Ian Keatley winning his 100th Munster cap against the Dragons last week . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fittingly, Ian Keatley looks out on an empty Thomond Park from a corporate box with the number ‘10’ on its door. Four days away from today’s semi-fina(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey could turn out to be a bolter for Ireland’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

For the third year in succession an Emerging Ireland squad will head for Eastern Europe in early summer to compete in a tournament that at face value (...)

Munster’s Paul O’Connell scores a try during the  Guinness Pro 12 game against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 50 Dragons 27 As Super Saturdays go, this wasn’t quite on the scale of the Six Nations finale, although of all the final day games of t(...)

Ian Keatley will win his 100th Munster cap against the Dragons. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 Munster v Dragons Musgrave Park, Saturday, 3pm. TG4 Mindful that no team has ever won a semi-final away from home, Munster(...)

Ian Humphreys will start at outhalf for Ulster in their game away to Glasgow. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Inpho/Presseye

The draw with Munster in Belfast appears to have made up Neil Doak’s mind. Sure, that sharp cut-out pass by Paddy Jackson and touchline conversion (...)

Paddy Jackson is congratulated by his Ulster team mates after his conversion gave the hosts a 23-23 draw with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 23 Munster 23 Regrets, they’ll both have a few - Munster at letting a seven-point lead slip away after the 80 minute mark, and Ulster at(...)

Paddy Jackson in action against Leinster’s Isaac Boss. Ulster’s outhalf is increasingly dangerous in the opposition’s defensive zone. Photo: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The number two outhalf in Ireland is playing tomorrow at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. With regard to the question of Ireland’s potential in the upco(...)

“The Ulster supporters brought great passion to the occasion and it was matched by the home team.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye

I endured some brutally physical contests at the old Ravenhill; I enjoyed them too. When Ulster met Munster in Belfast there’d be plenty of moaning as(...)

Munster’s Tyler Bleyendaal lays off a pass during Munster A’s game against Ulster Ravens at Nass RFC. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A thunder clap. Sun. Rain. Hailstones. Welcome to the midlands Tyler Bleyendaal. Even the former New Zealand Under-20 World Cup winning captain(...)