Matt Dawson

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Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

Irish athlete David Gillick won the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Ireland  in 2013. Photograph:  Getty Images/Inpho

When the producers of the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Ireland called David Gillick in 2013 to see would he be up for taking part, they had on(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Jonathan Joseph catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Joseph has been recalled to the England side to face Wales on Saturday with Eddie Jones also handing a start to Danny Care at scrum-half. Jos(...)

Sam Simmonds breaks to score the first of his brace of tries against Italy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Italy 15 England 46 The Six Nations has barely started but, suddenly, all roads lead to Twickenham. If Wales have enjoyed the most spectacular start (...)

Bristol City’s Callum O’Dowda scores his side’s fourth goal  during the Carabao Cup fourth-round match against Crystal Palace  at Ashton Gate. Photograph:  Mark Kerton/PA Wire

Bristol City were handed a home tie against holders Manchester United and West Ham were dealt another London derby as the draw for the quarter-finals (...)

General view of the warm up before training. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mood at the British and Irish Lions stately training base in Maynooth, County Kildare was neatly reflected by the two dozen swans on the lake besi(...)

Irish babies are at risk of contracting measles if parents continue to show complacency towards vaccines, the HSE has warned. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Irish babies are at risk of contracting measles, with a high chance of complications including death, if parents continue to show complacency towards (...)

James Haskell of England breaks away from the Italian defence during the Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

England secured a 17th successive Test victory by dispatching Italy 36-15 in the Six Nations on Sunday, but the match was overshadowed by the innovati(...)

Paul O’Connell went viral as a result of his answer on A Question of Sport and is now known in parts of the world that might still not be aware that a game called rugby even exists

It’s inevitable that it’ll happen one day. Someone will spot Paul O’Connell and approach him. They won’t say: “Aren’t you the fella who won 108 caps(...)

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