Garry Ringrose is tackled by Huw Jones during Ireland’s win over Scotland. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

To the victor the spoils at Lansdowne Road, and the right to view the performance through the prism of victory first and foremost; to enjoy the win as(...)

Declan Kidney and Les Kiss worked together with Ireland. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam-winning coach Declan Kidney and his former defence coach Les Kiss will take over at London Irish with immediate effect. Kid(...)

Peter O’Mahony with supporters during an open training session at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Why RTÉ , why? It had been a beautiful little spell in our nation’s history, we had come together as one to repel the invader that was the Beast from(...)

I’m collecting Sorcha from Sophie’s at the Dean – the venue for the latest Mount Anville Past Pupils Association Networking Breakfast. Sorcha loves th(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: took outright possession of the world record for a head coach in terms of Test matches against Tier 1 countries at Twickenham.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland will celebrate his 100th Test match in charge of the Principality in the Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at (...)

Warren Gatland: Kiwi has come a long way in the game since he launched his coaching career as a player-coach with Galwegians in 1989.  Photograph: Getty.

Warren Gatland left Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland all in infinitely better condition than when he inherited them during a near decade of coaching i(...)

President of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin, presenter Joanne Cantwell, Ireland player Jamie Heaslip and  vice-president of The Ireland Funds Caitríona Fottrell at the Ireland Funds Rugby Lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ireland and Leinster player Jamie Heaslip has said the country’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes are “still alive” after the last-gasp victory over Fran(...)

Munster’s Gerbrandt Grobler: the difference between a mistake and what he did is pure intent. Photograph: Daniel Matthams/Inpho

One of the more baffling deflections that did the rounds last week when the Gerbrandt Grobler business started to blow up was the notion that because (...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery: “You can learn from Johnny Sexton and you can always strive and want to beat him.” Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

In the spring of 2016 the IRFU made an appointment that was interesting only to those who saw virtue in the traditionally prosaic world of strength an(...)

Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

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