Diego Simeone’s men are not the sort of team that’s supposed to knock Barcelona out of Europe.
Wednesday 23 January, 2013
The Munster coach feels Warren Gatland would be well served by bringing Kilcoyne to Australia.
Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The Connacht fullback is in for a warm reception when he lines up against the Saxons in Galway this weekend.
3 Clermont Auvergne players have been included but the decision will not be made until after the Heineken Cup Final.
‘Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand’
Ireland’s assistant coach Les Kiss insisted that all players in the ‘A’ squad could still feature against Wales.
Connacht players such as Robbie Henshaw and Dave McSharry should feature in an enticing line-up.
Saturday 19 January, 2013
Mo’ success, mo’ problems.
Monday 14 January, 2013
Check out who made our prestigious list following another week of European action.
Monday 24 December, 2012
Patrick McCarry was our man embedded with Declan Kidney’s squad as they came so close yet so far away last summer.
Tuesday 16 October, 2012
War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
Monday 9 July, 2012
The Swiss ace won the men’s doubles in 2008 but craves a centre court win at SW19 to crown a golden summer.
The 30-year-old added to his legend with Wimbledon win number seven but Rafa and Rod might have qualms with ‘best ever’ claims.
Sunday 8 July, 2012
Pat Flynn claimed a point for his side with a fine strike in Sunday’s Dublin Derby at Tallaght Stadium. Cork and Bohemians also drew.
The Swiss maestro cherished the ‘great moment’ of his record-breaking 17th Grand Slam and praised Andy Murray.
The Irish champion missed out on the 100m hurdles at Santry on Sunday sparking worries over her fitness.
The win at SW19 sees the Swiss return to the top of the world rankings.
The Fed Express is really starting to motor now although Andy Murray has shown tremendous fight.
The Team Sky cyclist finished in the main pack to keep his lead intact while Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage.
The tempo has yet to drop in this intriguing final between the imperious Swiss and the hopeful Scot.
Solid serving games were expected from both men but that was not the case in the opening exchanges.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.
The Brazilian was tested early on by Chael Sonnen before wrapping up his 15th win in succession.
Tuesday 3 July, 2012
While Tour de France participants put their feet up after a tough day’s slog, Duncan McKenzie will power on into the wee hours of the night and beyond.
Monday 25 June, 2012
Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.
Sunday 24 June, 2012
The Grand Slam team of 2009 are well and truly a distant memory after Ireland’s record defeat.
Saturday 23 June, 2012
It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?
Friday 22 June, 2012
The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.
It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.
Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.
Thursday 21 June, 2012
The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.
The Munster man returns from a shoulder injury to face the All Blacks and is joined in the Irish backline by Paddy Wallace.
Wednesday 20 June, 2012
We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.
With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.
Tuesday 19 June, 2012
Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.
Monday 18 June, 2012
The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.
Sunday 17 June, 2012
Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.
The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.
Saturday 16 June, 2012
Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.
Friday 15 June, 2012
No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.
A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.