Brian O Driscoll

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Leinster host Scarlets in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium last April. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Being a capital city club with a vibrant schools and club scene, Leinster have many advantages going for them and not the least of them is that the Av(...)

Johnny Sexton’s only defeat in 21 starts for province or country in 2018 was with Leinster away against Toulouse in October. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s a good news day when the World Player of the Year signs up for another two years with Leinster and Ireland, and in doing so Johnny Sexton has lik(...)

James Ryan takes a lineout at The Rec. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Flag-gate precedes Leinster’s win over Bath Mean spirited prohibition or jobsworth living his best life? Either way, Leinster’s mini-invasion of Bath(...)

Jordan Larmour races clear to score Leinster’s match-winning try against Bath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bath 10 Leinster 17 Leinster march ever onwards but Bath produced an enormous defensive effort to drag the champions into a ferocious contest. It too(...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll opened up about use of painkillers during his rugby career. Photo: Chris Lee - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images

As he did throughout his career, Brian O’Driscoll popped up this week as a kind of people’s champion. His candid account of munching pills to get thr(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen speaking to the press ahead of his side’s Champions Cup clash with Bath. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about a history of regular difene, co-codamol and diazepam use by players in Irish professional rugby has upset staff a(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, during his 140th International Test game  against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish doctor has said the former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about taking prescription medicines before playing matches sh(...)

An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

World Rugby  Player of the Year  Johnny Sexton and Ireland  captain Rory Best, with the  Team of the Year award, at  the World Rugby Awards  at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

It dragged on interminably, like some of these more self-indulgent award ceremonies can do. Of course, the more preening and opulent, the more boring (...)

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