Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to a 1,500m silver medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 1993. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) the Chinese women who stunned the athletics world back in 1993 were part of a state-sponsored doping(...)

Wexford native Tadhg Furlong has won all his four Ireland caps from the replacements bench. Photograph: AFP.

(...) earlier? I don’t know. But if you would have said to me a few year ago, just after that 20s World Cup(...)

Eddie Jones the England head coach watches over the England pre match warm up at Murrayfield Stadium last weekend. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

(...)’s World Cup plodders. The uncapped Maro Itoje and Josh Beaumont have been retained in a 25-man squad for(...)

FAngelo Ogbonna celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for West Ham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters
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(...) ended his World Cup, and in this morning’s papers Gerry Thornley remembers one of the greats. “More(...)

Like the GAA with Croke Park, clubs around the country have invested in facilities and would like to be able to earn some return on them. Photograph: 	Inpho

Rugby World Cup in 2023 play matches in other GAA venues should the IRFU bid be successful – following a(...)

Johnny Sexton in action against Wales in their Six Nations opener. “On seeing his demeanour on the field last Sunday it looked to me like he was enjoying his rugby again.” Photograph: Getty Images

(...) hadn’t been together since the World Cup warm-up against England on September 5th. Now, presuming(...)

Prince Of Scars will be in action in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...)-trained entries in the three-mile heat named after the 1975 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero. Another of the Closutton(...)

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss said of Paul O’Connell: “He’s just an icon and a man of great substance. When he spoke he was imposing and it was compelling.” Phptograph: Inpho

(...) hamstring injury he sustained at the World Cup. While also paying tribute to O’Connell’s on(...)

Keith Earls sat out Ireland’s training session at carton House on Tuesday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) incredibly good at.” The young prop recalled sitting beside O’Connell at the World Cup quarter-final against(...)

Munster scrum coach Jerry Flannery believes paul o’Connell still has lots to offer rugby. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) training sessions in the build-up to the World Cup in a bid to go out on his Irish career in the best(...)