Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley appeared to have no luck at all in the early stages of the season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been a tough first season for Anthony Foley and his newly assembled, indigenous coaching ticket. The leaked email intended for the management whi(...)

Munster’s Paul O’Connell scores a try during the  Guinness Pro 12 game against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 50 Dragons 27 As Super Saturdays go, this wasn’t quite on the scale of the Six Nations finale, although of all the final day games of t(...)

Paddy Jackson is congratulated by his Ulster team mates after his conversion gave the hosts a 23-23 draw with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 23 Munster 23 Regrets, they’ll both have a few - Munster at letting a seven-point lead slip away after the 80 minute mark, and Ulster at(...)

Paul O’Connell returns to the Munster team as expected. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paul O’Connell will partner Donnacha Ryan in the Munster second row as Anthony Foley’s team aim to break Ulster’s unbeaten home record on Saturday. O’(...)

Munster’s Andrew Smith is tackled by Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci in the Champions Cup. The Australian believes a home semi-final in the Pro12 “could really set up” Munster’s year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andrew Smith has had a fairly low-key, understated time of it in his one-year sojourn to Munster. Yet, allowing for a 10-week absence from mid-Decembe(...)

Simon Zebo goes over for Munster’s opening try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 30 Treviso 19Munster maintained their challenge for a home semi-final with a 30-19 bonus point victory over Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park.(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring his side’s sixth try in the win against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 42 Connacht 20Munster ended up with six tries and a bonus-point victory, skewed slightly by scoring three in the final eight minutes, although(...)

A goal at the end of the game from Jonathan Glynn helped Galway overcome Carlow in the Walsh Cup semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Helped by goals from Pádraig Brehony and Jonathan Glynn Galway booked a place in the Walsh Cup final but they were given a decent challenge from a pl(...)

Galway coast home in Tullamore

Galway 2-22 Offaly 1-13 An exhibition of scoring in the first half laid a powerful foundation for Galway as they waltzed to an easy win over(...)