Last month
March 2023
# Conveyor belt
U20s' Slam success brings back fond memories of close-knit 2019 team for Leinster's Turner
The 23-year-old centre also coached this year’s Ireland 20s captain, Gus McCarthy, at their alma mater Blackrock College.
# Joy
Gonzaga make history by beating Blackrock in Leinster senior cup final
The Ulster final was won by RBAI in dramatic fashion at Kingspan Stadium.
# caution
'We’ve won nothing yet' - Tadhg Furlong warns against complacency ahead of England clash
The Ireland prop wants the team to deliver a performance that fans can be proud of on Saturday.
# Centre of attention
'I went into the middle of two of the best props in the world . . . Just give it a lash'
Cian Healy has downplayed his cameo role as hooker in Ireland’s win over Scotland.
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
# Rock On
Defending champions Blackrock College set up repeat Leinster Senior Cup decider
They enjoyed a hard-earned win against St Michael’s College at a wet and windy Energia Park this afternoon.
# Leinster Schools Senior Cup
Gonzaga withstand Newbridge fightback to reach second final as many years
Last season’s beaten finalists prevailed in Donnybrook despite a brilliant late effort by the Kildare school.
# On the up
'Mixed emotions' - The Leitrim native who has broken into the Dublin team
Eilish O’Dowd: ‘First time playing with Dublin and starting in midfield, there was a bit of pressure.’
# never too late
Molony inspired by old schoolmate Byrne as he seeks World Cup call-up with Ireland
‘The fact that he has been able to get back in, let’s call it later in his career, it’s highly motivating.’
February 2023
# looking ahead
Leinster CEO confident funding available for €50 million RDS redevelopment
Shane Nolan hopes this plan will go ahead in the not-too-distant future.
# Stability
'The job can be quite consuming, but I’ve got a lot of support' - Leo Cullen
The coach’s new contract will bring him up to the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
# Late Rally
Goals from Kate Sullivan and Caoimhe O'Connor cap Dublin fightback
Mayo lose six-point lead built up with a Sinéad Walsh brace.
# maximum points
Ireland U20s withstand second-half surge to keep back-to-back Grand Slam ambitions alive
Richie Murphy’s side ran out 44-27 victors over Italy at the Stadio Comunale Di Monigo.
# Return
Recovered Sheehan determined to bounce back from first injury absence
The victory over France was the first game Sheehan has missed through injury since making his Leinster debut.
# Byrne to Lead
Ross Byrne: 'There were definitely times I thought I'd never get back in'
Dan Sheehan hails Leinster team-mate who ‘has everything in the locker’ if called upon for his first Six Nations start this weekend.
# Class Act
Praise for Harry Byrne after impressive display in Leinster win
The star has struggled with injury problems in recent times.
# the byrne supremacy
Harry Byrne seizes chance to impress in Leinster's hammering of Dragons
Leinster won a fourteenth game in a row on a 43-14 scoreline.
# cannon fire
Maria Cannon goal helps Mayo to comeback victory over Meath
Mayo finally got off the mark with their first win in this year’s Lidl National Football League Division 1.
# Big School
Osborne learning the ropes as fully fledged member of Farrell's Ireland squad
The Leinster centre also addressed the early Six Nations form of his housemate, Ireland U20s out-half Sam Prendergast.
# Caelan Doris
'They were academy lads when I came in' - From Leinster starlets to thriving for Ireland
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster helped to oversee the progression of stars like Caelan Doris and Hugo Keenan.
January 2023
# Last Four
Second-half goals key as DCU overcome MTU Cork to book Sigerson semi-final spot
Dublin’s Lorcan O’Dell was amongst the goalscorers.
# Opportunity
'It’s making sure that the group are mentally refreshed' - Cullen aims to make most of downtime
Leinster boss hoping his players can use next couple of months as springboard for latte stages of season.
# strength in depth
Under-strength Leinster outclass Cardiff in bonus point victory
Without their frontline internationals, Leinster still delivered a dominant victory.
# Progress
'The pathway is definitely getting a lot better... There is no chip on the shoulder'
Leinster star Brian Deeny insists not having a Schools Senior Cup on his CV is of no concern in professional ranks.
McBryde acknowledges Leinster have areas to improve ahead of Cardiff test
Leinster will be without their huge international contingent for Saturday’s URC fixture.
Carla Rowe the scoring star as Dublin win league opener against Meath
Six points separated the teams at the final whistle.
# backing blue
'I think it will be Ross or Johnny, all things equal, who will be starting games'
Jamie Heaslip, Hannah Tyrrell and Fiona Hayes gave their thoughts on Ireland’s out-half picture at RTÉ and Virgin Media’s Six Nations launch.
# Young blood
'He’s told me that his dream is to play with Ireland' - Anagu one to watch for U20s
Richie Murphy is delighted to have Ike Anagu on board for the forthcoming U20 Six Nations.
# jack the lad
'Leinster Rugby is all about winning trophies' - Conan insists current form counts for nothing
The eastern province aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
# Silver lining
'It’s an opportunity for someone to step up' - Leinster assistant on Sexton setback
Robin McBryde is optimistic the province can remain a potent force in the star’s absence.
Last year
# Preview
Lancaster: 'Completely different' Munster should be confident ahead of Leinster meeting
‘It was a very good win over Northampton. I know how much Northampton wanted to win that game,’ Lancaster said ahead of 26 December’s interpro.
# students of the game
Leinster have homework done on personnel regardless of Gloucester's 13 changes
‘We were going through the preparation this week and we were going through a fair array of players that may or may not play,’ says Leo Cullen.
# Sweet Taste Of Success
'If you could bottle this feeling, you’d be a millionaire' - All-Ireland history for Slashers
Longford Slashers lifted a first national ladies football club title for their county on Saturday.
# Winner winner
Longford Slashers power to historic All-Ireland intermediate success at Croke Park
Grace Shannon struck a brace of goals to propel her side to glory against Mullinahone.
# women in rugby report
IRFU hope new structures in women's game will entice top players back to Ireland
The Union revealed its Women In Rugby Report yesterday.
# Women's Rugby
IRFU's report proposes women's AIL restructure as extra €1 million funding announced
The IRFU has revealed its Women In Rugby Report, which outlines several proposals to improve structures.
Cullen content as Leinster's attention turns to Champions Cup matters
The Blues travel to Le Havre this Saturday to face Racing 92 after a URC victory over interprovincial rivals Ulster.
# too good
Fourteen-man Leinster storm back in second half to claim bonus-point win over Ulster
The hosts were 22-3 behind but scored 35 consecutive points on either side of the break to sensationally turn the game on its head.
# End of an era
Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'
The five-time All-Ireland winner and All-Star calls time on her illustrious inter-county football career.
# Good to go
Kelleher glad to be back and relishing competition after 'difficult time' out
The Leinster and Ireland hooker has endured a frustrating spell with injury.
# job
'I’ve Will telling me every time I go home I was crap so that'll keep my feet on the ground!'
Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien won’t get carried away after a rollercoaster autumn in the green of Ireland.