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Marty Morrissey with Ksenia Zsikhotska dancing the quickstep. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The revolving glitter ball is back. In the dark of winter we worship it like the sun, and this year the druids at RTÉ have found more people who will (...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try against Ulster. He scored four tries in  the three interprovincial games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s hard not to get truly excited when a rare talent comes along. As was the case with Brian O’Driscoll and Luke Fitzgerald, so it is with Jordan Lar(...)

 Galway’s Caimin Killeen, Daniel Loftus and Mark Gill celebrate their win over Kilkenny in the minor semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland minor hurling final Cork v Galway, Croke Park, 1.15pm - TG4 The path from minor to senior grade is well worn by Galway hurlers, and with(...)

Tomas O’Leary gets tackled by Jamie Roberts of Wales during the 2010 Six Nations clash. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O’Leary has announced his retirement from professional rugby. O’Leary started four of Ireland’s five games in the 200(...)

Paul Wallace played all three Lions Tests in South Africa in 1997 having been called up as a replacement. Photograph: Bily Stickland/Inpho

It’s a nervous time for those players selected to travel with the Lions to New Zealand who are still involved with their clubs and provinces in season(...)

Johnny Sexton is set to feature on his second Lions tour after starting all three Tests in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

On Wednesday, Warren Gatland will name his British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour to New Zealand. The 37 players selected will be faced(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

The successful Lions squad following the third Test win over Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Given the recent conclusion of the Six Nations Championship in a Lions touring year, it is an obvious exercise to establish what correlation, if any, (...)

 Keith Earls in action for the British and Irish Lions in 2009. The Munster man did not feature in the preceding Six Nations tournament for Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan share a unique distinction pertaining to the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa in that of the original 37-man squad select(...)

 JJ Hanrahan is to return to  Munster after two seasons with Northampton. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

JJ Hanrahan, who has earned five caps with the Emerging Ireland side, is set to return to his home province Munster, with Chris Farrell and James Hart(...)

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