realistic about his team’s chances at Rio Olympics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

As the Olympics bound men’s Irish hockey team prepare to take off to South Africa for the first stage of their preparation for Rio, coach Craig Fult(...)

David Conway, Director of National Sport Campus, John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Pascal Donohoe TD, Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Kieran Mulvey, Chair of Sport Ireland and Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport at the new High Performance Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A phrase of former US president Ronald Reagan – that peace had broken out – seemed apt yesterday for Sport Ireland and the Irish Amateur Boxing Associ(...)

Outhalf Owen Farrell of England is congratulated by his father, then England assistant coach Andy Farrell, after  the Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium in  2013. Photograph: by David Rogers/Getty Images.

The former rugby league great Andy Farrell will come into Joe Schmidt’s Irish set up with the ashes of England’s World Cup bid still smouldering in th(...)