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Leinster’s Luke McGrath dives over for a try that was later disallowed against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.    Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster completed an epic weekend for the Irish in Europe, a fourth win out of four for the provinces and their own third from three, to keep the Eng(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway: “Good timing got me in again [to the Ireland team] in November. But that’s what rugby is. You have to take your opportunities when they come.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Everything changed on March 18th. England in Dublin. Number 23 arrived into a hectic fray for cap number one. Eight long seasons after his Leinster de(...)

TV3 unveils  its presentation team and panel for its coverage of the Six Nations 2018: presenter Joe Molloy, Alan Quinlan, Matt Williams, Shane Horgan, Shane Jennings and Ronan O’Gara. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ronan O’Gara in typical, considering mode is staring at his shoe laces, sliding down the chair. It is O’Gara cutting to the chase. The first Irish coa(...)

Lead author Edmund Gilbert of the RCSI says the research shows Ireland acts as a sink of Celtic ancestry, with its genetically closest continental European population lying in the Breton region in northwestern France. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The next time a Cork man tells you he’s from the People’s Republic, or a Kerryman declares that he is from the Kingdom and is, therefore, special, pay(...)

TV3 Six Nations presenter Joe Molloy (left) with co-commentator Alan Quinlan, touchline reporter Sinéad Kissane and commentator Dave McIntyre. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile.

TV3 Group has unveiled Joe Molloy as the anchor of its coverage of the Six Nations rugby tournament, to which it has the television rights for the nex(...)

Leicester’s George Ford: programmed to find green grass wherever and whenever possible and is leading the Premiership kicking stats. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

“You see... I had a farm in Africa; at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” Baroness Karen von Blixen may have a solution for Irish rugby, akin to Saracens(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls and Dan Carter of Racing 92 at the European Rugby Champions Cup round 2 at Thomond Park, Limerick in October. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There has always been a piece of Munster embedded in Keith Earls that has never dimmed. The shirt, the history and the landscape suited everything abo(...)

 Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell   celebrates with team-mate Gareth Steenson (left) after scoring a  try during the Aviva Premiership semi-final against Saracens at Sandy Park.  Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Strip bare the pageantry, the Tomahawk Chop chant, inflatable or foam replicas, drums, the Red Indian nomenclature that extends to the club’s name, th(...)

Owen Williams of Leicester Tigers is tackled by Keith Earls  and Jaco Taute of Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match  at Welford Road in December 2016. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

This weekend in rugby’s Champions Cup there is something of a “reverse Brexit”, so to speak, taking place in that three English clubs – the Exeter Chi(...)

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