Damien Varley

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Riders compete in the Latin Quarter Beginners’ Steeplechase during day two of the Galway races. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Horse racing syndicates in Ireland have jumped by almost 44 per cent in just the last 12 months, but the number of groups owning runners remains a lon(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Keith Earls all attended St Munchin’s College in Limerick which leads the way with seven in providing senior internationals among the last 100 players to be capped by Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once observed: “Facts matter not at all, perception is everything. It’s certainty.” It came to mind when thinki(...)

Mike Sherry: featured in Munster’s opening night Pro12 18-13 win over Treviso. s set to win his 73rd Munster cap away to Ospreys. Photograph: Inpho

There weren’t too many celebrations after Munster’s opening night 18-13 win over Treviso but one man with reason to be very pleased was hooker Mike Sh(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract to remain with his home province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a tough week for Munster with hooker Damien Varley being forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury and R(...)

Hooker Damien Varley made 121 appearances for Munster and won three caps for Ireland during his career. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have confirmed the sad news that hooker Damien Varley has been forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury s(...)

Damien Varley pictured at Munster’s training session at UL Limerick on Tuesday on the day he announced his retirement  from rugby due to a foot injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland hooker Damien Varley has confirmed that he is to retire from rugby due to a foot injury.The 31-year-old Munster forward first suffered the inj(...)

Robin Copeland: may be facing surgery on a shoulder injury. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Robin Copeland’s hopes of making his Six Nations debut look like they will have to wait another year with his return from a shoulder injury now set to(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

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