Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Leinster scrumhalf Eoin Reddan played for his native province Munster for two seasons from 2003 to ’05 before joining London Wasps for four years.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland team photo on the Lansdowne pitch and Johnny Sexton is late. The boys clap, hoop and holler. One absolute legend leaps dramatically from his (...)

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

Scrumhalf Luke McGrath keeps Leinster going forward against Glasgow as he offloads the ball in the tackle at Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Glasgow 12 Leinster 6 Leinster’s hopes of moving to the top of the Guinness Pro 12 table were dashed last might at Scotstoun by a Glasgow side that(...)

Dave Kearney back at training for Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Marty Moore and Dave Kearney could both be in line for a return with Leinster this weekend for next Friday’s re-arranged game in hand away to Glasgow(...)

Cian Healy: Prop is set to decide between Leinster, Toulon and Worcester Warriors this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson is understood to have intervened with private investment to top-up a deal that would keep Cian Healy in Dublin af(...)

Cian Healy lasted 70 minutes of Leinster’s 52-0 win over Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 52 Zebre 0 Only the most ardent Leinster pessimists believed this was a contest to decide winners and losers. The team sheets told as much b(...)

Ulster’s Jared Payne looks set to be fit for selection for the Six Nations while Iain Henderson is targeting the summer test series with South Africa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster’s decision to register Jared Payne with EPC rugby suggests that the Ireland international could be in line to return to competitive rugby befor(...)

Cian Healy of Leinster goes off injured against Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy has become the latest Irish injury doubt ahead of next month’s Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he will be out of action for “three to (...)

Jack McGrath has been favoured in the Leinster frontrow to Cian Healy, who will be on the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As dead rubbers go, this is not actually a dud. For starters, technically speaking Leinster’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stages for the 11th t(...)