Tony Ward

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Joe Canning: “I don’t know when and I don’t know how or who’s going to sort it but hopefully from our players’ perspective, it gets sorted sooner rather than later.” Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Former Hurler of the Year, Joe Canning has expressed fears that the current impasse in Galway hurling will set the county back for years. He was speak(...)

Pat Lambie has retired from rugby at 28-years-old. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Lambie retired from rugby this week at the age of 28, the latest player done too soon after suffering repeated concussions. The South Africa outha(...)

Bundee Aki: will be the focus of special attention  when Ireland take on the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is arguably the greatest and definitely the crankiest in Ireland’s celebrated lineage of outhalves. Every so often, the commentators wi(...)

David Kilcoyne:  there’s now a subtlety and awareness to his ball carrying that hasn’t been there in previous campaigns. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The greatest sound you will ever hear is the sound of your own name. I heard mine this week so here I am! Forty two Irish players heard theirs last we(...)

 Seán Gallagher secured his first local authority endorsement after Roscommon voted to nominate him.

Roscommon County Councillors voted by a significant majority on Monday to nominate businessman Seán Gallagher to contest the forthcoming presidential (...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland training ahead of the Test series with Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The absence of Ireland captain Rory Best through injury for Ireland’s three match series against Australia that begins with the first test in Brisbane(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

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(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

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(...)

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