Slamtastic: Ireland set to take on the world
Denis Hurley
While Saturday’s grand slam should rightly be celebrated, Andy Farrell, Johnny Sexton and co are already taking aim at the World Cup.
15 March 2023 Sport
Ireland just need one more for the Slam
The injury plagued Ireland squad's victory of Scotland in the Six Nations last weekend is proof of what a well oiled maching head coach Andy Farrel has created writes Denis Hurley.
22 February 2023 Feature
Easily forgotten but Ireland was the Italy of the Five Nations
Opener for ten – why was last year’s Six Nations Championship different to every other one since 2015? Denis Hurley talks rugby for IFJ Junior.
Ireland fans set sights on grand slam
Grand slam is the phrase on every rugby fan's lips at the moment, but Italy's performance against France shows that they won't be a walkover.
22 February 2023 Sport
Perfect start for Farrell’s green giants
The Irish team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Six Nations. Now bring on the French.
8 February 2023 Sport
Tullow tank backs Herefords
Having retired from professional rugby last year, Seán O'Brien is now concentrating on his farming career.
8 February 2023 Dealer
Young Stock Podcast: calving 380 cows and playing rugby for Connacht
Shane Delahunt is calving 380 cows this spring. He says that changes to nitrates banding is a flawed system and plays rugby for Connacht.
6 February 2023 News
Thousands turn out for Galway v Mayo
Last Saturday's Division 1 clash between Galway and Mayo drew 14,00 fans, but interest seems to dwindle the longer the Allianz Football League goes on. Denis Hurley writes.
1 February 2023 Sport
Ben Healy is Edinburgh bound
The endless transfer talk that plagues soccer fans every January looks to have filtered through to rugby, with Ben Healy's impending move to Edinburgh. Denis Hurley writes.
11 January 2023 Sport
Cherishing the quiet moments in sport
While the the major finals and competitions grab the spotlight, the more quiet moments can tell us a lot about sport, writes Denis Hurley.
4 January 2023 Sport
Sport preview 2023: Kingdom to fall, hurling intrigue and football fears
From the All-Irelands to the Euros qualification and the Irish women’s world cup campaign, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2023.
28 December 2022 Sport
Sport review 2022: a little bit of history repeating
Shannonsiders silence doubters as Kingdom comes, Royals rule and Ireland top the world.
21 December 2022 Sport