Cian Healy underwent disc surgery towards the end of last season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The IRFU have refused to comment on reports that Irish loosehead prop Cian Healy is struggling to be fit for the Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old ha(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

So I’m showing three couples a house in Stoneybosher and I’m driving along the quays, practicing my spiel for them: “A great opportunity for a plumbin(...)

Ian Keatley has been left out of Ireland’s 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named his 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Notable absentees from Schmidt’s squad include Ian Kea(...)

Josh Matavesi celebrates his match winning try against Munster in the Pro 12 semi-final - which moments later was disallowed by the TMO. Photograph: Inpho

Heartbreak Decision of The Year Award: Josh Matavesi gets to do the honours here. He can hand the gong to Nigel Owen for noticing something was up bef(...)

If Leinster had progressed in the Champions Cup against Toulon it’s unlikely this would have been the season’s outcome. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Leinster took the decision to release Matt O’Connor from his position as head coach with the province, they’d have done so with a heavy heart.(...)

Leinster assistant coach Richie Murphy: “Our squad is our squad.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Leinster can’t seem to get away from reminders of their travails in this season’s Guinness Pro12, the latest being their lack of representatives on t(...)

Cian Healy has undergone surgery on a disk in his neck. Photograph: Inpho

Cian Healy’s cursed run of injuries, dating back to the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, continues after the 27 year old underwent surgery Friday to repa(...)

Gordon D’Arcy could make his final home appearance for Leinster off the bench as they try to ensure a top-six finish. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Matt O’Connor on Thursday declined to resurrect the public disagreement with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt about how Leinster tripped up in their Pro12 l(...)

Cian Healy is likely to miss the rest of Leinster’s season as he battles with a neck injury. Photograph: Inpho

It was one of those answers that was designed to give information but made the class more curious. On Thursday as Leinster coach Matt O’Conor talked a(...)

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(...)