The world record attempt will take place on the front lawn of Blackrock College from 1pm on Thursday.

As many as 1,000 south Dublin school children will attempt to break a world record for the longest chain of people patting each other on the back late(...)

Liam Turner: “All the coaches are really helpful, so I have come on in leaps and bounds in terms of conditioning and rugby knowledge.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Liam Turner rolls his eyes good naturedly and smiles; he knows the question is coming. After all, it’s hard to be inconspicuous having previously worn(...)

Originally, it was a drawingroom and in the future, it could be a very grand bedroom – but for artist John Coyle, the room on the first floor that str(...)

Blackrock College’s Mark Phelan scores a try against Gonzaga in the Leinster Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Inpho

The final of Leinster schools rugby reaches a fitting conclusion with defending champions Belvedere set to be dethroned by this ridiculously talented (...)

Druantia,  Woodlands Park, Blackrock: the kitchen  is by Design Yard Dalkey and has a Britannia range cooker

You know those dramas, set in a not-too-distant future, where everyone’s perfect? You could imagine them living in a house like Druantia. Designed by (...)

 Shane Horgan scores a try from a chip from Ronan O’Gara’s boot against England  at Croke Park in 2007. South Africa later invited Mickey Ned O’Sullivan over to coach their players how to catch the ball higher in the air. Photograph: Alan Betson

The use of Croke Park for other sports has marked its 10th anniversary. It was more significant for rugby than for soccer, encompassing the first gran(...)

Blackrock’s Tom Maher scores an early try. Photograph: Inpho

Blackrock College 27 Terenure College 7 Blackrock College booked their place in the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup with a comprehensi(...)

Blackrock College’s Tom Roche scores a try despite the tackle from Clinton Wokocha of King’s Hospital at Donnybrook on Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho.

LEINSTER SCHOOLS SENIOR CUP Blackrock College 41 King’s Hospital 3 The slight favourites Blackrock are undoubtedly a team of talents as they moved (...)

 Bob Geldof,  who criticised revellers for wearing Primark clothes as he unleashed an expletive-filled tirade at at Brentwood Festival on Sunday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The bad man used the ‘F-word’ at a rock and roll festival and people needed counselling. Or so it seemed, judging by the Victorian Maiden Aunt react(...)

Belvedere College meet favourites Blackrock College in this year’s quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Holders Roscrea have avoided some of the bigger guns to draw Gonzaga in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at the draw in B(...)

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