Darren Sweetnam will make his for competitive appearance for Munster against Zebre. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Guninness Pro12 League Zebre v Munster Stadio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2.0pm TG4 Former Cork intercounty hurler, schools hockey international and Ir(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo celebrates his try with Francis Saili and Rory Scannell in their Champions Cup win over Stade Francais. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 26 Stade Francais 13 There’s still fire in the Munster belly after all. This redemptory bonus point win will have little tangible effect on(...)

The Munster trio of Francis Saili, Simon Zebo and Ronan O’Mahony  after the Champions Cup defeat to Stade Francais at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Looking weary, drawn and deflated, and with a sense of déjà vu, Anthony Foley reflected on their latest European setback and how the same old failings(...)

Stade Francais’ Josaia Raisuqe received a red card for contact with the eye area of Munster’s CJ Stander during the Champions Cup game at Stade Jean Bouin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Stade Francais 27 Munster 7 Munster didn’t just suffer a third successive pool defeat for the first time in their proud European history. This was a (...)

On their knees: Francis Saili of Munster and Nick Williams of Ulster pray at the end of their Pro12 clash in the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster 7 Munster 9 Few had reckoned on this outcome, although Ulster coach Les Kiss had been airing his concerns of a Munster backlash prior to what (...)

Backrow Robin Copeland has signed a new deal with Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have announced Robin Copeland and Dave O’Callaghan have signed two-year contract extensions, keeping them at Thomond Park until June 2018. Th(...)

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose makes the break for Isa Nacewa’s early try in the Guinness Pro12 game at Thomond park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

We will get to the enduring brilliance of Seánie O’Brien but this story must begin at the weaving feet of Garry Ringrose. Andrew Conway might have (...)

Simon Zebo starts for Munster against Ulster at Thomond Park on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Simon Zebo starts on the right wing for Munster on Friday night as they take on Ulster in the season’s first inter-provincial clash at Thomond Park. A(...)

Ian Keatley was the man-of-the-match as Munster’s late show was enough to get them past Cardiff Blues in Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 35 Cardiff 27 Munster moved top of the Pro12 when they maintained their winning start to the season despite twice falling ten points be(...)

 Rhys Ruddock could miss the World Cup after suffering an arm injury at the Tbilisi Cup.

Emerging Ireland 33 Uruguay 7 Rhys Ruddock’s hopes of taking part in the World Cup rest upon the results of an x-ray after damaging his right arm just(...)