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(...)

Jack Conan in action against Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell and Duncan Williams at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The value of covering Leinster schools rugby all these years comes in the form of Jack Conan. First sight of him was 2010, barrelling through Terenur(...)

Leinster flanker Kevin McLaughlin faces 12-weeks on the sideline after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury he picked up in his side’s 21-11 win over Connacht (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin is set to be out for the next 12-weeks after it was confirmed he will require surgery on an injury he picked up during his(...)

Hooker Richardt Strauss will make his 100th appearance for Leinster in their Guinness Pro 12 game away to Munster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho 4:16

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side as they look to put an end to a three-match losing streak in the sold-out Guinness Pro (...)