Dave Kilcoyne

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Munster’s Damian de Allende is tackled by Camille Lopez and George Moala of Clermont Auvergne during the Champions Cup match at  Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After an almost impossible 2020, Munster coach Johann van Graan has earned the right to speak about processes and any other cliche that springs to min(...)

Clermont Auvergne fullback Kotaro Matsushima breaks clear to score his second try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match against the  Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

ASM Clermont Auvergne v Munster, Stade Marcel-Michelin, Saturday, 5.30pm Irish time – Live on BT Sport If Munster’s draw looked difficult before a ba(...)

Munster outhalf Ben Healy reacts after  a late tackle from Joe Marler of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johann van Graan’s ire over the roughing up by Harlequins has been compounded by 21-year-old outhalf Ben Healy being ruled out of Munster’s daunting H(...)

Munster’s Seán French scores a try despite the efforts of Zebre’s Pierre Bruno during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have welcomed back their nine-strong international contingent who had varying workloads in the Autumn Nations Cup and now face some difficult (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell speaks to his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lineout and maul Once an almost guaranteed source of possession and launch plays, and even – if not directly – of tries, Ireland’s lineout and catch(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

What will the Ireland team be for the opening fixture in the 2021 Six Nations?  File photograph: Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell decided to stick rather than twist in personnel terms when naming his Ireland squad during the week for the start of t(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton was replaced during the Six Nations match against France in Paris. Photo: Dave Winter/Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has apologised to Ireland coach Andy Farrell for the manner he reacted to being replaced by Ross Byrne in the Six Nation(...)

Ireland were beaten by England at Twickenham in February before the tournament was suspended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations resumes this week 32-weeks after it was brought to a truly shuddering halt with the postponement of, first, the Ireland-Italy gam(...)

Japan celebrate their win over Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Relive Irish misery and Japanese joy in reverse. Last year provided a fascinating study in how everything can go wrong when a sports team is unequippe(...)

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