Leinster’s Fergus McFadden is challenged by Toulon’s Bryan Habana during the  Champions Cup semi-final match  at Stade Vélodrome  in Marseille. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland and Leinster back Fergus McFadden has been ruled out for the rest of the season as he will undergo surgery to his fractured right thumb on (...)

From left, Glasgow Warriors’ Tommy Seymour, Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan, Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin, holding the Pro12 trophy, Ospreys’ Tyler Ardron and Ulster’s Rory Best  at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The gathering at the Kingspan Stadium was about promoting the Guinness Pro12’s run-in and the Belfast final, but there was no avoiding the European Ch(...)

Rhys Ruddock suffered injury against Harlequins in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rhys Ruddock’s truncated season has been ended by a recurrence of the arm problem which has sidelined him for all but two games since mid-December.(...)

Tommy Walsh finds his way blocked by Mayo’s Donal Vaughan as the All-Ireland champions lost to Mayo in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 0-10 Mayo 2-11 The sunsine bounced off the frozen Reeks, as Fitzgerald Stadium hosted opening day in this year’s Allianz Football League.(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner sustained a small fracture in his shin during win over Ulster at RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner has been ruled out for four weeks and will miss Saturday’s Champions Cup match against Castres Olympique at the RDS. There w(...)

Jack McGrath runs risk of longer ban if appeal is rejected. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster are considering whether to appeal the three-game ban handed down to Jack McGrath on Friday. The loosehead prop was suspended for stamping on (...)

Shane Jennings suffered recurrence of his hamstring injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpjo

Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan, Dominic Ryan, Shane Jennings and Marty Moore – each of whom has been sidelined of late – were all reported to have come thr(...)

Leinster’s backrower Jordi Murphy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster, via the schools system, possess a never-ending well of backrow talent. This is evident now more than ever because the injury toll has never (...)

Paul O’Connell has played 103 Test matches for Ireland since 2002. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Contrary to reports suggesting Paul O’Connell could retire after next year’s World Cup, his central IRFU contract has him bound to play for Munster a(...)