An unholy trinity of ghastly misadventures in sport happened at three historic venues: Aintree; the old twin-towered Wembley; and St Andrews. That the misadventures are still talked of five decades later says everything about their enduring appeal, writes
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
Ronan O’Gara believes Joey Carbery has the talent to go all the way to the top and he expects that process to start kicking in this evening at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey when the 21-year-old makes his first Ireland start.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
We’re just over 10 years removed from Ronan O’Gara’s famous swipe at the English Premiership, but the debate on the relative merits of that league and the PRO12 will zoom back into focus on Saturday when the respective league leaders clash in a Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
If you watched Ireland’s U20s take on Wales in Dublin last Friday evening then chances are that the sheer size of the Leinster loosehead prop Andrew Porter stood out every bit as much as the abandon with which Nigel Carolan’s offloading side played.
Thu, 11 Feb, 2016
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
The sunshine beaming down on the pristine Musgrave Park turf as the Munster squad went about its business gave the scene a pre-season feel, but, in the words of Denis Hurley, there is no mistaking his team are primed for the business end of this Guinness Pro12 campaign.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
Leinster’s weekend of mixed emotions continued through to tea-time yesterday when the three-time Heineken Cup champions were handed a daunting potential Rugby Champions Cup semi-final assignment ‘away’ to reigning champions Toulon in mid-April.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
The Irish company behind the pitch where Munster’s European dream could come to an end has told the province they have nothing to fear — from the artificial surface at least — when they travel to Saracens tomorrow.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015