Simon Zebo and the rest of the Munster squad prepare for the match earlier this week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having served his suspension for stamping, Brian O'Driscoll is set for his first appearance in a blue shirt of Leinster since January when Joe (...)

Munster fans celebrate their Heineken Cup win over Harlequins. “I couldn't believe how many Munster people were there,” said hooker Mike Sherry afterwards.

Just like the mafia, nothing supersedes family when it comes to Munster rugby. The clan knew they needed to play their part last Sunday afterno(...)

Munster's Tommy O'Donnell is tackled by Harlequins' Danny Care and Nick Easter. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The posturing of the English Premiership clubs and their voluble spokesperson Mark McCafferty won’t go away, and hence, nor will the very real (...)

Casey Laulala celebrates with Simon Zebo after Munster’s victory over Harlequins at The Stoop. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The journey is supposed to be long over, a new generation of Munster men playing the Canterbury way, without all the potions a(...)

Ronan O’Gara during Munster training at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This is a pivotal point in the fascinating life and times of Ronan O'Gara, not to mention Munster themselves perhaps, and yest(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates on Annie Power after winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a “schamozzle” on the final bend, explained wining trainer Willie Mullins before his promising mare Annie Power kicked for home. What(...)

Paul O'Connell will start in the secondrow against Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Simon Zebo trained well this week as Munster optimistically look towards their Heineken Cup match against Harlequins next Saturday in the Twick(...)

The Oxford crew get ready for a training session  ahead of the University  Boat Race against Cambridge. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

A sport’s sponsor can say a lot about its place on the social ladder. The League of Ireland for instance still carries the rather greasy tang o(...)