Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell: “We do want to win it, that’s very much what we talk about”. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s most-capped rugby player Lynne Cantwell is aiming high at the IRB World Cup in France

Kane Douglas still hoping for Wallabies call-up ahead of Leinster move. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Australian lock deserving of more caps, according to Waratahs coach Michael Cheika

Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh became the first female Irish boxer to win a medal at the Commonwealth games when she garunteed bronze after beating Jamaica’s Sara Joy Ray. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

The Belfast girl is the first Irish female boxer to win a Commonwealth Games medal

Michael Conlan has won a place in the Commonwealth Games semifinal. The Irishman had to be careful against Uganda’s Bashir Nasir after getting cut in his first fight in an accidental clash of heads. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s Olympic bronze medallists comfortably won their bouts in Glasgow

The Ireland women’s rugby squad gets in some scrummaging during a training session at FFR headquarters at Marcoussis, Paris ahead of Friday’s IRB World Cup clash against the USA. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Ireland prop outlines early target ahead of group clash againt USA on Friday

The Irish women’s team that won the Grand Slam in 2013. Players have been banned from talking to journalists for exclusive columns to appear in print or online during the upcoming World Cup.  Photograph: Inpho

Ireland women’s squad not allowed provide personal columns for media during World Cup

Paul O’Connell with ball in hand playing for Munster, who are supposed to meet Cardiff on the same weekend that the Welsh club are scheduled to play in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures just released clash with a Pro 12 weekend involving Irish teams

Ranked number two in the world at bantamweight, Michael Conlan (left), pictured at London 2012, came through the first of his bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish bantamweight is looking for nothing less than a gold medal in Glasgow

Gareth Anscombe will be joining Cardiff Blues next season. The son of sacked Ulster coach Mark called Ulster’s management ’clowns’. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The son of former Ulster coach Mark was highly critical of the Irish province

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