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Connacht coach Andy Friend is not underestimating Edinburgh despite the side’s injury losses. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have been forced to overcome unexpected hurdles this week as they prepare to take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield on Sunday. The province had it(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander during training ahead of the Six Nations meeting with Italy. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The sheep on the Stander farm in South Africa are a hardy breed and one in particular enjoyed more success than most opposing players in bringing CJ S(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly and Cian Lynch of Limerick will go head-to-head in Sunday’s Munster SHC quarter-final which doubles as the league final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s a Munster hurling quarter-final, doubling as the league final, with a second chance for whoever loses, and Tony Kelly and Cian Lynch agree on one(...)

Jacob Stockdale during Ireland training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The same hymn sheet is doing the rounds in Ireland camp. “Heads up” rugby being the phrase of the week with Jacob Stockdale and Garry Ringrose empower(...)

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(...)

Japan celebrate their win over Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Relive Irish misery and Japanese joy in reverse. Last year provided a fascinating study in how everything can go wrong when a sports team is unequippe(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

All remaining league games will be played without any spectators. Photograph: Philip McGowan/Inpho

More than seven months since the last kick of a ball, or 223 days to be exact, nowhere is the mood of uncertainty hanging over the conclusion of the A(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy kicks the match winning conversion. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 25 Edinburgh 23 No less than last week away to the Scarlets, this was more gritty than great, more ballsy than beautiful, but Munster’s win o(...)

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