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Ruby Walsh on Burrows Saint  celebrates winning the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.  Photograph:  PA

Willie Mullins filled another glaring gap on his glittering CV when Burrows Saint and Ruby Walsh led home a famous 1-2-3 for the champion trainer in E(...)

Leinster’s Noel Reid will join Leicester Tigers ahead of next season. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster have announced back Noel Reid will leave the province to join Leicester Tigers next season. The 28-year-old made 120 appearances for Leinste(...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is tackled by Antoine Dupont. Flanker was back to his inspirational best against Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Fardy and Lowe may need to be trademarked. Brief visitors to Dublin and Leinster, they have become shining examples of how to make lasting impressions(...)

Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney   charges upfield  in their 30-12 win over Toulouse at the Aviva. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Three years ago, when Stuart Lancaster first came aboard, Leinster were three-time Heineken Cup champions, and the prospect of winning a fourth, much (...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy celebrates his try against Toulouse during their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The quarter-finals delivered in spades to produce an aristocratic last four and the semi-finals, in their own way, had a similar effect. Leinster’s (...)

Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney celebrate after victory over Toulouse in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dave Alred calls it the “ugly zone”. Whenever Johnny Sexton reaches into this dark dimension, a performance of trophy-gathering potential breaches the(...)

James Low dives to score Leinster’s opening try against Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Leinster 30 Toulouse 12 Under a sky of blue, and amid a sea of blue, Leinster saw off the dangerous and spirited challenge of Toulouse in a manner th(...)

Rhys Ruddock in action against Ulster in the  Champions Cup quarter-final. “When I do finish I want to feel like I’ve given everything I can to make all my dreams and aspirations come true.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Leinster v Toulouse Kick off: 3.15pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The (...)

 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

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