The TV3 presentation team that covered the 2015 Ruby World Cup. We can expect the see some of the same faces during the 2018 Six Nations Championship.  Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile.

George Hook reminded listeners of the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ, lest anyone was under a mistaken impression, that sporting bodies aren’t religious insti(...)

Australia’s scrum coach Mario Ledesma takes part in a team training session in Teddington, south west London. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

In the end, this week’s public silence proved deafening. “I had no idea what he was doing, I just push on the side, mate.” That’s the point. Even Mich(...)

Paul O’Connell hasn’t made a tragedy out of The End or declared himself devastated. Instead, he lightened the mood by posting a daffy picture from hospital and will be in among the team this weekend, offering advice and probably a final rallying cry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

An October Sunday lunchtime in Cardiff and a quarter-final against Argentina: this will easily be the most important game that Paul O’Connell never pl(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernández glides through the Georgian defence during the Pool C match at Kingsholm. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

As in 2007, Juan Martín Hernández rocks up to a World Cup and struts around the pitch looking like a contender for the World Player of the Year again.(...)

The greatest compliment paid to Paul O’ Connell was his team’s second-half performance at Cardiff last Sunday when Ireland turned a finely balanced co(...)

Ireland winger  Tommy Bowe scores a try against France in 2012. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

2012 Six Nations Championship France 17 Ireland 17, Stade de France This was the first draw between the sides since 1985 and represented (...)

Homeland Tuesday, RTÉ Two, 9pm You just can’t keep a good agent down. The indefatigable Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is back and facing a whole new(...)

Down’s Aileen Pyers, Tyrone’s Gemma Begley, James Daly, Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon, Katie Daly, Kieran McGeeney and Sharon Reel at the launch of the All in for Ann event.

A selection of female Gaelic football players from across the country will play against a selection from Ulster in a fundraiser match in Armagh this S(...)

Scott Williams leaves England’s Mike Brown and Sam Burgess trailing in his wake at Twickenham. Burgess showed all the attributes of his rugby league background in what was England’s biggest game for eight years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I only started playing centre in 2004. It took until the 2007 World Cup before I felt properly attuned to the nuances of the position and comfortable (...)

Eddie O’Sullivan: Foreign coaches tend not to flourish in French club rugby.  Photograph: Alan Betson

News of Eddie O’Sullivan’s apparent dismissal as head coach of Biarritz Olympique will have understandably disappointed the many pundits, coaches a(...)