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Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy celebrates his try as Johnny Sexton and Munster’s Ronan O’Gara exchange words in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Irish rugby historians search for the biggest shift in the balance of power at provincial level they need look no further than May 2nd, 2009, and(...)

David Wallace in action for Munster against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup quarter-final in April 2008. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

David Wallace was an ever-present in Munster’s 2005-06 and 2007-08 Heineken Cup-winning campaigns, since when they have failed to lift the trophy desp(...)

Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Keith Earls all attended St Munchin’s College in Limerick which leads the way with seven in providing senior internationals among the last 100 players to be capped by Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once observed: “Facts matter not at all, perception is everything. It’s certainty.” It came to mind when thinki(...)

Derry were easily brushed aside by Tyrone at Celtic Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Joe forgets breaches of Derry’s ‘citadel’ While the erudite Joe Brolly has his critics, September Road feels that he makes a lot of salient points, l(...)

BJ Botha won 111 caps for Munster after joining from Ulster in 2011. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have confirmed the departure of five players including long-serving South African prop BJ Botha and centre Denis Hurley, who played in the pr(...)

Munster’s head coach Anthony Foley arrives at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 31 Scarlets 15 Not many dreams or songs to sing as low-lying Munster barely remain among the European elite for next season. Anthony Fole(...)

Simon Zebo shelters behind Niall Scannell and John Ryan during Munster’s training session at   UL. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster’s bid to kick on into the Pro12 play-offs has been boosted by the return of Ireland winger Simon Zebo for their clash with Dragons this weeken(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley will remain at the province until the end of the 2016-17 season at least. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In a striking statement of faith in their head coach at a time of difficulty after three defeats in a row, including a damaging loss to Leicester in t(...)

Flanker Jordan Coghlan makes his first start for Munster in the Guinness Pro 12 clash away to the Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has noted how Scarlets have managed to win all four opening games despite scoring just seven tries this season. Bot(...)

Anhtony Foley believes last year’s pro 12 final defeat will make Munster stronger this time out. Photograph: Inpho

The disappointment of losing last season’s Guinness Pro12 final will be a galvanising force for Munster ahead of the new campaign that begins in a for(...)

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