Seven appearances and four points in three years - has Diarmuid Connolly's Dublin career finally come to an end?
If nothing else, the news that Diarmuid Connolly is to decamp to America for the second...
If nothing else, the news that Diarmuid Connolly is to decamp to America for the second...
The 2018/19 campaign has only just wrapped up and there's a World Cup hurtling rapidly into...
Munster will face a group of death in the Champions Cup next season after being drawn in a pool...
BREWING giant Diageo has ended its sponsorship of London Irish over the club's decision to sign former Ulster and Ireland star Paddy Jackson.
Ireland got off to the perfect start at the U20 World Championship in Argentina last night with a commanding 42-26 win over England in their...
Leinster take on Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium with the winner set to face Saracens in the decider in Newcastle. The game gets under way at 15.15 and you can follow all the action in our live blog.
Man United take on Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Nou Camp tonight. They trail 1-0 following the first leg and the game kicks off at 8pm.
There is a thick stack of envelopes on Tony Smeeth’s desk. The Trinity College Director of Rugby calls them ‘fishing letters’ and will send out 300 to the best Leaving Cert-studying rugby players in the country.
John Mullane has hailed Dublin fullback Eoghan O'Donnell as 'the best in the country' and defended Mattie Kenny for how he set his team up for the league semi-final against Limerick.
Mick McCarthy admitted that he 'pretty much hated every minute' of Ireland's 1-0 win in Gibraltar that started the Euro 2020 qualification campaign with three points.
For 99.7% of the year, Tony McManus is able to leave the past in the past.
Luke Fitzgerald thinks that an advantage in the forwards will see Ireland end their Six Nations...
Over €120,000 has been raised in just one day for Cork All-Ireland winner Kieran O'Connor, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer.
John Mullane says that the postponed National Hurling League games 'could be the tipping point...
Peter Canavan has said that it is 'totally unfair' that Dublin could be able to play two Super 8s games in Croke Park in 2019 after Congress shot down a...
Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku. Kick-off is at 8pm, and you can follow all the action in our live blog.
With 44 names listed in Joe Schmidt's World Cup training squad, there wasn't a whole lot of room for shocks or snubs - but it wouldn't be much fun if we didn't at least consider the different players who would have been left frustrated by today's IRFU missive.
After drawing their opening game with Greece, Colin O'Brien's side will be looking for their first win at the U17 European championships at the RSC in Waterford. Follow all the action in our live blog:
Liverpool visit the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. The game kicks off at 8pm and you can follow all the action in our live blog.
Leinster back row Jack Conan says that the team would love to be the first side in European Cup history to claim the 'historic' achievement of winning the tournament five times.
Mick McCarthy's second spell in charge of Ireland gets under way in Gibraltar this evening in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier. Follow all the action in our live blog.
Ciarán Whelan thinks that Dublin's attack has stalled during this year's league and that Jim Gavin must "re-energise" his forwards ahead of the championship.
Ciaran Whelan thinks that Dublin's attack has stalled during the 2019 league and that Jim Gavin must 're-energise' his forwards ahead of the championship.
To lose one schools cup final is unfortunate.
For 99.7 per cent of the year, Tony McManus is able to leave the past in the past. The Roscommon legend doesn't offer a backward glance for 364 days of the calendar, but then March 17 comes around and the memories hit him again like a blast of cold water to the face.
The Nationa Hurling League resumes this afternoon with Limerick taking on Kilkenny in a mouthwatering tie. Follow all the action in our live blog.
Luke McGrath is hoping to make his return to action sooner than expected after suffering a knee injury last month.
A suspected outbreak of mumps at Blackrock College has seen their Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final against St Michael's postponed.
Not for the first time, Cormac Costello was lethal in front of goal for Dublin last weekend.
Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League has been cut to just two points by Man City as Jurgen Klopp's men take on West Ham tonight. Follow all the action in our live blog.
John Mullane says that a lack of pace in the Tipperary team could derail their attempts to re-establish themselves in the All-Ireland championship in 2019.
