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Luke McGrath crosses Leinster’s match-winning score. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Leinster 22 Exeter 17 It was a remarkable game of rugby that produced a staggering win for Leinster in which they managed to rise above the imperfect(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

Geordan Murphy: “We let ourselves down on the big stage. We were bullied. We have an opportunity on Sunday to circle the wagons. Let’s see how we get on.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Matt O’Connor is as good a place as any to begin our catch up with Geordan Murphy. The man who shaped his latter playing days and present coaching ph(...)

Johnny Sexton in action against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last weekend. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster Rugby v Exeter Chiefs, Kick-off: 3.15. Aviva Stadium. (Live on BT Sport) This is it then. Scalping the Chiefs on their own patch was quite (...)

Ships at anchor in Cork. Image courtesy of the Anthony Barry Photographic Archive

To give the late Anthony Barry his due, he always warned the family when he wanted to use the bathroom. “There were red lights everywhere, and then th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in his  Leinster House office. “I come from a background which in many respects has always been pro-life but I have never been absolutist or judgemental.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin asks that you do not read between the lines of what he is saying to divine meaning, but at times you are left with no other option. As(...)

  Peter O’Mahony: “I’m very proud of where I am from and I am really excited about what we are building down in Munster right now.“ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Both Munster and Leinster, and by extension Irish rugby, were given timely boosts on the eve of pivotal round four return matches in the European Cham(...)

Tadhg Furlong has signed a new three year IRFU contract. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster have been boosted by Tadhg Furlong’s decision to sign a three year IRFU contract to remain at the province until June 2021. The tighthead ma(...)

Josh van der Flier will start for Leinster in their Champions Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Josh van der Flier will come into the Leinster team to replace the injured Rhys Ruddock for their Champions Cup Pool Three clash with Exeter Chiefs at(...)

 Exeter’s Gareth Steenson  takes on   Robbie Henshaw   and Cian Healy  of Leinster  at Sandy Park  last week: “This week it will be a different approach from Exeter,” Henshaw says. “They’re coming to play”. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty

It is a throwaway line from Robbie Henshaw but one that meets, at least, with his own approval. Illustrating how Leinster beat Exeter last week, and (...)

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