Matt McMullan

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's contracts revoked

<b>Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have had their contracts terminated.</b><p>Last month, the players were cleared of rape after a nine-week trial.<p>In a joint statement on Saturday, the IRFU and Ulster said their contracts have been revoked with "immediate effect".<p>While the …

Brian O'Driscoll: Ulster a 'basket case' at the moment

Brian O'Driscoll has described Ulster as a "bit of a basket case" in response to the issues facing the province.

IRFU and Ulster 'revoke contracts' of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

Jackson says he is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the decision.

Ireland win Grand Slam: 'Upwardly mobile Irish leave England behind'

Grand Slams are special things and they are rare things. You do not fluke them and you do not pass up the chance to celebrate them in a way you will never forget.

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London

<b>England 15</b><p><b>Ireland 24</b><p><i>Murray Kinsella reports from Twickenham</i><p>GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS.<p>Those words sound sweet and the St. Patrick’s Day party in London and …

Six Nations 2018: Ireland on brink of 'greatest achievement' - Ward

Former Ireland fly-half Tony Ward believes the completion of a Grand Slam against England at Twickenham would represent "the greatest achievement in the history of Irish rugby".

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'

We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.

Ulster CEO Logan issues lengthy update on 'perfect storm' during Ireland's title-winning Saturday

‘If I didn’t think we could build on the foundations and get through this storm then I would resign.’

Error-strewn Ireland pay the penalty as Scotland end Triple Crown hopes

Adam Griggs’ side were unable to build on the recent wins over Italy and Wales at Donnybrook this afternoon.

'I can't put my finger on it but we need to turn things around as our season is on the line'

Tommy Bowe is desperate to help Ulster finish the season strongly before he retires.

Second in the world, 11 wins in a row: heady days for Ireland indeed

Defensive tweaks and the silky brilliance of Ringrose ensured the spoils went to Ireland<p>To the victor the spoils at Lansdowne Road, and the right to …

Joe Schmidt

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side hosted Scotland in round four of this year’s championship.

Ulster's Pro14 game against Glasgow postponed following weather warnings

Ulster's Pro14 game against Glasgow on Friday evening has been postponed because of the weather warnings in place across Ireland and the UK.

Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect

The 34-year-old won 95 caps for Ireland.

Six Nations: Stockdale plays down superb start for Ireland

Winger Jacob Stockdale played down the sensational start to his Ireland career after scoring two tries in Saturday's 37-27 win over Wales.

Six Nations 2018: Garry Ringrose added to Ireland squad to face Wales

Garry Ringrose, John Cooney and Niall Scannell have been added to the Ireland squad for Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

St. Andrew's products Larmour and Porter learning from Ireland experiences

Larmour made his Ireland debut, while Porter impressed in his first Six Nations apperance.

'I just wanted to get my hands on the ball': Ireland debut a dream come true for Larmour

The 20-year-old made one thrilling break, and will take plenty of learnings from his first 35 minutes of Test rugby.

'Keith Earls has gotten a little bit older, he hasn’t gotten any slower' -- Schmidt

While Sergio Parisse hailed Ireland’s style, the closing 25 minutes presented a few concerns for Joe Schmidt’s men.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Italy in their first home game of the championship.

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris

We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.

Six Nations 2018: Uncapped Jordan Larmour on Ireland bench for Italy game

Leinster back Jordan Larmour is set to make his Ireland debut after being named on the bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.

Six Nations: Ireland 56-19 Italy

Ireland ran in eight converted tries to secure a bonus-point victory over Italy and make it two wins from two in the 2018 Six Nations Championship.

Les Kiss: Ulster director of rugby leaves post after team's recent poor run

Ulster's director of rugby Les Kiss has left the Irish province by mutual consent following the team's recent poor run of results.

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again

Source: James Crombie/INPHO<p>IT’S A KICK that will live long in the memory.<p>Johnny Sexton pulled a rabbit out of the hat on Saturday evening as his last …

Sexton: 'I just wanted one more chance'

JOHNNY SEXTON JUST wanted one more shot, a chance to cancel out the 62nd minute missed penalty that still seriously rankled with him.<p>It wasn’t an …

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

JOHNNY SEXTON’S REACTION when Anthony Belleau missed his 78th-minute penalty for France yesterday was telling.<p>Had Belleau been on target with his …

Six Nations: France 13-15 Ireland

Ireland snatched a remarkable win over France thanks to a brilliant long-range drop-goal by fly-half Johnny Sexton.

Michael O'Neill: Scottish FA makes official approach for Northern Ireland manager

The Scottish Football Association has made an official approach to its Northern Ireland counterparts for permission to speak to Michael O'Neill.