Munster’s Simon Zebo is stopped in his tracks by John Barclay and Rory Pitman of the Scarlets. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 17 Scarlets 6Munster have climbed to third in the overnight standings as they ground down the Scarlets at Thomond Park.Andrew Smith’s first ha(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell arrives for training at Carlton House today.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.  0:52

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will lead his country against Wales in the Six Nations Championship match at the Aviva stadium on Saturday.The Munster (...)

Ireland captain  Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will miss this afternoon’s Six Nations match against Scotland (3pm kick-off) through illness. Dan Tuohy will now start (...)

Antrim in control

Antrim’s footballers claimed their first win of 2014 with a six-point victory over University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in yesterday’s McKenna Cup Secti(...)

 Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has made five changes to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup game against Gloucester in Thomond Park (6.0).Johne Mur(...)

Paul O’Connell will seal his comeback from serious injury when he captains the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s tour opener at Hong Kong Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

As expected, Paul O’Connell will lead the Lions in their opening tour match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong this Saturday in place of the stricken(...)