Cork Constitution players celebrate after winning last season’s All-Ireland League Division 1A final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The slew of postponed fixtures from men’s, women’s and Under-20 Six Nations championships, Pro14 fixtures involving Italian clubs, the French Top 14 m(...)

Clontarf’s Michael Courtney tackling Aidan Moynihan of Cork Constitution in their Division 1A clash at Castle Avenue, Dublin. Photograph:  Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Division 1A’s leading trio of Cork Constitution, Clontarf and Lansdowne have opened up a gap on the rest of the chasing pack, with the defending champ(...)

Lansdowne’s Alan Peter Beirne scores a try. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution 12 Lansdowne 32 Three tries in the third quarter propelled Lansdowne to a long-awaited Ulster Bank Bateman Cup title - the club’s (...)

 Lansdowne’s Charlie Butterworth celebrates at the final whistle after victory over Terenure at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lansdowne have hit the two-thirds mark of the regular season with a perfect 12-out-of-12 record at the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A, while Sh(...)

Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock: doesn’t believe the loss of Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to injury will have a massive impact on Wales’ chances at the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Mike Ruddock knows a thing or two about winning trophies whether it’s with the Mumbles club and their Welsh Division Three South West title triumph t(...)

Lansdowne celebrate their 18-17 win over Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Clontarf 17 Lansdowne 18The topsy-turvy manner in which the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final panned out guaranteed a level of tension that was eve(...)

Robert Duke scored one of Terenure College’s  tries in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A win away to Cork Constitution at Temple Hill. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: With Clontarf slipping up at St Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final with (...)

Dave McSharry: returns to the Connacht line-up for   a first start in ten months.

Pat Lam might legitimately wonder when he’s due a change in fortune but he might also concede that Connacht need to be more creative in their patterns(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)