Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor speaking to the press ahead of his side’s Pro12 clash with Ulster in Ravenhill. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Matt O’Connor believes the Ireland player management scheme has contributed to Leinster’s perilous position in the Pro 12.Lose to Ulster on Friday and(...)

The IRFU have opened contract talks with Irleand coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU have confirmed they are in talks to tie Ireland coach Joe Schmidt to the role beyond this year’s rugby World Cup, after which his current dea(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney speaking at Croke Park, where Irish Sports Council Funding was announced for the FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney yesterday refused to take questions on any topic other than the Irish Sports Council’s annual funding.GAA director g(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy says naming rights to Croke Park are unlikely to be sold. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

It probably won’t happen during his term as director general but Páraic Duffy has admitted the GAA would be open to selling the naming rights to Croke(...)

CEO for the IRFU speaks on camera at the Irish Sports Council Funding for FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015 in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The IRFU will deliver an unequivocal message to Minister for Communications Alex White when both parties meet in the coming weeks: to list Six Nation(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates winning the 2009 Grand Slam with his father Frank. O’Driscoll was represented by his father for much of his career and Frank O’Driscoll has given some advice to Tom Henshaw. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last Sunday morning in the Shelbourne Hotel a solidly built 21-year-old sidled up to his father.“I’m gonna have a good one today.”Tony Henshaw replied(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Hensaw: the try scorer and man of the match in Sunday’s Six Nations match with England will see out his contract with Connacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Robbie Henshaw, it has already been confirmed, will see out his current Connacht contract that runs until the summer of 2016. Then it gets very int(...)

Ireland’s women’s rugby team: Indications from within World Rugby appear to make Ireland favourites to host the 2017 World Cup ahead of England and South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Initially mooted for the University of Limerick and Thomond Park, the IRFU have entered an all-Ireland bid for the 2017 Women’s World Cup to be hoste(...)

The IRFU have announced they have submitted an official bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The IRFU has announced it has submitted a bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.Limerick had been touted as the venue but the tournament will n(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, at today’s launch. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A cross-Border bid for Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was formally launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter(...)