Lions cut losses by 40% last year ahead of Covid-impacted South Africa tour
Rugby team’s commercial arm said 2020 revenues were not affected by the pandemic before their 2-1 series defeat to the Springboks this summer
Profits down 28% at Johnny Sexton’s management company
Newly filed accounts show profits of €252,520 at the rugby star’s Jas Management and Promotions until the end of September 2020
Reopening: ‘The only event without risk is the event that doesn’t happen. People in the events industry understand risk’
While the government hopes that its rollout of test events across sports and entertainment will give us all a sporting chance of near normality, some argue the pilots are far too cautious and unambitious
Time for Andy Farrell’s Ireland to emerge from Schmidt era
Irish fans hope for a winning start to the Six Nations on Sunday against Wales, and also for a fresh and clear identity for the team to take shape under the head coach
The Last Post: Is the health portfolio just too much for Stephen Donnelly?
Given the huge responsibility of the post, and Donnelly’s tendency to over-promise and perform badly under pressure, is it time to let someone else oversee the vaccine roll-out?
Wanted: a sporting chance for athletes and fans alike
As they push for a return to normality, sporting organisations across the country face an uncertain 12 months
After the ball: Donncha O’Callaghan on rugby, retirement and adapting to a new way of life
The former Munster and Ireland player is determined to leave behind a life of physical exertion and forge a path away from sport — but some old instincts die hard
Rugby at a ‘fork in the road’ over how it deals with devastating effects of concussion
Could a legal action by former players finally force the sport of rugby to admit that it has a head injury problem?
Free access to televised sport more important now than ever
Rugby’s Six Nations matches aren’t on Ireland’s designated list of free-to-air, sports, neither is Uefa’s Nations League. But none of the four priority bills presented by sports minister Catherine Martin’s department dealt with a problem that is based solely on financial considerations
The Last Post: Beware flag-waving populists, both here and abroad
Trump may be on his way out, but we’ll have to endure similar tomfoolery from our nearest neighbours for a while. Let’s not copy them