Trevor Brennan

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Leinster’s  Tadhg Furlong reacts as he scores the first try during the Champions Cup final  between Leinster and Saracens at St James’ Park  in Newcastle. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Summertime, and the sporting seasons are overlapping. Being a proud Wexford man, Tadhg Furlong went along to Parnell Park with a few Leinster teammate(...)

Trevor Brennan in action for Toulouse in the Heineken European Cup Semi-Final in 2003. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Twenty years ago, the legendary French international Claude Spanghero and his good friend Alain Mondon were chatting in a bar after attending an inter(...)

 Stuart Lancaster and Andy Farrell: Their presence ensures Ireland currently have the services of the three best coaches in this part of the world. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Clarity is Joe Schmidt’s greatest gift to Irish rugby. From the very beginning at Leinster, the summer of 2010, there was clarity for each and every (...)

Bath’s Freddie Burns runs behind the posts but fails to ground the ball to score during the European Champions Cup game against Toulouse. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Showboating, I know something of this idiotic art-form. Truth be told, such antics very nearly wrote my sporting epitaph. The Freddie Burns gift for (...)

Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy speaking to media in  Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s 10am on a weekday and a bus pulls up in rural Co Kildare. In front of us is a rugby pitch, the home ground of Barnhall RFC. Its most famous playe(...)

France’s Daniel Brennan could still play for Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

French prop Daniel Brennan’s pitch side interview at Stade Aime Giral on Tuesday, after New Zealand were dethroned in the Junior World Cup semi-final,(...)

Munster hosted Saracens in Dublin and Clermont were at home to Leinster in Lyon in last year’s Champion Cup semi-finals, when more than 91,000 attended the two games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the failure of any Irish side to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup two seasons ago, at last season’s launch tournament o(...)

Ireland players celebrate the Grand Slam.  It’s important after scaling the mountain top to relax your mind for the way back down because there’s always another peak on the horizon. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

I remember waking up the morning after the 2009 Grand Slam with an unexpected feeling in my gut. We did it. What’s next? That Sunday was a blur. Co(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Tommy Bowe in action for the Ospreys in 2010 against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Players whose Ireland careers stalled Trevor Brennan - The Leinster back-rower won 13 caps between 1998 and 2002 but after he left Leinster for(...)

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