Liam Toland

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Ireland’s James Ryan in action against  Wales in  February  2018 at the Aviva. Gordon D’Arcy, Fiona Coghlan and John O’Sullivan view him as the top northern hemisphere player of the tournament. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Gerry Thornley (Rugby Correspondent) Q1 – How far can Ireland go (where does it end)? Ireland are one of several teams that could actually win the w(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

MU Barnhall RFC will host a 50th anniversary gala dinner on Saturday, June 22nd.

Joe Schmidt and Trevor Brennan will be the guest speakers at MU Barnhall RFCs 50th anniversary gala dinner on Saturday, June 22nd, so celebrating one (...)

 Ireland may win the Six Nations but back-to-back Grand Slams are unlikely.

Gerry Thornley Who will win/will there be a Grand Slam? Ireland are the most efficient and dependable machine, although whether this biennial schedu(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the second day of his High Court action against Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the ‘Kilkenny People’. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Crotty the Robber stood on the gallows in Waterford city in 1742, he probably assumed his courtroom days were behind him. He was wrong. And whe(...)

The bakery group’s chairman  acknowledged  that the vote in favour of the compensation report was lower than the board would have liked.

Close to half of baker Aryzta’s shareholders opposed the Irish-Swiss group’s executive pay deal at its annual general meeting (agm) on Thursday. Aryz(...)

Anthony Foley at Munster training  at UL on October 13th of last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The boys have incorporated Axel into a lot of things we do. It’s not something we talk every now and then about, and it’s not something I’m saying to (...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander and Alun-Wyn Jones of Wales compete for a line-out in last year’s Six Nations game. Ireland will look to target the Welsh set-piece this years. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

“Lineout Wars” provides a little oomph in descriptive terms but at the same time reasonably represents the importance of the confrontation when Irelan(...)

Commuters face freezing temperatures on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. School delayed reporting alleged sexual assault for four days The Dublin boarding school where a 13-year-old boy last week allegedly suffered a se(...)

Ireland players celebrate beating the All Blacks. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

You’d imagine that 111 years of hurt would be enough to stop anyone dreaming. And with the All Blacks going in with a WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW record, the ch(...)

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