Ronnie Delany of Ireland wins the 1500m at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956, three years previous he won the Irish schools 800m. Photograph: IOC/Allsport.

So less than a year now before that big 1916 anniversary special, and we still don’t know exactly how to celebrate it. How does one begin to recognise(...)

Putting it on the line: Ireland’s Keith Wood powers over for a  try against England in their 2001 Six Nations match. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s the big one, simple as. Ireland against England has a resonance, a sense of history and occasion which surpasses all other Irish fixtures. Be it (...)

Tommy Bowe, or should that be Tommy Booooooowe, scores a try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thoughts on the Six Nations season and television. RTÉ should use the archives more: There is an entire generation of people who never saw Ollie Ca(...)

Blackrock captain Nick Timoney lifts the Senior Cup last March. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

A very distinct pattern has emerged in Leinster schools rugby with Blackrock or St Michael’s College constantly leading the way. In 2015 St Michael’s (...)

Dublin University take on Old Wesley during an Ulster Bank League match at College Park in 2012. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The oldest rugby club in Ireland, Dublin University, founded in 1854, will train on their new semi-synthetic pitch in College Park on Thursday for the(...)

A solicitor and his wife are suing company director and former Irish rugby international Brendan Mullin over alleged negligence and deceit in manag(...)