Clontarf’s Sam Cronin gets his pass away at Temple Hill. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork Constitution 24 Clontarf 9Cork Constitution’s enviable cup pedigree shone through once again as they won the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup for the thir(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue scores a try in the Guinness Pro 12 victory over Cardiff Blues at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster 33 Cardiff 16Munster made the best possible start at a revamped Musgrave Park as they saw off the challenge of Cardiff Blues at the Cork venue(...)

JJ Hanrahan says a lack of time in the Munster No 10 shirt was one of the reasons he has decided to leave his home province, but he has left the door ajar for a possible return in the future. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan says a lack of time in the Munster No 10 shirt was one of the reasons he has decided to leave his home province, but he has left the door(...)

Tomas O’Leary is set to rejoin his home province Munster from London Irish. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following their bitterly disappointing Champions Cup group stage exit last weekend Munster have announced a number of senior players have signed co(...)

 Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)

Dolphin’s Darren Sweetham scores his side’s crucial try against Cork Constitution at Musgrave Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dolphin 14 Cork Constitution 9Darren Sweetnam helped Dolphin get their AIL Division 1A season back on track when his second-half try was the deciding (...)

Ireland head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Gwna‘l Mah/InphoŽ

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made a number of changes to the side that lost narrowly 31-26 to New Zealand for tomorrow night’s IRB Under-20 World Ch(...)

Ireland’s Mark Roche takes on the Fiji defence. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 46 Fiji 3Ireland produced another accomplished performance at Stade de la Rabine yesterday evening to set themselves up for a pool showdown wi(...)

Flanker Conor Joyce (centre) will captain Ireland Under-20s against Fiji. Photograph: Jean Claude Le Boulicaut/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Mike Ruddock has warned his side not to underestimate Fiji as they bid to take another step towards reaching the Junior World C(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Joyce in action against Australia. Photograph: Gwenael Mahe/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Mike Ruddock has made 11 changes from the team that beat Australia 19-15 for Sunday’s second pool match in the IRB Junior World(...)