Ireland and Leinster prop forward Cian Healy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

By John O’SullivanThere is more than a trace of macabre fascination in inviting Cian Healy to graphically describe how he managed to tear his hamstrin(...)

Ben Te’o has been relearning rugby union at Leinster training after converting from league to join the province. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

  Leinster v Edinburgh RDS Arena, 7.35pm TG4 Ben Te’o will be the centre of attention in every respect for tonight’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton: played over 600 games for the Candystripes in an honour-laden career. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Far from being daunted by it, players should look to write themselves into their club’s history; that’s been Liam Buckley’s message to everyone at St(...)

Ian Keatley kicks Munster’s match-winning drop goal against Sale in the first round of the European Champions Cup on Saturday at the AJ Bell stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sitting in the team hotel ahead of their European Rugby Champions Cup clash with the Northampton Saints, Ronan O’Gara commandeered an iPad belonging t(...)

One new face in the Leinster dressingroom will be Australian Rugby League Premiership Grand Final winner Ben Te’o. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

The logjam of Leinster players seeking daily medical attention may ease with news that Richardt Strauss, Noel Reid, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath, Marty Moo(...)

‘If you want to walk round Ireland, or any other country, dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots … and buy a revolver,’ Countess Constance Markievicz said in 1915 4:23

Margaret Pendy Awarded a pension for one and three-quarter years’ service from April 1st, 1919, to July 11th, 1921, Margaret Pendy was typical of the (...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)

A convoy of buggies at Gleneagles yesterday as preparations continue for this week’s Ryder Cup. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA.

The empty grandstands rise like sentinels into the Perthshire skyline at Gleneagles, jockeying for visual dominance with the monolithic, multi-tiered(...)

Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

John O’SullivanThere’s no doubting the performance of the day in the Aviva English Premiership belonged to Bath as they thumped the Leicester Tigers b(...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)