Jason Leonard

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The first Test between South Africa and the Lions is set to go ahead at the  FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, July 24th. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A reluctance to underwrite the financial losses of a ‘tour’ to the UK going ahead without supporters was at the heart of the decision by the British &(...)

 Ben Calveley, British and Irish Lions managing director, and coach Warren Gatland speak to media during the  coach announcement at London Syon Park Hotel last June. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions are set to play in South Africa this summer after scrapping potential plans to host the tour in Britain and Ireland. The L(...)

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a member of Nphet and director of the national virus laboratory. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Cillian de Gascun is a movie buff. The banner picture on his Twitter handle is the billboard advertisement for Amity Island in Jaws, where a graffi(...)

Jason Leonard, the Lions chairman, stated this week that a “traditional” tour of South Africa in July remains the primary aim. Photograph: Getty Images

At this moment in time, the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa and Tokyo Olympics are neither feasible nor safe sporting events to host. Tha(...)

Paul O’Connell carries the ball during thr first Test against South Africa in 2009. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, has rugby union been in greater need of a silver bullet to solve all its problems. As older readers will remember that was once the L(...)

Corofin’s Conor Cunningham celebrates scoring a goal in extra-time. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 1-12 Kilcoo (Down) 0-7 (After extra-time) In the end, Corofin did in seven minutes of extra-time what they had spent 10 times that f(...)

Corofin’s Micheal Lundy scores a goal against Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin 1-10 Nemo Rangers 0-7 Corofin remain on course to become the first side to win the All-Ireland club football title for the third consecutive (...)

Corofin celebrate with the Connacht club trophy. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Corofin 1-10 Padraig Pearses 0-7 All-Ireland champions Corofin gave a further demonstration of their ability to play it any way the opposition want a(...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke tackles Tuam Stars’ Ben O’Connell during the Galway SFC final replay. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Corofin 0-11 Tuam Stars 0-8 Corofin became the third club to win seven Galway senior football championships in a row as their second-half show of pow(...)

Corofin’s Gary Sice scores a goal during the AIB  All-Ireland Senior Club Championship semi-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Corofin 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair 1-12 Corofin will defend their All-Ireland crown at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day after they saw off Gaoth Dobhair at Pái(...)

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