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Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 30 August, 2015

Friday 21 August, 2015

‘As long as the hunger is there, I’ll keep playing on’ — John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

Thursday 20 August, 2015

Girvan Dempsey out to prove coaching credentials during short-term stint

The interim backs coach tells us what to expect from the province under his watch at the start of the upcoming season.

Wednesday 19 August, 2015

This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about Winter Is Coming This post contains videos

We’ll Leave It There So: Cullen hired, Gibson charged and all today’s sport

Wet Wednesday is almost behind you.

Saturday 8 August, 2015

What’s the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?

Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.

Friday 7 August, 2015

‘Some guys won’t make the plane, but you’ve got to die trying’

Fergus McFadden won’t be dragged out of his positive mental state by speculation about squad cuts.

Jackson can cement World Cup place in Cardiff cauldron

The Ulster 10 can confidently execute Ireland’s gameplan in a pressurised trial run in the Millennium Stadium.

Thursday 6 August, 2015

Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand

Two weeks between the final warm-up and the start of the tournament could give Cian Healy the window he needs to recover.

Ryan reaping reward for behind-the-scenes contribution to Schmidt success

The Munster man is one of a number of players rewarded for unseen roles in the preparation that brought back-to-back titles to these shores.

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland’s first team-sheet of the season

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland’s first team-sheet of the season

Joe Schmidt’s first squad for the summer series is jam-packed with experience.

Donnacha Ryan to start first international in over two years as Ireland take on Wales

Here’s the starting line-up for a new international season.

Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Dubliner AJ MacGinty landed a late drop-goal to give USA victory over Canada

It’s a long way from Blackrock to British Columbia, but MacGinty looked at home last night.

The ridiculous skills of Leone Nakarawa helped Fiji win a thriller against Samoa

The Glasgow Warriors man is raising the bar for second rows everywhere.

We’ve reached peak Stade Francais! Here’s what the Top14 champions will wear this season

The latest trends from Paris are right here.

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht

The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.

5 backs who will set the Rugby World Cup alight

You’ve met the world’s best forwards, now put your shades on to meet the flash fellas.

Monday 3 August, 2015

These Argentinian clubs engaged in an energy-sapping 34-second scrum Total Gridlock This post contains videos

These Argentinian clubs engaged in an energy-sapping 34-second scrum

That’s about 30 seconds longer than it needs to be.

‘In 2013, Mayo gave us a lesson in how to play football’ — Murphy determined to push Donegal to another level Hunger Games This post contains videos

‘In 2013, Mayo gave us a lesson in how to play football’ — Murphy determined to push Donegal to another level

A comfortable win over Galway won’t mean much when facing their another west coast powerhouse in Croke Park this weekend.

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

Avoiding the dreaded ‘undercooked’ tag and 3 big wishes ahead of Ireland’s RWC warm-up fixtures

The World Cup is just around the corner and nerves are jangling.

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup

Rucks, mauls, scrummaging… that sort of thing.

Saturday 1 August, 2015

‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

Thursday 30 July, 2015

Can you pick young Dan Carter out of a line-up?

That jet black hair is unmistakable, right?

Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night Oh Canada This post contains videos

Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night

Meanwhile, ex-Connacht wing Vainikolo provided one of Tonga’s tournament highlights, a try from 60 metres against USA.

Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls

And head coach Warren Gatland has hinted he may include an injured prop in his final 31.

Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath

The summer’s big Welsh transfer saga is a confusing one.

Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks

The disciplinary panel found the flanker’s apparent punch to be open-handed and on the low end of the scale for the offence of striking.

Wednesday 29 July, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport

Plus this positive image of Cian Healy being put through his paces at Ireland training.

In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork

The prop was in sharp focus and full flow at Joe Schmidt’s session today.

‘Ronda Rousey would throw me on my head in literally one second flat’ — Conor McGregor

“Ronda is certainly an absolute animal,” says the Notorious.

Keith Earls nonchalantly proves he’s still got it off the kicking tee

The former St Munchin’s man is kicking like it’s 2006.

Monday 27 July, 2015

All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend Due South This post contains videos

All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend

The big three were pretty impressive.

Sunday 26 July, 2015

Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney

Michael Cheika’s men ran in two tries in the last two minutes to seal a bonus point win away to Argentina.

Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here’s how Ireland’s World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met

Ireland will be on red alert for in-form Welsh and Austrian outfits.

All Blacks outsmart South Africa with late line-out play in 5-try thriller

We wouldn’t complain too much if these two met in the World Cup final.

Philippe Mexes caught a volley in the sweetest spot possible against Inter

A terrific acrobatic effort left the ‘keeper rooted to the spot.

‘We’ve seen who can cope in extreme conditions,’ Farrell in awe of England’s pre-World Cup training

‘Everyone says they’ve had the best pre-season of all time.’

Wednesday 22 July, 2015

‘Short-term future secured with one of the hottest properties in coaching’ – Byrne

But there are higher-profile and higher-paying jobs that could tempt the Kiwi in 2017.