James Murphy-O’Connor, known as Jim, who has died aged 89, was an Irish rugby international credited with developing a revolutionary kicking technique(...)

Canon Gerry Murphy, who died peacefully at his Norfolk home aged 87 earlier this month, was a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth and an international (...)

Greatest hurling final ever?: Pádraic Collins and Aaron Cunningham celebrate Clare’s win in last weekend’s replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the greatest week – or, at least, a week of the greatest. It had the greatest hurling final ever, which had followed soon after the previous gr(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates Ireland’s Grand Slam win in 2009 with Jack Kyle. Dr Kyle said it is ‘always nice to think of guys ending on a high note’. Photograph: Inpho

The decision by Lions coach Warren Gatland to drop Brian O’Driscoll for the series decider in Sydney tomorrow should be respected, former Irish great (...)