Peter O’Mahony leads the team at Thomond Park tomorrow.
Dublin star forward Sinead Ahearne was also nominated for the honour.
The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.
Mike Casey was an important part of Pat Lam’s coaching teams in Auckland.
Leo Cullen is boosted by the return of three senior players for a difficult trip to Montpellier on Sunday.
The Limerick native became the first woman to officiate in either the Challenge Cup or the Champions Cup.
Olive Foley paid an emotional tribute to her “soulmate” with whom she had spent “17 wonderful years” of marriage.
It was the Dubliner’s second treble down under.
The friendly will take place four days after a massive World Cup qualifier against Wales.
The 32-year-old was snapped up by the French club on loan this week.
Shane Lowry on his tough year, missing out on the Ryder Cup and using a sports psychologist.
Kieran Marmion is back in the number nine shirt for Pat Lam’s side.
The return of Jonathan Sexton and Mike McCarthy completes a triple boost for the eastern province.
The northern province must bounce back from last weekend’s defeat in Bordeaux.
Arsenal have lost only once in the past seven months and Arsene Wenger has challenged them to prove their mettle as potential champions.
The Dundalk boss feels deflated after coming away from their latest Europa League game with nothing, but believes his players did themselves proud.
Peter O’Mahony found himself thrust into the public eye this week, crushed by his personal grief on one side and the responsibility of his job on the other.
Luis Suarez received praise from an unlikely source after the Barcelona star added more silverware to his collection.
Mauricio Pochettino insists Dele Alli must maintain part of the aggressive side of his game for Tottenham.
Green Bay’s comeback continues.
The organisers of the sport and tech conference say that they are looking at “legal things” in relation to refunds.
The Cubs seem to have found their form as they took a 3-2 series lead.
Plus why the jeering of United players was ridiculous.
Gary O’Donnell and Galway lifted the Connacht title before the season ended with defeat to the Premier County.
Clermont forwards coach Jono Gibbes said people in France were shocked by Foley’s death.
A long season for the likes of Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon, Ciaran Kilkenny and Dean Rock continues into next week.
The former Ireland manager lamented the intense few weeks that Stephen Kenny’s men have had to endure.
Paul Pogba starred as Manchester United thrashed Fenerbahce and Jose Mourinho responded by mocking the perception of his recent form.
His first game in sole charge will be away to Tyrone in the league.
The world’s most expensive footballer netted twice in the 4-1 win.
Robbie Benson had put the Louth club ahead before two second half goals for the visitors.
The Israeli side earned an important victory this evening.
The draw was made tonight after St Vincents were narrow winners over Lucan Sarsfields.
The Red Devils won 4-1 in the Europa League against Fenerbahce tonight.
It wasn’t enough ultimately, however, as Zenit emerged as 2-1 victors.
Untied returned to winning way thanks in part to a double from Paul Pogba.
The Saints were beaten by Serie A side Inter tonight.
Elsewhere, it was a good day on the course for Pádraig Harrington, Carl Frampton confirms a mouth-watering rematch and Martin O’Neill’s side drop two places in the Fifa rankings.
Brian Fenton’s Raheny were on the losing side.
The 2008 winners and Group D leaders visited a sold-out Tallaght Stadium this evening.