Noel Mcnamara

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Robbie Henshaw: the form he delivered for the Lions could imbue him with the confidence to further underline his world-class status. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects For all the disappointment of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat against La Rochelle last May, reaching that stage after that q(...)

The Bulls celebrate thier Currie Cup final win over the Sharks earlier this month. Photograph: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty

The great experiment of the United Rugby Championship (URC) begins next weekend, the unknown being how it will turn out in terms of providing entertai(...)

 The Bulls celebrates with the trophy after the  Currie Cup final win over the  Sharks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium  in Pretoria back in January. Photograph:  Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Munster look set for a difficult two-match trip to South Africa in the weeks running up to the start of the Heineken Champions Cup next December. Clu(...)

Noel McNamara: ‘The main thing was that I wanted to get back coaching.’ Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Noel McNamara wrote two resignation letters in recent weeks, one to Clongowes Wood College and the other to Leinster Rugby thereby removing the safety(...)

James Humphreys of Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©Inpho

Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Trevor Brennan, David Humphreys, Émile Ntamack, Bryan Redpath, and Zinzan Brooke are just some of the famous former(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird dives to score ahead of Connacht’s Jack Carty. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Noel McNamara, the Leinster academy manager, tells a story about the unknown Kenyan middle distance runner torching a world class field at a Golden Le(...)

Kieran Campbell has stepped down from his role as Ulster Academy manager and Ireland under-20 coach. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kieran Campbell’s decision to step down as Ulster Academy manager and also as the Ireland Under-20 coach to take up an appointment, reported to be wit(...)

Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

Will Connors: will make his full Champions Cup debut when he lines out against Saracens at the Aviva. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Thomas Joseph Crean was a boarder in Clongowes from 1889 to 1891 and went on to captain Ireland to their first Triple Crown and Home Nations in 1894, (...)

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