Brian O Driscoll

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 Journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary and Brian O’Driscoll, the most capped Irish rugby player and Olivia O’Leary,  before the honorary doctorate ceremony in Trinity College on Friday

Brian O’Driscoll was presented with an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin on Friday for his “herculean” feats on the rugby pitch. The most(...)

Keith Barry: “They told me in Belfast I would walk with a limp for the rest of my life. I just said ‘no’. They said it was as serious as it gets, but I refused to believe I’d walk with a limp.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse My car accident was in 2007, 10 years(...)

Tommy Bowe scores Ulster’s opening try in the hard-fought victory over Benetton at Kingspan Stadium last week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last season Tommy Bowe had a “jeez” moment with Ulster. Thoughts flashed across his mind. Should he continue, could he climb back into thin air, back (...)

French rugby president Bernard Laporte  in London on November  15th after France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis

At the end of several World Cup 2023 bid presentations, in far-flung rugby outposts, the hosts would wonder aloud: “What are you going to do for us?” (...)

Brian O’Driscoll: “To be not even within a sniff of getting into the second round, to me, that’s the bitterest pill to swallow.” Photograph: Inpho

The decision by the World Rugby Council not to ratify the recommendation from the Rugby World Cup board is something of an embarrassing slap in the fa(...)

Among the Irish delegation for 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid: Dick Spring, Ireland 2023 bid chairman; Philip Browne, chief executive IRFU, Philip Orr, IRFU president and Brian O’Driscoll. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Like all secret ballots, following the conclusion of frenetic behind-the-scenes lobbying, today’s long-awaited vote by members of the World Rugby Coun(...)

 Conor Murray  was not included on World Rugby’s player of the year shortlist. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray was a notable absentee when the nominees for World Rugby’s player of the year award were announced on Monday. Five players ha(...)

John Robbie in action for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“I’m here 36 years,” says the man who still sounds like he’s from Greystones. “I’m very much a South African now.” John Robbie lacks the ability to (...)

Bundee Aki at the Ireland rugby squad training centre at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

During my apprenticeship, I was told by Ronan O’Gara to think three or four phases ahead after any set piece attack. Playing international rugby nowad(...)

Argentina players celebrate after their third try during a World Cup quarter final victory against Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

Defeats rankle with Joe Schmidt but none of them are on the scale of the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina. Despite a manifest and unnecessa(...)

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