Shannon RFC

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Mary and Denis Walsh from Caherdavin, Limerick, with a photo of their son Denis who  went missing in 1996. Photograph: Liam Burke/ Press 22

As Easter Sunday, April 7th, 1996, drew to a close, the evening’s sun cast a shadow over Inis Mór, off Galway Bay, as the ocean tide carried the body (...)

‘Funding will need to come from the IRFU... They don’t want these ships to sink,’ said Shannon RFC director of rugby Geoff Moylan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Any examination of amateur rugby in Ireland quickly veers into the societal crisis caused by Covid-19. “The club will survive,” said Shannon RFC dir(...)

Just three of the players that lined up for Ireland against Namibia in Bordeaux at the World Cup 10 years ago are still playing. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Only teetotallers survive this long. That makes Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer the last of the Mohicans (those who straddled the amateur to pr(...)

Anthony Foley was an all-rounder on the playing fields and also lined out for St Munchin’s College hurling team. He is second from right in the front row. Photograph courtesy of St Munchin’s College

Anthony Foley was a family man, a husband, father, son and brother to those remarkably warm and embracing Foleys. He was also a man of his parish and (...)

Pallbearers and escorts  Keith Wood, Peter Clohessy, Mick Galwey, John Hayes, John Langford, Niall O’Donovan and Peter O’Mahony carry to coffin of Anthony Foley from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

After five days of public mourning, Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley’s family claimed him back on Friday and rugby took second place for a man described in the or(...)

The coffin of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley is carried from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service in Killaloe. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“We have been plunged deep into an incomprehensible darkness and sense of loss,” Fr Pat Malone said in his homily at the funeral of Munster rugby head(...)

The Wallace brothers, Paul, David and Richard, ahead of the Cross Atlantic Way Rugby Legends Cycle

At some point last Sunday on Slea Head that perennial question entered my head: is it Dingle, An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis? And where we will fina(...)

Lansdowne captain Ron Boucher leads the celebrations after victory over Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final at the  Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

While sitting in O’Reilly Hall last Saturday night at the UCD Rugby Club Dinner I couldn’t help but lose myself in elite club rugby once more. On th(...)