Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Over the next fortnight Irish rugby’s internecine rivalries won’t be for the squeamish as provincial bloodletting is disputed ferociously, in pursuit(...)

Dave Kearney will start on the left wing for Leinster for the Pro12 game against Connacht at the RDS. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has made seven changes, including five in the pack, for their return to the Guinness Pro12 for Friday night’s interpro cl(...)

Ian Madigan and Dany Care have both been given warnings for an incident which occured late on in Leinster’s 14-13 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins at the Aviva Stadium, while ’Quins lock Charlie Matthews has been cited for alledgedly making contact with the eye area of Dominic Ryan

Ian Madigan has been issued with a warning from the citing commissioner following an incident with Danny Care in the closing stages of Leinster’s 14-1(...)

 Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock nursing what turned out to be a broken arm   after the Champions Cup  win over Harlequins. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Leinster backrow Rhys Ruddock will be out of action for between four to six weeks. The in-form Ruddock fractured his arm in Leinster’s European Champi(...)

Sean Cronin talks with Jimmy Gopperth at Tuesday’s Leinster Rugby session. The New Zealander looks set to depart the club at the season’s end. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will look to quickly rebound from Sunday’s European Champions Cup defeat to Harlequins, as Conor O’Shea’s team travel to the Aviva for the P(...)

Luke Fitzgerald has been named in the Leinster side to play Harlequins at The Stoop on Sunday, with coach Matt O’Connor making 10 changes to his starting line up

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a strong line up for Sunday's trip to The Stoop to play Harlequins, making 10 changes in total from the side(...)

Hozier performing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

By any musical measure, 2014 has been a brilliant year for Hozier – and he capped it off with a full-throated display of power at Dublin’s Olympia The(...)

Dave Kearney, in action here against Ospreys, is relishing the battle to win back the Ireland jersey he wore last season. Photograph: Ryan byrne/Inpho

Waiting for the ball is no longer a winger’s way. With their energy, physicality and willingness to seek conflict, Dave Kearney and Andrew Trimble bec(...)

Leinster man of the match  Jack Conan evades the tackle of Ospreys’ Dmitri Arhip during the Guinness Pro12 game at the RDS. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster 18 Ospreys 12Leinster will be grateful for the result, which the grafted for in blood and sweat, but the performance, well that’s another mat(...)

 Leinster’s Darragh Fanning scores his first  try against Treviso. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Treviso 24 Leinster 24The physical aches and pains will probably pale when weighed against the mental anguish that the Leinster players will feel in t(...)