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Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after the victory over Ulster in the final at the Aviva Stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reaction to the probability of the four South African Super Rugby franchises joining an expanded Pro 16 has been mixed. By and large, the response(...)

 Ulster coach Dan McFarland: ”I have a love of the contact, of collective speed, that the system lasts longer at a persistent speed than the opposition.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are several ways to interpret Ulster’s awful restart. They appear to be mired in pre-season mode. At least the halfbacks cannot mess up the fund(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell is awarded the Pro14 man of the match award at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday by his captain Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Inpho

Unique Aviva experience Being inside the empty Lansdowne crater on Saturday night was a first for everyone present. That we could see and hear past t(...)

Unfortunately RG Snyman’s Munster debut did not last long. Photograph: Inpho

In fairness to the lads, they were models in regard to their social distancing. As eir Sport finally got some payback for having the television rights(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his teammates celebrate Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam win. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Imagine, for a moment, if Brian O’Driscoll hadn’t captained Ireland to a Grand Slam in 2009? If the so-called Golden Generation which also featured Pa(...)

‘Now it’s starting to feel exciting again.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Now it’s starting to feel exciting again. Next Monday the Leinster squad will resume training in our Performance Centre in UCD. After three months in (...)

Isa Nacewa and Jordi Murphy lift the European Champions Cup trophy for Leinster in 2018, continuing a remarkable run of success for the Irish province. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

About eight minutes into the 2014 final of what was then known as the Rabo Direct Pro12 between Leinster and Glasgow, Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell game(...)

Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

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