Adam Byrne will make his second appearance for Leinster three years after his first. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Number crunching highlights the magnitude of the task facing Leinster as they look to clamber to the top of the Guinness Pro12 in the inhospitable su(...)

Daniel Leavy scores UCD’s  sixth try against Garryowen at the Belfield Bowl where the students triumphed 45-19. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork Constitution continued their strong start to 2016 with a 32-0 bonus point win over a disappointing Old Belvedere side at Temple Hill. Brian Hick(...)

UCD’s Adam Byrne skips past Steve McMahon of Garryowen on his way to scoring their third try of the game in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at Belfield Bowl. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD 45 Garryowen 19 It was business as usual at the Belfield Bowl where Ulster Bank League Division 1A pacesetters UCD swept Garryowen aside in a 45-(...)

Clontarf’s Dermot O’Meara tries to slip the attempted tackle of Galwegians’  Barry Lee during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against Galwegians at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Clontarf maintained their presence at the top of Division 1A, holding off a strong second-half challenge from Galwegians (...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try against Ulster during their pre-season friendly at Kinsgpan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph:  Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 24 Leo Cullen’s tenure as Leinster coach began in ideal style with his shadow squad, a mixture of youth and some notable exp(...)

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster in their friendly against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dominic Ryan will captain Leinster against Ulster on Friday night as the Leo Cullen era begins at Ravenhill. Backrow Ryan is one of three Ireland inte(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Conor Owende of Old Belvedere takes a lineout catch during the Ulster Bank  Division 1A clash against  St Mary’s College at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Conor McKeon was the hero for Lansdowne as his nerveless injury-time penalty decided today’s low-scoring top (...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

UCD celebrate promotion to Div 1A last May. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD began their rugby scholarship programme in September 1997. Brian O’Driscoll was an inaugural recipient (cutting short a sojourn in Ibiza to emb(...)