Dave Mcsharry

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Chris Henry in action for Ulster against Connacht in the 2017 Pro14. Photograph: Inpho

Still they leave. During the week, the Ulster flanker Chris Henry announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. He said that the sport th(...)

Cillian Willis’ case against the Sale Sharks is due to enter a Manchester courtroom in early 2019, almost six years after the former Leinster scrumhal(...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne: hasn’t played a match since complaining of feeling unwell during a British & Irish Lions tour match against the Chiefs in New Zealand last summer. Photograph: Inpho

Jared Payne’s decision to retire from professional rugby while denying Ulster and Ireland the services of an outstanding player is eminently sensible (...)

Jamie Cudmore  of Clermont leaves the field early in the first half of the 2015 Champions Cup final due to concussion. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport will be held in Berlin at the end of this month and it is clear that rugby will be(...)

Former Connacht, Leinster and Ulster player Cillian Willis is set to sue Sale Sharks over a concussion injury. Photograph: Inpho

In what will be the first case of a professional rugby player taking his employers to court due to concussion, Cillian Willis has accused Sale Sharks(...)

 Leinster’s Jordi Murphy with participants at the Leinster Rugby Camp at Blackrock College RFC. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Same names different season. Seán O’Brien is just over midway in his “very scientific” 20- week rehabilitation programme following the 29-year- old’s(...)

Glasgow’s Finn Russell leaves the field injured last May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Finn Russell has highlighted the “amazing” treatment he received from Connacht after being stretchered from the field with a head injury in last May’s(...)

Jack McGrath was 19 when the Lions headed to South Africa in 2009. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

In light of Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald being amongst the latest withdrawals last week, there are only two Irish survivors from the Irish conting(...)

Dave McSharry with team mate Jack Carty, both players are now ruled out until next season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht’s Dave McSharry has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a number of concussions sustained over the past 12 months. The new(...)

Ireland’s Dave Kearney is left grounded after Guilhem Guirado of France’s tackle during the Six Nations game in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At face value it looks like carnage. For the opener against Wales, Ireland had nine frontline players ruled out through injury, a figure which rose t(...)

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