David Quinlan

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Robbie Henshaw making his Ireland debut against the USA at the  BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji. As things stand those inter(...)

Boastful: Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When they weren’t loudly complaining about the Coalition’s latest Covid-19 communications cock-ups while pinning most of the blame on the Fianna Fáil (...)

Luke Marshall suffers a “concussive injury” during Ulster’s Pro12 game with the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The match was just four minutes old for Ulster centre Luke Marshall when he ran a preplanned line and took possession six metres from the opposition l(...)

Brian O’Driscoll “I knew I was small and knew I had to wait for a bit of size to come. It came over the course of that summer. I must have grown four or five inches.”

The rugby is over now. They can be found in Dublin offices like Davy Stockbrokers, KPMG or away in Chicago, London and Vancouver. All pushing 40, many(...)

Declan Fitzpatrick scoring a try against the Dragons. The tighthead who was strong in the scrum and a marauding presence in the loose made 98 appearances for Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Happenstance. In June 2004, Ireland and New Zealand contested the under-21 Rugby World Championship final at Hughenden in Glasgow. Declan Fitzpatrick (...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

Leo Cullen’s calmness under pressure meant he usually made the right calls in a game, especially at the lineout. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Smyth, a team-mate of Leo Cullen’s from their under-10 days at Willow Park through their years together on the Blackrock Dream Team and then Lei(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy and Andrew Trimble training at Carton House. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ordering lunch on Wednesday in Wilde & Green in Milltown with Gordon D’Arcy turns out to be an education. He’s become quite assiduous about(...)