Seventeen-year-old Bjorn Thomson. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Ireland’s Bjorn Thomson’s great run at the FBD Irish Open in Fitzwilliam came to an end when he lost in straight sets to Lloyd Glasspool. Thomson, who(...)

The FBD Insurance Irish Men’s Tennis Open continues at Fitzwilliam LTC. Photograph: Inpho.

Ireland’s Bjorn Thomson continued his dream run at Fitzwilliam when he beat Jamie Whiteford to reach the semi-finals. Thomson, whose competition be(...)

A view of the artificial grass court in use at the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joshua Pim, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly and Rod Laver, winner of four Wimbledon titles and the Irish Championship in 1962, decorate the sta(...)

Sam Barry from Limerick defeated Britain’s Julian Cash in the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam LTC. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Day Two at the FBD Men’s Irish Open was a happy one for the Irish as two players progressed to the quarter-finals of the singles event at Fitzwilli(...)

 Paddy Butler scores Munster’s  third try in the Guinness Pro 12 play-off at  Thomond Park. Photo:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Ospreys 18 Wild celebrations yes, but relief wasn’t the half of it as Munster nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before then s(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

Ospreys’ Dan Baker celebrates his try with teammates in defeat of Munster in Pro12. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Munster 12 The Ospreys got their Guinness Pro12 play-off charge back on track with a 26-12 victory at the expense of fellow title contender(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe is tackled by Ospreys’ Josh Matavesi at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ian Cook / Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20 Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb crossed twice as Ulster missed the chance to go top and Ospreys moved into pole position in the (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action during the Guinness Pro12 game against the Ospreys at  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Connacht 11Connacht failed to take advantage of an Ospreys side short of nine internationals as they produced something of a Halloween shoc(...)

Ospreys outhalf  Dan Biggar kicked 17 points against Treviso  at Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Toulon 28 Scarlets 18Toulon took over at the top of Pool 3 with a hard-fought win over Scarlets at Stade Felix Mayol. Tries from Matt Giteau, Maxime M(...)