Ian Nagle in action for Munster in 2011. The Cork man is returning to the professional game after a two-year hiatus having travelled in South America and studied in Cambridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wearing a T-shirt, shorts and a transparent plastic bag over his head and face, the man shinned up the tree trunk until he reached the beehive. There,(...)

After taking a sabbatical from rugby, former Munster lock Ian Nagle has signed for Leinster for the upcoming season. Photo: Inpho

Leinster have today added two new players to their squad in the form of Robbie Henshaw and former Munster lock Ian Nagle, as well as confirming that 1(...)

Ballincollig native James Cronin came up through the Munster academy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Another young Irish international is on his way to the English Premiership with loosehead prop James Cronin set to leave Munster. In a further blow(...)

Ian Nagle: “Munster made it clear that the door will always be open for me to come back. There were a few clubs that I spoke to before I finished . . . .” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Munster lock Ian Nagle – man of the match in their 2010 win over Australia – looks to be on the verge of a shock return to professional rugby 1(...)

Howth boats are leading the way at the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Howth boats dominate half the classes competing in the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup at the start of day two on Thursday morning at Kinsale Yacht (...)

Dave Foley celebrates victory against Toulouse with teammates Damien Varley and Conor Murray in the  Heineken Cup quarter-final in April 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even as Ian Nagle was being singled out for his fine man-of-the-match performance in Munster’s win over the Wallabies almost four years ago, the Mu(...)

After a dead calm halted almost the entire race programme for the Teng Tools ICRA championships on Saturday, enough breeze returned to Dublin Bay yest(...)

Ian Nagle: “It is three years since I have done much but I would still back myself 100 per cent that I am still that same player and more.” Photo: Richard Sellers/Getty

If a parallel was drawn between Ian Nagle’s senior professional rugby career to date and a musical genre, it would have to be the Blues.Lyrics from th(...)

Injury has forced Niall Ronan’s hand as he  calls it a day at the age of just 31.

Munster’s Niall Ronan has been forced to retire because of injury. The 31-year-old flanker, one of just seven current squad players with over 100 caps(...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)