Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the height of the World Cup, World Rugby’s chief medical officer Martin Raftery has said that the laws of the game, particularly the tackle, may ha(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Money, money: Operators stand to generate up to $14 billion in revenue over the next five years from content paid for through carrier billing

Operators stand to generate up to $14 billion in revenue over the next five years from content paid for through carrier billing, new research has foun(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara: is the third of Jim Gavin’s football panel in little over 12 months to sustain ACL rupture. Photograph: Inpho

The Dublin footballers must come to terms with another cruciate injury setback, as news emerged last night that forward Eoghan O’Gara will miss the r(...)

Eoghan O’Gara will miss the season for Dublin with a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Dublin county board have confirmed that senior footballer Eoghan O’Gara sustained a knee injury on Sunday while playing with his club Templeogue S(...)

Antrim’s Kevin McGourty is tackled by Conor Gillespie of London during the league clash in Toome. Photograph: Inpho.

Antrim 1-12 London 1-8 Antrim remain in the promotion hunt after this win over London at Toome. The ball was in the Antrim net after only 45 s(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots won 28-24. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AFP 1:47

Through his childhood, Tom Brady considered Joe Montana his idol, and on Sunday he equaled the Hall of Fame quarterback with four Super Bowl wins t(...)

New England Patriots players reach out to touch the Vince Lombardi Trophy after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 1:47

New England Patriots - 28Seattle Seahawks - 24The New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions on Sunday after defeating the Seattle Seahawk(...)

The Waterford team celebrate their McGrath Cup final victory over UCC at Fraher Field. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9 Waterford lifted the McGrath Cup for the first time in 34 years at Fraher Field on Saturday, overcoming a UCC selection whose m(...)

Offaly manager Pat Flanagan has had a greast start to the O’Byrne Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Offaly had things very much their own way when they beat a very disappointing Maynooth University outfit in Tullamore 1-17 to 0-3.While qualification (...)