Munster’s Duncan Williams slides over in the corner for his side’s second try during the win over Ulster at Thomond Park

Munster 21 Ulster 20It’s hard to know how Ulster felt leaving Thomond Park. Leading 12-0 and dominant in the opening quarter, they conceded a mini ava(...)

Jack Kyle congratulates Brian O’Driscoll after Ireland’s second Grand Slam in 2009. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland has lost one of its all-time sporting legends with the death of Jack Kyle. Out-half on the Grand Slam-winning Irish rugby team of 1948, the(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead the team in a pack that shows a slight reshuffle in the backrow. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made five changes from the side that secured a bonus point victory over the Dragons for their Guinness Pro12 clash wit(...)

Chris Henry at training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s assistant coach Les Kiss has reinforced the prognosis that Ulster flanker Chris Henry will eventually play rugby again – following his recen(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is examining allegations of misuse of expenses by Stormont Assembly members. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is examining allegations of misuse of expenses by Stormont Assembly members.The allegations, arising from a BB(...)

Chris Henry. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster officials remain optimistic that Chris Henry will make a full recovery after undergoing heart surgery on Monday although, understandably, the(...)

Ulster are hopeful Chris Henry can return to professional rugby after operation. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster are hoping Ireland flanker Chris Henry can get “back to playing professional rugby” after undergoing surgery on Monday.New Ulster manager Bryn (...)

“The point is to actually break these bastards – that’s the point,” said Gerry Adams on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Newton’s third law is that for every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction. In Northern Ireland that translates as, for every tribal ins(...)

Jonathan Sexton goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 25, 2014, 08:36

Katie Taylor’s fifth consecutive World championship title dominates the sports pages this morning and rightly so. Johnny Watterson has been ringsid(...)