Munster’s new home grown coaching team:  Scrum coach Jerry Flannery, assistant coach (attacking/backs) Brian Walsh, head coach Anthony Foley, technical advisor/ Munster A head coach Mick O’Driscoll and assistant coach (skills and defence) Ian Costello. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster rarely do dull, but this season may be more interesting than usual. Not only has Anthony Foley been promoted to head coach, he has assembled a(...)

Will Dublin progress to a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final since 2010 or can Galway end a nine-year wait?That question (...)

Seán O’Brien: will captain Leinster against Ulster at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster have sold close to 3,000 tickets and expect closer to 4,000 fans to attend the 6,000 capacity Tallaght Stadium this afternoon (kick-off 4p(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan: the dual star has amassed 4-28 in five championship games this summer. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If Dublin minor manager Cyril Kevlihan was taking his lead from the county’s Blue Wave action plan, he could take a day off tomorrow and spare himself(...)

Donegal manager  Jim McGuinness: ready to pit his wits against Jim Gavin and the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That match three years ago is now a scary but merry memory for Dublin – like the time we ran out of petrol in Transylvania – given all the good thing(...)

 Leinster’s Sean O’Brien will lead the team against Ulster at Tallaght stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sean O’Brien will captain Leinster against Ulster in a pre-season friendly at Tallaght stadium tomorrow (4.0).The Lions and Ireland backrow forward st(...)

Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)

Leinster’s Isaac Boss in action in a preseason game against Northampton. Bank of Ireland’s current deal with Leinster was due to expire at the end of this coming season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank of Ireland has renewed its sponsorship with Leinster Rugby for the next five years in a deal believed to be worth close to €6 million.The breadth(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: “We’ll need to be on our toes from the first minute against Dublin. We’ll need to implement our own game plan from the very first minute.”

Maybe 2011 still matters. Jim McGuinness seems to be employing the same philosophy; the attempted shaping of a sport that leaves itself open to manip(...)

At the launch of the Guinness Pro12 season at Park Royal, London, were (left to right) Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip, Ulster’s Rory Best and Connacht’s John Muldoon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

While losing a captain and a head coach may be regarded as unfortune, to lose a director of rugby like David Humphreys, such a part of the Ulster furn(...)