Jack Conan

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It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

Munster’s Ronan O’Gara goes by Bryce Williams and Malcolm O’Kelly of Leinster during their Heineken Cup semi-final in 2006. Photograph:  Getty Images/Inpho

“Ollie Campbell organised it for me; it was an extension of my childhood – we got paid and I got an apartment, and there were a couple of restaurants (...)

Hugo Keenan and James Lowe celebrate a Jordan Larmour try during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at  Sandy Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hugo Keenan, Jack Conan and Scott Penny have become the latest players to sign new contracts at Leinster. Ireland fullback Keenan’s deal follows the (...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

Jordan Larmour scores a try for Leinster  under pressure from Exeter’s Stuart Hogg  during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final  at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Exeter Chiefs 22 Leinster 34 Leinster will be in the open draw for the semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup, where they will be the only non-Fre(...)

‘Dad, you can speak Irish. I hear you shouting at TG4 when the rugby is on.’

I’m nervous. More nervous than I’ve ever been before a big match and I’m including the 1999 Leinster Schools Senior Cup final in that. It’s, like, the(...)

Luke McGrath celebrates after Jack Conan’s try against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 6 Yet more new ground broken by Leinster, as they secured a fourth successive Pro14 title, albeit this record sixth successive wi(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan is tackled by Joey Carbery of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the RDS. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/PA Wire

As that rarity, a professional rugby-playing product of St Gerard’s, Jack Conan’s repeat try-scoring exploits in the blue of Leinster, having done so (...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird competes in the air with Chris Farrell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By now, Johann van Graan can relate to Sisyphus. Another season-defining game, another Leinster 80 minutes to take everyone’s breath away, the Munster(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

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