Dominic Ryan

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Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Toulouse during the  Heineken Champions Cup semi-final  at the Aviva Stadium. An O’Brien tide lifted all boats. The best captain Ireland never had? Photograph: Inpho

Another one bites the dust, and, allowing for ongoing Sevens and under-20s commitments, this applies to both another domestic rugby season and, sadly,(...)

Andrew Ryan Traditional and Modern Furniture managing director Dominic Ryan at his showroom  near Gorey. Photograph: Alan Betson

Family lore claims that Andrew Ryan was hammering nails into things from the time he could walk. A few years beyond the toddler stage he progressed to(...)

 Cillian Willis in Wicklow this week: never wanted to be a “test case” for concussion in rugby. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The professional rugby career of Cillian Willis ended on March 10th, 2013. Not from the third head blow he suffered playing for Sale Sharks against Sa(...)

Sam Underhill of Bath Rugby and Mark Lambert of Harlequins clash heads during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match in September. Photo: Henry Browne/Getty Images

World Rugby’s policy of educating stakeholders on the significant dangers of head injuries and concussion is failing among a substantial number of cur(...)

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(...)

 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

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(...)

 Will Spencer of Leicester   tackles  Tommy Taylor of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, UK. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

You can hear the referee say to the TMO during Leicester’s match against Wasps at the weekend that the tackle by Will Spencer was “high” and “was forc(...)

Former Leinster flanker Dominic Ryan recently described with unflinching honesty how concussion brought his career to a premature end. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The perils of concussion at different levels of sport have been highlighted in recent years. For rugby players, playing at professional or schools lev(...)

 Dominic Ryan: his story  underlines that doctors and match officials are right to err on the side of caution in demanding players undergo  HIAs. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dominic Ryan’s interview with John O’Sullivan in last Saturday’s edition of this paper was a powerful read, and in the way it was constructed, written(...)

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