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Peter O’Mahony holding aloft the trophy  after Ireland won the test series against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have enjoyed a remarkable season, stockpiling a Triple Crown, Grand Slam, Six Nations Championship and a 2-1 series victory over(...)

Lee Chin: the Wexford hurler  wants to devote himself full-time to the game, says Owens. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Professional rugby is having an influence on how footballers and hurlers view their sporting career. That is the view of Ted Owens, chair of the Caird(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe offloads to Jack Conan to set up the province’s ir first try against Munster at the RDS, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: motgan treacy/inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 15 There have been higher quality instalments of a rivalry like no other in the global game, but few more pulsating as this from (...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan scores the opening try in the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 15 Proof, were it needed, that there is truly no rivalry in the global game quite like this one. Another titanic, ding-dong battl(...)

Jack Conan and Joey Carbery both start for Leinster on Saturday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Joey Carbery will start at fullback for Leinster in Saturday’s Pro14 semi-final against Munster. Jordan Larmour and James Lowe start on either wing wi(...)

JJ Hanrahan: it’s the most significant chance he’s been afforded at outhalf in his Munster career to date. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Guinness PRO14 semi-final playoff: Munster v Edinburgh, Thomond Park, 3.15pm. Live on TG4, Sky Sports and BBC ALBA).  If Munster are to ease the(...)

Tempers flare between Ulster’s Rory Best and Rhys Marshall of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 24 Ulster 24 Ulster failed to win a place in next week’s Pro 14 playoffs when they drew with Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Aft(...)

 Robbie Henshaw  took part in the captain’s run on Friday and also warmed up with Leinster on Saturday before their doomed Pro14 league match with Benetton Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster have signalled that Robbie Henshaw could be fit enough to play some part in their European Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets next wee(...)

John Goosen: will play for Montpellier next season but will be in the Cheetahs side to take on Munster in the PRO14 clash in South Africa. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheetahs v Munster, Toyota Stadium (6.35, Irish time, live on Sky Sports) Johan Goosen will play his first match since he “retired” in January 2017 w(...)

Andrew Conway takes advantage of Toulon’s lack of defensive discipline to cut through for the crucial try at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank balances become irrelevant across the full 80 minutes of knockout rugby in Thomond Park. It used to always be this way and looks like a similar (...)

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