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.

European Cup match in October 1957. It is signed by Busby, Geoff Bent, Johnny Berry, Roger Byrne, Jackie(...)

Peter Nelson: “A Leinster derby has a little bit more bite to it but we look forward to those games.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

(...) challenge as Saracens were last week in the European Champions Cup and they travel with the added freight of(...)

Republic of Ireland’s versatile player Niamh Fahey helped Chelsea win the English league and cup double this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan admits a point would be a good return from Ireland’s European(...)

Cardiff Blues’ Matthew Rees (No 16) is sent off for a stamp on Harlequins’ Nick Easter during the European Challenge Cup match at Cardiff Arms Park. The former Wales captain has received a seven-week ban for the incident. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

(...) happened seven minutes from time during their European Challenge Cup defeat against Quins at the Arms Park(...)

Paul Casey has precluded himself form selection for Europe’s 2016 Ryder cup side. Photograph: Afp

(...)’s disjointed and dysfunctional European side. Others, it should also be remembered, have suffered Ryder Cup(...)

Joe Hart is hoping Manchester City can tie up their Champions League group when they play Juventus in Turin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Reuters

September. Three straight wins have confounded those who thought City’s latest European campaign was doomed(...)

An armed soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

(...) radicals. More, per head, have gone from Belgium to Syria than any other European state. “You shouldn(...)

 Josh van der Flier breaks through to score Leinster’s try during the  Champions Cup loss to Bath  at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Edinburgh, the European campaign was effectively over by December. That was three years into Michael Cheika(...)

Remembering George Best

Scottish team, which contained many Celtic players who had won the European Cup a short time before. We(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland during training yesterday at the University of Limerick ahead of Saturday’s game against Connacht. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) after suffering a foot injury in the Champions Cup victory over Treviso the weekend before last. Coach(...)