Keith Earls in action during a Munster training session at CIT in Cork on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster are set to find out on Wednesday if a couple of their Lions and other key men are available for this weekend’s Pro 12 trip to play Zebre as th(...)

Jerry Flannery is enjoying being back at Munster. ‘I’m only in the door and I’m lucky that I trust the guys around me so much because I know them so well,’ he says. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jerry Flannery loved being a player. Best job in the world. At 36 he could still be doing it but for the calf injuries that eventually forced him to r(...)

Munster’s new home grown coaching team:  Scrum coach Jerry Flannery, assistant coach (attacking/backs) Brian Walsh, head coach Anthony Foley, technical advisor/ Munster A head coach Mick O’Driscoll and assistant coach (skills and defence) Ian Costello. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster rarely do dull, but this season may be more interesting than usual. Not only has Anthony Foley been promoted to head coach, he has assembled a(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle following the victory over New Zealand at the FFR headquarters in Marcoussis. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The day begins at different times for everyone and for some, like Ireland’s video analyst Lenny Browne, it never ends at all. For most it became a day(...)

Sailors to represent Ireland at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to be hosted in Santander, Spain, in September are James Empsey (Laser Standard), Ryan Seaton (49er), Saskia Tidey (49erfx), John Twomey (Sonar Paralympic), Matt McGovern (49er), James O’Callaghan (ISA Performance Director), Andrea Brewster (49erfx), Finn Lynch (Laser Standard) and Ian Costello (Sonar Paralympic).

Annalise Murphy’s next tack for an Olympic medal begins on Saturday at Aquece Rio, the first test event of the 2016 Olympic regatta at Marina de Glori(...)

 Anthony Foley. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

An all-Munster born and bred coaching group was confirmed last night but not all of them hail from Limerick as Brian Walsh and Mick O’Driscoll bring a(...)

Incoming  Munster coach  Anthony Foley will be assisted by Mick O’Driscoll, Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Munster have confirmed Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery as the latest members of Anthony Foley’s management team ahead of the 2014/15 seas(...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)

Munster have looked more comfortable recently with the changed game under Rob Penney but the weeks ahead, starting with today’s meeting with arch-rivals Leinster, will tell us more. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What to make of Munster? Last season, having finished sixth and a dozen points outside the Pro12 play-offs, they took on Harlequins and Clermont away (...)