CUS’s Dave Byrne and Darragh O’Neill join forces to tackle CBC Monkstown’s Hugh O’Neill during yesterday’s Leinster Schools Senior Cup first round clash at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

CBC Monkstown 18 CUS 11 A serious cameo role by replacement Sean Doyle provided CBC Monkstown with the impact they were looking for to make it past CU(...)

 Clare senior hurling manager Davey Fitzgerald on his way to a drubbing by Keith Mackenzie at the weekend. Scotland’s  Mackenzie was beaten by Pat Murray yesterday on the 19th in the second round of the Clare Coast Hotels-sponsored South of Ireland Championship.

Sometimes it’s written in the stars but when Pat Murray got out of jail to beat Scotland’s Keith Mackenzie on the 19th in the second round of the Cla(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan bursts for the line to score the only try in  semi-final against Ulster on Saturday at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leinster 13 Ulster 9When you know how to win, you know how to win. Serial winners at the business end of the season, Leinster rolled up their sleeves (...)

Sean Doyle: “If you make the customers happy you build a long-term relationship with them and they and their children will keep coming back to you.”

Reopening a business that has been closed for six years might seem like a risky move, particularly during a recession. But everything’s been co(...)

 Chris Henry returns from injury for Ulster’s Pro12 clash with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland internationals Chris Henry and Iain Henderson have both recovered from injury and are named in the Ulster starting XV to take on Munster in(...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien goes off having dislocated his shoulder in the second half. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 19 Ulster 6: That Seán O’Brien required prolonged treatment on the field before hobbling off with a suspected dislocated shoulder will ove(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor: “Jordi carries the ball very well for us. He has a very broad skill set so he can play across the backrow.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cold hard facts. Leo Cullen makes the natural leap from player to coach next summer while Brian O’Driscoll retires. All that can be done is to soften (...)

Ulster’s Dan Tuohy breaks free to score a try against Treviso last weekend: Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has named the same side that took to the field at Ravenhill last Saturday for tomorrow afternoon’s return fixture against T(...)

 Mark Anscombe:  has to find a replacement for the departing John Afoa.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster, much like Leinster, are poised to enter the festive period with a near flawless European record. It makes the cleaning up of some obvious prob(...)