Ulster head coach Neil Doak: After an impressive league win at home to Glasgow in the first game after he was appointed full time, Ulster’s performances and results have fallen off badly.  Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

(...) a better opportunity to reach a semi-final or indeed win the European Cup. It was feared then that(...)

19/12/14 - NEWS - Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the   ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage  at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 3:15

(...). Rugby player Niamh Briggs had a prolific Six Nations Championship and followed it up in the World Cup in(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2014’ at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 3:15

(...) 2014’ for her exceptional achievement in winning a record breaking sixth European title and her fifth(...)

Munster, Ulster and Leinster will play back-to-back on the penultimate weekend of the European Champions Cup (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

The provinces are set for a penultimate weekend Champions Cup triple-header after the final pool(...)

All Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro after next year’s World Cup in a deal worth a reported €1.67 million a year (Photograph: INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)

(...) growth.“English clubs must compete in the European Champions Cup against Irish and French sides spending(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

European Champions Cup against Treviso and Northampton, to add to the three he has missed since the(...)

Charlie Matthews is sin-binning during Harlequins’ 14-13 Champions Cup defeat to Leinster last Saturday

Leinster’s 14-13 European Champions Cup victory last Saturday dismissed at an EPCR disciplinary hearing(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

(...)’s European Champions Cup and at present a tea-towel would cover the provinces in terms of the table(...)

Steven Gerrard:  “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, so to get a good win at Bournemouth is a big lift and a lift that is very welcome.” Photograph:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

League Cup quarter-final win at Bournemouth on Wednesday, only their third victory in 11 games in all(...)

Toulon’s Delon Armitage was hit with a 12-match ban after using offensive language in a row with Leicester fans following a Champion Cup game at Welford Road. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

(...) towards spectators at Welford Road in Toulon’s European Rugby Champions Cup match against the Tigers on(...)