Dan Mcfarland

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Munster’s Conor Murray after his team’s defeat to Saracens in the Champions Cup semi-final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster have been drawn in the Pool of death in next season’s European Champions Cup. Johann van Graan’s side were placed in Pool 4 alongside Saracens(...)

No O’Brien, no Leavy - all eyes now turn to Josh van der Flier to step up and deliver at the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No miracle for Seanie Silence the imagination. Fifty-five minutes into a hellish World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks and Seán O’Brien is f(...)

The Pro14 trophy outside Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s time for one last dance. An epic, frustrating, but ultimately enjoyable rugby season comes to an end on Saturday evening. Defending Pro14 champi(...)

Munster’s Mike Haley is tackled by Rhys Ruddock of Leinster in last Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Munster are not Saracens. No other club team are capable of doing what Saracens do so effectively. The Champions Cup final proved as much. As did last(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan after the defeat to Leinster in  their Pro 14 semi-final at the  RDS. He  has a point when highlighting that Munster won three more games in the Pro 14 this season than last. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Come May only two teams, and sometimes it’s only one, do enough to lift silverware. For the rest the season generally ends in a defeat or coming up sh(...)

 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland: his side face Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14 semi-finals. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

West Point, for the uninitiated, is the United States Military Academy. Gregor Townsend took Dan McFarland to this hallowed fort on the Hudson river (...)

Jacob Stockdale during the captain’s run at Kingspan Stadium: the player returns at fullback for the Pro14 semi-final clash against Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Pro14 semi-final: Glasgow Warriors v Ulster Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: Scotstoun. On TV: Live on eir sport 1 and Premier Sports The return of Jac(...)

Joey Carbery faces his old teammates on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the Six Nations a distant memory, and the Champions Cup done and dusted, there’s just one more bit of business to attend to before the eyes of th(...)

Jacob Stockdale returns for Ulster against Connacht. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Pro 14 semi-final, Glasgow Warriors v Ulster, Friday May 17th, Scotstoun (kick-off 7.35pm, Eir Sport) Jacob Stockdale has recovered from a hamstring (...)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey with Dave Heffernan of Connacht in their Guinness Pro14 quarter-final match at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast on May 4th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Perusing the Pro14 statistics from an Irish perspective ahead of the weekend’s semi-final matches, one name – Stuart McCloskey – is at, or near, the t(...)

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