Chris Henry in action for Ulster against Connacht in the 2017 Pro14. Photograph: Inpho

Still they leave. During the week, the Ulster flanker Chris Henry announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. He said that the sport th(...)

 Will Spencer of Leicester   tackles  Tommy Taylor of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, UK. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

You can hear the referee say to the TMO during Leicester’s match against Wasps at the weekend that the tackle by Will Spencer was “high” and “was forc(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins closes in on Dublin’s Dean Rock during last year’s final. Tyrone don’t have the faith that Mayo had last year in their defenders, because they don’t have that calibre of player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This week I sat down to watch the 2017 All-Ireland football final. Primarily it was to see if there was anything in Mayo’s performance that could give(...)

Mayo’s Eoin O’Donoghue celebrates scoring a point at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Tipperary 1-11 Mayo 1-19 Mayo’s championship bandwagon continues on its merry way but found its roadworthiness put to a serious test in Semple Stadiu(...)

VR Education chief executive David Whelan conducts a choir in Oxford’s Balliol College chapel in a test of leadership skills. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Oxford’s Balliol College chapel is an unlikely setting to observe some of Ireland’s brightest business minds run into difficulty. A choir of eight pat(...)

Members of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni enjoying Punting and Pimms on the Cherwell River. Photograph: Paul Kelly

More than 100 Irish entrepreneurs travelled to Oxford on Sunday for the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year chief executive retreat, in what is believe(...)

Johnny Heaney of Galway celebrates scoring a goal to beat Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12 For the longest time, these two big football counties didn’t know quite know how to take their leave of each other, like neighb(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

Tempers flare during Galway’s league win over Mayo in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford doesn’t think that Kevin Walsh’s Galway are a “dirty team” but he is expecting a huge physical challenge from the Tribes(...)

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