Kingpan Stadium is a fine ground now and one that has only gained in atmosphere since its redevelopment. Photograph: Inpho.

The pitfalls in selecting a final venue to a competition in advance will be all too evident on Saturday at Twickenham. Literally, the organisers of th(...)

Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: with the World Cup looming the secondrow could benefit from playing for Emerging Ireland at the Tbilisi Cup in June. Photograph: Inbpho

As the World Cup looms ever closer representative playing outlets become a cherished commodity for those looking to impress Ireland coach Joe S(...)

Blindside flanker Iain Henderson scores a try for Ulster against Leinster at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Four more wins for the top four has decided the Guinness Pro12 play-off line-up with two full rounds to go, and with just four points covering them, o(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott (right) meets Joe Day from Whitegate in Cork, whose grand uncle William Cosgrove VC survived Gallipoli, at the Glasnevin Cemetery commemoration to mark the 100th Anzac anniversary. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennells.

Some 600 people turned up for the annual Anzac Day service at Grangegorman military cemetery to mark 100 years to the day since the landings at Gallip(...)

Leinster’s 26-10 defeat to Ulster at Ravenhill has all but eneded their hopes of a Pro 12 play-off spot. Photograph: Inpho

Matt O’Connor accepted that Leinster’s Pro12 campaign and with it their season is all but over after this latest defeat. “It’s going to be very hard f(...)

Craig Gilroy dives over for Ulsters second score in their 26-10 win over Leinster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 26 Leinster 10Ulster set up a third Irish derby in a row at home to Munster two weeks’ hence, in a match that could decide home advantage in th(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt feels that Leinster should be doing better with the international talent available to them. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish head coach Joe Schmidt says that Leinster should be looking a little closer to home when analysing their disappointing form this season. The for(...)

‘Sport is sport, and it’s not really a place where you’re trying to make major statements about other things.’ Above, Dublin Devils before a recent match in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 2:24

As the marriage referendum draws nearer, Irish people are left to contemplate not only the issue of matrimony, but the broader narrative of attitud(...)

Connacht’s Mils Muliaina says Australia were his toughest opponents. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the first Wednesday of April I had the good fortune to share a stool in Busker Brownes with many legends of our game, including Mils Muliaina. A hu(...)

Jamie Heaslip in training with the Leinster squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster v Leinster Ravenhill, Friday, 7.35pm BBC 2, Sky Sports 5 Changes were inevitable in such a short time frame but after some specific errors at(...)