Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

Conor Murray trains with Munster at  UL. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Munster v Cardiff Blues Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick Kick-off: 1.30pm On TV: Live on Sky Sports The return of Munster’s three test Lions could ha(...)

Danny Cipriani converted his own try to seal Wasps’s win over Ulster at the Kingpan Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Ulster 15 Wasps 26 Ulster’s opening pre-season friendly ended in defeat to Wasps as the visitors ran in four tries at the Kingspan Stadium. With bo(...)

Cathal O’Donohue, who started out in 1989 when he came to Tullamore. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The mini loaf made by O’Donohue’s Bakery in Tullamore is a beautiful little creation, visually appealing, innovative and ticking every “healthy food b(...)

Robbie Henshaw is looking forward to taking on Sonny Bill Williams on Wednesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Blues v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park Kick-off: Wednesday 7.35pm local time (8.35am BST) On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions’ less than (...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar will play his last game for the province this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Roger Wilson, Ulster’s most capped player, will earn his 221st and final cap for the province when he starts at number eight in Saturday’s sold out cl(...)

Ronan rings me at some ludicrous hour. I’m like, “Ro, it’s the middle of the night.” He goes, “It’s eleben o’clock in the morden, Rosser,” which in m(...)

Greencore is the UK’s biggest sandwich maker. Photograph: PA

Shares in Greencore spent most of Wednesday in negative territory in London after London-based stockbroker Numis removed its “buy” rating on the stock(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

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