Paddy Wallace

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Former Ireland international Paddy Wallace said a “strong section” of Ulster fans were very upset the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding had been let go. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

The official Ulster Rugby Supporters Club (URSC) is canvassing its 1,000-strong membership on what possible protest action it could take over the prov(...)

Rugby players Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding have had their contracts revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Ulster and Irish international has called on rugby authorities to explain why they sacked Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. Paddy Wallace sa(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

In 2009, Ireland achieved their first Grand Slam in 61 years thanks to the lowest injury profile imaginable. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Aside from the glaringly obvious – uppermost amongst them being a good squad well coached – prospective Six Nations Champions require a few other fac(...)

Jack McGrath celebrates defeating New Zealand at Soldier Field, Chicago. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday, November 5th, 2016, Soldier Field, Chicago Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 No surprise this. “To be in Chicago that week, with the atmosphere in (...)

Paul O’Connell in action for Ireland against Scotland in the Six nations game at Murrayfield in March 2015. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Like many millions of golf fans, Paul O’Connell watched the Ryder Cup last weekend. But for him the view was slightly different. “We were down on the(...)

Ireland Under-20s make their way out to the field for their semi-final victory. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On Saturday at the AJ Bell stadium in Manchester, Ireland will contest a first ever Under-20 World Championship final when they take on tournament hos(...)

Stuart Olding, who made his senior international debut in the summer of 2013, has been likened to Gordon D’Arcy by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

He has the scars to prove it, a long, diagonal and slightly zig-zagged red line from above his right knee to below it and another on his left elbow. T(...)

 Rory Scholes stretches to score  Ulster’s first try in the Champions Cup Pool 1 game against Oyonnax at  Stade Charles Mathon. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Oyonnax 23 Ulster 24 Oyannax won the first half 23-0, whereupon Ulster won the second 24-0. Just like that. If the first half suggested Ulster’s stre(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

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