Ireland League

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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(...)

Jack Crowley has received some advice on his game from Ronan O’Gara. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The rugby posts stand like sentinels in the paddock adjoining his family home in Innishannon and that’s where Jack Crowley can be found at some point (...)

Max Deegan with attack coach Mike Catt during Tuesday’s training session. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Max Deegan and Jordan Larmour once formed a centre partnership for the Wanderers’ Under-12 minis, were reunited after school in the colours of Leinste(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy,  last year’s Ireland U-20s outhalf, in action in the Guinness PRO14 against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Securing a regular high-level playing outlet for the premier young talent in Irish rugby remains a conundrum for the IRFU. There are a finite number (...)

Ireland’s Dylan Tierney-Martin and Colm Reilly celebrate the Grand Slam-clinching victory over  Wales in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dylan Tierney-Martin chuckled when he recounted how it took a fair amount of wheedling or cajoling over a protracted period to transform his attitude (...)

Paddy Johns in action for  Saracens  during a  match against  Leicester at Enfield in August 1996. Photograph:  Dave Rogers/Allsport

The greening of Saracens Part II Former Ireland captain and secondrow Paddy Johns was highly regarded during his three years at Saracens, not just by(...)

Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory over Clontarf in the final of the All-Ireland League Division 1A at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork Constitution 28 Clontarf 13 Cork Constitution’s ruthless precision in taking try-scoring opportunities and the capacity to absorb the late withd(...)

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 (...)

Shannon have been deducted a point following an appeal hearing of the IRFU club affairs committee on Tuesday night to further investigate a breach of (...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and Andrew Porter tackle former Ireland U-20 teammate Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips at the RDS last January.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The RDS will stage a quasi reunion on Saturday evening but there’ll be no balloons, bunting or buffet, none of the traditional trappings of conviviali(...)

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