Phil Orr

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The Ireland team huddle as they listen to the Rose of Tralee in 1987. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

The late Con Houlihan, a son of Castle Island – he insisted on that spelling – came up with many wonderful lines during his time as Ireland’s premier (...)

Billy Vunipola in action for Saracens on Saturday. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The archaic male committee system Imagine Ailis Mardon-Egan was a man. Her new name could be Phil Orr, Nick Popplewell or Cian Healy. Leinster looshe(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray wins a high ball during the second Test against Australia at AAMI Park, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Conor Murray knows full well what it’s like to play in a series decider, and has experienced the whole gamut. He was part of the Lions’ Test series wi(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus: initial reports suggesting he would return to South Africa in a capacity as director of rugby surfaced in April. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus invoked a release clause in his contract last spring notifying the province and the IRFU of an intention to(...)

CJ Stander has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year. He was honoured at the awards dinner in the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

If CJ Stander is expanding his portfolio of sponsors then he might consider Brasso in appreciation of the volume of accolades he’s stockpiled, the la(...)

Ireland and Leinster player Jack McGrath at the launch of IRUPA’s ‘Tackle Your Feelings Mental Wellbeing Campaign at  St Mary’s College in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

St Mary’s RFC. Blue jersey all alone on a peg. Burly prop pounds a tackle bag in slow motion. Something isn’t right. Glazed gaze, eyes closing: “When (...)

New IRFU president Martin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Billy Glynn, IRFU president for the 2012/’13 season, gave a scathing speech at last night’s agm when claiming a “flawed and mismanaged” process has br(...)