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Blackrock player Michelle Claffey: “It’s nice to have someone there who has coached women before and can understand where we’re coming from.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Whatever the future may hold, Michelle Claffey will fondly remember 2018 as a year in which she achieved some notable landmarks in her rugby career, f(...)

Munster’s John Hodnett is tackled by Peter Robb of Connacht during the Celtic Cup match last weekend. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Celtic Cup as a single entity tournament is not going to suffice in providing the desired game time as envisaged by the IRFU for some players in t(...)

Clontarf and Galwegians in action at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a progressive development for club rugby a large tranche of men’s and women’s All-Ireland fixtures will be played together on the same afternoon w(...)

Head coach Anthony Eddy talks to the Ireland women’s team during squad training for the  World Cup Sevens at   San Francisco GAA club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Men and Women Sevens teams take to the field at AT&T Park in San Francisco, home to the San Francisco Giants Baseball team, in their r(...)

Wednesday morked an anniversary of sorts – it being 20 years to the day since I failed my driving test for the very first time. Obviously, I took it a(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally and team-mates celebrate the Division 1A final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last weekend Cork Constitution retained the Cork Charity Cup – one of four trophies they won in a remarkable 2016-2017 season. They also triumphed in(...)

He’s got the Rocky theme tune blasting out and he’s concentrating hord on breaking the dead animal’s ribs

Ronan’s back in “the office”, as he calls it – the slaughterhouse on St Morgaret’s Road, aiming punches and kicks at some kind of animal corcass that’(...)

The three of us are literally just sitting around the living-room, looking at each other. “So come on,” Sorcha goes, grinning like a chimp with lockjaw, “let’s all talk.”

‘This is lovely, isn’t it?” Sorcha goes. She means this – as in, like, us sitting around as a family? It’s not, by the way. It’s a complete nightmare(...)

Referee Maggie Farrelly who makes history when she takes charge of Sunday’s McKenna Cup clash between  Fermanagh and St Mary’s at Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

That history is being made – again in the GAA – seems something to celebrate and perhaps a reminder that equality of women in all sport is still a wor(...)

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