Paddy Butler scores Munster’s  third try in the Guinness Pro 12 play-off at  Thomond Park. Photo:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) the crowd for what seemed, for all the world, like a valedictory farewell to both sides of the ground(...)

Me time: Sarah Bannan writes each day from 4.30am to 6.30am. “At that time nobody can disturb me – not my husband or my daughter or my email, nor even social media.” Illustration: CSA/Getty

(...) personal-reward system. I’ll make myself a cup at the end of every paragraph, pretty much. While I(...)

(...) just so happened to find. The jersey I wore in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup final back in the day(...)

Ian Keatley winning his 100th Munster cap against the Dragons last week . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

European Champions Cup pool win over Saracens, the place rocked. Victor Costello once described how he(...)

Munster will again look to get to grips with Ospreys’ Rhys Webb, who has been one of the form half-backs of the PRO12 season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) strongest hint yet that he could retire from the game after the World Cup or end his career in Toulon. End(...)

 Rory McIlroy shows his frustration on the 16th hole during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Irishman posted a 78 and missed the cut.  Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

(...) roars, his five-wood approach from 255 yards nestling a matter of inches from the cup to enable him the(...)

Further tickets for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup group games, including fixtures against France and Canada at Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium, will go on sale next Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

A further 100,000 tickets for 26 Rugby World Cup matches are to go on sale next Thursday, including(...)

Elaine Proctor: To enrich the articulation of good people in literature has been one of Toni Morrison’s great contributions. In a modest way I have also tried to give goodness language and shape in The Savage Hour, or at the very least describe what happens to good people when bad things assail them one too many times

(...) kind, I made a cup of tea then I trimmed the lavender in my back garden and I wondered if the books(...)

Lansdowne captain Ron Boucher leads the celebrations after victory over Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final at the  Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) for Irish Rugby. The ultimate focus was to improve results in Rugby World Cup. The word ‘club(...)

Matt O’Connor was popular among the players but he must have felt like David Moyes as Leinster season went awry. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) a World Cup and a Six Nations. Predecessor Although Sir Alex could be regularly picked out by the(...)