Ireland’s James Ryan (23) has become the youngest recipient of the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year award. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

James Ryan was last night honoured as the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year at the RWI awards in Dublin, thereby making the 2(...)

James Ryan (right) with Leinster team-mate Tadgh Furlong following their Champions Cup defeat to Saracens at St James’ Park, Newcastle, last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland

It is a measure of the esteem in which James Ryan is held by his peers that the 22-year-old Leinster and Irish lock has become the youngest player to (...)

Conor Murray has been voted  player of the year by Rugby Players Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Busy news day in Irish rugby. The sweetest World Cup draw imaginable, confirmation that the five year residency rule arrives in 2020 and Conor Murray (...)

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander and Conor Murray are shortlisted for Players’ Player award. Photograph: Inpho

The Zurich players’ player of the year award is between Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander and Conor Murray. The winner will be announced (...)

Ireland’s Ashleigh Baxter is tackled by  Chen Keyi and Yang Min of China during the Women’s Sevens Rugby Global Olympic Qualifying Tournament at UCD. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland topped their group at the Women’s Global Sevens Olympic Qualification Tournament in UCD on Saturday. The home side won their three pool games (...)