Johnny Sexton starts for Leinster against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster side for Saturday’s inter-provincial clash with Ulster. Sexton’s last appearance saw him score 16 points to gu(...)

Leinster prop Marty Moore is close to a return from injury. Photograph: Inpho

Pretty much in a good place, says Girvan Dempsey about his squad’s recovering bodies. A little light shines on Leinster then this week. Dempsey’s s(...)

Ian Madigan at the Ulster Bank League – Drop Kick for your Club Launch at Lansdowne RFC yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When Joe Schmidt sat down with Ian Madigan, he wanted what the IRFU wanted. That was for Madigan to remain in Ireland under their auspices. It was, s(...)

Leinster flanker  Josh van der Flier stretches over to touch down for try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 30 Edinburgh 23 Leinster will be disappointed with a couple of the tries Edinburgh scored against them but they always had another gear in a(...)

Niyi Adeolokun and James Connolly celebrate after the Connacht’s win over Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 Connacht’s slim 7-0 lead turning into the fierce wind whipping in off the Bohermore end looked an even flimsier buffer when Ian(...)

Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

Such has been winger Matt Healy’s improvement over the last couple of seasons with Connacht that he was recently invited to train with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Billy stickland/Inpho

The Guinness Pro12’s leading try scorer would not where he is today were it not for Lansdowne. And Matt Healy probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t f(...)

Leinster coach Girvan Dempsey remains confident Cian Healy and Seán O’Brien will regain the performance and fitness levels that allowed them play such(...)

Jamie Heaslip’s first try was an absolute belter. The offload from Simon Zebo (above), like all offloads, shattered the Italian defensive structure. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Many years ago I had the great privilege of listening to a coach’s cautionary tale from the great Australian cycling coach, David ‘Charlie’ Walsh. C(...)

Conor Murray is Ireland’s only try scorer in this season’s Six Nations, and has crossed the whitewash six times overall in his 45 international Tests. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Try telling Conor Murray that today’s game is something of a dead rubber or at any rate has lost its lustre. That number nine jersey is something he d(...)