Jimmy O Brien

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Dan Leavy in action on his Leinster return against Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Zebre at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 63 Zebre 8 Dan Leavy had to make do with a few slaps and pats from team-mates rather than the roar of approbation that would have greeted hi(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

The view from the terraces at Fitzgerald  Stadium in Killarney takes in the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It never rains when Kerry are playing in Fitzgerald Stadium. If I have learned one thing above all others in three decades of going to matches in Kill(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird evades a tackle from George Horne of Glasgow on his way to scoring a try. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow 19 A hat-trick for Ryan Baird. Remember the name. This makes it 21 Leinster wins on the trot dating back to last year’s Champion(...)

Leinster’s Tommy O’Brien beats Olly Cracknell of Ospreys to score the opening try in the Guinness Pro 14 game at  The Gnoll in  Neath. Photograph:  Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Ospreys 13 Leinster 21 Even the unusual surroundings of The Gnoll failed to stop Leinster from recording their 12th straight Pro14 victory as Leo Cu(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes for Friday night’s match in Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

There are eight personnel changes and one positional switch to Leinster’s starting XV for their trip to The Gnoll to face Ospreys on Friday night (kic(...)

Caelan Doris offered a man-of-the-match performance for Leinster via his work on both sides of the ball. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 6 Leinster 13 The jubilant scenes at the final whistle of this Guinness Pro14 interprovincial clash offered an insight into the emotion of th(...)

 Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien:  “I’d say I was more of an introvert.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan

As soon as the former England coach settled into Dublin, during the autumn of 2016, he showed Leinster players his own personality profile. They saw (...)

Robbie Henshaw was a late withdrawal from the Leinster side who beat Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will return to training with Leinster this week having been a late withdrawal for their Pro14 league match against Conna(...)

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