Liam Toland (centre), Mick Galwey, Paul Wallace, Craig Chalmers and Zinzan Brooke enjoy a well deserved swim in Galway after stage four of the Rugby Legends Cycle

What does one do the week before the Rugby World Cup begins? Well, for the Irish squad I’m sure there’s plenty of last-minute preparation but for the (...)

 “Tiger Woods is Usain Bolt unable to break 11 seconds over 100 metres.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was unmistakably John Daly. The billowing orange top, the garish patterned trousers and the redneck haircut. The first two days before the bad weat(...)

CROSS Cancer Research Rugby Legends cycle: “This is no place to be for your second cycle in a year – belly empty, bar the gallon-and-a-half Kenmare offered the night before”

Last Sunday week I found myself aboard my racing bike. I should have left it in a hedge at Mizen Head last year for all the action it got since. The p(...)

Paul Wallace is a former rugby player: one of three brothers who played for the Lions, he won 46 caps for Ireland before retiring in 2003. He is now a(...)

 British and Irish Lions’ Brian O’Driscoll makes his way down the tunnel after the First Test.  Lions head coach Warren Gatland has sprung one of the great surprises in the tourists’ history by dropping  O’Driscoll for the  series decider against Australia.

It won’t have been uppermost on his list of considerations, but Warren Gatland did us all a favour when he dropped Brian O’Driscoll for the final Test(...)

 Micheal Fingleton: claimed €4,000 for entertaining developers Seán Mulryan and Louis Scully, solicitor Paul Wallace and others at Annabel’s private club in London. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Michael Fingleton spent €3,255 on a present for businessman Michael Smurfit from a liquor store and claimed the money as an expense against Irish Nati(...)