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Saturday 14 May, 2022

This is Leinster's game to lose - Toulouse aren't the force they were last year
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

This is Leinster's game to lose - Toulouse aren't the force they were last year

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 19,614 Views 17 Comments

The Irish province take on the defending champions in the Aviva Stadium in today’s Champions Cup semi-final.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Leinster box clever when it comes to their box-office stars - and it pays off in Europe

Leinster box clever when it comes to their box-office stars - and it pays off in Europe

Fri 6:05 PM 8,036 Views 9 Comments

The IRFU’s player-management system is loathed abroad and for one very good reason. It gives Irish sides a competitive advantage.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

Dublin City Council and Bohs maintain it is all systems go for Dalymount Park rebuild
# Dalyer
# Dalyer

Dublin City Council and Bohs maintain it is all systems go for Dalymount Park rebuild

Thu 3:55 PM 3,591 Views 3 Comments

Bohs board reveals that if costs escalate to an unsustainable level – then alternative options will be needed for the new-look stadium.

Sunday 8 May, 2022

'The support we get from our family - it's unbelievable - you just want to make them proud'
# Prospect
# Prospect

'The support we get from our family - it's unbelievable - you just want to make them proud'

May 8th 2022, 11:24 AM 4,923 Views 0 Comments

Middleweight Jake Tucker is the latest prospect to step off the boxing conveyor belt with the 20-year-old aiming for glory at both this year’s Commonwealth Games and the Paris Olympics.

Saturday 7 May, 2022

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy

May 7th 2022, 8:03 AM 33,160 Views 11 Comments

Healy has emerged over the last year as a key player in Munster’s squad – but his schoolboy mentors believe there is a lot more to come.

Monday 2 May, 2022

John Hodnett added to Munster’s injury list as Toulouse clash looms
# Concern
# Concern

John Hodnett added to Munster’s injury list as Toulouse clash looms

May 2nd 2022, 7:13 AM 13,999 Views 12 Comments

Hodnett joins Andrew Conway, Gavin Coombes, Dave Kilcoyne, RG Snyman and Tadhg Beirne on the absentee list.

Friday 29 April, 2022

Munster secure URC quarter final spot but Zebo forced off after getting a bang on his knee
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

Munster secure URC quarter final spot but Zebo forced off after getting a bang on his knee

Apr 29th 2022, 10:11 PM 13,793 Views 6 Comments

Munster are second in the URC with one game remaining of the regular season.

Haley's double helps Munster secure a bonus point win and second spot in the URC
# Haley's Comet
# Haley's Comet

Haley's double helps Munster secure a bonus point win and second spot in the URC

Apr 29th 2022, 9:29 PM 28,425 Views 26 Comments

Munster defeated Cardiff 42-21 in Musgrave Park to go above Stormers and into second place in the URC.

'There is a real special group here - we are on the cusp of something great'
# On A Mission
# On A Mission

'There is a real special group here - we are on the cusp of something great'

Apr 29th 2022, 5:46 AM 10,214 Views 10 Comments

This generation of Munster players always gets compared to the heroes of their past but Jack O’Donoghue believes they can make their own history.

Monday 25 April, 2022

'I really think this will be good for the URC in the coming years'
# Coming Of Age
# Coming Of Age

'I really think this will be good for the URC in the coming years'

Apr 25th 2022, 11:56 AM 13,464 Views 17 Comments

The much-maligned competition has come alive in the last couple of months thanks to an injection of quality from four South African franchises.

Saturday 23 April, 2022

Van Graan: 'It was important for us to back up last week’s performance and I believe we did'
# Consistency
# Consistency

Van Graan: 'It was important for us to back up last week’s performance and I believe we did'

Apr 23rd 2022, 8:18 AM 6,441 Views 9 Comments

Munster coach thrilled with his side’s 24-17 win over Ulster.

Friday 22 April, 2022

Dan McFarland: 'They were better than us in most aspects of the game'
# Harsh Lesson
# Harsh Lesson

Dan McFarland: 'They were better than us in most aspects of the game'

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:18 PM 7,533 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster coach accepted that Munster deserved their 24-17 win in Belfast tonight.

Munster deservedly see off Ulster to boost their hopes of a home semi-final
# Derby
# Derby

Munster deservedly see off Ulster to boost their hopes of a home semi-final

Apr 22nd 2022, 9:32 PM 31,682 Views 38 Comments

Munster won 24-17 in round 16 of the URC.

