“Hands were made for hitting people,” Mickey Duff once argued. Then again, he would have said that, wouldn’t he? asks Brendan O’Brien.More
Let’s park logic and bookmakers’ predictions for a moment and allow ourselves the luxury of contemplating a scenario come tea-time on Sunday whereby both Munster and Leinster are confirmed as finalists for the 2017 Champions Cup.
So, suddenly all is right with the game. Is that it, asks Brendan O’BrienMore
There are good times to be injured, bad times to be injured and then there is Dave Kearney’s appalling luck this season.More
Sport is the very definition of a results business but success can be measured in more ways than first, second or third, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
A few rapid-fire questions to start off… who played in last year’s Champions Cup final? What was the score? Where was it played?More
The FAI like to play up the time spent by some of its senior players in the domestic league but the rite of passage for most Republic of Ireland internationals still involves a one-way ticket across the Irish Sea before they possess the right to vote or drink.More
Willie Mullins has been second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup six times, writes Brendan O’BrienMore
Friday night games are the sort of thing that happens when sport seeks out the corporate dollar, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
Liverpool fans yearn for the success enjoyed by the club in the 1980s, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
Brendan O'Brien wonders if Italy are still worthy of their Six Nations spot.
Tiernan O’Halloran has been touted for selection as Ireland full-back, on the basis of his good form, but elite sides are delicate eco-systems, and changes can have knock-on effects, writes Brendan O’Brien.More
Charlie Conerley had a heck of a life.More