Dave Kearney

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Garry Ringrose: received a glowing report card from Ireland defensive coach Andy Farrell. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster v Southern Kings RDS, Friday, 7.35, live on TG4 Garry Ringrose’s return from injury commandeers top billing for this Pro14 match both from a(...)

Garry Ringrose trained with Leinster and Ireland this week. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Good news for Irish coach Joe Schmidt has come from Leinster, where outside centre Garry Ringrose has been named to face Southern Kings in the RDS on (...)

James Lowe: “I’m trying to fit in. To me, we just pick a man and try to smash them,” he says of New Zealand. “Over here, it’s sort of ‘sit off and wait, sit off and wait’. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This requires a scene setter. Leinster scrumhalf Luke McGrath and outhalf Ross Byrne are at the other end of the table, away from the group but withi(...)

Johnny Sexton in action during an Ireland training session at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland have no injury concerns ahead of their opening Six Nations Championship match against France in the Stade de France on Saturday (4.45pm, Irish(...)

Jacques Brunel has quite the task ahead of him with France in this year’s Six Nations. Photo: Getty Images

France You Bet: Winner 16/1, Grand Slam 66/1. Form: LLDLLLW. Last Year: Third. Les Bleus come into this year’s Six Nations with an all too familia(...)

 Jordan Larmour: impressive form with Leinster could see him win a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pedigree counts in the European Champions Cup; it always has. Take the 77th-minute decision by Racing to go for another three-pointer rather than seek(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try against Ulster. He scored four tries in  the three interprovincial games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s hard not to get truly excited when a rare talent comes along. As was the case with Brian O’Driscoll and Luke Fitzgerald, so it is with Jordan Lar(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour in action against the Dragons: he decorated the eight-try win at home  with another try of his own and one inventive assist. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The back-to-back games are, well, back, and as usual that is the cue for the meaty middle of the season. Following on from these pivotal third- and fo(...)

Dave Kearney scores his Ireland’s second try against Fiji at the Aviva. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The mistake supersedes all other considerations in the immediate aftermath of the match. It’s impossible to escape the fug of disappointment. It’s not(...)

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