Peter Clohessy

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Ronan O’Gara scores a try in the 2000 Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

On a glorious sunny day in Bordeaux on May 6th 2000, it was 20 years ago this week, the Red Army was born. It was also the day that Munster truly anno(...)

Six Nations 19/3/2000 France vs IrelandBrian O'Driscoll is surrounded by teamates�INPHO/Billy Stickland

There’s not much to celebrate these days but March 19th 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most seismic and memorable days in the history o(...)

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been the target of some baleful diatribes on social media. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The 2002 Six Nations is increasingly providing uncomfortable pointers toward the 2020 version, although it is to be fervently hoped things don’t pan o(...)

Eddie O’Sullivan, then assistant coach  with Ireland coach Warren Gatland in 2000. He succeeded the Welshman in the role in 2002. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell faces into his first Six Nations looking to infuse belief and momentum into the new regime. The disappointment of the World Cup is large(...)

Trevor Brennan in action for Toulouse in the Heineken European Cup Semi-Final in 2003. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Twenty years ago, the legendary French international Claude Spanghero and his good friend Alain Mondon were chatting in a bar after attending an inter(...)

Munster have a lot to improve on to reach perfection, says coach Johann van Graan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Perfection is the standard. That’s what the IRFU place lightly upon Johann van Graan’s young shoulders. Blame Joe Schmidt and Rassie Erasmus for the (...)

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(...)

Mick Galwey squares up to Victor Costello during the 2001 Celtic League final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

December 2001, the Celtic League final at Lansdowne Road, and all hell is about to break loose.  Munster are shredding the Leinster forwards. Th(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Jack McGrath face of during a Lions training session. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a clip in the upcoming Lions fly on the wall DVD of the summer tour to New Zealand where Tadhg Furlong is scrummaging against Jack McGrath. (...)

Mick Galway with a young Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara during Amhrán na bhFiann prior to a Six Nations game in 2000. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Leaders, I’ve seen a few, enough to mention. In Hermann Hesse’s book, Journey to the East, a band of men cross a mythical land with a simple servant,(...)

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