Bryan Byrne

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Seán Cronin at a Leinster  squad training session at  Rosemount, UCD, Dublin. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Seán Cronin admitted to feeling a little bit nervous sitting on the bench prior to his introduction for a 40-minute blowout in last weekend’s pre-sea(...)

Man-of-the-match Joey Carbery dives over for a score in Clontarf’s final win. Photograph: Inpho

Clontarf 28 Cork Constitution 25 There is a beguiling quality to Joey Carbery’s prowess that ensnares opponents and enraptures team-mates and spectat(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath stretches to score a try during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against UCD at  Castle Avenue. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Division 1A table toppers Clontarf ran in four tries to see off the semi-final challenge of UCD at Castle Avenue and move a step c(...)

 Rob Kearney scores against the All Blacks: “It’s very hard to find a weakness but they are beatable. Ireland players know this now.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So the million dollar question: should Ireland coach an offloading policy at this World Cup? I don’t think you can. You are either intuitively good(...)

Darragh Fanning is tackled by Edinburgh’s Ben Toolis during Leinster’s 16-9 defeat at Meggetland. Photograph: Inpho

Edinburgh 16 Leinster 9 Leinster came to Scotland with hopes of opening their Guinness Pro12 campaign on a positive note but against an Edinbur(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores a try against Ulster during their pre-season friendly at Kinsgpan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph:  Inpho

Ulster 21 Leinster 24 Leo Cullen’s tenure as Leinster coach began in ideal style with his shadow squad, a mixture of youth and some notable exp(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock: will be renewing acquaintances with Harlequins’ Dave Ward in the big clash at the Aviva. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Befitting the weekend’s biggest attendance by some distance, this is simply huge. The ramifications of tonight’s encounter at the Aviva will ripple fo(...)

Ian Madigan in action against the Ospreys in the game at the RDS. The Ireland international has been passed fir to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Leinster medics have cleared Ian Madigan to face Harlequins at The Stoop this Sunday but doubts surround the return of Luke Fitzgerald and Richard(...)

Leinster’s Jimmy Gopperth is retained at outhalf against the Ospreys despite struggling against Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

  While there’s little point in dwelling on the abject nature of last week’s performance in Italy, Leinster will look to harness the frust(...)

 Richardt Strauss is back after five months out with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor welcomes back a number of players ahead of tomorrow’s Pro12 match against Zebre (3.0, Irish time).Hooker Richardt Strauss(...)

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