Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson: confirmed offer of contract to Johnny Sexton and expects decision within next week or fortnight. Photograph: Inpho.

There’s a rapidly dwindling appetite for further conjecture on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, who was sent off against Mayo last month, returns to face Cork tomorrow afternoon.

Mayo make five changes from last week’s match against the same opposition for tomorrow’s league semi-final against Derry in Croke Park. Brendan Har(...)

Jimmy Gopperth starts ahead of Ian Madigan against Toulon.

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has handed Jimmy Gopperth the number 10 jersey for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulon at the Stade(...)

Eoin Reddan will replace Conor Murray against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nobody is safe in camp Ireland. The zippy service of Eoin Reddan, a ball playing Luke Marshall and Devin Toner rubberstamped as one of the inner circl(...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman (right) and Niall Carty of Roscommon at MacHale Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 0-21 Roscommon 0-9: As if in mute representation of Roscommon’s challenge at Elvery’s MacHale Park, at the end of yesterday’s match the sponso(...)

Cup cakes representing Leinster and Ulster colours. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

The forecast is relatively good – summertime in Ireland being entirely relative – the top two teams in the League are squaring off for the trop(...)

The two captains, Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip and Stade Francais’ Sergio Parisse, pose before the decider.

A comparatively weary and battle-scarred Leinster have sought to rejig and refresh their resources for the first half of a putative double this(...)

Jamie Heaslip leaves the field with a leg wound during the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final match between Leinster and Biarritz  at the RDS.  Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Jamie Heaslip is expected to sit out full training with Leinster in the coming days after receiving several stitches to a right leg wound whic(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan will go head-to-head when Leinster host Ulster at the RDS this evening. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster, RDS 6.15pm (Live: RTE2/BBC NI) Short of the broad sweep of interest in the outcome and how the sides hang a week befor(...)