(From left) Fergus Finlay, Joanna Fortune, Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A controversial campaign group funded by drinks giant Diageo which aims to tackle binge drinking has opted not to support a ban on alcohol sponsorship(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup.

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

Connacht’s Michael Swift will play just his second match of the season against Ospreys after returning from injury. The 37-year-old says Connacht is in his blood after 15 years in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Swift describes Connacht’s game at home to the Ospreys on Saturday as a bit surreal, which in his case is putting it mildly. It is only his se(...)

Cycling back to front

The sideways bike invented by Dubliner Michael Killian a decade ago is still causing international headlines whenever it appears in public (Shangha(...)

Gavin Duffy seen above ahead of last summer’s Connacht championship match in Dr Hyde Park has been dropped from Mayo’s  panel. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gavin Duffy has been dropped from the Mayo senior football panel despite not having played a second of competitive action since his much trumpeted (...)

Robbie Henshaw says it was a great feeling to get the win, even sitting in the stands, in last year’s Six Nations, but “it’s a new challenge this year”.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The first thing that strikes you about Robbie Henshaw is how grounded and level-headed he is. Aside from a striking physicality which is unusual for a(...)

Gavin Duffy: became a legal Mayo panellist on January 12th. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo’s misinterpretation of the eligibility rules for intercounty transfers has left former Connacht rugby player Gavin Duffy in an eight-month sta(...)

Denis Leamy is enjoying coaching the Rockwell forwards something he didn’t see himself doing 10 years ago. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The ball had barely left Conor Quaid’s boot when he felt the force of a tackle that left him floored and bloodied but, by the time the final whistle f(...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
GAA Previews

All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

The Mayo team stand for the National Anthem. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo built on their good start to the Connacht league with a host of new players drafted in for this second round clash with IT Sligo at James Stephen(...)