Ian Keatley in action against Munster.  The outhalf has  improved his  goal-kicking (70 per cent) and found his confidence thus far this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho .

On Saturday, November 18th, 2007, Munster hosted Clermont Auvergne in the second round of the pool stages of the then Heineken Cup at lunchtime. Some (...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan is tackled by Johnny Sexton at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt already knows who he wants as Johnny Sexton’s understudy when South Africa come to Dublin on November 11th. If the system is in-sync that (...)

Robbie Henshaw makes his first start  of the season for Leinster on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Robbie Henshaw returns for his first game of the season but there is no Sean O’Brien as Leinster host Munster in Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 clash at th(...)

Tadhg Beirne will leave Scarlets at the end of the season and join Munster. Photograph: Getty Images

Scarlets have confirmed that Irish born second row Tadhg Beirne will leave the region at the end of the current season, with Munster confirming that h(...)

  Andrew Conway is tackled by Willis Halaholo. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 39 Cardiff Blues 16 Munster mined 14 points from a second half sin-binning as they put Cardiff Blues away 39-16 at Thomond Park. John Ryan an(...)

Leinster’s sa Nacewa with Sean O’Brien during the Captain’s Run ahead of their European Champions Cup clash with Northampton Saints. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster v Northampton Saints, European Champions Cup, Aviva Stadium, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 7.45pm) – follow all of the action on our live(...)

Rhys Ruddock will captain Emerging Ireland in their Tbilisi Cup opener against Emerging Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilsi Cup on Saturday. Rhys Ruddock will l(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out of Munster’s Pro 12 final against Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have sustained two heavy losses ahead of the Pro 12 final against Glasgow as Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray are ruled out through injury. (...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)