John O Sullivan

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Michael Allen: “It was nice to be recognised in terms of what you did last season.”  Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Michael Allen will be 23 years old at the end of next month. He is Ulster’s top try scorer (three) in the RaboDirect Pro12 this season, can play wing,(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)

Paddy Jackson exudes a maturity in attitude far beyond his 21 years of age. It’s an important psychological tool in surviving the vagaries of professi(...)

Leinster’s Jack McGrath has seen his early-season form rewarded by a call-up to the Ireland squad for the Autumn Internationals. Photograph; Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The DNA of the Ireland squad, chosen by national coach Joe Schmidt, for the November test series can be traced to the final match in last season’s Six(...)

Leinster’s Dave Kearney and Remi Lamerat of Castres. The French player was yellow-carded for this tackle. Photograph: Inpho

Castres Olympique captain and outhalf Remi Tales politely shrugged through an interpreter. Inclining his head to one side, he puffed out his cheeks, e(...)

James Hart and Racing Metro coach Ronan O’Gara after Grenoble’s 22-20 victory last weekend in Paris.

The great American football coach Vince Lombardi once observed that “the price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determi(...)

Joe Brady with the Lucan Gospel Singers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning:I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning. ‘We think we have to prese(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings will lead the charge into the Dragons’ den at Rodney Parade.

Matt O’Connor will know more about his squad, individually and collectively, by the time the final whistle blows tonight. For the Leinster coach this (...)

Shane Collins (Killorglin) driving on the 17th in the Jimmy Bruen Shield Final. Photograph: Cashman Photography

A human tide washed down the 18th fairway from green to tee. The crowed moved quickly to ensure it would make the putting surface on the 17th to form (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan is a player who has thrived on the game time offered by the Pro12. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On a superficial level no makeover is going to redefine the image of the RaboDirect Pro12 tournament in the European club rugby community. The Heineke(...)

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