“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

Dublin defender Philly McMahon celebrates scoring Dublin second goal in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo last summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Everyone remembers the goals in last year’s semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo, an encounter memorably labelled by RTÉ’s Darragh Moloney as “t(...)

Fiji-born Virimi Vakatawa (left) will make his Test debut for France against Italy. Photograph: Getty.

Six Nations France v Italy Stade de France, Saturday, 2.25pm (Irish time) RTÉ 2, BBC 1 France will launch the Guy Noves coaching era – but Les Bleu(...)

Jacques Brunel is embarking on his final Six Nations as Italy boss. Photograph: PA

Italy will aim to kick-start a new era in earnest after fielding four debutants for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France in Paris. Front-row duo (...)

Stuart McCloskey could form a physically imposing midfield partnership with Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s Six Nations opener against Wales. Photograph: Inpho

Wales’ Jonathan Davies will be “the midget of the midfield” if Ireland pair Stuart McCloskey and Robbie Henshaw at centre for Sunday’s Six Nations ope(...)

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea has announced he will leave the London club at the end of the current English Premiership season. Photograph: Clive Gee/PA

Conor O’Shea remains coy about where his rugby future lies but has not ruled out a move to coach Italy after recent talks with Italian officials. T(...)

Conor O’Shea will leave Harlequins at the end of the 2016 campaign. Photograph: Inpho

Former Ireland international Conor O’Shea is to leave his position as director of rugby at Harlequins at the end of the season, the English Premiersh(...)

Donal Óg Cusack: joins Davy Fitzgerald on Clare sideline for Cork clash. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so to the rubberneckers’ paradise that we call the GAA’s preseason tournaments. Wrapping up good and warm and dry and getting out to sniff the ai(...)

Bryan Sheehan of South Kerry celebrates scoring a goal against Killarney Legion during the Kerry senior football championship final replay at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Inpho

Killarney Legion 1-12 South Kerry 1-13 (aet) South Kerry captured their ninth Kerry senior football championship title, when they edged out Kil(...)

Darragh O’Connell of Cuala with Jack Langton of Clara during their Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cuala 3-12, Clare 0-17: The winter sun flooded Parnell Parkyesterday afternoon but it shone more brightly for Cuala, who are back in the AIB Leinster (...)