Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland’s key World Cup pool game against France in Cardiff. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) referees at the tournament , George Clancy and John Lacey, and they have been handed three games each at(...)

 Cormac Sharvin is one of four Irish players eligible for the  US Amateur Golf Championship at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago next month. Photograph: Tony Marshall/R&A via Getty Images

Ireland will have four golfers eligible to compete in the US Amateur Golf Championship at Olympia Fields Golf Club in Chicago next month. The top 50 p(...)

Paul Dunne will tee it up at next month’s Open Championship at St Andrew’s after qualifying at Woburn. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Irish amateur Paul Dunne will tee it up at the 144th British Open Championship from July 15th-19th at St Andrew’s following a stunning nine under par,(...)

RTÉ is “reasonably optimistic” of negotiating a solution that will allow it to continue its coverage of the Olympics from 2018 onwards. Photo: Valery Hache/Getty Images

RTÉ is “reasonably optimistic” of negotiating a solution that will allow it to continue its coverage of the Olympics from 2018 onwards. The national (...)

Rory Best and Paul O’Connell at an open training session in Belfast earlier this year. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU will confirm the ticketing process for Ireland’s scheduled open day training sessions in Galway, Cork and the RDS in the next 24 hours. There(...)

Ian Keatley: left out of Ireland’s 45-man training panel for the World Cup.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) circumstances a little wriggle room might have been found to introduce John Cooney, playing as well as any Irish(...)

Ireland training sessions will be open to supporters. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland will hold a number of training sessions that will be open to the public based on a ticketing scheme as they travel around the country over the(...)

 Isa Nacewa: “Leinster was the one club I wanted to play for and when the opportunity arose I just jumped at it.” Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

Isa Nacewa turned down an unofficial approach to resume his playing career during his time with the Auckland Blues but when Leinster made inquiries ea(...)

New Toulouse coach Ugo Mola and new sporting director  Ugo Mola. Photo:  Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

Toulouse have appointed former captain Fabien Pelous and Uga Mola to spearhead their new management and coaching team following the confirmation that (...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam is targeting success in the Challenge Cup as a route into the European Champions Cup. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

There are a variety of spellings but the one that appears to make the most sense is Yenisei-STM Krasnoyarsk to give them their full title. That’s the(...)