Number eight Dan Leavy is one of eight Leinster Academy graduates who will take up professional contracts, seven of those with Leinster, with Jordan Coghlan moving to Munster. Photograph:    Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All eight Leinster Academy graduates will take up professional rugby contracts in the coming season, seven of those with the province. Carlow brothers(...)

Cathal Marsh: missed two penalties inside the opening 10 minutes before finally slotting over his third kick of the night on 25 minutes. Photograph: Inpho

Worcester 15 Leinster A 13 Leinster’s two-year reign as B&I Cup champions is over after they were edged out by Championship leaders Worce(...)

Ian Keatley has been named in the Munster side to play Cardiff Clues in the Pro 12 tomorrow evening. (Photograph: INPHO/Marcus Sheridan)

Ian Keatley returns to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff Blues at the newly developed Musgrave Park.Keatley, fresh from a(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster ‘A’ against Plymouth Albion in their 59-26 British & Irish Cup victory at Donnybrook. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two-time British & Irish Cup champions, Leinster A continued their quest for a third consecutive title with a 59-26 win over Plymouth Albion at D(...)

Cathal Marsh: kicked seven penalties in St Mary’s victory over Young Munster at Templeville Road. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Old Belvedere were the main movers in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, climbing two places to fifth as Josh Glynn’s impressive 17-point tal(...)

 Ruairi Cushion in action for  Plymouth against Leeds Carnegie. “I’d love to forge a career in coaching”, says the scrumhalf. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Ruairi Cushion never saw it coming, the swinging arm that connected with his jaw. He was unconscious before his head bounced off the turf, admitting (...)

Rob Kearney and Brian O’Driscoll share a lighter moment during a Leinster squad training a session at UCD ahead of the Pro 12 final on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

The most exciting moment for the Donnybrook crowd last Friday night came five minutes before kick-off. That’s when the senior Leinster players made(...)

Leinster A’s Brendan Macken (left) tries to evade the clutches of Stevie McColl of Leeds Carnegie during last niight’s Britain and Ireland Cup final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

LEINSTER A 44 LEINSTER CARNEGIE 17 At least that’s one trophy retained. Girvan Dempsey’s Leinster A side ended their season with the British and Iris(...)

Leinster A captain Dominic Ryan in training. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster A coach Girvan Dempsey has selected a strong side for tomorrow night’s British & Irish Cup Final against Leeds Carnegie at Donnybrook (7.(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)