Ulster don't just hope to bounce back from last weekend's nightmare - they need to
# Redemption Day
# Redemption Day

Ulster don't just hope to bounce back from last weekend's nightmare - they need to

Apr 22nd 2022, 7:06 AM 3,842 Views 8 Comments

Both Ulster and Munster need a victory this evening to keep alive their hopes of getting home advantage in the quarter-final and semi-final of the URC.

Thursday 21 April, 2022

'It doesn’t happen very often that people get a fairytale ending when it comes to rugby'
# Big Dev
# Big Dev

'It doesn’t happen very often that people get a fairytale ending when it comes to rugby'

Apr 21st 2022, 2:31 PM 10,510 Views 4 Comments

Devin Toner wants to bow out of professional rugby with a bang.

O'Mahony and Zebo unavailable, Murray benched as Munster prepare for Ulster exam
# Talismen
# Talismen

O'Mahony and Zebo unavailable, Murray benched as Munster prepare for Ulster exam

Apr 21st 2022, 12:05 PM 15,048 Views 17 Comments

Ulster have picked Mike Lowry at out-half.

Erik ten Hag confirmed as Manchester United's new manager
# New Era
# New Era

Erik ten Hag confirmed as Manchester United's new manager

Apr 21st 2022, 11:23 AM 44,345 Views 74 Comments

The Dutchman is set to start at Old Trafford in June.

Saturday 16 April, 2022

Ulster have the chance to invoke the spirit of 1999 and take yet another famous scalp
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

Ulster have the chance to invoke the spirit of 1999 and take yet another famous scalp

Apr 16th 2022, 6:44 AM 3,073 Views 5 Comments

Ulster hold a six-point advantage over Toulouse ahead of tonight’s second-leg in Belfast.

Friday 15 April, 2022

Tipperary name four championship debutants - Austin Gleeson left on Waterford bench
# Team News
# Team News

Tipperary name four championship debutants - Austin Gleeson left on Waterford bench

Apr 15th 2022, 9:33 PM 21,491 Views 1 Comment

Limerick meanwhile have named David Reidy and Graeme Mulcahy to start against Cork as Seamus Flanagan and Peter Casey are out injured.

Thursday 14 April, 2022

Can Connacht succeed where the All Blacks failed? Is an Ulster/Munster date on the cards?
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Can Connacht succeed where the All Blacks failed? Is an Ulster/Munster date on the cards?

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 8:05 PM 25,932 Views 20 Comments

We look at all the big issues ahead of a pivotal weekend of Champions Cup rugby.

Tiger Woods will play in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor this July
# Eye Of The Tiger
# Eye Of The Tiger

Tiger Woods will play in the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor this July

Apr 14th 2022, 7:47 AM 26,269 Views 16 Comments

The 15-time Major champion has agreed to join the world class field for the Pro-Am.

Saturday 9 April, 2022

'I went across for 12 months, ended up staying there for nine years'
# Tom Hayes
# Tom Hayes

'I went across for 12 months, ended up staying there for nine years'

Apr 9th 2022, 8:00 AM 52,387 Views 5 Comments

In Exeter Tom Hayes isn’t known as John ‘Bull’ Hayes’ brother but as the talisman who led the club to rugby’s Promised Land.

Ulster face a tough task but they are capable of delivering a big performance in Toulouse
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Ulster face a tough task but they are capable of delivering a big performance in Toulouse

Apr 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,623 Views 0 Comments

Dan McFarland’s face the defending champions in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

Friday 8 April, 2022

Ireland, Leinster and Lions legend Sean O'Brien announces his decision to retire
# Tullow Tank
# Tullow Tank

Ireland, Leinster and Lions legend Sean O'Brien announces his decision to retire

Apr 8th 2022, 10:24 AM 44,084 Views 32 Comments

The flanker was a key player as Ireland won the 2015 Six Nations championship and also played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.

Cullen: 'We are disappointed with how the tournament ended for us last year'
# On A Mission
# On A Mission

Cullen: 'We are disappointed with how the tournament ended for us last year'

Apr 8th 2022, 7:50 AM 4,838 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster coach is wary of Connacht’s threat ahead of tonight’s Champions Cup tie in Galway.

Thursday 7 April, 2022

'He was a different level to everyone else in that period' - tributes continue for Dan Leavy
# Dan The Man
# Dan The Man

'He was a different level to everyone else in that period' - tributes continue for Dan Leavy

Apr 7th 2022, 2:35 PM 8,803 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland flanker looked set to become a Lion and an Ireland legend – but injury forced him into an early retirement.

