Ronan O’Gara kicks a late drop goal to beat Wales and clinch the Grand Slam for Ireland in 2011. Photo: Inpho

Former Ireland, Munster and Lions fly-half Ronan O’Gara will be inducted into the Irupa Hall of Fame, after being selected for the honour by a panel o(...)

Ireland and Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton at the launch of Topaz’s Cash for Clubs  community initiative, which offers clubs of all types and sizes from across the island of Ireland the chance to win  cash prizes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Being Johnny Sexton isn’t always easy. Although he has come to understand that playing with 10 on his back is more freighted with public angst and fea(...)

Anthony Foley’s Munster could miss out on Champions Cup qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Munster are in a right fine mess. The bald facts are the Anthony Foley-led, indigenous coaching ticket has been damaged on the back of a season which (...)

Ronan O’Gara of Racing 92: “I think where we are, and the fact that we have beaten Toulon, has given us massive momentum and confidence.” Photograph: Gaizka Iroz/AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in nine seasons, Irish rugby is on the outside looking in at the European Champions Cup on semi-final weekend. Even in that 2006-07(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “We have reviewed the game (Grenoble) and came out with clear answers. So that is a great learning, you couldn’t have asked for a better game to follow up than playing Munster here at home.”

Connacht head into Saturday’s vital Pro 12 fixture with Munster in a “great space”, according to head coach Pat Lam Despite their exit from Europe at(...)

Grenoble’s head coach Bernard Jackman arriving for  the club’s home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Connacht last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More Irish coaches are cutting their teeth abroad than ever before, and with Anthony Foley and Leo Cullen heading largely indigenous tickets at Munste(...)

Racing 92’s Juan Imhoff and assistant coach Ronan O’Gara after they beat Toulon in Paris in the Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ronan O’Gara said ending Toulon’s three-year reign in Europe is a key moment in what his Racing 92 club are trying to achieve. It is O’Gara’s third s(...)

Dan Carter in action against Ronan O’Gara. “Who would have thought it? Playing against Ireland we used to target the 10 channel and now he’s a defence coach,” quipped the legendary  All Black. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 18 minutes into the conversation Dan Carter broke the bland, blue chip sheen he sometimes assumes off pitch and showed what can only be construed a(...)

  Ronan O’Gara will remain at Racing 92 until 2019 after signing a new deal with the Top 14 side.   Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ronan O’Gara has agreed a new contract with Racing 92 that will keep him at the French Top 14 side club until 2019. The former Munster and Ireland o(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring a try against Wales in 2002. Photograph: Inpho

Alas and alack, there will be no Indian Summer on the Côte d’Azur. Regrets, he’ll have a few, right until the anti-climactic end and that is indeed a (...)