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Connacht winger Cian Kelleher runs in a try during  the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at the  Sportsground. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht wing Cian Kelleher will return to Leinster next season. The 24-year-old left Dublin for Galway in 2016 after turning down a promotion from th(...)

James Ryan in action for St Michael’s Collge against Castleknock College in a Leinster Schools junior cup match in March 2011. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The general assumption is rugby careers are shortening. The hits from increased physicality and the success of the game is narrowing the window to rem(...)

An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

Jordan Larmour on his way to completing his hat-trick against Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jordan Larmour is the latest jewel in Irish rugby. No doubt about it. He has the kind of X-factor to draw comparisons with Luke Fitzgerald and Keith E(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

TG4’s coverage at the Sportsground on Saturday was sloppy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where is the journalism? Choose your channel. Former players and coaches as commentators have obvious value: take a leaf from Tony Romo’s playbook. T(...)

Conor Murray at  a Munster training session in Limerick on September 17th. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Conor Murray is on course to become the highest paid player in Irish rugby history. That would mean an annual salary of around €800,000 when the natio(...)

Tommy Bowe, Peter Stringer and Donncha O’Callaghan at Thomond Park: Peter fella presumably left with the mother of all cricks in his neck. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The new rugby season has started and, by all accounts, taking into consideration Six Nations and World Cup matters, as well as the club stuff, it won’(...)

Paddy Jackson has signed for Top14 side Perpignan after he had his Ulster contract revoked. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The continued unrest in Ulster rugby cannot calm until they fill the void left by Paddy Jackson as the 26-year-old begins the next part of his life in(...)

Cork Constitution’s Conor Kindregan scores a try during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against  Terenure College at Temple Hill. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lansdowne continue to look the team to beat in Ulster Bank League Division 1A after winning a tight battle with Young Munster 27-24 at Tom Clifford Pa(...)

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