Gerry Thornley

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Leinster captain Isa Nacewa celebrates with his Leinster team-mates after beating Scarlets in the Pro14 final. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rare ‘oul times in Dublin all right. Leinster signed off a perfect season and the career of perhaps their greatest ever servant in the ideal way and l(...)

Craig Gilroy scores a try for Ulster during the province’s Guinness Pro14 European Champions Cup playoff match against Ospreys at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster salvaged a troubled and largely forgettable season by securing the Guinness Pro14’s seventh and last place in next season’s European Champions(...)

Leinster’s Tadgh Furlong: “Don’t get too carried away by the highs,  but don’t get too carried away by the lows either.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tadhg Furlong has already ticked plenty of boxes in his career. At just 25 he’s already established himself as a worldc lass tight-head in drawing a s(...)

Connacht’s Tom Farrell with Joey Carbery of Leinster at the Sportsground. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Connacht 47 Leinster 10 If only Connacht could have John Muldoon retire every week, or at any rate play more interpros. In scoring seven tries t(...)

  Munster’s Dan Goggin scores a try at Outeniqua Park despite the efforts of Michael Makase of the Southern Kings. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The run-in to this season’s Guinness Pro14 has, as expected, been made more complicated by the new format wherein the expanded competition has been di(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa celebrates after his team’s game on Sunday against Saracens, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

By the end, his socks were rolled down and he was sucking diesel. And when it was all over the 35-year-old Isa Nacewa quipped with Schalk Burger that (...)

“He (Zebo) will return to the training field this week but it’s still touch and go whether he will play.”

In addition to an already lengthy injury list, Johann van Graan has admitted that Simon Zebo (hamstring), Andrew Conway (knee) and Rory Scannell all r(...)

Ireland’s number eight CJ Stander goes to ground the ball at the base of the post during Ireland’s Six Nations win over England at Twickenham. Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

You have cast your votes and the results are in for The Irish Times Readers 2018 Six Nations Awards. Coming in with a resounding 58 per cent of the v(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Scotland blew the Six Nations apart with their win over England in Twickenham and now they’re coming to Dublin armed and dangerous again. They can’t, (...)

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