It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)

Galwegians’ Michael O’Donnell after the Energia All-Ireland League Division 2B game against Dungannon at  Crowley Park back in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clubs, particularly those in Division 1A and 1B of the All-Ireland League, will have a significant and practical role this season in providing a compe(...)

Peter Casey’s Theorem greatly generalised Ptolemy’s Theorem. Figure: Dr Maurice O’Reilly, DCU

Next Tuesday – May 12th – is the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Casey, a notable Irish geometer. Casey was born in 1820 in Kilbeheny, Co Limer(...)

Cork Constitution players celebrate after winning last season’s All-Ireland League Division 1A final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The slew of postponed fixtures from men’s, women’s and Under-20 Six Nations championships, Pro14 fixtures involving Italian clubs, the French Top 14 m(...)

Ireland celebrate Jack Crowley’s opening try against Scotland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland Under-20s 38 Scotland Under-20s 26 Ireland have opened their defence of the Grand Slam they won last season in the Under-20 Six Nations Champ(...)

Thomas Clarkson: one of five players who played a part in last year’s Under-20 Grand Slam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Dublin University tighthead prop Thomas Clarkson is the sole survivor from the starting Ireland team that beat Scotland 24-5 at Netherdale in last sea(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird who received a red card for a high tackle against Australia, has avoided a suspension. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, CRAI, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland’s injury woes continued with two of their stand-ou(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate the victory over England  in Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph:  Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland Under-20 v Australia U20, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland head coach Noel McNamara has made two enforced changes to (...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

Ireland Under-20  coach Noel McNamara:. “The boys are aware of the opportunity that’s there. That’s come about by backing themselves. and doing all the right things in the previous rounds.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Wales Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Parc Eirias (Friday, 7.05pm, live on RTÉ 2) Two years ago Noel McNamara, the then Ireland Under-18 coach, spoke t(...)

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