Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during day 12 of the Wimbledon championships yesterday: Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA Wire.

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  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll his  try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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Ireland’s Fergus McFadden scores his side’s fourth try against Samoa at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Romans so rarely allowed their gladiators optional retirement. We may be no different. Aged 36, in 1973 Tony O’Reilly came back from a seven-year (...)

Denis on a rowing shift

My eyelids open wearily. It’s one of those mornings I wish I didn’t have to get up. It’s been four hours since I closed my eyes. It is 1am as I crawl (...)

La Residencia, Mallorca
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La Residencia, Deia, MallorcaHotel-laresidencia.comFormerly four fincas on a mountain above the Med, this hotel was converted by Richard Branson (who (...)