Stephen Rochford: guided Galway club Corofin to an impressive All-Ireland club final success earlier this year.

It will be several weeks before Mayo make any decision on who will manage their football team in 2016 after the recent upheaval, although Stephen Roc(...)

Leinster has confirmed that former fulllback Girvan Dempsey will take on the job as backs coach on a full-time basis. Photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Former Ireland fullback Girvan Dempsey has been confirmed as Leinster’s backs coach until the end of the 2016/17 season as part of Leo Cullen’s coachi(...)

File photograph of Senan  Connell who  was a member of Dublin senior football panel from 1998-2006. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Dublin Gaelic footballer Senan Connell appeared in court on Monday to plead not guilty to drink-driving. School-teacher, Senan Connell, who re(...)

 Michael Cheika addresses his charges before Australia’s game against England at Twickenham. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

As England coach Stuart Lancaster and his captain Chris Robshaw fronted up the media at the post match press conference, down the corridor the English(...)

Terenure’s Stephen O’Neill scores a try despite the efforts of James McInerney of Garryowen. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Galwegians 41 Lansdowne 20, Crowley Park Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Brian Murphy, Josh Pimm, Ed O’Keeffe 2, Ciaran Gaffney; Con: Aidan Moyniha(...)

Leinster’s Cathal Marsh celebrates his try at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 37 Newport Gwent Dragons 13 Youngsters Garry Ringrose and Cathal Marsh scored their first Guinness Pro12 tries as Leinster ran out 37-(...)

Michael Cheika still feels strong connection to Leinster, where he spent four years as coach. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It’s been striking to behold the contrasting moods of the Australia and England head coaches in advance of tonight’s momentous collision. Stuart Lanca(...)

Fine Gael and Labour only need to gain a few points each to be in with a great chance of winning an historic second term.

Election fever has swept the corridors of Leinster House as the omens begin pointing more clearly to a November contest. While nobody knows for certai(...)

Jack McGrath and Cian Healy have traded places – largely due to the latter’s injury profile and McGrath starts against Italy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is always some tinkering, and it always seems to make sense. Besides the evolution of the new centre partnership, ironically blocked at t(...)

Mike Ross is vital to Ireland’s World Cup hopes despite his international career blooming late. Photograph: Getty

“Whenever the Springboks are under pressure coach Heyneke has got this story about how charcoal under big, big pressure becomes a diamond.” – Victor M(...)