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 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Lansdowne’s Daniel McEvoy on the attack against Garryowen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Table-toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will have home advantage in the Division 1A semi-finals after a tumultuous final day in the U(...)

Clontarf’s Michael Brown makes a break for the line to score a try against UCD in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will have home advantage in the Division 1A semi-fin(...)

Niyi Adeolokun: has togged out in 19 matches for Pat Lam’s side since the start of the season, racking up an impressive 1,452 minutes of game time. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They represent the iron men of Irish provincial rugby, the players who have compiled the most minutes for Connacht, Ulster, Munster and Leinster to da(...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun evades Darren Sweetnam to score his side’s third try against Munster at the Sportsground earlier this season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He’s a great story. Not many Nigerians end up playing rugby – period – least of all professionally in Ireland, or in Connacht for that matter. It’s be(...)

Dublin-born Alan MacGinty of the USA Eagles is tackled by Australia’s Sam Carter: “With each game my confidence has grown.” Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

On Sunday, September 20th, former Blackrock College schoolboy Alan Junior ‘AJ’ MacGinty is expected to win his sixth cap in the USA’s opening Rugby Wo(...)

Dublin University take on Old Wesley during an Ulster Bank League match at College Park in 2012. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The oldest rugby club in Ireland, Dublin University, founded in 1854, will train on their new semi-synthetic pitch in College Park on Thursday for the(...)

UCD celebrate promotion to Div 1A last May. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD began their rugby scholarship programme in September 1997. Brian O’Driscoll was an inaugural recipient (cutting short a sojourn in Ibiza to emb(...)

 New Ireland coach Joe Schmidt shares a joke with team manager Mick Kearney at Carton House yesterday.

Joe Schmidt’s presence at Ireland’s training camp in Carton House yesterday was mere precursor; the incoming national coach will only arrive in Housto(...)