Ex Ireland international Jack Kyle receives a standing ovation at Ulster

Major teams: Queen’s University, North of Ireland FC, Belfast Country: Ireland Test span: 1947-58 Ireland caps: 46 (46 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 30 (9T, 1DG) Out-half…

Tony O'Reilly playing for the Lions

Major teams: Old Belvedere, Leicester, London Irish Country: Ireland Test span: 1955-1970 Ireland caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 10 (10 starts) Test points: 30 (10T) O’Reilly also did longevity,…

Tom Kiernan of Ireland

Major teams: University College Cork, Cork Constitution, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1960-73 Ireland caps: 54 (54 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 193 (2T, 27C, 42P, 2DG)…

England v Ireland - Women's Six Nations

Lynne Cantwell’s story is summed up by the idea that perseverance and hard work truly pays off in sport. The diminutive centre ended her career as Ireland’s most-capped player, with…

Ireland's Mike Gibson representing the Lions

Major teams: North of Ireland, Cambridge University Country: Ireland Test span: 1964-79 Ireland caps: 69 (69 starts) Lions caps: 12 (11 starts) Test points: 112 (9T, 7C, 16P, 6DG) He…

Keith Wood prepares to throw in at the line out

Major teams: Harlequins, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1994-2003 Ireland caps: 58 (55 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 75 (15T) Brought up in Killaloe, County Clare, where…

To a younger audience, John Sydney ‘Syd’ Millar will be more familiar as an elder statesman of rugby administration, this recognition coming after a four-year stint as IRB chairman (2003-07) and…