Kevin McLaughlin playing for Ireland for the last time, against New Zealand in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“I carried the ball into contact again, leading with my shoulder, and was out cold. There was no impact to my head.” Edinburgh against Le(...)

Luke McGrath of Leinster passes the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

“Success is failure turned inside out; the silver tint in the clouds of doubt. And you never call tell how close you are; it might be near w(...)

Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath both start for Leinster against Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Leo Cullen has radically revamped his team and replacements for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 derby against Ulster at the RDS with the return of (...)

Leo Cullen after the Bath game: “I would ask the fans just to be patient and to come out and back the team on Friday.”   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leo Cullen has implored the Leinster supporters to be patient in the aftermath of another grim weekend for his team. Having lost their opening (...)

Jonathan Sexton  reacts after Leinster lose their  lineout  in the final stages of the Champions Cup game against Bath at The Recreation Ground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Leinster coach Leo Cullen has asked supporters to remain patient with his side despite a second Champions Cup defeat in a week. Crushed 33-6 at h(...)

Charles Piutau scores in the dying minutes against Leinster in the European Champions Cup match at the RDS.Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The stakes are high for Leinster today. Following on from their alarmingly limp defeat at home to Wasps last Sunday, another loss today in Bath would (...)

You’re becoming hysterical, Sorcha – unnecessarily so, because it’s all in hand. As my chief whip, as well as long-suffering golf partner, I’ve told Hennessy to address the gender quota issue

The old man is sitting in his usual spot in Shanahan’s, wrapping his face around a rib eye that’s so rare I wouldn’t say the cow has even noticed y(...)

The Leinster squad during training this week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have made eight personnel changes and two positional changes from the team that faced Wasps last weekend in the RDS Arena - for their visit t(...)

“It hits home a bit more when you have lived there for a few years,” said Jonathan Sexton on the Paris terror attacks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As bulk suppliers toward Ireland’s World Cup campaign, with 18 players having been part of that intense four-month programme of pre-season, warm-up (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Zane Kirchner with Bradley Davies and Jake Cooper-Woolley of Wasps during the Champions Cup clash at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Viewed in the context of the images from Paris over the weekend, the postponement of a few rugby matches and some ensuing fixture congestion in the Eu(...)