Paul O’Connell celebrates a try on his Ireland debut against Wales in the  2002 Six Nations. Photograph: INPHO/Allsport 3:42

February 3rd, 2002. Laid out after attempting to tackle Welsh secondrow Craig Quinnell, a red-haired man in a navy scrum cap lies prone atop the blue (...)

They are grand times indeed when Ireland can beat France by seven points, extend a winning streak to nine games and still not everybody is entirely(...)

Aviva abseilers: engineering company Kirby Group donated €500 to a charity nominated by each of the participants at an event where volunteers abseiled from the roof of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last weekend. The total raised was €40,000

There were probably a few knees wobbling at the Aviva Stadium last weekend, as a group of construction industry executives and their multinatio(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates his hat-trick against France in 2000. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s hard to credit that this will be Brian O’Driscoll’s 14th Six Nations campaign – yes, 14th. Notable among the many qualities with which he has (...)

Brian O’Driscoll speaking to the media after arriving for his testimonial dinner in aid of the ISPCC in the Convention Centre Dublin last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Convention Centre Dublin was bedecked in bright green lights last night as luminaries from the world of sport descended on the Dublin venue to pay(...)

When did you start running and why?When I was a professional rugby player, we did a lot of interval running but not so much long-distance stuff. Howev(...)