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Barry Daly makes a break for Leinster against BenettonGuinness at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Barry Daly’s rugby career could bring to mind the popular board game, ‘Snakes and Ladders,’ a volatile sequence of ups and downs. The 27-year-old Lein(...)

 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(...)

JJ Hanrahan: this run of three games triples his number of previous matches at ‘10’ in the Heineken Cup before this season. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has had one of the more curious career stories in modern Irish rugby. Opportunity has finally started to knock for a truly rare talent, w(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen: ‘In certain circumstances, a losing bonus point is not the end of the world.’ Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Northampton Saints v Leinster, Franklin's Garden, Saturday, 1pm (Live Virgin Media, Channel Four and BT Sport 2) After a week of reviews, comment and(...)

 Ireland hooker Sean Cronin  is tackled by Russia scrumhalf Dmitry Perov during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A clash at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

How to frame Ireland’s bonus point win? Yes, a bonus point is what we had hoped for, a result which would lead to a happy camp. But for so much of the(...)

Jacob Stockdale celebrates his first try against Wales. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wales 17 Ireland 22 That was a little more like it. Ireland restored a degree of confidence and momentum from what was a much more hard-earned win t(...)

Only captain Luke McGrath (above) and Scott Fardy are retained from Leinster’s quarter-final against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has vowed his Leinster team will be fully focused on maintaining their momentum and the integrity of the competition for the(...)

 Jordan Larmour fumbles a catch during the international against Argentina  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland 28 Argentina 17 The floodlights were still on and the crowd had only begun to disperse yet one ventures most thoughts had already turned to e(...)

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi with Jordan Larmour practising his catching. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jordan Larmour, James Lowe and Robbie Henshaw return to the Leinster team for the trip to Wales to face the Scarlets on Saturday evening. Leinster w(...)

Leinster captain  Isa Nacewa lifts the  Guinness pro 14 trophy after the victory over Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 40 Scarlets 32 Such are Leinster’s sky-high standards that if one thing gnawed at them over the last two weeks it was that they hadn’t reall(...)

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