Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have pleaded not guilty to charges of raping a woman in south Belfast

Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have pleaded not guilty to charges of raping a woman in south Belfast in June last year. (...)

 The Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby in a statement said they were aware “that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been charged by the PSNI in relation to serious allegations made against them”.  Ireland’s Paddy Jackson (above) kicks a penalty against France at Aviva stadium. File photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to be prosecuted for alleged rape of a woman in south Belfast a year ago, it has been(...)

John Fallon writes that arrival of Pat Lam, a New Zealander of Samoan descent, provided the inspiration for this year’s Pro12 final win over Leinster. Photograph: The Irish Times

Connacht Rugby was close to disbandment seven years ago, according to a new book on the highly successful team. Journalist John Fallon, who served as(...)

Kevin Kelleher: October 18th, 1921-October 27th, 2016.

Kevin Kelleher, who has died aged 95, was a highly respected rugby referee who presided over 23 international matches between 1960 and 1972. He famous(...)

France’s Jean Marc Doussain is tackled by Ireland’s Jared Payne and CJ Stander. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jared Payne would be close enough to this All Black squad, maybe not the starting XV, but in and around the frame had he not taken up the opportunity(...)

Anthony Foley, Peter Stringer and Mick Galwey in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/INPHO

People have taken to social media to pay tribute and share their memories of former Irish rugby player Anthony Foley after his sad passing at the age (...)

Ireland’s last Six Nations triumph in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Rugby fans may have to pay to watch the Six Nations from 2021 - after the competition was not added to the list of Ireland’s compulsory free-to-air s(...)

Stephen Smith:  better way to leverage the data available to sports coaches and staff.

Stephen Smith founded sports technology company Kitman Labs in 2012 to enable professional and elite sports teams to help reduce injury risk and incre(...)

Prof Mary Flynn and Shane Jennings at the FSAI open meeting on food and fitness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Too much focus on body image, and misinformation about sports nutrition and diet, are having an unhealthy effect on young people, a conference in Dubl(...)

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney at the launch of the ‘Head On’ concussion management programme in February. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Tackle him, Winter!” bellowed my schoolmaster from the touchline. A pupil at Belfast Royal Academy, where obedience was prized and rugby demanded a (...)

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