Former Springbok prop BJ Botha learned some hard scrummaging lessons early in his career from players like Anton Oliver and Carl Hoeft. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was a slightly different festive period for BJ Botha. He had his mum and dad over, albeit flight complications ensured them of a first and last Chr(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland suffered a shoulder injury in the 28-13 win over Leinster at the weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Irish international Robin Copeland has been ruled out of Munster’s trip to Galway on Thursday and is doubtful for their crucial Champions Cup showdown(...)

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(...)

 Derval O’Rourke celebrates winning  silver in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. Since her retirement she has turned her focus to food. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

More than a decade ago British rower Steve Redgrave and his band of merry men were training one morning when they were visited by a journalist from(...)

Munster’s Duncan Casey in action against Toulon during the Heineken Cup semi-final. “I think we can really put down a marker this weekend.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The case history of Duncan Casey is a classic one of both steady progress and then sudden elevation. This time last year the 23-year-old product of Gl(...)

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(...)

Ireland scrummaging coach Greg Feek gives a lesson in scrummaging to journalists at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Editor leaves voicemail Monday afternoon. Greg Feek is giving a scrum clinic at the Aviva stadium tomorrow. Go do a colour piece about being a prop. M(...)

 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(...)

Simon Zebo gets a GPS unit inserted in the pouch in his training jersey

The game is whistled to a stop. All eyes are on the referee as he asks the TMO to replay an incident on the stadium’s big screen. A team analyst conti(...)