Girvan Dempsey

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Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Jamie Heaslip: “His medical file was the thinnest of any player in the game. A standing joke. Then a bolt from the blue. That dark irony escapes nobody.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It could be a cautionary tale about professional rugby. Then again Jamie Heaslip follows Luke Fitzgerald and Kevin McLaughlin, two of the more recent (...)

Dave Kearney and James Lowe take a break from Leinster squad training at Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Some questions about scheduling may arise as Leinster face into their second match against Scarlets in a little over two weeks. While it is not the r(...)

Ireland under-20 players Jonny Stewart, Diarmuid Barron, head coach Noel McNamara, Sean Masterson and Tommy O’Brien. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

His first love was soccer. But the shape of the ball has done little to stop the surge of Noel McNamara. The almost compulsory career graph from star (...)

Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong at Leinster training. The handling by forwards has been key to  Leinster’s expansive style of play. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Players abhor a vacuum where apathy may lurk. Instead there needs to be a focus on the mechanics of performance to eke out a win, something definite, (...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour scores a try against Ulster.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jordan Larmour and Girvan Dempsey came to the same conclusion independently, that the fullback role represents the ideal platform from which to launch(...)

Niko Matawalu collides with Johnny Sexton as the Leinster outhalf scores a try at the RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have no injury concerns arising from their victory over the Glasgow Warriors for Saturday’s final pool match against French Top 14 leaders Mo(...)

 Leinster’s Jordi Murphy runs in a try against Treviso last weekend. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Jordi Murphy will leave Leinster at the end of the season to join Ulster. The Irish Times has learned that the 26-year-old backrow will end a seven-ye(...)

“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

Johnny Sexton is available for Leinster’s Pro 14 clash with Glasgow. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

Leinster largely came through their game with Ulster last weekend unscathed, although they have two players being assessed by the medical team. Secon(...)

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