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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Sunday 12 October, 2014

Doak delights in negating Glasgow as McCloskey provides heart of defensive effort

Ulster’s new head coach was behind Glasgow’s first loss of the season.

Saturday 11 October, 2014

Bowe and Gilroy tries seal Ulster win over Warriors

Ian Humphreys put the hosts into a winning position in Belfast with five penalties.

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

Friday 10 October, 2014

Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O’Callaghan

When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”

Thursday 9 October, 2014

Munster bring Peter O’Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side after the win over Leinster.

‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback

The utility back had hinted that he would be back training in a fortnight, but Leinster insist they won’t rush his return.

Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Doak appointment has Ulster in ‘a better place’ than last year — Rory Best

The international hooker hopes an indigenous coach will help Ulster discover their ‘true identity’.

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January Change Of Direction This post contains videos

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January

The fixture could be Wasps’ first European tie after move.

Ulster wing Michael Allen ruled out for up to eight weeks, Jackson stood down for concussion protocol

The winger dislocated his shoulder against Connacht A last week while Jackson did not finish the bonus point win over Edinburgh.

This video proves how painfully slow the evolution of Ireland’s rugby jersey was until this century Up Your Jumper This post contains videos

This video proves how painfully slow the evolution of Ireland’s rugby jersey was until this century

Still gotta love that 2003 kit with the stripes on the sleeves though.

Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview Close The Book This post contains videos

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview

See how long you can listen without getting lost in all that facial hair.

Ulster’s gain in Kiss-Doak axis will be Ireland’s post-World Cup loss

We can see few downsides to the news from Ulster today, but some questions will remain until he takes the role in November 2015.

O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track

A slight change of plan meant the serious portion of Leinster’s session was on view today, and there was no shortage of intensity in training.

Monday 6 October, 2014

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend Filthy Gorgeous This post contains images

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend

You’re gonna need a hose-down after looking at these.

‘Another little hand grenade they threw at me’ — Keane’s account of his final days at Manchester United

In hindsight, Keano might regret bringing Carlos Queiroz’ wife into the argument.

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

Connacht caught late by the Blues, Ulster stroll past Edinburgh and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

Here’s where you can see what all this Stuart McCloskey hype is about.

Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

As it happened: Your Sunday GAA club championship match tracker

We go around the grounds all over the country to keep you up to date with today’s club action.

Delicious Di Maria curler and De Gea penalty save give United edge over Everton

Leighton Baines missed his first penalty in the Premier League.

Jeter, bigamy and ‘fun in the mundane’: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

You deserve a break from the big bad outdoors. Stay in and catch up on some reading.

Saturday 4 October, 2014

Jim McGuinness steps down as Donegal manager GAA

Jim McGuinness steps down as Donegal manager

The 41-year-old won an All-Ireland and three Ulster titles.

Friday 3 October, 2014

Trimble double seals Ulster bonus point against lacklustre Edinburgh

The nortthern province capitalised on a timely yellow card for Edinburgh captain MIke Coman.

Richardt Strauss will get his season under way against Munster A tomorrow

Jack O’Donoghue will captain the southern province’s shadow side in Donnybrook tomorrow.

Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Ander Herrera’s rib injury seemed to be caused by a brush with the referee

Ander Herrera’s rib injury seemed to be caused by a brush with the referee

The hurling boys will have a field day with this.

Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick banned for one game after red card punch

The prop was given time off for good behaviour today.

Out injured for a month, here’s 37-year-old Kevin Davies’ nutritional plan

He’s already made one pretty obvious slip-up though.

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Oh look: Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham are off watching football together tonight

Everybody wants a piece of PSG v Barca tonight.

In pics: Here are your 11 All-Ireland champions from September

There were double successes for Down, Kerry, Kilkenny and Cork this month.

Madigan’s place-kicking among best I’ve seen (from inside 45 metres) — Richie Murphy

Leinster and Ireland’s kicking coach has been more than impressed by the utility back’s 90% success rate this season.

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

Brian O’Driscoll, Luis Suarez, Gordon D’Arcy and the 12-13 dilemma

‘It’s happy days playing 13, 12, whatever,” says the veteran centre.

Monday 29 September, 2014

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

Watching this ‘keeper having an absolute mare will make you feel better about Monday

Sometimes life if so cruel, you just have to laugh.