Jack O Donoghue

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 Ulster coach Dan McFarland: ”I have a love of the contact, of collective speed, that the system lasts longer at a persistent speed than the opposition.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are several ways to interpret Ulster’s awful restart. They appear to be mired in pre-season mode. At least the halfbacks cannot mess up the fund(...)

Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 13 Munster 3 Crowds or no crowds, Leinster and familiarity reigns. The serial trophy hunters stand within a game of a unique third Pro14 tit(...)

Leinster’s Will Connors in action against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Will Connors has been rewarded for his impressive form by being named in the Leinster XV for their Pro14 semi-final against Munster on Friday night at(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne makes a break during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the fall-out of their 27-25 defeat by Leinster last Saturday week when they lost two locks in new signing RG Snyman and Jean Kleyn, there were no m(...)

Tadhg Beirne returns from injury to partner Fineen Wycherley in the Munster  secondrow for the game against Connacht on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Connacht, Aviva stadium, Sunday, 3.0 – Live on Eir Sport, deferred coverage on TG4 Munster will require a couple of points from Sunday’s ga(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls gets over in the corner for a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 There was a touching moment during the early skirmishes of Irish rugby’s successful relaunch at the Aviva. After CJ Stander ro(...)

Caelan Doris moves to blindside flanker to allow Jack Conan to return at number eight in Saturday night’s Pro 14 game against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Munster, Aviva Stadium, Saturday 7.35pm – Live Eir Sport (deferred TG4) Form is irrelevant. In theory here follows nothing more than a pre(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will make his first start in an inter-provincial game on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster against Munster as professional rugby returns to Ireland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm - live (...)

Jack O’Donoghue during Munster’s training session at UL on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Jack O’Donoghue is in his sixth season on Munster’s first-team squad, and he’s played 118 games, so it’s easy enough to forget he’s still only 26. He (...)

Harry McNulty following a Sevens Olympic qualifier in Colomiers last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harry McNulty’s tagline could be ‘a portrait of an artist as a rugby player,’ although he might choose to flip the two vocations in terms of pre-emine(...)

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