Jerry Flannery

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Munster’s Alby Mathewson: he will make his debut as a short-term cover for the sidelined Conor Murray. Photograph: Getty Images

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.35pm (Live on Eir Sport) It’s still September. The season is still in its teething stages. There are anot(...)

Conor Murray at  a Munster training session in Limerick on September 17th. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Conor Murray is on course to become the highest paid player in Irish rugby history. That would mean an annual salary of around €800,000 when the natio(...)

Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray’s last match was against Australia on June 23rd, almost exactly three months ago. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The lack of disclosure about the nature of injuries to Irish rugby players will become more prevalent in a new era of athletes taking ownership of the(...)

Cian Healy: ‘It’s more enjoyable. It’s a more talented game now. There’s so much focus on skill and being tactically able to break teams down.’ Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A throwaway line. But, as a crisp analysis of how Cian Healy has remained relevant to Joe Schmidt and Irish rugby, Monday’s thought may be one for the(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 match against Ospreys in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 49 Ospreys 13 It took just 21 minutes for Joey Carbery to endear himself to Munster fans in his first Guinness Pro14 start at Musgrave Park o(...)

Maximum Media founder Niall McGarry is aiming is to build a “€100 million business”.

Maximum Media, the digital media group that owns brands including Her.ie and Joe.ie, has struck a major funding deal to finance rapid expansion in th(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is tackled by  Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock as  Tadgh Furlong closes in during Saturday’s  Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

At face value, Munster’s season looks like a case of the same ol’ same old. Where last season it was a semi-final defeat followed by one in a final, t(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray and Joey Carbery celebrate after Ireland beat England to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham. Photo: WIll Oliver/EPA

Joe Schmidt said he didn’t dare to dream in advance of the game but he no longer has to deal in the hypothetical as his Ireland team claimed a third G(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

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