The first players to tell their personal stories are Ireland and Leinster front-row Jack McGrath who speaks emotively about how he coped with the death of his brother by suicide in 2010 and Irish women’s player, Hannah Tyrrell, who talks about how she overcame her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Player welfare in rugby is continuing to evolve in a positive and proactive manner for the most part, an important consideration when examining a spor(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Clontarf defeated UCD twice already in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A this season. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

Clontarf will be confident of taking a step closer to the Ulster Bank League title they won for the first time in their history in 2014 when they hos(...)

 The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Camps were launched by Leinster players  Jamie Heaslip, Jack McGrath and Hayden Triggs at a pop up training session in St Mary’s National School, Ranelagh. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Andy Farrell’s tenure as Ireland defence coach began on Monday morning in Enfield during a 24-hour get together for the squad and management when he c(...)

All Black legend and AIG ambassador Richie McCaw with a Dublin GAA jersey. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Richie McCaw has lent his imprimatur to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt one-day fulfilling that role with the All Blacks. New Zealand’s recently retired ca(...)

 All Black legend  Richie McCaw  was joined by  Dublin hurler Paul Schutte  to  promote AIG Insurance’s Telematics car insurance. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Record breaking and recently retired former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw was in Dublin on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after he picked up the Laure(...)

Ian Nagle in action for Munster in 2011. The Cork man is returning to the professional game after a two-year hiatus having travelled in South America and studied in Cambridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wearing a T-shirt, shorts and a transparent plastic bag over his head and face, the man shinned up the tree trunk until he reached the beehive. There,(...)

Loyal followers: fans watch Loughmore-Castleiney play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...)’ Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club, Co Dublin By John O’Sullivan Summers days, morning to nightfall, let(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney returns to the Leinster side after injury for their Pro12 game against Edinburgh at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

(...) international openside John Hardie returns. James Ritchie is named on the other side of the backrow. Edinburgh(...)

Despite being ruled out by his province, Peter O’Mahony can still make the tour squad to South Africa this summer according to the Ireland setup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony is due to see consultant orthopaedic surgeon Ray Moran at the Santry Sports Clinic this week to evaluate his progress and establish a r(...)