Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey could turn out to be a bolter for Ireland’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

For the third year in succession an Emerging Ireland squad will head for Eastern Europe in early summer to compete in a tournament that at face value (...)

Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: with the World Cup looming the secondrow could benefit from playing for Emerging Ireland at the Tbilisi Cup in June. Photograph: Inbpho

As the World Cup looms ever closer representative playing outlets become a cherished commodity for those looking to impress Ireland coach Joe S(...)

Munster’s Dave Foley won’t play again this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Dave Foley out for rest of the season
  • Rugby
  • February 24, 2015, 18:27

Munster’s season of injury woes took another turn for the worse today when it was confirmed that lock Dave Foley is out for the season.The 26-year old(...)

Seán O’Brien takes part in the Ireland training session at Carton House this morning - he may now make his injury return versus the Wolfhounds on Friday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán O’Brien’s injury enforced sabbatical looks like coming to an end as he is expected to play some part in the Ireland Wolfhounds game against th(...)

 Kieran Marmion breaks free to scores his Connacht’s opening try against La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Round 6. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has received some encouraging news with the last scrumhalf standing, Connacht’s Kieran Marmion, fit to train this week with the Irish s(...)

Dave Foley in action for Munster in their Champions Cup clash against Sale at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Forwards Rhys Ruddock and Dave Foley both face a race against time to make Ireland’s opening Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome on Saturday week(...)

Munster’s Dave Foley is tackled by  Mark Jennings of Sale during the Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

at Thomond Park Munster and Ireland secondrow Dave Foley headed for Carton House and the Irish squad training this week nursing a damaged wrist sustai(...)

Munster welcome back Keith Earls for his first start of the season, after two appearances off the bench. Photograph: James Crombie/ Inpho

If nothing else, this will be a significant test of Munster’s professionalism and of the extent of their supporters’ loyalty. Such has been their cons(...)

 Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

keith Earls has recovered from an injury sustained on Ireland duty and is in the Munster squad for the Pro 12 trip to Parma to play Zebre. (Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

Keith Earls has been named in the Munster squad for tomorrow’s trip to Italy to play Zebre, with James Cronin also coming back into the fold.Earls inj(...)