Mike Ruddock’s charges are on course for a return to winning ways.
Once the operatic crooners pack their tuxedos away, work will commence of upgrades to the home of Dolphin and Sunday’s Well.
The retiring outside centre will play his final Ireland game at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.
Thursday 6 March, 2014
The retiring centre may have to protect his ribs if an emotional Paulie loses the run of himself.
Winger Andrew Trimble remarks that his Ulster teammates were mocking him as Bowe scored two tries on his comeback.
The Ireland coach has been sparing with his changes ahead of the Azzurri’s visit to Dublin.
Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The defending was shocking, the goalkeepers were looking to swap jerseys but the classy Frenchman remained classy throughout.
Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.
Up in Ulster, meanwhile, Methodist College were too good for Wallace High School.
The Ireland Women’s flanker is from the same village as Moss Keane, Mick Galwey and Munster’s latest out-half star.
The April tie at The Sportsground could well clinch a semi final spot for Rob Penney’s men.
Monday 3 March, 2014
The Leinster back is hoping his value as a versatile replacement does not prevent him from starting against Italy.
Sunday 2 March, 2014
‘Rock had too much pace and power for the Kildare side to advance to the Leinster School Senior Cup final.
Early scores from Cailean O’Boyle and Benny Heron had the Oakleaf County in command.
Longford edged out Fermanagh and Cavan had too much firepower for a disappointing Wexford side.
Martin O’Neill will have to plan without the QPR defender ahead of this week’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
The Northern Irishman was well placed to challenge eventual winner Ross Fisher at the Tshwane Open until he ran afoul of the 12th.
The Leinster and Ireland winger must now focus on the visit of a lesser Italian side to Dublin.
The out-half could yet start against Italy in the Six Nations following the thumb injury to Jonny Sexton.
More than 62,000 fans wrapped up warm to cheer on the two sides at the home of the Chicago Bears.
After complaining about ‘that stupid little grin’ on Olivier Giroud’s face, the supporter realised he had something in his eye.
Sunderland captain John O’Shea will seek to follow the example of these talented Irishmen.
Saturday 1 March, 2014
Tries from Darragh Fanning, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock helped the league champions climb to the top of the table.
Matt O’Connor’s men have several players seeking to play themselves into Six Nations contention.
The winger has been replaced by Sam Coghlan-Murray for the home tie against Glasgow.
Rob Penney’s men needed a win in Wales to stave off Leinster’s pursuit for top spot.
The German has Jose Mourinho’s side on course to stretch their league lead.
The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.
The Dublin-born lock is aiming to help the western province to a third victory on the spin.
The Black Cats’ leader could become the seventh Irishman to lead his club to a cup win at Wembley.
Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Fellow pundit Richie Sadlier, meanwhile, called on the league champions to jettison struggling boss David Moyes.
Six more of those in Madrid and Schalke will be flying.
The O’Farrell County will meet Laois in the next round after beating their hosts in Mullingar.
The Welshman and the world’s best player scored fine goals in an emphatic away win over Schalke.
The Spanish striker tapped in a Cesar Azpilicueta cut-back to put the Londoners 1-0 up on Galatasaray.
The Spaniard was responding to criticism of his generous decision to allow Rickie Fowler pick up a tricky par putt.
The Irish winger believes her team are still well placed to defend their Six Nations title.
Sunday 23 February, 2014
Brian O’Driscoll is being targeted by a host of young pretenders while Gordon D’Arcy is all endeavour but no zest.
Saturday 22 February, 2014
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt revealed that Brian O’Driscoll’s late replacement was due to cramp in his calf.