The TG4 team of presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, commentator Máire Ní Bhraonáin, and analysts Deirbhile Níc a Bháird, Jenny Murphy and Eimear Considine on duty for the Leinster  v Cardiff Blues game last November. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was November 2020. TG4 had just announced a first all-female broadcast team for Leinster’s game against Cardiff in the Pro14. Presenter Máire Trea(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

England’s Kelly Smith is tackled by Katie Fitzhenry of Ireland during the Women’s Six Nations match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Women 33 Ireland Women 11 Sometimes there’s no shame in defeat. Even if every pass had stuck and Ireland reduced their error count by three q(...)

 England’s Lydia Thompson  breaks clear from Michela Sillari of Italy to score a try during the Women’s Rugby World Cup match at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England 56 Italy 13 England’s defence of their World Cup title continues to simmer as try doubles from Emily Scarratt, Danielle Waterman and Lydia T(...)