Kerry’s Paul Geaney gets his shot away despite the efforts of Cork’s   Eoin Cadogan during the   Munster SFC Final. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 0-12 Kerry 0-24 Kerry easily retained their Munster senior football title with a comfortable win over Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. All St(...)

Brian and Norma Rohan with their children, Emily (11 months) and Julie (2),  on the family farm in Shanahoe, Co Laois. Brian’s father, Liam, died in a farm accident. Photograph: Pat Moore.

All that fresh air and physical activity means that farming is seen as a very healthy occupation. But, as the tragic death of an eight-year-old boy in(...)

Cork’s Eoin Cadogan consoles Steven O’Brien of Tipperary after the final whistle of the Munster SFC semi-final at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 0-16 Tipperary 1-11Dual star Aidan Walsh kicked three late points as the Rebels avoided defeat to Tipperary and claim a place in the Munster SFC(...)

Toulouse’s head coach Guy Noves, who is now in his 21st successive season in charge of the club. During this time they have won four Heineken Cups, more than any other side. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

It’s rare when Munster pay host to a club who actually have a better pedigree than themselves in European rugby, but when it comes to the Heineken (...)

Referee Marty Duffy shows Kildare’s David Hyland  a black card during Saturday’s league match with Dublin. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Culture generally refers to acts or manifestations of intellectual creativity or at times the attitudes, customs or behaviour of a specific soc(...)

Michael Darragh McAuley of Dublin battles for possession with Eoin Cadogan of Cork. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-18 Cork 1-17 Cork condemned Dublin to their first defeat in 12 months with a 1-17 to 0-18 victory in Croke Park tonight, coming out be(...)

Gaolmouth action during yesterday’s Cork versus LIT clash in Mallow. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 3-22 LIT 0-7Substitute Micheál Ó Laoire became the first Cork player to be shown a black card in yesterday’s one-sided McGrath Cup quarter-final (...)

Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is tackled by Shane Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“Ireland is a pretty significant place for me having played my first Test here . . . ” – Richie McCaw, New Zealand captainOne hundred and twenty two T(...)

 Tom Hayes: Exeter player has retired with immediate effect because of a back injury

Exeter boss Rob Baxter has no doubt that former Chiefs captain Tom Hayes will leave a lasting legacy at the Aviva Premiership club.Hayes, who has reti(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)