Most rugby fans were glued to France vs Wales in the Six Nations opener last night but if you punched in RTÉ 2 on your remote control you would have been just as satisified with the entertainment on offer.
Munster have confirmed that out-half Ian Keatley has left the club and will join London Irish for the rest of the season.
Brendan Cummins thinks Cork should use All Star forward Patrick Horgan in a different role in order to kick on in 2019.
Neil Francis says that Ireland's 'significant advantage' in the back row will see Joe Schmidt's side overcome England on the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
It was a job well done for Peter Keane in his first game as Kerry manager as the Kingdom produced a dogged performance to see off Tyrone 0-11 to 0-7 in their National League opener in Killarney.
Grief over the hundreds of Brazilians feared killed in last week's mining disaster has hardened into anger as victims' families and politicians say miner Vale SA and regulators have learned nothing from past disasters.
Grief over the hundreds of Brazilians feared lost in a mining disaster on Friday has quickly hardened into anger as victims' families and politicians say iron ore miner Vale SA and regulators have learned nothing from the recent past.
Firefighters yesterday called for the evacuation of some 24,000 people from the Brazilian town hit by a deadly mudslide from a ruptured mining dam as rains added to concerns a second dam could collapse.
An old rivalry is reignited tonight as Arsenal host Man United in the FA Cup fourth round at the Emirates Stadium. Follow all the action in our live blog.
He stays out of the limelight but Richie Murphy has been a key member of Joe Schmidt's backroom team for almost ten years.
Jim Gavin's Dublin team will begin their attempt to win a sixth National League title in seven years this weekend but the big talking point surrounding the four in-a-row All-Ireland champions is whether Diarmuid Connolly will wear the blue jersey in 2019.
Jack Carty's inclusion in the Ireland Six Nations squad was the big talking point following the announcement last week, and Luke Fitzgerald thinks that Joe Schmidt was thinking about the big picture when he made the surprise decision.
Bristol out-half Ian Madigan says earning an Ireland recall ahead of the World Cup is 'still one of his goals' despite Joe Schmidt's selection policy regarding overseas players.
Leinster will face Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the last eight of the Champions Cup after the quarter-final line-up was confirmed this evening.
It was a schoolboy competition at Donabate Golf Club. Coláiste Éanna had sent a team of four boys to compete and teacher Sean O'Donnell was on driving duty. He loves the game of golf but refuses to take any credit for what became of some of the boys he used to chauffeur to tournaments.
It was a schoolboy competition at Donabate Golf Club. Colaiste Eanna had sent a team of four boys to compete and vice-principal Sean O’Donnell was on driving duty. He loves the game of golf but refuses to take any credit for what became of some of the boys he used to chauffeur to tournaments.
Shane Lowry got his 2019 season off to the perfect start at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, carding a sublime 62 to lead the field on ten under par.
Luke Fitzgerald has called for lifetime bans for any supporters found to have directed racist abuse at Simon Zebo.
A star-studded legends clash between Liverpool and Ireland will take place at the Aviva Stadium in April, with the proceeds going towards the rehabilitation of injured Reds fan Seán Cox.
Munster travel to Kingsholm tonight for a vital Champions Cup encounter with Gloucester. Follow all the action in our live blog:
A star-studded legends clash between Liverpool and Ireland is set to take place at the Aviva Stadium in April, with the proceeds going towards the rehabilitation of injured Reds fan Sean Cox.
Luke Fitzgerald has backed 22-year-old centre Conor O'Brien to make the step up to Champions Cup rugby and start for Leinster in this Saturday's crucial clash with Toulouse.
The GOAL Mile took place at over 130 locations around Ireland today - and some exotic places around the world too - with more still to come on St Stephen's Day.
A number of Dublin players gave some sick children a Christmas boost today as they brought the Sam Maguire in for a visit.
World amateur lightweight champion Kellie Harrington says that an eventual superfight against Katie Taylor is a 'long shot' - but that she would relish the chance to test herself against the Olympic gold medalist.
