Donncha O’Callaghan training with   the Barbarians ahead of their game against an England XV at Twickenham on Sunday. Photograph:    Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Donncha O’Callaghan will realise a childhood family dream when he makes his Barbarians debut against the England XV at Twickenham on Sunday.The Munste(...)

Simon Zebo in action against Ulster at  Thomond Park, Limerick. The Munster winger will start against Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have been given a boost ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final away to Glasgow Warriors with winger Simon Zebo declared fit to play.Ze(...)

Andrew Trimble scores Ireland’s second try against France in Paris. “To win this award just means the world to me.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There would have been long odds on him being the chosen one as recently as last November, never mind the start of the season, but there will be few qu(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a try despite Toulon’s Drew Mitchell tackle during the Heineken Cup semi-final at the  Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Toulon 24 Munster 16: Toulon moved to within one match of defending their H(...)

Damien Varley is hoping to start his first Heineken Cup semi-final when Munster play Toulon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Clearly the mantra coming from the Munster Brains Trust in the immediate fallout of their restorative win in Galway was that s(...)

Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Munster’s first try in the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 23 Munster 32: Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final again(...)

Paul O’Connell during Munster training during the week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
O’Connell returns for Munster
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  • April 18, 2014, 13:11

  Connacht v Munster (The Sportsground, Saturday 6pm) Paul O’Connell is back in the Munster team for tomorrow’s short trip to Galway(...)

CJ Stander, man-of-the-match against Toulouse after coming on for Peter O’Mahony last weekend, will start tomorrow evening. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a total of seven changes to the side that put Toulouse to the sword in the Heineken Cup last weekend as they switch their foc(...)

Peter O’Mahony has recovered from injury to start against Toulouse.

Peter O’Mahony has been passed fit to lead out Munster when they meet the four-time champions Toulouse in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cu(...)

Simon Zebo: “I just try to play with a smile on my face. That’s why I started playing.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Of all the Irish players on the outside looking in during the Six Nations, Simon Zebo surely has the biggest fan club. Accordingly, the (...)