Munster’s Ian Keatley is tackled by Kelly Haimona of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 12  in  Parma. Photograph:  Francesca Soli/Inpho

Zebre 12 Munster 16 If this season is ever to be recalled by Munster historians any self-respecting recounting might be inclined to gloss over the 80(...)

Darren Sweetnam will make his for competitive appearance for Munster against Zebre. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Guninness Pro12 League Zebre v Munster Stadio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2.0pm TG4 Former Cork intercounty hurler, schools hockey international and Ir(...)

 There is  the sense that things have gone a bit stale after four years of Jacques Brunel’s leadership

Coach: Jacques Brunel Jacques Brunel has given his Italy squad a facelift as he looks to match or better last year’s fifth place finish in what wil(...)

Conor Murray and Keith Earls have both signed new three-year IRFU deals that will keep them at Munster until the 2019 World Cup at least. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Keith Earls has rejected Saracens’ advances to sign a new three-year contact with Munster in a clear boost to Ireland’s battle to keep top talents on (...)

Francis Saili in action as Munster defeat Treviso 28-5 in Italy in the last round of European Champions Cup games. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Treviso 5 Munster 28 Not to be another name on the their wall. That was the request and that’s what Munster head coach Anthony Foley got from his si(...)

Ian Keatley applauds Munster’s travelling support after his side’s bonus point win against Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Treviso 5 Munster 28 Munster finished their European Champions Cup campaign with a flourish in a bonus-point 28-5 triumph at Benetton Treviso. Early(...)

Munster head of fitness Aled Walters and head coach Anthony Foley during training at University of Limerick this week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Champions Cup: Treviso v Munster, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday, 1.0pm (BT Sport) This matters, honest. It matters because Munster are back her(...)

Empty spaces evident at Thomond Park as Ian Keatley attempts a conversion against Stade Francais last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims that “legends are not born”. The Austrian should know; as a professional bodybuilder and winner of Mr Universe at 20 alo(...)

Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

Munster line up opposite the  All Blacks  in Thomond Park in 2008. Photograph: Tim Hales/Photosport/Inpho

Someone cringed this week at the thought of Munster being a brand. More cringed at the loss of the very brand that made them great. Those ‘others’ ar(...)