Mick Kearney

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Dan Leavy is in line to play his first game of rugby in 18 months in  Leinster’s Pro 14 clash against Zebre at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14: Leinster v Zebre Rugby, Friday October 23rd, RDS Arena, Friday, 7.35pm – Live on TG4, Eir Sport Dan Leavy is poised to return to action for th(...)

‘Now it’s starting to feel exciting again.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Now it’s starting to feel exciting again. Next Monday the Leinster squad will resume training in our Performance Centre in UCD. After three months in (...)

IRFU CEO Philip Browne gave a grim outlook for the financial aspect of sport in the country. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Philip Browne has been IRFU chief executive for 22 years. A big deal gets made about his public comments, like describing the 2007 World Cup catastrop(...)

Johnny Sexton celebrates his winning drop goal in the 2018 Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Lockdown has hardened the mindset of Johnny Sexton. If that is even possible. The Ireland captain turns 35 in July so these lost months matter more to(...)

Bono with the Ireland rugby squad as the build-up continues for the big Six Nations clash  against England at Twickenham.

Ireland’s new English head coach and new backs coach may have both played and coached the country of their birth, but Andy Farrell is endeavouring to (...)

Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty works with prop Andrew Porter during the captain’s run at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Dunne is hardly a soothsayer. An adventurous outhalf during his nomadic career – Leinster, Harlequins, Bath, Leinster again and Connacht – he’s s(...)

 Devin Toner limped off in the Pro14 semi-final on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Devin Toner will miss the Pro14 final due to the knee injury he sustained against Munster at the RDS on Saturday. He sustained the damage in a tackle (...)

Leinster hooker Sean Cronin has been struggling with a calf injury. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster are “optimistic” that Sean Cronin will be available for their Champions Cup final against Saracens later this week. The Irish hooker has been(...)

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 (...)

Johnny Sexton has made only eight appearances for Leinster this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster have been boosted by the return to full training of their talisman, captain and all-time record points scorer Johnny Sexton in advance of Sun(...)

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