Ireland women's hockey head coach Graham Shaw is confident that his team can get even better next year after a sensational 2018 season that saw the Girls in Green reach the World Cup final.
Dublin star Brian Fenton is thrilled that Jim Gavin has extended his stay as manager after agreeing to a new two-year extension to take him up to the end of the 2021 championship.
Johnny Sexton has revealed that the senior Ireland players approached Joe Schmidt before the 2018 Six Nations to voice their ambition to claim a Grand Slam.
Ireland are heading into the 2019 Six Nations as defending Grand Slam champions but Shane Horgan has warned that Joe Schmidt's side face a 'really difficult campaign'.
Tadhg Beirne has already become a fan favourite at Munster after joining from the Scarlets last summer, but the second row came very close earlier in his career to abandoning his dream of making it as a professional rugby player.
Johnny Sexton's new IRFU contract has opened up a path for the star out-half to tick off the last big remaining goal of his rugby career.
There's a very tough choice on the horizon for a lot of Irish rugby fans next weekend, with Leinster and Munster scheduled to kick off in crucial Champions Cup games at the exact same time.
Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello has used his annual report to hit out at criticism of the county's funding as well as taking issue with media coverage of Jim Gavin's team.
Luke Fitzgerald has hailed Joe Schmidt for his 'unbelievable' tenure with the Irish team and thinks that his departure after the 2019 World Cup is a 'natural climax' to his six years in charge.
Former Springboks star Bryan Habana has labelled Ireland as the "front-runners" heading into the 2019 World Cup as he heaped praised on Joe Schmidt's team following an "insanely impressive" year.
Succession planning was very much in vogue last month in Irish sport with both the national football and rugby associations announcing who will be overseeing the teams in both the short and long term.
Former Springboks star Bryan Habana has labelled Ireland as the 'front-runners' heading into the 2019 World Cup as he heaped praised on Joe Schmidt's team following an 'insanely impressive' year.
Mick McCarthy will start his second spell as Ireland manager with a Euro 2020 qualifier away to Gibraltar, after UEFA confirmed the fixtures this evening.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Everton defender Seamus Coleman for showing 'solidarity' with Reds fan Sean Cox, who suffered life-changing injuries after an assault last April.
He is one of the greatest rugby players ever but retirement has allowed Brian O'Driscoll develop an appreciation for the abridged version of the sport.
Brian O'Driscoll can see Joe Schmidt ending his rugby retirement to coach the Lions in 2021, with the legendary centre saying the Ireland boss would be "very high on the list" of candidates.
Brian O'Driscoll thinks Joe Schmidt may end his rugby retirement to coach the Lions in 2021, with the legendary centre saying that the Ireland boss would be 'very high on the list' of candidates.
Willie Maher has been appointed as the new Cuala hurling manager, succeeding Mattie Kenny in the role.
Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara says he would be interested in joining Andy Farrell's coaching staff after he replaces Joe Schmidt as national team boss following the 2019 World Cup.
Liverpool are looking to bounce back against PSG in Paris after suffering a defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League last time out. Follow all the action in our live blog:
On this week’s episode of the Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by USA Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold and USA attack coach Greg McWilliams to discuss this weekend’s game and the state of US rugby.
Already-relegated Ireland are playing for pride in Aarhus tonight as they take on Denmark in their final UEFA Nations League tie. Follow all the action in our live blog.
Former Lions captain Sam Warburton has tipped Ireland to beat the All Blacks for the first time ever on home soil.
Luke Fitzgerald thinks that Ireland are in for a tough day at the office against the All Blacks, with the former international predicting a double digit win for the world champions.
The Republic of Ireland host Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium tonight as Martin O'Neill's men look to bounce book from a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign thus far. Follow all the action in our live blog.
AS Roma and club president Jim Pallotta will donate €150,000 to assist with Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox's recovery from a serious assault suffered last April.
Former Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth says Joe Schmidt "definitely deserves" the chance to coach New Zealand and has backed the Ireland head coach to succeed Steve Hansen after the 2019 World Cup, writes Will Slattery.
