Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw looks set to start at outside centre against South Africa in Dublin on November 8th.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Joe Schmidt sent out mixed messages regarding the identity of the player to fill the number 13 jersey against South Africa on Saturday week, though ap(...)

 Donncha O’Callaghan will captain Munster against Cardiff Blues. Photograph; Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead a Munster side that shows 11 changes from the win over Saracens out against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday ((...)

Mike Ross in action against Argentina in the second Test of the  2014 summer tour. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is fully conversant with the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic as yet another injury has hit his already-emaciat(...)

It’s round two of the Irish Hockey League tomorrow with UCD hosting Munster champions Cork Harlequins. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It’s round two of the Irish Hockey League tomorrow with Lurgan, Hermes and Pegasus in pool A and defending champions UCD, Loreto and Cork Harlequins i(...)

Nathan White out for up to 16 weeks with ruptured tendon in his arm. Photograph: Inpho

Nathan White’s ruptured tendon in his upper arm and James Cronin’s ankle injury bring the Irish propping crisis up to epidemic proportions.It was rev(...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

Ballygunner’s Shane O’Sullivan in action against Cratloe (Co Clare) during last weekend’s AIB Munster club hurling quarter-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Central Council will this weekend consider a proposal to condense the football and hurling club competitions into the same year, starting in 2016. Th(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with then assistant Rory Gallagher, who looks set to replace him at the helm of the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal may be poised to name Rory Gallagher as their new football manager but their club championship is facing into another round of uncertainty.The(...)

Munster prop forward James Cronin has been a revelation since his emergence. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There was mixed news for a couple of the burgeoning young Munster players yesterday as loose-head James Cronin was obliged to see a specialist regardi(...)

Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Ireland international Paul Burke has stepped down as backs’ coach at the Leicester Tigers. Geordan Murphy would be regarded as favourite to suc(...)