Simon Zebo moves to fullback for Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 trip to play Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley is able to call upon a number of Ireland internationals as they make their first appearance of the season for the provi(...)

Ruadhan Byron of Belvedere is tackled by Conor Treacy of St Michael’s at Donnybrook. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Belvedere College 10 St Michael’s College 0 The game-breaking instincts of David Hawkshaw tore the heart out of St Michael’s to make Belvedere the fir(...)

The Nire 1-11 Ballylanders 0-7 Though they had two players black-carded Waterford champions, The Nire, cruised to a comfortable win in the Munster clu(...)

 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(...)