Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores the decisive  try at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht 10 Leinster 9 “We are top of the league,” chanted the delirious home support in the Clan Terrace. To the delight of the vast majority of the (...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney enjoyed a stunning seasonal debut with two tries in the hammering of the Scarlets in Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 clash at the RDS. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 42 Scarlets 12Leinster rediscovered some of their old mojo in the first home game of the season at the RDS as they ran in six tries against a(...)

Jamie Heaslip: forms an impressive Leinster backrow with Shane Jenning and Dominic Ryan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How quickly the majesty of last season’s league win can lose its lustre after one match. Two defeats in a row could be classed as a problem around Lei(...)

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip celebrates with the Pro 12 trophy after victory against Glasgow in the  Pro 12 final. Heaslip returns today for his first game of the new season. Photograph:   Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Jamie Heaslip makes his return for Leinster this weekend, when he will captain the side for the first home game of the season in his first Pro12 mat(...)

Shane Jennings arrives for pre-season training at the Leinster rugby squad session in University College Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The pressure is already on Leinster to kick-start their season at home to the Scarlets this Saturday and, helpfully, some of their top Irish internati(...)

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women) to put on high heels and walk a mile at one of three venues in Dublin, Cork and Galway in aid of Women’s Aid and Concern.

“Are you man enough?” That’s the challenge from Concern and Women’s Aid for their upcoming fundraiser. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women)(...)

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 (...)

Rob Kearney: “We’re in the process of putting together a sort of mentoring programme. You have to be very careful how you do it because it’s very important that we’re not creating a hierarchy in the organisation”. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Rob Kearney is accumulating a portfolio of responsibilities that includes a new role as chairman of Irupa and another as one of two trusted lieutenant(...)

Jamie Heaslip (right) celebrating Leinster’s win over Glasgow Warriors in the final of RaboDirect PRO12 at the RDS in May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Confirmation that Jamie Heaslip will be the ‘new’ Leinster captain for the forthcoming season in succession to the long-standing Leo Cullen, who has m(...)

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)