Stan Mcdowell

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Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

Eimear Considine: “This is a chance to be the best you can be and play with the best.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seriously, Eimear Considine has only played 3½ games of rugby. Those 40 minutes at a slippery Broadwood stadium outside Glasgow last Friday night was (...)

Lucy Mulhall: “You’re just playing away with Wicklow and your club and you don’t see an Olympics in your future.” Photograph: Inpho.

Lucy Mulhall’s life changed with an email. She hadn’t asked for it, nor had she any idea it might be headed her way. She was a second-year radiation t(...)