(From left): Frank and Paula Cullen, the parents of Leo  with Brian O’Driscoll’s mother and father Geraldine and Frank at the Westin Hotel, Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tonight at the RDS Leinster will hope to celebrate victory in the RaboDirect Pro12 against the Glasgow Warriors and in doing so provide the appropr(...)

Montpellier’s livewire Jonathan Pelissie could play a vital role in Pool 5. Photograph: Getty

POOL 1Castres OlympiqueBest: semi-finalists 2001-02.ERC European Ranking: 25.HC record: Pl 58, Wins 23, Draws 1, Losses 34.Suffering second season syn(...)

The G8 summit held in Co Fermanagh last week put the subject of drones on the agenda when Enniskillen was caught up in a £50 million security operatio(...)

Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson lifts the Heineken Cup with Joe van Niekerk at the Aviva Stasdium.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster, Munster and Ulster will avoid the big three French sides in the pool stages of the Heineken Cup next season after the ERC confirmed the t(...)

Biarritz’s Taku Ngwenya chases down Ian Madigan during last month’s Challenge Cup semi-final. The pair are due to meet again on June 8th. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Both the US Eagles and Canada will be match hardened ahead of Ireland’s tour next month as they square off in the Pacific Nations Cup this Sat(...)

Matt Giteau: One of Toulon’s standout signings made by owner Mourad Boudjellal. Photograph:James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont v Toulon . . . Even if the game is being played in Dublin, seen from France there is an unerring logic in these two clubs battling it (...)

Casey Laulala celebrates with Simon Zebo after Munster’s victory over Harlequins at The Stoop. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The journey is supposed to be long over, a new generation of Munster men playing the Canterbury way, without all the potions a(...)

Munster’s Peter O'Mahony takes the attack to Harlequins during the Heineken Cup quarter-final an the The Twickenham Stoop in London.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This may have been the first of the weekend’s try feasts not to produce a try, but it was no less(...)

Brian O’Driscoll’s disciplinary hearing into an alleged stamping offence  will take place in London this morning.

Brian O’Driscoll will have his citing charge heard in London today by an RBS Six Nations Disciplinary panel. The 34-year-ol(...)