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 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

Meath’s Trevor Giles Meath and Eamon Heary of Dublin knock referee Brian White out of the way as they battle for a loose ball in the 1996 final. Photo: Matt Browne/Inpho

There will be historical echoes of a more mundane kind on Saturday evening when Dublin take on Meath in the Leinster final as part of the Bloody Sunda(...)

Jake Verrecchia representing Jerome O’Leary, who died on Bloody Sunday in 1920. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The GAA is to stage a special remembrance ceremony on Saturday to honour the 14 victims killed at Croke Park by crown forces on Bloody Sunday a centur(...)

Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Eimear Considine will be part of TG4’s all-female analysis and commentary team on Rugbaí Beo for Leinster’s home game against Cardiff at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Three Irish teams remain a cut above the rest so far in the Guinness Pro14 campaign with reigning champions Leinster, Ulster and Munster all yet to ex(...)

I think of this rivalry like the vicious killer clown in the horror movie IT. The clown is called Pennywise and he awakens from the underground world every 27 years to feed his need. The Tipperary-Galway rivalry was asleep since the late 80s. It’s now back in all its glory and hopefully it stays around for a while longer. There are too many good players for it to vanish underground. Photograph: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema

As I left Thurles on Sunday evening in the crisp darkness it felt like the weekend was summed up by a phrase that was in use elsewhere in the sporting(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe scores a debut try against Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During a wide-ranging interview earlier in the week Mako Vunipola referenced James Lowe describing him as “one of the best wingers in Europe for the p(...)

Limerick during a water break against Clare. Clare were 0-9 to 0-7 ahead at the first water break against Limerick. The Treaty County went on to win the game by 10 points. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford and Limerick were level heading into the first and second half water breaks in Sunday’s Munster hurling final. The Déise had outscored Lime(...)

Connacht’s  Quinn Roux during  Ireland squad training at Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A second successive call-up to the Ireland squad for Quinn Roux is a deserved recognition for taking control of his personal development, according to(...)

Meath’s Shane McEntee in action against  Daniel Flynn of Kildare during the Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Despite being only 26, Shane McEntee is already a veteran by intercounty standards. The centre back is one of the elder statesmen of a youthful Meath (...)

CJ Stander and Maro Itoje get to grips with each other in February. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The only way to deal with bullies is to stand up to them. Frustrate them. Take away their main weapon, intimidation. Pablo Matera knows what I am on (...)

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