New GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail addresses the GAA’s annual congress at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Aogán Ó Fearghail began his term of office as the GAA’s 38th president on Saturday in his home county of Cavan. His first address as president was (...)

Ireland’s Shane Horgan scores a try against England at Croke Park  following a crossfield kick by  Ronan O’Gara. Photo: Alan Betson

Dust off the invasion klaxon. They’re coming. Thousands of them. Anglophiles we most certainly are not. Anglophobes, well, we used to be and will beco(...)

Denis Hurley  leads Munster for  the third consecutive game when they face Glasgow in Musgrave Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

This is as tough as it gets for Munster: a Glasgow side which are determined to keep their place at the top of the table and secure a home tie come p(...)

Ireland under-20 winger Stephen Fitzgerald scores his side’s try during the Six Nations game against England at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland under-20s 14 England under-20s 19In the end their credentials meant nothing and nor did their size but under-20 world champions England ended (...)

Munster’s Alan Quinlan wrestles with Leicester’s  Neil Back during the 2002 Heineken Cup final at the  Millennium Stadium in  Cardiff. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Image

Rugby can sometimes contrive the Hollywood ending. And so it is the next time Neil Back and Peter Stringer line out, they may be chumming up to each (...)

TV3 has today announced that all 48 matches will be shown free to air on TV3. Pictured (L-R) Sinead Kissane, Stuart Barnes, Neil Back, Hugo MacNeill, Conor McNamara, Keith Wood, Shane Jennings, Laim Toland and Murray Kinsella. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

TV3 have confirmed their team for coverage of the Rugby World Cup later this year in England and Wales.The network will screen all 48 matches of the c(...)

Ireland hooker Rory Best at lineout training ahead of Sunday’s match against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 3:06

Although changes are sure to be minimal, the Irish coaching staff may just have had a little more discussion than might have seemed likely after their(...)

Alan Markham: in action for Clare in his playing days.

A 19-year-old Ennis man was yesterday jailed for two years for robbing former Clare hurler Alan Markham of €75.In Christmas 2013, the Munster senior t(...)

Ireland’s captain Nicolas McCarthy ahead of their RBS Under 20 Six Nations match against England. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Ireland Under 20s have named an unchanged team from that which excelled against France two weeks ago for the challenge of England, where another brui(...)

Hannah Tyrrell is the sole change for Irish women’s team against England on Friday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish Women’s head coach Tom Tierney has made a single change to the team that lost 10-5 to France a fortnight ago ahead of the visit of England to As(...)