Coke Park hosted a full house for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between Kerry and Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Gaelic football remains the most attended form of sporting event in Ireland with 6.7 per cent of surveyed people saying they attend matches from chil(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland believes it “takes a while to settle into a new club. It is new moves, new players, new everything.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As ever with these little Leinster-Munster encounters, there are a host of intriguing sub-plots and not least of these will be Robin Copeland coming u(...)

‘While endless columns and air time are sacrificed to fulminations over the McNulty fiasco, the would-be stroke that has reduced the Oireachtas to an orgiastic lather can be reduced to one small and boring fact: Enda Kenny’s contempt for the Seanad.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

There are times when Prof Morgan Kelly’s dismissive description of this State as “tiny and boring” is annoyingly apt. Our political dramas are small a(...)

Munster frontrow forward BJ Botha acknowledges the importance of Saturday’s game against rivals Leinster as the southern province has not enjoyed a good start to the season. Photograph: Inpho

BJ Botha compares it favourably to clashes between his old team the Sharks and their old foes the Bulls but akin to the advice Brad Thorn gave his Lei(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny first accepted “full responsibility” for Whatever It Is last Friday, changing his plea from innocent to guilty in the space of 24 hours

Fine Gael’s Imma-culate selection was not conceived without trace of original sin. Whatever that sin might be, the Taoiseach remains remarkably unawar(...)

‘I don’t think beating our chest and roaring and shouting will do us any favours at the weekend’ - Munster head coach   Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Ticket sales may not be in keeping with recent seasons. Munster, especially, are in far from confident or fluent form, and their casualty list has (...)

Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss at training in UCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne /  Inpho

South African Richardt Strauss could take to the field against Munster at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday (6.30pm).The hooker, who has been sidelined(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll becomes the latest Irishman to tee it up at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland starting on Thursday over the St Andrews, Ca(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls hands off Cian Healy of Leinster during a derby game. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

You name it: Crusaders v Chiefs, Leicester v Northampton, Bath v Gloucester or Bristol, Clermont v Toulouse, the Parisien derby, Sharks v Bulls, Warat(...)

Ger Cunningham: former Cork coach is being linked with the Dublin job in succession to Anthony Daly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

As expected Anthony Cunningham was last night ratified as manager of the Galway hurlers for another two years. He has held the post for the past three(...)