By Tuesday evening Conor Murray at least had the consolation of no longer having to look directly at the footage of Munster’s European Champions Cup (...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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  • December 4, 2014, 08:38

Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
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  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

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(...)