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The rule that resulted in Italy having only 13 men for the majority of the game was kind of like trying to understand the Pythagoras theorem all over again. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt Williams was spittin’. “Muppets,” he said of the World Rugby people who introduced the rule that resulted in Italy having just the 13 men on the (...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes and Virgin Media Television managing director Paul Farrell at the Aviva Stadium: the broadcasters have allied on rugby rights, so what’s next? Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

‘Don’t forget, you can see Scotland against England on Virgin Media Television, kick-off in less than 10 minutes’ time,” said RTÉ’s Jacqui Hurley, wra(...)

Game on: RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes and Virgin Media Television manging director Paul Farrell at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

When the opening whistle of the 2022 men’s Six Nations is blown at the Aviva Stadium on February 5th, it will mark a new era of unprecedented co-opera(...)

Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Nature decides all things.” – David Forde, the Republic of Ireland’s wellness coach (and former goalkeeper). This Ireland team and its governing bod(...)

 Irish striker Adam Idah in action against Liverpool at Carrow Road. Photograph: Getty Images

In complete contrast to previous Republic of Ireland regimes, direct media messaging has become Stephen Kenny’s weapon of choice to help secure contra(...)

Rónan Kelleher scores Ireland’s first try despite the efforts of France’s Bernard Le Roux during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The overwhelming temptation in those closing moments might have been to take shelter behind a cushion and just beseech the heavens that Dave McIntyre (...)

Tom Parsons: “Happiness isn’t found in winning an All-Ireland or winning All Stars or playing in these big games. Happiness in sport and in life is found in the daily routines of everything we do.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

In the end, Tom Parsons got to call his own way out. He got to sit down and type up a statement and put it out into the ether, happy that the road ahe(...)

The Irish squad look on after France’s Antoine Dupont scores a try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Six Nations decider on the last day of October, with a locked down Ronan O’Gara locked out of the Stade de France, forcing him out of Virgin Media’s(...)

Iain Henderson and Rory Best arrive at Laganside Magistrates court in Belfast on January 31st, 2018  where Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were on trial accused of raping the same woman. Photograph:  Pacemaker

Rain fell on Iain Henderson and Rory Best as they walked into Laganside Magistrates Court. The incoming and outgoing captains of Ulster wore similarly(...)

Des Cahill: the likeable sports presenter seems a little lost on RTÉ Radio 1’s Des’s Island Discs

At a time when those who still have a job need to adopt new work practices, even household name presenters find themselves obliged to operate outside (...)

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