Denis Hickey

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Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

Cucurbit spider

I found this beautiful spider on our tomato plant; what is it? – Jane Jackson, Greystones, Co Wicklow The cucurbit spider, which is one of the smalles(...)

Argentina’s Bautista Delguy scores his try last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Ireland played New Zealand at Lansdowne Road in 2001, I took my then seven-year-old son, Teddy, hoping his first international rugby experience w(...)

Ireland’s  Jacob Stockdale races away to score the final try against Wales. Photograph: Getty Images

It began in Red Bull Arena New Jersey last June against the USA. Two months earlier Jacob Stockdale had tuned 21-years-old. Nobody knew him. He scored(...)

Connacht  coach Pat Lam and centre Bundee Aki celebrate with the Pro12 trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I heard it described that Connacht took their chances. Not so. Connacht created their chances, which is the fundamental difference between what they a(...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)