Donnacha Ryan could return after 12 months out in Munster’s clash with Ospreys. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A curious twist to the fixtures schedule for the Pro12 sees all four Irish provinces head to Wales this weekend but Munster coach Anthony Foley does n(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls scores their third try of the Guinness Pro 12 game against Glasgow at Musgrave Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 22 Glasgow 10Munster moved above Glasgow to the top of the Guinness Pro 12 after defeating the under-strength Scots in at Musgrave Park in a b(...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

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(...)

Ian Keatley and Keith Earls have been named in Munster’s team for tomorrow night’s game against Cardiff Blues. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Munster v Cardiff Blues, Musgrave Park (7.35, live on TG4)Munster will be hoping to celebrate their return to the newly refurbished Cork venue with a (...)

Ian Keatley has been named in the Munster side to play Cardiff Clues in the Pro 12 tomorrow evening. (Photograph: INPHO/Marcus Sheridan)

Ian Keatley returns to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff Blues at the newly developed Musgrave Park.Keatley, fresh from a(...)

Simon Zebo scored twice in a man of the match performance as Munster thrashed Sale Sharks 65 10 at Thomond Park. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Munster 65 Sale Sharks 10Munster scored a staggering 52 points in the second half to transform a largely mundane and patchy performance in the first 4(...)

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(...)

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(...)