Stephen Ferris

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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(...)

Jamie Heaslip celebrates following the victory over New Zealand at Soldier’s Field, Chicago in 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When it comes to analysing Jamie Heaslip’s stellar career, he undoubtedly ranks as one of the great number eights, perhaps even the greatest ever in t(...)

Former Ireland international rugby player Stephen Ferris: “They are the Arsenal of the Premier League. They are the underachievers.”  File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“There is just something not right,” says Stephen Ferris with more than a hint of annoyance in his voice. His old team Ulster are flopping one week, p(...)

Ugo Monye: brings a touch of expertise combined with  humour to his analyst’s role.

‘Metaphors be with you,’ could become a catch-cry for sports’ commentators and analysts, particularly those that inadvertently mangle the English lang(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

After a 15 point victory you’d imagine it’ll be the hosts who’ll be licking their lips.

Perhaps not since the millennium loomed had there been a build-up quite like it. And while some sporting strays might have assumed Sky’s countdown clo(...)

In 2009, Ireland achieved their first Grand Slam in 61 years thanks to the lowest injury profile imaginable. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Aside from the glaringly obvious – uppermost amongst them being a good squad well coached – prospective Six Nations Champions require a few other fac(...)

Ulster coach Neil Doak. Photograph:  Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster are about to find out, way sooner than expected, what life without Ruan Pienaar will feel like. “I don’t envisage him being out six months or (...)

Dylan Hartley (top L) of Northampton looks on after being shown a red card by referee Jerome Garces during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dylan Hartley’s six-week ban for striking Sean O’Brien is the latest misdemeanour to have tarnished his appalling disciplinary record. The England cap(...)

Jack McGrath tackles Dylan Hartley in last seasons Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Earlier this year when the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph pejoratively asked if Dylan Hartley was really the man to captain England, we knew in our he(...)

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