Keith Wood

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Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

Johnny Sexton at a training session at the Aviva yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One of my oldest memories of watching the Five Nations Rugby tournament, as it was then, was of Ireland playing England on a wet day in the 1970s. And(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Jonathan Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan celebrate victory over the All Blacks in 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It just wouldn’t happen today,” Willie John McBride says on a rainy morning at home in Ballyclare as he explains the vast differences between the gle(...)

World Rugby  Player of the Year  Johnny Sexton and Ireland  captain Rory Best, with the  Team of the Year award, at  the World Rugby Awards  at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

It dragged on interminably, like some of these more self-indulgent award ceremonies can do. Of course, the more preening and opulent, the more boring (...)

 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

Argentina’s Bautista Delguy scores his try last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Ireland played New Zealand at Lansdowne Road in 2001, I took my then seven-year-old son, Teddy, hoping his first international rugby experience w(...)

As his name would suggest, Bernard Foley has Irish roots: “My ancestry goes a long way back.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Australia is still a young country, culturally mixed and drawn from diverse backgrounds, and under Michael Cheika, the Wallabies’ players have been en(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

Irish ballet dancer Zoe Ashe-Browne, who is based in Germany. Photograph: Dominic Harrison

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Zoe Ashe-Browne, from S(...)

Wood & Bell: new restaurateur Keith Wood with business partner Malcolm Bell and executive chef Paddy Collins.

Former Ireland international rugby player Keith Wood has opened a restaurant in his native Killaloe, Co Clare, with his business partner Malcolm Bell.(...)

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