St Mary’s Robert Sweeney and Graeme Lawlor of Cork Constitution during the Division 1A AIL game at Templeville Road. Photograph: Inpho.

Terenure College were in seventh heaven at Musgrave Park on Saturday as they enjoyed their second successive bonus-point victory over Munster oppositi(...)

Conor Owende of Old Belvedere takes a lineout catch during the Ulster Bank  Division 1A clash against  St Mary’s College at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Conor McKeon was the hero for Lansdowne as his nerveless injury-time penalty decided today’s low-scoring top (...)

Clontarf’s Tadhg Furlong in action for the club against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The IRFU today announced the return of semi-finals and final - Division 1A - to the Ulster Bank League club rugby landscape and also an extension in(...)

Dungannon’s Paul Magee and UL’s Rory White during the Division 1B clash. UL-Bohs won 29-13.  Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Right-wing Michael McGrath crossed for a hat-trick of tries to help Clontarf secure a bonus-point 46-28 victory over Young Munster and maintain their (...)

Jack McGrath during yesterday’s run-out at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rodney O’Donnell uses the words “quiet assassin” to describe Jack McGrath. It’s a term of endearment and there is no mistaking the warmth in O’Donnell(...)

 Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Craig Ronaldson has signed a two-year professional deal with Connacht. Named as last season’s AIL Division 1A Player of the Year and finishing as the(...)

UCD’s Conor Gilsenan is tackled by Darren Sweetnam of Dolphin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD produced an outstanding second half display to record a bonus point victory and move back to the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1 A table (...)

Peter Lydon playing for Kilkenny College during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final in 2010. The outhalf was invited for a trial at Stade Francais in  Paris last season. Photograph: Inpho

Peter Lydon embarked on a road less travelled, one where ambition and circumstance colluded to provide an opportunity to pursue a career as a professi(...)

Lansdowne  and Ireland Under-20 coach Mike Ruddock: his side will miss the services of Craig Ronaldson this season.  Photograph: Inpho

Lansdowne’s defence of their Ulster Bank League title begins today with a tough tie against UCD. In their favour is that the match is on the back pitc(...)

A dejected Tadhg Bennett of Shannon after the final whistle against UCD last weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Your roots never really leave you. The fact that Shannon were relegated from Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League over the weekend didn’t come(...)