John Hayes

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Rory Best: “I’m under contract until the end of next season and if I feel as I feel now, I don’t see why I couldn’t carry on playing.” Photpgraph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As a child in the late 1980s, at the age of six or seven, Rory Best was first taken on the regular treks from Poyntzpass in Co Armagh to Irish interna(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best and fefence coach Andy Farrell. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Rory Best will become the fifth Ireland player to reach 100 caps following Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara, Paul O’Connell and John Hayes when he leads(...)

Josh van der Flier (R) has paid tribute to Ireland skipper Rory Best in the wake of his side’s defeat to the All Blacks. Photograph: PA/Niall Carson

Evergreen Ireland captain Rory Best has been hailed for producing “the best rugby of his career” ahead of his 100th cap. The 34-year-old hooker might(...)

Kerry senior footballer Colm Cooper will line out with Dr Crokes against Kilmurry-Ilbrickane in the Munster SFC.

Saturday Mayo SFC final Castlebar Mitchels v Knockmore, MacHale Park, 7.15 – Castlebar’s Neil Douglas has been a forward star on the local scene ov(...)

The coffin of Munster head coach Anthony Foley leaves St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Foley’s widow told the congregation at his funeral Mass she intends to make sure their two sons “grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity (...)

Anthony Foley hands off a tackle from Iain Balshaw at Twickenham in 2004. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Anthony Foley and a couple of other names we all know well were responsible for creating the Munster culture. These men were responsible for building(...)

Tempers flare during the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Inpho

Whenever I played Munster I did foolish things with my body. Put my head where it could be gnashed by long steel studs. Shunned all logic from my min(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt may return to his native New Zealand when his contract with the IRFU ends at the end of next season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

So the season that seemed like it might never end is suddenly over. Exhaustive and a tad anti-climactic, the fall-out from the World Cup quarter-final(...)

Jack McGrath was 19 when the Lions headed to South Africa in 2009. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

In light of Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald being amongst the latest withdrawals last week, there are only two Irish survivors from the Irish conting(...)

 Sophie Spence offloads to Ciara Griffin during Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Women 14 Italy Women 3 It was a collaboration of the old and the new in personnel terms that engineered a victory, one a great deal harder (...)

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