Garrett Fitzgerald on Munster’s dwindling attendances: “The market has changed and I still believe our core support is a good 15,000.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Munster’s decline has continued apace over the last couple of months, so the attention has focused as much, understandably, on the role of CEO Garr(...)

Stade Francais’ Josaia Raisuqe received a red card for contact with the eye area of Munster’s CJ Stander during the Champions Cup game at Stade Jean Bouin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Stade Francais 27 Munster 7 Munster didn’t just suffer a third successive pool defeat for the first time in their proud European history. This was a (...)

“I can’t really separate myself from this job. I can’t separate myself from Munster because it’s been 21 years nearly now,” says Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Virtually since birth, Munster have been in Anthony Foley’s blood, whether as a boy being taken into the rarified confines of the Thomond Park home dr(...)

Ian Madigan is 26 now and, while his skill-set has never been in doubt,  he just needs to play consistently at Number 10.

This column being a review of 2015, it proved a year when Ian Madigan spent most of that time wedged between a rock and a hard place. I felt he coped(...)

Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell in action against  Cian Healy of Leinster at Thomond Park last Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster supporters have had very little to cheer about this Christmas but one moment which lifted the gloom was the sight of Tommy O’Donnell running (...)

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose makes the break for Isa Nacewa’s early try in the Guinness Pro12 game at Thomond park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

We will get to the enduring brilliance of Seánie O’Brien but this story must begin at the weaving feet of Garry Ringrose. Andrew Conway might have (...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland fends off the tackle from  Graham Kitchener of Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Richard Cockerill, the Leicester Tigers director of rugby of all people, denied that this seemingly comprehensive defe(...)

Anthony Foley: “Every player wants to win, to get trophies. They want to play in successful teams. It is about more than money.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ahead of a pivotal game against Leicester at Thomond Park in the European Champions Cup next Saturday, kick-starting a season-defining spell of four (...)

Francis Saili takes on  Bundee Aki during Munster’s loss to Connacht:  Saili may miss next two Champions Cup matches. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster’s All Black centre Francis Saili is a doubt for the back-to-back Champions Cup matches against Leicester Tigers having picked up a calf inju(...)

 Anthony Foley’s side should pick up a bonus point against Treviso. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Champions Cup opening salvo proves there’s always a new mountain to climb even if the provinces are still paying that heavy World Cup toll. Let’s (...)