Conor O Brien

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Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand during the Guinness November Series win over the All Blacks. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The season just gone lingers into the next campaign, and particularly the World Cup, with barely a pause for breath, especially for the players and ba(...)

Mary Black, contestant and presenter

At one point in the brisk first episode of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song (RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm), George Furey considers The Green Fields of France,(...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

The Dublin band The Blades, fronted by Paul Cleary, onstage in 1985. Photograph: Terry Thorp

What does a nation in crisis sound like? It’s a pertinent question for our uncertain times, which has of late been occupying Bob Stanley. For Stanley,(...)

Benetton’s Tommaso Allan kicks a late conversion to tie the Pro14 game with  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton 27 After the match Leinster coach Leo Cullen hinted that his side’s Pro 14 performance against a physical Benetton side should (...)

Benetton’s Ratuva Tavuyara celebrates with fans after scoring the try that helped level the final score in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton Treviso 27 It was a perfect night in Dublin city. Leinster were far from it, although it took a last-minute try and conversion f(...)

Dan Leavy: makes his return to Leinster’s starting line-up for his first game since December 22nd. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Edinburgh v Leinster, Murrayfield (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) Dan Leavy, Joe Tomane, Luke McGrath and Nick McCarthy return to a match en(...)

Ballygunner’s Stephen O’Keeffe is fouled by Mark Aylward and Patrick Mullen of Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship semi-final last month. Photograph: Inpho

This Sunday Ballyhale Shamrocks go into action against Galway champions St Thomas in the AIB club hurling final seeking to extend their lead at the to(...)

Max Deegan steals a lineout ahead of Walt Steenkamp during Leinster’s win over the Cheetahs. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 19 Cheetahs 7 On a filthy night at the RDS Leinster emerged victorious in a Pro14 match that sparked to life intermittently but was predomin(...)

Andrew Porter during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Southern Kings, RDS (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) The Southern Kings 43-0 defeat to Munster last weekend will have fostered (...)

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