Enda Coughlan of Clare and Waterford’s Liam Ó Lonáin. Photograph: Inpho

CLARE 2-8 WATERFORD 2-8 Waterford and Clare played out a draw in front of 1,768 spectators at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening. Cla(...)

Zebre’s George Biagi is tackled by  Leinster’s Shane Jennings. Photograph: Nando Vescusio/Inpho

Zebre 8 Leinster 31 Leinster rounded off a largely positive weekend for Irish rugby in Parma yesterday where they saw off Zebre to commandeer second p(...)

Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson returns to partner Paul Marshall  who is at  scrumhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster send as strong a team as they can muster today to meet Zebre, the weaker of the two Italian sides in the league. Like his counterparts in Leins(...)

Cratloe 1-10 Ballinacourty 0-11Back in action after less than 24 hours, newly crowned Clare champions Cratloe booked a place in the Munster Club decid(...)

Midleton’s Seamus O’Farrell and James Nagle close in on Sixmilebridge’s Seadna Morey at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo:Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sixmilebridge 1-17 Midleton 1-13In the final set-to of an extraordinary year for the counties – yesterday’s was their seventh senior competitive hurli(...)

 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(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony lies  injured during last week’s RaboDirect PRO12, game against Leinster in Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster reiterated last night that Peter O’Mahony is not suffering from the effects of concussion despite coach Rob Penney omitting his captain from t(...)

Kildare players celebrate with the cup after the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kildare 2-11 Laois 1-5: Kildare had a a commanding victory over Laois to claim the All-Ireland junior title at Croke Park. They landed points from pla(...)

 Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth on the attack against Ulster. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Shane Jennings leads a young Leinster side for tomorrow night’s pre-season friendly match against Northampton Saints at Donnybrook (7.0).Darren Hudso(...)

Isaac Boss steps in as scrumhalf for Leinster in the absence of the injured Eoin Reddan. Photograph: Inpho

Glasgow come to the RDS knowing that at this juncture in the competition it becomes a dog fight for points. Be sure that Joe Schmidt,(...)