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Jordan Larmour on his way to completing his hat-trick against Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jordan Larmour is the latest jewel in Irish rugby. No doubt about it. He has the kind of X-factor to draw comparisons with Luke Fitzgerald and Keith E(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

TG4’s coverage at the Sportsground on Saturday was sloppy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where is the journalism? Choose your channel. Former players and coaches as commentators have obvious value: take a leaf from Tony Romo’s playbook. T(...)

Conor Murray at  a Munster training session in Limerick on September 17th. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Conor Murray is on course to become the highest paid player in Irish rugby history. That would mean an annual salary of around €800,000 when the natio(...)

Tommy Bowe, Peter Stringer and Donncha O’Callaghan at Thomond Park: Peter fella presumably left with the mother of all cricks in his neck. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The new rugby season has started and, by all accounts, taking into consideration Six Nations and World Cup matters, as well as the club stuff, it won’(...)

Paddy Jackson has signed for Top14 side Perpignan after he had his Ulster contract revoked. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The continued unrest in Ulster rugby cannot calm until they fill the void left by Paddy Jackson as the 26-year-old begins the next part of his life in(...)

Cork Constitution’s Conor Kindregan scores a try during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against  Terenure College at Temple Hill. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lansdowne continue to look the team to beat in Ulster Bank League Division 1A after winning a tight battle with Young Munster 27-24 at Tom Clifford Pa(...)

Johnny Sexton and Rory Best arrive home to Ireland with the  Six Nations trophy and the Triple Crown.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When the golden generation of the Noughties – messrs O’Driscoll, O’Gara, O’Connell et al – finally sealed the deal in Cardiff in March 2009, we wonder(...)

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(...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by  Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn: The fullback has played a key role in four championship wins plus a Grand Slam. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Take a bow Rob Kearney, and Rory Best. As the only survivors from the 2009 Grand Slam squad, these two have also been ever-presents in all three ensu(...)

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