Former Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth says Joe Schmidt 'definitely deserves' the chance to coach the All Blacks and has backed the Ireland boss to succeed Steve Hansen after the 2019 World Cup.
Keith Earls has tipped rising star Jordan Larmour to be 'just as good' as Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll.
The waiting is nearly over and we are now just five days away from one of the most eagerly anticipated Ireland games in years.
Martin O'Neill has confirmed his 28-man squad for games against Northern Ireland and Denmark.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says that he has been inundated with ticket requests from New Zealanders ahead of the mouthwatering clash with the All Blacks - but he wants the Aviva Stadium to be a sea of green next Saturday.
Ireland host Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in the first home November international. Kick off is at 18.30 and you can follow all the action in our live blog.
Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy has rediscovered his best form in 2018 after claiming a hat-trick of medals but he still remembers one game early in his career that served as a massive learning experience, writes Will Slattery.
Cian Healy is targeting top spot in the world rugby rankings as Ireland prepare for key November Tests against Argentina and New Zealand.
Cian Healy is targeting top spot in the world rugby rankings as Ireland prepare for key Novembers tests against Argentina and New Zealand.
THE heartbroken parents of little Annabel Loughlin gave moving eulogies at her funeral today - and her father's hurling team held an emotional minute's silence in her honour this evening.
Johnny Sexton could become only the second ever Irishman to win the World Rugby Player of the Year award after being included among the five nominees this afternoon.
Ireland enter the November internationals with the deepest squad in the team's history and off the back of a stellar 2018 thus far - but there is still some uncertainty about the future of the national team with less than one year to go until the 2019 World Cup.
Ireland international Dan Leavy has been named in the 27-man Leinster squad to take on the Southern Kings in South Africa this Sunday.
Top Irish basketball prospect Aidan Harris Igiehon has comitted to the University of Louisville as he continues towards his dream of playing in the NBA.
Former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has jumped straight back into inter-county football after it was confirmed that he will join Donegal's backroom team for the 2019 season.
Ireland take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium tonight in their third game of the UEFA Nations League.
Ireland look to rebound from a 4-1 defeat to Wales in their opening UEFA Nations League game as they host Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. Follow all the action in our live blog:
Former Mayo ladies football manager Frank Browne has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to make a drug available in Ireland that can treat people suffering from a rare genetic disorder known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Sean Cavanagh was brought to hospital with a broken nose and severe facial bruising following an incident in a Tyrone club game on Saturday.
Every other team in the world would have done the obvious thing.
Joe Brolly has hailed Kieran Donaghy as the 'most influential full forward of his generation' after the Kerry star announced his retirement from inter-county football today.
Ireland will play four warm-up matches ahead of the 2019 World Cup, including home games against Italy and Wales.
There isn't much that's unpredictable about Jim Gavin's Dublin team these days but every so often they still have the capacity to spring a surprise.
There isn’t much that’s unpredictable about Jim Gavin’s Dublin team these days but every so often they still have the capacity to spring a surprise.
When Mattie Donnelly and Peter Harte take the field in Croke Park this Sunday looking to slay Dublin, Kyle Coney will wonder what he could have done differently.
When Mattie Donnelly and Peter Harte take the field for Tyrone in Croke Park this Sunday looking to slay the four in-a-row-chasing Dublin behemoth, Kyle Coney will wonder what he could have done differently.
Michael O'Shea, the former Clare footballer, has died from cancer at the age of 37.
John Mullane has named Galway wing back Padraic Mannion as his Hurler of the Year despite coming up just short in the All-Ireland final against Limerick.
RTÉ today confirmed that Tyrone won't participate with any media activity around the All-Ireland final, the eighth consecutive year that the county has refused to speak to the national broadcaster.
The last time Limerick made an All-Ireland final in 2007, Mark Keane was close to his lowest point.
The last time Limerick made an All-Ireland final in 2007, Mark Keane was close to his lowest point.
Brendan Cummins has distanced himself from the vacant Tipperary manager's post in the wake of the departure of Michael Ryan.