Shimmering: looking west over Ireland from the International Space Station

The first glimpse you get of Earth after you launch in a space shuttle from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, is the green of Ireland. It is a wonderf(...)

Ian Keatley: lines out at number 10 against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park tonight. Photograph: Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney will have been reasonably satisfied with pre-season victories over Gloucester (28-17) and London Irish (27-13) but tonight’s(...)

Edinburgh’s Ross Rennie and Netani Talei tackle Ulster’s Robbie Diack during last night’s RaboDirect Pro12 game at Murrayfield. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Inpho

Edinburgh 14 Ulster 8: Almost four weeks after Ireland's defeat to Scotland, the (...)