Mick Dawson

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Australia coach  Michael Cheika   in 2009 when he was head coach of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Cheika remains a well-liked figure hereabouts and the feeling works both ways. He still makes fairly regular sorties back to Ireland and an up(...)

Mick Dawson: “The schools system is fantastic but also there are an awful lot of other kids outside the traditional rugby playing schools who are playing rugby.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Leinster Rugby are set to open the first of what it hopes will be five centres of excellence throughout the province in Donnybrook next month. The 6(...)

Aircoach managing director Dervla McKay with Leinster Rugby head coach Leo Cullen (left),  chief executive Mick Dawson and players Caelan Doris and Barry Daly. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile

Aircoach has extended its deal as official coach supplier to Leinster Rugby, with the private bus and coach operator unveiling a branded bus to mark t(...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

World Rugby  Player of the Year  Johnny Sexton and Ireland  captain Rory Best, with the  Team of the Year award, at  the World Rugby Awards  at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco. Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

It dragged on interminably, like some of these more self-indulgent award ceremonies can do. Of course, the more preening and opulent, the more boring (...)

Guy Easterby: “We want our players to play for Ireland. That is the absolute key to what we do and Leo [Cullen] has been an incredible driver of that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If the history of Leinster, volume three, represents the current reawakening, volume two has to be the moment they embraced actual professionalism. L(...)

Leinster in action against Montpellier in the Champions Cup last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Leinster host Edinburgh this evening at the RDS it will be their 151st match at the ground they have long since become accustomed to calling home(...)

At the announcement of Leinster Rugby’s partnership with BearingPoint are, from left,  Leinster Rugby players Rob Kearney, Robbie Henshaw and Seán O’Brien.

Connacht Rugby has lined up Irish company Future Ticketing as its official online ticket sales partner. The province announced the deal ahead of the (...)

Jamie Heaslip lifts the Heineken Cup after the win over Leicester at Murrayfield in May 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will walk on the pitch before Leinster v Saracens. “Mick Dawson told me this morning they are at just south of 50,000.” Imagine they b(...)

Leinster hope to complete the redevelopment of the RDS by September 2020. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Luke McGrath, Sean O’Brien and Rhys Ruddock could all be available for selection for Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens at the Av(...)

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