Donnacha Ryan

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Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

 Donnacha Ryan: “It’s important that I bring the intensity, which is the easiest part of being a rugby player – you love playing. As a job it is fantastic.” Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Incredible just about covers the journey so far. At least Donnacha Ryan won’t know the Leinster calls. In Bordeaux he stood waiting for CJ Stander to(...)

Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell in action during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Jared Payne Dropped his first two high-balls under no pressure to a ripple of disbelief but thereafter ran some good lines taking out multiple def(...)

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(...)

Paul O’Connell battling for possession during his final outing for Munster in the PRO12 final defeat to Glasgow at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Paul O’Connell riding off into Cote d’Azur sunset a year on from Ronan O’Gara retiring to Paris, things may never quite seem the same again, but (...)

Donnacha Ryan making his first Munster start since March 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As significant as this match is in Munster’s quest for a home semi-final, and indeed Treviso’s battle with Zebre for a place in next season’s Champio(...)

Donnacha Ryan hasn’t started a game for Munster in 13 months. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Head Coach Anthony Foley has named his side to face Benetton Treviso and Donnacha Ryan is among the starting fifteen for the first time in 13 month(...)

Donnacha Ryan returns to the Munster matchday squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international Donnacha Ryan has been included in a matchday Munster squad for the first time this season.Head Coach Anthony Foley has made just (...)

Ulster hooker Rory Best goes through his paces with the Ireland squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland approach their final Guinness Series Test in ruder health than Joe Schmidt and the management ticket might have envisaged. Saturday’s rendezv(...)

Donnacha Ryan: last played for Munster in March and will now not return before January at the earliest. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

As Munster’s woes and injury crises piled up, Anthony Foley yesterday intimated he would be unable to name either Donnacha Ryan or Keith Earls in his(...)

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