Dave Kilcoyne is set the miss the start of the Six Nations Championship as a result of the knee injury he suffered  against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Munster and Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne is set the miss the start of the Six Nations Championship as a result of the knee injury he suffered in the rou(...)

Predicting the likely composition of the Clermont Auvergne team for Saturday’s European Champions Cup against Munster at Thomond Park is a fraught (...)

Dave Kearney, in action here against Ospreys, is relishing the battle to win back the Ireland jersey he wore last season. Photograph: Ryan byrne/Inpho

Waiting for the ball is no longer a winger’s way. With their energy, physicality and willingness to seek conflict, Dave Kearney and Andrew Trimble bec(...)

Keith Earls at a Munster squad training session at University of Limerick, Limerick in October. The winger has never played under Joe Schmidt for Ireland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Keith Earls’ international injury nightmare could be about to come to an end with the Munster winger on track for a January return which could leave (...)

 Western Province centre Pat Howard during the Currie Cup match between Western Province and Free State Cheetahs in August. Photograph: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

Munster have brought in the young South African centre Pat Howard on a short-term deal as injuries continue to take their toll on the province. With K(...)

Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

Les Kiss: delighted to get the security in the long term and is focused on next year. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

In addition to confirming that Neil Doak will be Ulster’s head coach on a full-time basis, the IRFU has also announced that Les Kiss will resume his d(...)

Seán O’Brien faces up to six months on the sideline as he will undergo reconstructive surgery on a shoulder in London on Friday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

More bad news. Leinster and Ireland’s most combative players – Cian Healy and Seán O’Brien – are now both unavailable until 2015.O’Brien would be retu(...)

‘I don’t think beating our chest and roaring and shouting will do us any favours at the weekend’ - Munster head coach   Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Ticket sales may not be in keeping with recent seasons. Munster, especially, are in far from confident or fluent form, and their casualty list has (...)

 Munster’s Keith Earls (right) will be out for up to four months. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Keith Earls will undergo surgery on his right knee this afternoon following a consultation with a specialist in London yesterday.He is the latest Iris(...)