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“In the times I’ve been there, and I’ve been there many times, that’s always been the way the locals have treated me.” Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Image

With both of his parents coming from north Lebanon, Michael Cheika has always been proud of his roots and, as a Unicef ambassador for Lebanon in Austr(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa gets past Ronan O’Gara Doug Howlett and Keith Earls of Munster during the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the absence of all live sport, supporters of whatever hue have had no choice but to selectively choose from television’s various trips down memory (...)

Leinster celebrate last season’s Guinness Pro14 final win over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has become both an oddity and a jewel in the Leinster calendar. As the rugby sugar daddies and federations alike gaze towards Dublin with a mix of (...)

Visiting a pub is the number on reason people come to Ireland while listening to music in a pub is the number one reason they would return. File photograph: Frank Miller

Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St Louis. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party as Jos(...)

Hooker Damien Varley made 121 appearances for Munster and won three caps for Ireland during his career. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have confirmed the sad news that hooker Damien Varley has been forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury s(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls hands off Cian Healy of Leinster during a derby game. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

You name it: Crusaders v Chiefs, Leicester v Northampton, Bath v Gloucester or Bristol, Clermont v Toulouse, the Parisien derby, Sharks v Bulls, Warat(...)

Leo Cullen’s calmness under pressure meant he usually made the right calls in a game, especially at the lineout. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Smyth, a team-mate of Leo Cullen’s from their under-10 days at Willow Park through their years together on the Blackrock Dream Team and then Lei(...)

Alan Quinlan believes referee Alain Rolland was wrong to award a penalty against Paul O’Connell and issue him with a yellow card, and thus deny Munster at least a bonus point, Quinlan believes, in theirRabo Direct Pro 12 29-19 defeat against Ulster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s no denying I was a bit frustrated on television the other night after Ulster’s win over Munster. I ended up causing a bit of a stir for what I(...)

Newcastle  Falcons outhalf Jimmy Gopperth will join up with Leinster next season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Apart from the traditional glut of players retiring, moving, coming and going, the season’s end is also heavily nuanced by the changing of the guard a(...)

Ronan O’Gara (right) and Jonny Sexton (left), former provincial rivals grappling for the international number 10 jersey, will join up as coach and player at Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton was not aware until yesterday that his predecessor Ronan O’Gara will be joining him at Racing Metro 92 next sea(...)

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