Rugby World Cup

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Ireland under-20 coach Mike Ruddockhas given Jack O’Donoghue the captaincy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)

Crescent CC’s Diarmuid Dee, in action during the 2013 Munster Schools Senior Cup final, has the physicality to make an impact. Photograph: Cathal noonan/Inpho

New Zealand have won the Under-20 Rugby World Cup four times and have been in every tournament final except last year. Less mysterious than respected,(...)

South African Mayenzeke Shweni, new champion of the traditional blade shearing, at the Golden Shears sheep shearing championship in Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

Forget next month’s football, for sharp-shearing farmers everywhere the most important world cup just ended in Wexford, with 6,600 sheep losing their (...)

Rugby World Cup organisers have been forced to postpone the date of their ticket sale launch for the ’Rugby Community Ticketing Programme’ after problems with the online booking system.

Rugby World Cup organisers have been forced to postpone the date of their ticket sale launch for the ’Rugby Community Ticketing Programme’after proble(...)

The Government is  pledging to give €30 million to pay for necessary improvements to Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium in Cork

The Government plans to use €200 million from the sale of State assets to fund road and house building and tourism projects that it says will create j(...)

The makers of the new TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’, from left, John Yorke, Andrew Lowe, Peter McKenna and Ed Guiney, pictured at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, for the launch of the new TV3 2015 schedule. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

TV3’s new soap opera will be set in a “police precinct” in a fictional Dublin harbour town and has the working title Red Rock, the broadcaster said(...)

Mils Muliaina in action against Ireland’s Stephen Ferris at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photograp: James Crombie/Inpho.

Although many heavy-hitting rugby names have landed in Ireland in recent years, it is hard to recall such an intense sense of anticipation as there is(...)

Winning line-up: Richie McCaw and the New Zealand squad with the Rugby World Cup trophy in 2011. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport/Inpho

TV3 has secured the rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Only TV3 appears pleased by this. Judging by the reaction, many rugby fans couldn’t hav(...)

Páraic Duffy at the Irish Sports Council Field Sports Investment announcement at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has stated the consistent decrease in Government funding since 2008 may have reached basement levels. The Mon(...)

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