Shane Lowry: is competing in the no-cut 30-man field in South Africa with a chance to earn precious Ryder Cup points. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

(...) been confirmed on the European team for the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia in January – is competing in the no(...)

Connacht’s progress is highlighted by their scrumhalf Kieran Marmion signing a new two-year deal with the province. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

European Cup. “And I believe we can and get into Europe on our own, and go further.” (...)

The Champions Cup fixtures postponed in the wake of the Paris terror attacks have been rescheduled for January. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster and Munster’s European Champions Cup fixtures which were postponed in the wake of(...)

Rob Kearney and Leo Cullen are looking for Leinster to bounce back against Ulster at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 27, 2015, 08:36

European Cup defeats, this is the third game in a daunting mid-season schedule, to be followed by the Pro12(...)

Luke McGrath of Leinster passes the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

(...). Over recent weeks I’ve bumped into several European Challenge Cup teams as represented by their(...)

Ulster have received a boost with the news that captain Rory Best has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the province. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

(...)’s almost remarkable to think that these two were contesting the European Cup final only four seasons ago(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during day one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne struggled to a one over par 73 on his debut as a full European Tour(...)

 Danielle McLaughlin: “A poem I wrote when I was 12 appeared in a school magazine. Despite this promising start, my next publication didn’t happen until 2009, when The Irish Times accepted a nonfiction article about au pairs

(...) of a name is Pavel, anyway?” he said. “Is it Eastern European or what? Is it Lithuanian? What is it(...)

Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath both start for Leinster against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

(...) guys back.” Kearney, who was sidelined for the European Champions Cup defeats to Wasps and Bath(...)

The Ireland jersey was worn by William (Billy) Grant Byron in 1899, the year of Ireland’s second Triple Crown victory. It is reputed to be the oldest international rugby jersey in the world.

United – managed by Matt Busby – in a European Cup match in October 1957. It is signed by Busby(...)