Monday 4 April, 2022

Van Graan seeks advice from soccer coaches to learn tricks of the two-leg trade
# New Ball Game
# New Ball Game

Van Graan seeks advice from soccer coaches to learn tricks of the two-leg trade

Apr 4th 2022, 7:53 AM 10,838 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s provinces set for whole new ball-game this weekend with introduction of two-legged round of 16 ties.

Sexton set to return for Leinster – Conway ruled out of Munster’s date with Exeter
# Team News
# Team News

Sexton set to return for Leinster – Conway ruled out of Munster’s date with Exeter

Apr 4th 2022, 7:04 AM 9,923 Views 15 Comments

Munster also have doubts hanging over Tadgh Beirne, Dave Kilcoyne and Gavin Coombes.

Sunday 3 April, 2022

Ankle injury makes Coombes a doubt for Munster's Champions Cup tie
# Blow
# Blow

Ankle injury makes Coombes a doubt for Munster's Champions Cup tie

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:58 AM 11,563 Views 16 Comments

The No8 was taken off during the first-half of last night’s game against Leinster.

Saturday 2 April, 2022

'Every one of our players wants to be there on the biggest days'
# Hunger Games
# Hunger Games

'Every one of our players wants to be there on the biggest days'

Apr 2nd 2022, 10:18 PM 12,941 Views 20 Comments

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has kept his squad hungry for success – despite a glorious period over the last four years.

Ringrose turns on the class to help Leinster secure bonus point win over Munster
# URC
# URC

Ringrose turns on the class to help Leinster secure bonus point win over Munster

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:58 PM 42,357 Views 101 Comments

Munster lost 34-19 to their bitter rivals this evening in round 15 of the URC.

Tuimauga try keeps Connacht's URC season alive after they win in dramatic fashion
# Nervy
# Nervy

Tuimauga try keeps Connacht's URC season alive after they win in dramatic fashion

Apr 2nd 2022, 2:14 PM 11,919 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s team left it late to win this vital game in Treviso.

'It’s about being smart but playing with a bit of flair. That’s what we are aiming for'
# Ambition
# Ambition

'It’s about being smart but playing with a bit of flair. That’s what we are aiming for'

Apr 2nd 2022, 9:01 AM 1,707 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland captain is confident ahead of today’s clash with France in Toulouse.

Will Leinster cope when Sexton retires? They already know how to live without him
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

Will Leinster cope when Sexton retires? They already know how to live without him

Apr 2nd 2022, 8:46 AM 6,644 Views 10 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland captain has played just 52 of the province’s last 162 competitive games.

Munster's need is greater than Leinster's - they have little margin for error left
# Preview
# Preview

Munster's need is greater than Leinster's - they have little margin for error left

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:22 AM 6,003 Views 4 Comments

Old rivals Leinster and Munster meet in Thomond Park tonight with the home side under pressure to secure a home quarter-final.

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one
# Hope Springs
# Hope Springs

Sometimes miracles happen in sport and right now Connacht need one

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 5,675 Views 4 Comments

The Irish province start their URC run-in at Benetton today knowing they need to win their concluding four games to have any chance of making the play-offs.

Friday 1 April, 2022

Hansen, Bealham and Thornbury return to give Connacht a necessary boost
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Hansen, Bealham and Thornbury return to give Connacht a necessary boost

Apr 1st 2022, 12:12 PM 4,640 Views 0 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Benetton tomorrow needing a win to have any hope of making the URC play-offs.

'They’re human at the end of the day; they’re not superior humans'
# Belief
# Belief

'They’re human at the end of the day; they’re not superior humans'

Apr 1st 2022, 11:58 AM 2,526 Views 0 Comments

Ireland take on France tomorrow filled with belief they can pull off an upset.

Sunday 27 March, 2022

How Andy Farrell turned things around for Ireland
# So Farr So Good
# So Farr So Good

How Andy Farrell turned things around for Ireland

Mar 27th 2022, 8:00 AM 26,714 Views 5 Comments

There were calls for the coach’s head 13 months ago – but after winning 12 of his last 13 games, the Englishman has won over his critics.

Friday 25 March, 2022

Marshall in line for first appearance of the season as Ulster hope to take Cape Town by storm
# Luke Who Is Back
# Luke Who Is Back

Marshall in line for first appearance of the season as Ulster hope to take Cape Town by storm

Mar 25th 2022, 12:25 PM 4,724 Views 2 Comments

Captain Alan O’Connor is set to make his 150th appearance for the province he joined from Leinster.

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