Keith Gleeson

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 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

Ireland flanker Keith Gleeson in action against Australia in 2006. Gleeson believes the Wallabies are dangerous but Ireland will prevail in the final  Test.  Photograph:     Billy Stickland/Inpho

Keith Gleeson’s allegiances are firmly with Ireland in his home city of Sydney this week. The Dublin-born, Sydney-reared former Leinster flanker playe(...)

Anthony Foley hands off a tackle from Iain Balshaw at Twickenham in 2004. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Anthony Foley and a couple of other names we all know well were responsible for creating the Munster culture. These men were responsible for building(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

They are grand times indeed when Ireland can beat France by seven points, extend a winning streak to nine games and still not everybody is entirely(...)

Matt O’Connor could have been forgiven a wry smile last Saturday night. Whereas Ulster and Munster had conceded 93 points between them in exiting the (...)

Brian O’Driscoll: the 2002 model

Edited extract of Brian O’Driscoll’s column in The Irish Times on November 11th, 2002. Ireland had beaten Australia 18-9 courtesy of six O’Gara penalt(...)