The Australian Football League’s attempt to forge on with the season despite the coronavirus outbreak lasted just one round before it was shut down on Sunday in the wake of a government crackdown on non-essential travel.
Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony has backed fly-half Joey Carbery to take the huge opportunity handed to the 22-year-old when he starts the first Test against Australia on Saturday morning.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2018
Eddie Jones was the one Australian everyone wanted to hear from after Ireland dispensed with his England side so seamlessly at Twickenham last week, but it would have been interesting to mine the thoughts of his compatriot Michael Cheika, who was among the 82,062 souls looking on from the stands, writes
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Wednesday morning in a café in Portlaoise and Gordon Matthews, general manager for Rugby League Ireland, is responding to a query as to why people in this country should pay heed to the code’s World Cup which starts tomorrow and sees Ireland taking on Fiji, England and Australia in the obligatory group of death.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2013
Peter Clohessy’s going. So is Brent Pope. Mick Galwey has his tickets, and Alan Quinlan is on board. Anytime is a good time to travel to Australia, but for rugby fans, the 2013 Lions Tour is something else entirely. As holidays go, this is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
Reports that Seanie Johnston’s bid to achieve an inter-county transfer from Cavan to Kildare was over for this year have proved wide of the mark after the former Breffni captain resubmitted his application to the Central Competitions’ Control Committee yesterday.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2012
THE teenage sex scandal that has engulfed Ricky Nixon in recent weeks appeared to finally take its toll yesterday when the embattled agent relented and stood down from his role at the helm of his firm and entered rehab for treatment for a “substance abuse problem”.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2011
JUST days after playing for Ireland, Colm Begley has been dumped by Brisbane. Begley, 22, was the only AFL-listed player picked for Ireland in their one-point International Rules win over Australia in the first Test in Perth on Friday night.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2008