Irish rugby players Jack McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell at the launch of Tackle Your Feelings , a mental wellbeing campaign, supported by the Irish Rugby Players’ Association. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) is urging men to tackle their feelings and to open up when they are feeling sad or frustrated. L(...)

Shane Jennings: His appointment comes after he spent a number of months with the agency on an executive work placement programme organised by the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA).

Less than a month after captaining the Barbarians against Ireland in Thomond Park, retired rugby star Shane Jennings is set to tackle a new career in (...)

John Fogarty (left) and Denis Leamy have helped to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and concussion. Over 13,000 people in Ireland are affected by ABI every year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A zero tolerance approach was one of the key recommendations made by medical experts discussing the implications of concussion in sport at the joint O(...)

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip: stars such as the Leinster forward and Seán O’Brien sell success and seats. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I left 2013 with a column on mental messages of the mind and I enter 2014 with the mental mind games regarding the current posturing over player co(...)