“Ireland played great footy and deserved to win (last November), but the kicking was way too much. That’s not how we play. The mindset is a massive difference.”

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of European international rugby. The greats of the game, leapt to the world’s attention through their actions in the c(...)

Five Ireland players – Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony, Jamie Heaslip, Rhys Ruddock and Jack McGrath – broke the 24-tackle count over two games during Autumn Internationals. The choke still works. Photograph: Inpho

Michael Cheika may not have been as magnanimous as Heyneke Meyer in defeat to Ireland but both the Australia and South Africa head coaches were of (...)

 Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll talks with Shane Lowry  on the first hole during the final practice round prior to the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  at St Andrews . Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

I’ve made a promise to myself that at some stage this week I will walk up to have a look at the grave of Old Tom Morris. It is a place of homage for m(...)

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert rings the changes for the meeting with Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Cork v Sligo O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 5pm Sky Sports There were two ways Brian Cuthbert could deal with Cork’s Munster final capitulation(...)

Aidan Walsh (left) has retained his place in a much-changed line-up for Cork’s All-Ireland Qualifier against Sligo in Tullamore on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He had already warned us “everything is on the table for review” and Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has certainly reflected that in his team to (...)

(From left): Frank and Paula Cullen, the parents of Leo  with Brian O’Driscoll’s mother and father Geraldine and Frank at the Westin Hotel, Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tonight at the RDS Leinster will hope to celebrate victory in the RaboDirect Pro12 against the Glasgow Warriors and in doing so provide the appropr(...)

President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)

Simon Zebo gets a GPS unit inserted in the pouch in his training jersey

The game is whistled to a stop. All eyes are on the referee as he asks the TMO to replay an incident on the stadium’s big screen. A team analyst conti(...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)

 Leinster’s Ian Madigan. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Leinster have announced that Ian Madigan has committed his future to the province until the end of the 2015/16 season.Madigan, 24, featured 32 times f(...)