Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

 Ireland’s Johnny Sexton during the Captain’s Run at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Friday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Disaster. Johnny Sexton’s injury timeline, according to the Ireland management, is that the 30 year old felt tightness in his groin on Friday after tr(...)

Donnybrook Stadium will host the home fixtures of the Irish Women’s team and the Irish Under-20s. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced that Donnybrook Stadium will host the home fixtures of the Irish Women’s team for the 2016 RBS Six Nation(...)

Kevin Potts, who said one of the IRFU requirements was that all advisers had to have been involved previously in winning a bid for a global sporting event

The Irish Rugby Football Union has appointed the advisers it hopes will deliver a successful Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. As Engla(...)

Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went in(...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

Don’t jeopardise success

Irish rugby, though a minority sport, has achieved high status internationally: Ireland are now ranked third in the world. That a country with far few(...)

Were the Government to go ahead with its proposal to “list” Ireland’s Six Nations games for free-to-air terrestrial television, IRFU officials fear(...)

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Irish Sports Council says that increased funding will increase participation and enhance high performance - A total of €8.16m will be invested in 22 Performance Plans which will support Ireland participation at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport - and with the Rio Olympic countdown well underway, Government funding for 2015 is up on la(...)

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(...)