Honor spent the last four weeks of her life preparing for Heroes, a Mount Anville and Willow Pork joint stage production, in which she and a bunch of (...)

Lansdowne captain Ron Boucher leads the celebrations after victory over Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final at the  Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

While sitting in O’Reilly Hall last Saturday night at the UCD Rugby Club Dinner I couldn’t help but lose myself in elite club rugby once more. On th(...)

Matt O’Connor was popular among the players but he must have felt like David Moyes as Leinster season went awry. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Akin to David Moyes replacing Alex Ferguson, succeeding Joe Schmidt at Leinster was always going to be the toughest of acts to follow. Next man in, à (...)

Former Australia coach Robbie Deans: his odds shortened rapidly from 17-2 to 1-4 before steadying at 8-15 overnight with Paddy Power,  suggesting he may be Leinster’s preferred choice. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The former Crusaders and Wallabies’ head coach Robbie Deans has emerged as the front-runner to become the next Leinster head coach in succession to(...)

Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

If Leinster had progressed in the Champions Cup against Toulon it’s unlikely this would have been the season’s outcome. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Leinster took the decision to release Matt O’Connor from his position as head coach with the province, they’d have done so with a heavy heart.(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has been let go by the Irish province. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Matt O’Connor has been let go as Leinster coach following a couple of meetings during the week. The Australian was two years into a three year contrac(...)

Number 33 Leinster Wood, at Carton House outside Maynooth overlooks the 18th green

It was once all the rage to have a weekend bolthole in a luxury golf resort, and mix with the rich and famous at the first tee. Today many of these l(...)

Luke Fitzgerald:  “It was a no-brainer to have the surgery.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald is 18 days into rehabilitation following shoulder surgery for an injury that dates back to a tackle on former Munster and New Zealande(...)

Ian Madigan: “I probably hope that’s in the 12 position and, if Johnny is unfit or unavailable for whatever reason, then I’d be ready to step in to the outhalf position.” Photograph: Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. So for Ian Madigan that represents the night of Thursday, May 28th when Ireland take on the Barbar(...)