Simon Keogh

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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(...)

Jack Conan: “I worked hard in those early years because I knew I was behind other people. I knew I needed to work harder to get where I wanted to go.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jack Conan makes his Six Nations debut today. At 25, he knows he’s not exactly an overnight sensation. Coming from the backrow logjam in Leinster, nev(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

 A view of a ‘Legacy?’ wristband worn by players during Old Belvedere’s match with  Blackrock on Sunday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) are to represent the women’s national squad in their dispute with the IRFU. This follows a letter from the Ireland squad (...)

Rob Kearney with Omar Hassanein who is moving on from his post as CEO of Rugby Players Ireland to take up the same role with the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA). File photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Omar Hassanein has expressed his opposition, and that of Rugby Players Ireland (RPA), to the proposal for the Six Nations to be condensed from seven (...)

 Simon Keogh, operations manager and head of legal affairs in Irupa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Since rugby became professional agents have been around, growing at first but now at a steady 12 in Ireland. Initially the parents of players helped t(...)

Paul O’Connell: suffered a career-ending injury in the World Cup that ruined his hopes of playing club rugby in France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An average of two rugby players from each province suffer career ending injuries each year in the Irish system. That figure is drawn from 250 profess(...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

The Irish Rugby Union Players Association (Irupa) have cautioned about drawing specific conclusions from an independent survey carried out that showed(...)