Peter Stringer

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Ireland’s Craig Casey in action against France’s Arthur Vincent. “We will back ourselves against any team we come up against.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Noel McNamara affectionately refers to Craig Casey as ‘Le Petit General,’ a ubiquitous phrase coined to describe a succession o(...)

Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy celebrates his try as Johnny Sexton and Munster’s Ronan O’Gara exchange words in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Irish rugby historians search for the biggest shift in the balance of power at provincial level they need look no further than May 2nd, 2009, and(...)

Anthropomorphism, now there’s a word. It means giving an animal or object human characteristics. Such as Disney etc do with Mickey and Minnie Mouse et(...)

Lack of spark: Dancing with the Stars co-hosts Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne. Photographs: Kyran O'Brien

So Dancing With The Stars has foxtrotted into the sunset for another year. It has been a season of highs, lows and in-betweens (you can debate among y(...)

Italy’s flanker Jimmy Tuivaiti  tackles Ireland’s centre Chris Farrell during the Six Nations international clash at the   Olympic stadium in Rome. Photograph: Cincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

Ireland came, saw and while they didn’t quite conquer the Italians, they registered a bonus point 26-16 win after trailing at half-time to keep their (...)

“I’m loving life here. I’m hungry with Munster, and that’s my club, and in terms of Ireland I don’t see why you’d leave.”

Conor Murray’s career has been, more or less, on a steady incline since breaking into the Munster team on their Magners League title-winning run-in in(...)

Cliona Hagan and Robert Rowinski got the top score of 21 on week two of  Dancing With The Stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Tears, twirls and tangos all make an appearance as week two of Dancing with the Stars sees the female contestants competing in earnest for the first t(...)

Growing Up, Live: Angela Scanlon is so quick-witted and unflappable that she ought to be the subject of further study

“How does a baby learn to walk and talk? Why is it that I am attracted to my partner? How can I grow old gracefully?” For a moment the scientist Deird(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray and Keith Earls attend Champions Cup win over Gloucester. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan says he’d be surprised to see Conor Murray selected in this week’s Ireland squad as he continues his recovery from a ne(...)

 John Kelly celebrates his try for Munster during the “Miracle Match”, where the province needed to win by exactly four tries and 27 points against Gloucester, which they succeeded in doing so.   Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Looking back now, it perhaps doesn’t seem quite so fanciful. Facing into the final round of pool games, Munster had to beat Gloucester and also by fou(...)

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