Girvan Dempsey

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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(...)

Girvan Dempsey: “What was massive for us is how the guys stepped up, particularly the young guys coming in.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For an hour or so on Monday afternoon Leinster had defiant notions of training outdoors in the hurricane. Upbeat after a side denuded of celebrity j(...)

Adam Byrne: “I want to be the first-choice winger for Leinster. That’s my goal.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As a kid, he played soccer and Gaelic football, which was his passion. His boyhood dream was to play for Kildare at Croke Park. But having taken up (...)

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November tests through injury. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November test series matches against South Africa, Argentina and Fiji after a training injury with Ulster was(...)

Christian Lealiifano has made a remarkable recovery after being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2016. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The immediate benefit of Ulster signing Christian Lealiifano is the 29-year-old’s versatility. Subject to the granting of a visa, the Wallaby will a(...)

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