Tomas O Leary

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A dejected Conor Murray leaves the pitch after the European  Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Racing 92 at  Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster’s seasons are defined by their exploits in Europe. Since their run to the 2000 final, it’s been ever thus. Their Holy Grail. Their Magnific(...)

 Conor Murray: winning a European Cup with Munster would be a real highlight in an already memorable career. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Thirty five minutes into Munster’s game against the Cheetahs eight days ago at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, James Hart was undergoing a concuss(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

Ireland players  celebrate Jacob Stockdale’s second try against Wales. Ireland’s backline are significantly taller and heavier than their 2009 counterparts on the team which won the Grand Slam.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpoh

Is rugby becoming a younger man’s game, as well as a bigger man’s game? The question seems particularly apt on the day Jamie Heaslip confirmed his pre(...)

 Jonathan Sexton  leaves the field after  scoring a 42-metre drop goal against France. He is crucial to Ireland’s success in the Six Nations. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton’s importance to the Irish team has never been more acute, and never been more ably demonstrated than in Paris last Saturday. In part due(...)

Norah Casey and Curtis Pritchard dancing a paso doblw – she is the first celeb to exit the show. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/RTÉ

Now that we know our celebs a little bit better, it’s time to start saying goodbye with the first elimination of this year’s Dancing with the Stars go(...)

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(...)

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