Munster coach Anthony Foley: “I don’t think there’s ever been a score between Munster and Saracens, they’ve always between tight encounters.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The impact of Ian Keatley’s dramatic winner against Sale Sharks was felt immediately back home in Munster with almost ten times as many tickets bei(...)

A file image of the scene outside Longford Court House last October where a 30-year-old man  was charged with serious sexual assult on two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man who repeatedly raped two little girls in Athlone has started an appeal against his life sentence. The 30-year-old father of two (...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney (right) has admitted Munster have budgetary constraints to consider when sourcing a replacement for Casey Laulala..

Munster coach Rob Penney has conceded defeat to the French and English clubs in the transfer market, saying it is not possible for Munster to compete (...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)

Peter O’Mahony  is expected to be fine for the visit of Perpignan although he has been ruled out of the  match in Newport. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s an ill wind and all that, but Kiwi Rob Penney believes Irish rugby teams, especially his own Munster side, can learn from the manner in which the(...)

The Dream Team: Martin O’Neill greets Roy Keane during their Premier League days in 2008.

What is the role of a number two? Well, that depends on the number one. I did it just the once, under Mick Lawlor at Home Farm for two years and six m(...)

Conor Murray, moon boot and all, puts the ball into a scrum during Munster’s squad session at UL, Limerick. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster regrouped in Limerick to rake over the coals of how their superb start to the season fell apart with the loss of a 10-point lead in the even(...)

Toulon’s  outhalf Jonny Wilkinson is challenged by Metro Racing’s Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton of Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Toulon 41 Racing Metro 14: Jonathan Sexton did little wrong in Toulon last night but his star-studded Racing Metro side was blown away in the battle o(...)

Ireland’s Steve Crosbie during the game against Fiji in the Junior World Championship in France.

Ireland U-20 outhalf Steve Crosbie says they will put the heartbreak of Thursday’s 31-26 defeat to New Zealand behind them quickly in an effort to em(...)