Richard Coady and fellow Mount Leinster Rangers  players celebrate after the Carlow club had beaten Loughiel Shamrocks at Páirc Esler in Newry to earn a place in Monday’s All-Ireland Senior Club Champinship final in Croke Park. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho/Presseye

What a feast of Gaelic games we have on the weekend in which we celebrate our national saint’s feast day. The Allianz leagues take pride of pla(...)

David Wallace massaged by Willie Bennett at the Ireland rugby training camp in 2001: “Nobody actually believes me that this actually happened. They think that I set it up, that I put on a tape or something and got them to pose for it. But genuinely I just happened to be in the room and it came on the television. It was a complete happy coincidence. They weren’t paying any attention to me, they were just working away. Willie was giving him a massage and there was different stuff on the TV. And then this shot came up and obviously when they saw it, they started laughing.”

The All Blacks were coming, coming. Tacking their merciless way down towards the Havelock Square end. Aside from the referee and the 15 Irish men tryi(...)