Leinster and Ireland flanker Shane Jennings will retire from rugby at the end of the season. Photograph: Clive O’Donohoe/Inpho

Ireland and Leinster flanker Shane Jennings has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of this season. Jennings, who captains Leinster on(...)

Matt O’Connor could have been forgiven a wry smile last Saturday night. Whereas Ulster and Munster had conceded 93 points between them in exiting the (...)

 Leinster’s  Eoin Reddan (right) spent four seasons at Wasps. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Eoin Reddan understands reinvention. When Munster cooled to him in 2005, Wasps picked up the phone. There were no other offers on the table. He said y(...)

JJ Hanrahan will play his rugby next season with English Premiership champions Northampton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s something that sticks in the craw about JJ Hanrahan leaving Munster for Northampton and the English Premiership. It’s not just that he’s a tru(...)

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 (...)

  Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip receives treatment on his shoulder from physio Garreth Farrell. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The chances of Leinster captain and number eight Jamie Heaslip taking part in this weekend’s pivotal European Champions Cup match against Top 14 side(...)

Wilson’s Hospital and St Gerard’s School observe a minute’s silence in memory of former Leinster Schools Administrator, Anne McInerney. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Maybe it’s my army background or maybe it’s the various privileged positions I’ve enjoyed in sport, but I’ve always assumed that to get anything done (...)

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 (...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip receives treatment from physio Garreth Farrell during the weekend’s match with Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Now that Mr Indestructible, Jamie Heaslip, has sustained right shoulder damage, the provincial coaches are in agreement on one point after Leinster’s(...)

Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald in  action against Munster at Thomond Park in this season’s Pro12 League. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The headline read: “Ireland calls once again for returning Luke Fitzgerald. ” That was January 28th, 2014 yet here we are again. But he’s back and, ho(...)