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Josh Van der Flier in action against England’s Mike Brown during the Irishman’s debut in the Six Nations at Twickenham. Photograph: Glyn/AFP/Getty

The notion of a Wesley College boy of Dutch origin playing for Leinster and Ireland sounds a bit fanciful alright, and no one appears to find it all a(...)

“One of the best ways of managing osteoporosis is to do weight-bearing exercises – to either walk or to do resistance training in the gym is very good for your bone health.”

Christian Dalzell (27) started doing weight training in his mid-teens. He was playing a lot of sports, including rugby at his school, Wesley College i(...)

Josh van der Flier: in Ireland training on Tuesday ahead of facing Scotland in the Six Nations. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Amid all the misplaced critiques surrounding Joe Schmidt’s supposedly conservative selections, it’s no wonder the head coach has elevated Josh van der(...)

Aaron Crowley at the Wesley College Dublin Interschools Music Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I am at the Interschools Music Festival at Wesley College Dublin, and students with instruments and music sheets are brimful of nervous energy, ready(...)

The front page of The Irish Times on Wednesday, March 24th, 1965. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ahead of the 1965 general election, an Irishman who has lived abroad is disappointed at how bland and civilised the Irish politicians are behaving dur(...)

Men’s hockey international coach Craig Fulton has been named the FIH Coach of the Year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO.

The magnitude of the Irish men’s achievements in 2015 was further compounded this week with Craig Fulton being named the FIH Coach of the Year for hi(...)

Wesley College’s Daniel Gilmer is tackled by St Fintan’s Jack Aungier during the Vinny Murray Cup clash at Donnybrook.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wesley College 15 St Fintan’s, Sutton 10 The leadership of outhalf Adam Curry enabled Wesley College to qualify for the Bank of Ireland Vinnie Murr(...)

“I fancy if Gilroy was Argentinian or Australian he would likely be a star with 30-plus caps.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the past two weeks, a thought has struck me. In London I watched the third-place playoff in the Sydney Arms where a passionate Ir(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu  is tackled by Ireland’s Denis Hickie in a 2001 Test match. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The athletics honours board at Wesley College, Pukekohe, in Auckland offers a poignant testimonial to the late Jonah Lomu. In one year at junior le(...)

Canon Robert Reed, precentor, conducting choir rehearsal at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Canon Robert C (Bob) Reed, who has died aged 68, was a teacher in Wesley College, Dublin, for 42 years, during most of which time he was housemaster. (...)

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