James Cronin

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Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Zebre at Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph: Federico Matteucci/Inpho

Zebre 14 Munster 50 Munster closed to within two points of Guinness Pro 12 leaders Leinster with a seven-try demolition of Zebre in Parma. Ronan O’M(...)

 Peter O’Mahony , fresh from his man-of-the-match performance in Ireland’s win over England, returns to captain Munster. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Zebre v Munster, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2pm Irish time The difference in attitude to team composition could not be more pronounced as Ze(...)

The Munster squad during training this week at University Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

In naming his matchday 23 for Saturday’s trip to Parma, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made five changes to the side that defeated Cardi(...)

Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Keith Earls all attended St Munchin’s College in Limerick which leads the way with seven in providing senior internationals among the last 100 players to be capped by Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once observed: “Facts matter not at all, perception is everything. It’s certainty.” It came to mind when thinki(...)

“In addition to Andrew Conway’s brilliant display was his stand-up, fend and offload for Ian Keatley’s try with the touchline advancing –sublime skills.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

An té nach bhfuil láidir, ní foláir dó bheith glic is a phrase I bumped into last Sunday morning – the morning after the night before. For the night b(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a first half try despite the attentions of Matthieu Voisin and Maxime Machenaud of Racing 92. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 22 Racing 92 10 Rassie Erasmus knew beforehand that Munster needed to win by 11 points or score four tries to secure a home quarter final.&(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy replaces  Jack McGrath  during the Champions Cup victory  over Montpellier at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Healy has to learn to curb his enthusiasm, even though it’s a natural inclination when disputing a starting jersey on a team where opportunities(...)

Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Racing 7 Munster 32 This was straight out of the Munster away-day manual. Quieten the crowd with a no-frills, low-risk game (...)

Prop John Ryan, in action against Leicester at Welford Road, won his first cap for Ireland against Canada in November. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Ryan hasn’t exactly been an overnight sensation. But at 28, Ryan is enjoying something of a breakthrough season. Finally establishing himself as (...)

Backrow CJ Stander will start for Munster against Leinster on St Stephen’s Day at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

GUINNESS PRO12 PREVIEW Munster v Leinster Thomond Park Monday, 5.30 Live on Sky Sports and TG4. The biggest and best rivalry the league has known(...)

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