Dave Kearney

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Rocky Elsom in action for Leinster: “We adopted an under-12s mentality in many games that season [2008-9]. Give the ball to the big fella and pile after him. It worked, especially against Munster at Croke Park.”  Photograph: Graham Stuart/Inpho

There are several reasons for the continued success of the Irish provinces. Home grown talent will always matter. Some brilliant coaching tickets have(...)

Johnny Sexton: back in full training for Leinster’s showdown with Toulouse at the Aviva. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

When Warren Gatland chose to omit Brian O’Driscoll from the third Lions Test in Australia six years ago, he maintained that experience was overrated. (...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney on his way to scoring their second try against Glasgow Warriors during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 24 Glasgow 39 Glasgow deserved their win in the RDS on Saturday afternoon, although Munster may not be too happy with the outcome. Nothing c(...)

A dejected  Jacob Stockdale at the final whistle of Ulster’s   Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This game forever spins on an error by a 22-year-old well on track to becoming Ireland’s greatest winger. Jacob Stockdale remains the ultimate enterta(...)

 Adam Byrne scores  Leinster’s second try during the Heineken  Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster 21 Ulster 18 A thunderous Thrilla in the Aviva indeed. This was only the fifth all-Irish duel in the 24 years of the Heineken Champions Cup (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose celebrated Adam Byrne’s try against Bath in their  Champions Cup Round 4 match at Aviva Stadium on December 15th, 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Ulster Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 5.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. What’s seldom is usually wonderful. To put this quarter-final in c(...)

Joe Schmidt: Ireland’s head coach has plenty of time still to fine-tune his squad for the next World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The keening in Ireland following the Six Nations Championship has already dropped a few decibel levels and should bottom out over the next few days as(...)

Fergus McFadden: “There are four friendlies before the start of the World Cup. That is time for Joe to try new guys.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has been a painfully slow winter for Fergus McFadden, short days longer than they should have been. In October Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi con(...)

Max Deegan steals a lineout ahead of Walt Steenkamp during Leinster’s win over the Cheetahs. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 19 Cheetahs 7 On a filthy night at the RDS Leinster emerged victorious in a Pro14 match that sparked to life intermittently but was predomin(...)

Dave Kearney will miss Friday night’s clash with the Southern Kings after picking up a concussion in Leinster’s win over Zebre. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Dave Kearney, Rhys Ruddock and Dan Leavy remain on the Leinster injury list as the province face into Friday night’s Pro 14 game against Southern King(...)

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