Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory over Clontarf in the final of the All-Ireland League Division 1A at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork Constitution 28 Clontarf 13 Cork Constitution’s ruthless precision in taking try-scoring opportunities and the capacity to absorb the late withd(...)

Clontarf’s Matt D’Arcy is tackled by  Tom Roche of Lansdowne during the All-Ireland League Division 1A semi-final at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Clontarf 23 Lansdowne 15 Clontarf proved too strong for defending All-Ireland League champions Lansdowne as they deservedly clinched their place in n(...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

Young Munster’s Craig O’Hanlon is tackled by Lansdowne’s Tyrone Moran during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Skerries teenager Ciarán Frawley converted four of UCD’s five tries and kicked a penalty as they dished out a 36-8 derby defeat to Dublin University, (...)

Cork Constitution’s Jason Higgins and Danny Riordan of Old Belvedre in action during their Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Anglesea Road, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Munster Academy starlet Shane Daly crossed for one try and set up another as Cork Constitution continued their impressive form with a 24-17 win over C(...)

Old Belvedere’s  Willie Staunton slots a late penalty to secure victory over Terenure College at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Old Belvedere have edged their way to the top of the ultra competitive Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Just four points separate the top six sides who(...)

UCC graduate Michael Courtney (24), who moved to Perth, Australia.

Four weeks ago, shortly after finishing his intern year at hospitals in Cork and Kerry, Michael Courtney flew to Perth with a group of close friend(...)