Former Terenure College, Dublin and UCD rugby coach John McClean (73) leaves the Dublin District Court on Wednesday after he was charged with more than 30 counts of indecently assaulting schoolboys at Terenure College over a 17 year period. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former rugby coach at Terenure College is to stand trial accused of indecently assaulting nine students at the south Dublin secondary school over a(...)

Clontarf and Galwegians in action at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a progressive development for club rugby a large tranche of men’s and women’s All-Ireland fixtures will be played together on the same afternoon w(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

 The Ireland team sing the national anthem during the third Test at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

What a season for Irish rugby. A third Grand Slam as well as a Triple Crown, a November clean sweep, Leinster’s European Champions Cup and Guinness Pr(...)

Bective Rangers will lose their status as a senior club and drop into the Leinster Senior League Division 1A. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

DIVISION 1A Lansdowne will be at home in the semi-finals where they will face the fourth place side, currently Garryowen, although Clontarf in fifth (...)

Terenure’s Mark O’Neill celebrates scoring a try with his team-mates during the victory over St Mary’s at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The ‘Battle of Dublin 6W’ turned into a procession for second-placed Terenure College as they recorded a 35-5 bonus point win over neighbours St Mary’(...)

A still image from a video purporting to show a fight outside a pub in Donnybrook in Dublin on Monday evening. Gardaí were called to the scene  but no arrests were made.

Rugby school past pupils have been urged to show “respect, friendship and sportsmanship” following a fight which broke out after the Terenure College (...)

 Lansdowne’s Charlie Butterworth celebrates at the final whistle after victory over Terenure at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lansdowne have hit the two-thirds mark of the regular season with a perfect 12-out-of-12 record at the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A, while Sh(...)

On average, and all things being equal, girls generally outperform boys in Leaving Cert subjects, whether or not they have boys sitting beside them in the classroom.

Boys and girls About a third of Ireland’s post-primary school are single-sex. By international standards, this is unusual. Today’s feeder school lis(...)

“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

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