David Kilcoyne: he scored one try, might have had another and gave Munster multiple positive gain-lines in an outstanding display  against Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Privately players may derive satisfaction and partially measure their effectiveness in a match based on positive statistical data, although publicly l(...)

Alan Gaffney: “I just think they are very, very strong and they have got a lot of depth at the present time and full credit to the coaches all over the provinces.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia will fear Ireland, when they host them in their first ever three-match Test series next year, because of what Joe Schmidt’s side have achiev(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon during training on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are enjoying a “pretty good space” after their European five-try-winning performance over Oyonnax and an injury-free squad as they return to (...)

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus talks to the media at UL, Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The outgoing Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is resigned to being without outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal and hooker Niall Scannell for this Saturda(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

Carlow Institute of Technology When is open day? Carlow Campus: November 16th Wexford Campus: November 17th Life on campus Just 10 minutes’ wal(...)

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus before their Champions Cup clash with Castres Olympique. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus refused to provide clarity on his return date to South Africa despite his lawyer Frikkie Erasmus stating that the 45-year-old is due to(...)

Simon Zebo looks to break during Munster’s Champions Cup draw with Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Castres Olympique 17 Munster 17 Fitting end to a chaotic affair. The match officials, in their innate wisdom, decreed that Munster replacement Robin (...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

Leo Varadkar: “The M20 is a huge project with a massive price tag. But it is, however, worth it.”

The announcement that the long-awaited M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick has been given the go-ahead by the Government, has been welcomed by busi(...)