Cork’s Brian Hartnett and Adrian Enright of Limerick collide during the Munster SFC semi-final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-16 Limerick 0-11 It had the potential to be a banana skin that could have seen Cork falterin their bid to reach a fifth Munster SFC final in a(...)

Gougane Barra Hotel, west Cork.

In many ways the pandemic is a kaleidoscope. A diverse range of swirling, dancing colours, defining the rollercoaster of pandemic emotions. There are (...)

Munster’s Ben Healy,  last year’s Ireland U-20s outhalf, in action in the Guinness PRO14 against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Securing a regular high-level playing outlet for the premier young talent in Irish rugby remains a conundrum for the IRFU. There are a finite number (...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird who received a red card for a high tackle against Australia, has avoided a suspension. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, CRAI, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland’s injury woes continued with two of their stand-ou(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate the victory over England  in Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph:  Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland Under-20 v Australia U20, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland head coach Noel McNamara has made two enforced changes to (...)

Ireland’s Iwan Hughes picked up a finger injury against England and has been ruled out of the tournament. Photograph: Inpho

There are two enforced changes in the Ireland team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Saturday (kick-o(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 0-16 The prowess of Daragh Carey and Brian McGrath from placed balls edged Tipperary past Waterford in last night’s El(...)