Brian O Driscoll

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Rhys Ruddock in action against Ulster in the  Champions Cup quarter-final. “When I do finish I want to feel like I’ve given everything I can to make all my dreams and aspirations come true.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Leinster v Toulouse Kick off: 3.15pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The (...)

Sport Ireland undertook 1,112 anti-doping test in 2018, with just one adverse finding. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images

Anti-doping in sport will always be a game of cops and robbers, and Irish rugby is now second on the most wanted list. Testing on rugby players in 201(...)

According to their 2019 Anti-Doping annual report, now in its 19th year, of the 1,112 tests carried out by Sport Ireland only one came back with an adverse result. Photograph: Inpho

Once again anti-doping in sport comes across as a sort of stand-off between the statistics and the truth, and the latest report from Sport Ireland wou(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale on his botched try: ‘It’s a mistake I’ll probably play over in my head thousands and thousands of times.’ Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

To his credit, Jacob Stockdale has shown no inclination to swerve away from the lingering issue of that botched try for Ulster against Leinster in the(...)

Dublin Citi Hotel has been bought by Dr Stanley Quek and his business partner Peng Loh

The Dublin Citi Hotel and Trinity Bar on Dame Street have sold for about €12 million. Singapore businessman Dr Stanley Quek, who has strong links with(...)

Tadhg Beirne celebrates Munster’s Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Conor Murray has robustly defended his teammate Tadhg Beirne from what has been disparagingly referred to as Munster’s ‘Neymar moment.’ Trailing Edi(...)

Jacob Stockdale during Ulster’s narrow Champions Cup defeat to Leinster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Stockdale must grasp the crown with both hands Jacob Stockdale must ignore Freddie Burns. Listen to expert divers like Shane Horgan and Brian O’(...)

Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell after a Six Nations match against France at Stade de France, Paris in April 2012.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby coaching comes with a health warning. I’m serious. We hear it all the time, most recently from Joe Schmidt and Paul O’Connell. Eddie Jones recov(...)

Joe Schmidt: Everyone you talk to about him calls him variations on the same thing – a rugby nerd, an obsessive, someone who lives the game to an extreme degree. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At an event ahead of the France game, Brian O’Driscoll settled in for a story. A question had been lobbed up from the crowd mostly in mischief, askin(...)

Rory Best: played in all 51 of Ireland’s matches in the Six Nations from February 4th, 2007 until the second game of the 2017 tournament.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Saturday’s game against Wales, the final match of the 2019 Six Nations Championship, is likely to be Rory Best’s swansong in terms of the tournament i(...)

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