John Kirwan

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Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is tackled by Giulio Bisegni of Italy at Solider Field, Chicago.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A 100 per cent record in Soldier Field – not bad when it was the world number one team New Zealand and a Six Nations team. There are big winners, Ital(...)

Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

Tony Keady: pivotal figure on the great Galway team of the 1980s. Photograph: Inpho

Deeds of the past can provide inspiration to those of the present, as Galway hurling captain David Burke so poignantly acknowledged in his acceptance (...)

Colm O Luasa, Caimin Keogh and Neville Furlong: all from 63rd Cadet Class, overseas with 73 Infantry  Battalion, Lebanon, 1993

Who was the last player to score a four-point try at international level? And what did he say to John Kirwan after touching down? As I cycled along th(...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

Ronan O’Gara was given a tough time by the New Zealand media during the last tour in 2005. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the All Blacks and their coach Steve Hansen appear to have grown real respect for the touring Lions, the same cannot be said for parts of the New Z(...)

Pundits on New Zealand programme ‘Break Down’ sugggested Mako Vunipola should have been sent off duting the Lions’ win over the All Blacks in Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Except when there’s plenty more than one of them maybe. Recall, if you will, the manner the Irish (...)

Joe Schmidt:   Ireland and Michael Cheika’s Australia  clash in the Aviva Stadium at 5.30pm on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Same? Well, same, but different. Joe and Cheiks. How best to describe, never mind compare, them? Ask around. Ruthless, lethally so. One more bla(...)

Conor O’Shea, head coach of Italian rugby team during a training session in Rome. Photograph: Silvia Lore/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last Saturday, Conor O’Shea was bombarded with text messages: “He(...)

Detail of a signed print of  ‘Our Lady – Queen of Ireland’ by Leo Whelan (€150-€200)

Art auctions in the principal Dublin salerooms won’t resume until the autumn, but Whyte’s is holding an online-only summer art sale that ends on Monda(...)

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