Munster and Ireland’s CJ Stander after being presented with the Zurich Irupa Players’ Player of the Year 2016 award. Photograph:: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Stand up, CJ Stander, the man of the season. The 26-year-old South African-born Munster and Irish backrower has become only the third overseas player(...)

Irish internationals Hannah Tyrrell and Jack McGrath with Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist and Tackle Your Feelings adviser, Zurich’s Elaine Hayes and Omar Irupa chief executive Hassanein at the launch of the Tackle Your Feelings campaign on Monday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The pay increase for players contracted to Ireland’s provincial rugby academies from €4,000 to €8,000 is seen as a welcome development by Irupa chief (...)

Irish internationals Hannah Tyrrell and Jack McGrath with Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist and Tackle Your Feelings adviser, Zurich’s Elaine Hayes and Omar Irupa chief executive Hassanein at the launch of the Tackle Your Feelings campaign on Monday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The pay increase for players contracted to Ireland’s provincial rugby academies from €4,000 to €8,000 is seen as a welcome development by Irupa chief (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan will be facing Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud more often next season when he joins Bordeaux-Bègles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the face of the ever increasing financial muscle of the French and English clubs, these are challenging times for Irish rugby. But amid a wave of c(...)

David Nucifora, IRFU, performance director, is leading the review into Ireland’s World Cup displays. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The post Rugby World Cup (RWC) review into the Irish team performance in Cardiff and London last month will be completed by the end of November. The(...)

Benjamin Robinson: died from second impact syndrome. Photograph: PA
Warning over head impacts in young
  • Health
  • September 4, 2013, 01:02

Sports concussions need to be treated more seriously, particularly among vulnerable underage competitors whose brains are still developing, medical pr(...)