Ulster’s Iain Henderson celebrates a try with Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson. “You need to have good team-mates and be in good teams.” Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Iain Henderson sits down at the top table in the Kingspan Stadium’s media room which he has requisitioned for our interview and admits he has never be(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin lifts the provincial title following their win over Kerry in Tralee. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Eirgrid All-Ireland under-21 football final in Ennis today could yield a third title in 10 years for Cork or a first in 10 years for Mayo but the (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Munster Head coach Anthony Foley at training ahead of their Pro12 tie against Edinburgh. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster players will put a brave, pragmatic face on it but this has been a shattering week for coach Anthony Foley. Normally the arrival of a proven c(...)

Outhalf Jack Carty returns to the Connacht side following injury for the province’s Pro12 game against Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

GUINNESS PRO12 Treviso v Connacht Stadio Monigo, Friday, 6.30pm TG4 Connacht are on the cusp of something few at Christmas ever thought they wou(...)

Ronan O’Gara kicks a late drop goal to beat Wales and clinch the Grand Slam for Ireland in 2011. Photo: Inpho

Former Ireland, Munster and Lions fly-half Ronan O’Gara will be inducted into the Irupa Hall of Fame, after being selected for the honour by a panel o(...)

CJ Stander captains Munster in their crunch game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley has made five changes to his Munster side for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh. The game at Musgrave Park will be the (...)

Tommy O’Donnell rises high with Robbie Henshaw during Munster’s loss to Connacht at the Sportsground in April. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For Munster, tomorrow night’s meeting with Edinburgh constitutes the point of no return in an increasingly troubled season. With their very European C(...)

CJ Stander takes on Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip: “We are looking forward to Friday night.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster have had two weeks to initially stew over the sound beating which Connacht meted out to them before turning their attentions to what Anthony F(...)

Leicester Tigers’ Telusa Veainu goes past Joe Rokocoko of Racing 92 in their semi-final clash. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The lowest attendance figures for a European Cup semi-final since Wasps and Northampton drew 16,186 to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in 2007. The lowest atte(...)