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Donegal captain Michael Murphy is temporarily swapping Gaelic football for rugby with Top 14 team Clermont Auvergne as part of The Toughest Trade. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Michael Murphy was a teenager in 2005 when Tana Umaga, Conrad Smith and the late Jerry Collins visited Letterkenny RFC to pay homage to the original A(...)

Donegal star Michael Murphy will join French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne as part of ‘The Toughest Trade’. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

‘Clermont Auvergne snap up Donegal star Michael Murphy’ would be an early contender for sports story of the year, or perhaps ‘Former Welsh rugby star (...)

18-year-old Keelan Giles has been named on the Wales bench for their match against Japan in Cardiff. Photograph: PA/David Davies

Teenager Keelan Giles has been named among the Wales replacements for Saturday’s clash against Japan in Cardiff. The uncapped 18-year-old Ospreys win(...)

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This November series is Mick Kearney’s last stint as Irish manager. Having taken over from Paul McNaughton in January 2012, he has worked al(...)

The Wallace brothers, Paul, David and Richard, ahead of the Cross Atlantic Way Rugby Legends Cycle

At some point last Sunday on Slea Head that perennial question entered my head: is it Dingle, An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis? And where we will fina(...)

Warren Gatland has said Ireland’s Test matches against New Zealand in November may give players an edge when it comes to Lions selection. Photograph: Getty

Warren Gatland has admitted that Irish players have an advantage in terms of earning selection for next summer’s Lions tour to New Zealand by having (...)

Peter Shilton and Chesney Hawkes hit the recording studio.

The One And Only Peter Shilton He has, for the bulk of his life, been cruelly dubbed a one-hit wonder, but in all honesty it’s a struggle to think(...)

Wales wing George North runs in their fifth try during the Six Nations  match against  Italy at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images

Wales 67 Italy 14 Wales secured runners-up spot in this season’s Six Nations Championship after running riot against outclassed visitors Italy in Car(...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

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