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John McClean in 2001,when he was director of Rugby at UCD Rugby Club. File photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

University College Dublin has said it does not hold any records related to convicted child abuser John McClean, who worked as director of the universi(...)

John McClean (76)  was sentenced to eight years in prison last week over the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Convicted child abuser John McClean, who was a former teacher and rugby coach at Terenure College, held a position of “royalty” within schoolboy rugby(...)

Tullamore RFC vs Bangor RFC last February. The AIL has been on ice for almost a year now. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

At his end-of-year briefing with the media when this reporter asked David Nucifora about the club game, the Union’s high performance director said: “I(...)

The GAA’s 2019 gate receipts came in at €36 million, the vast majority of which (€29 million) came from football and hurling championship fixtures. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s Central Council will reconvene on December 12th with a view to agreeing on a league and championship structure for the coming year in the fa(...)

The IRFU annual report for the 2019-20 season lays bare the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the game here in confirming that the Union(...)

Ireland Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at training in Abbotstown. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Although Nphet’s latest recommendation has cast a cloud over Ireland’s re-arranged 2020 Guinness Six Nations games at home to Italy and away to France(...)

 Stephen Kenny’s Ireland team will look to recover from Thursday’s playoff defeat with a positive result against Wales. Photograph: PA

The visit of Wales this weekend will give Stephen Kenny and his players an early opportunity to put the disappointment of Thursday night’s penalty def(...)

Philip Browne: “The IRFU is effectively trying to support the entire game here, the four provinces, the amateur game, and it is very tricky.” Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The possibility of further cuts in salaries across all IRFU staff, including the professional players, has not been ruled out by the Union’s CEO Phili(...)

A fan watches from outside the ground during the Trillick vs Coalisland Tyrone SFC match. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There will be good news for sports fans when the government announces its medium-term plan Living With Covid-19 later today. For the first time since (...)

A fan watches the Roscommon SFC semi-final between St Brigid’s and Boyle at Dr Hyde Park from the adjoining St Coman’s cemetery. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA is not expecting any movement on the lifting of crowd restrictions when the Government plan, Living with Covid-19, is published next week. D(...)

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