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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Grand Slam

All time
# clean sweep
'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio
The gigantic front row says Joe Schmidt’s men are the ‘front runners’ to win the championship.
# Former Master
Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish
The Premiership club have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry ahead of next season.
# the perfect 10
From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle
It was an incredible career for the 46-cap Ulsterman.
# Dry Your Eyes
Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference
The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.
# History Maker
Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam
The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.
# Strong Finish
Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France
Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.
# Interview
Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam
The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.
# triple down
D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'
Ireland are down, but not out.
# Reaction
Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt
Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.
# Reaction
Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action
We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.
# 6 Nations
Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider
The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.
# tall tales
'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'
Ireland Women’s second-row Marie Louise Reilly tells that the Grand Slam winners are ready to prove a point against England.
# Opinion
Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?
Airing next week’s potential Triple Crown decider on RTE News Now is a step forward, but not far enough.
# driving force
Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales
The Ireland captain was still suffering from the remnants of a chest infection on Saturday but was immense against Wales.
# column
Nora Stapleton column: We haven’t spoken about another Grand Slam
The Ireland out-half takes us behind the scenes to explain their preparation for the clash with Wales.
# Reel stories
Sports Film of the Week: Ireland’s Grand Slam Journey 2009
The memories will come flooding back.
# turkey shoot
Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming
Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.
# Injury
Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak
The American has been struggling with injury.
# end of era
Ireland's ongoing inconsistency ended Kidney's reign
We look back on the Cork man’s stint as international coach, which ended after a poor 2013 Six Nations.
# star year
Briggs: ‘We’ve been able to put women’s rugby on the map’
The Ireland fullback reflects on a stunning year and looks forward to more exciting challenges.
# Homecoming
Irish women's rugby team to play at the Aviva Stadium
It will be the first time a women’s 6 Nations game has been staged at the venue.
# Award
Sexton and Briggs scoop player of the year gong
The trophy-lifting goal-kickers are the toast of the Guinness Irish rugby writers tonight.
# giving it sox
Epic Grand Slam sends Red Sox into World Series showdown with St Louis
Shane Victorino’s homer sent the Sox Nation wild at Fenway Park with a four-run effort.
# Grand Slam
A perfectly-timed photo of a Boston cop celebrating David Ortiz's home run
Don’t call it a comeback.
# Inspirational
Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards
The Grand Slam winners took home a collective accolade and tribute was paid to rugby fan Donal Walsh.
# truly epic
Rafa Nadal loses gruelling 54-shot rally but captures US Open
Both players were shattered after another classic tennis encounter at Flushing Meadows.
# Hats Off
Relive Andy Murray's Wimbledon win through the magic of Lego
Still can’t believe he forgot to hug poor Judy.
# pressure cooker
Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown
The occasion was too much for the German at SW19.
# success
Murray beats Janowicz to set up final showdown with Djokovic
In the other semi-final, the Serb defeated heroic Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3.
# don't stop me now
Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive
The prop forward has one week left as a rugby professional but finds himself busier than ever.
# real as steel
Andre Agassi is 43 today and he still knows how to throw down
Chang, Sampras, Courier, McEnroe and the master blaster from Vegas – America doesn’t produce ‘em like they used to.
# faithful servant
Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season
The prop has played 224 times for Munster, won 67 Ireland caps and captured the Grand Slam in 2009.
# So Long
Here's how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney's contract will not be renewed
Ireland are in the hunt for a new head coach after this afternoon’s announcement.
# the deccie years
In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach
We’ll always have Cardiff.
# Grand Slam
Ireland's Grand Slam-winning women were on the Late Late while we were all watching the football
Here’s the pictures to prove it.
# 6 Nations
Ian McGeechan tells Warren Gatland to pick Lions on form not record
That’s not good news for some of Ireland’s hopefuls is it?
Brian O'Driscoll handed 3-week ban for stamp on Italian
The decision means the talismanic centre will miss two Rabo games and the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.
# under review
Declan Kidney's Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting
After almost five years at the helm, the Cork native may have coached his last Ireland game.
# 6 Nations
Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
# 6 Nations
Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London
The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.