Munster head coach Johann van Graan is looking forward to South Africa’s opening Rugby World Cup game against New Zealand on Saturday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

With Australian Stephen Larkham, Irish manager Niall O’Donovan and South African defence coach JP Ferriera, Johann van Graan’s Munster team could be p(...)

Johann van Graan: “In terms of the playing group, the management and the people involved in Munster rugby we’re going to give it everything we’ve got this weekend.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saturday’s Pro14 semi-final between Leinster and Munster will assuredly hinge largely on how the former react to their first defeat in a European fina(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Jonathan Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan celebrate victory over the All Blacks in 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It just wouldn’t happen today,” Willie John McBride says on a rainy morning at home in Ballyclare as he explains the vast differences between the gle(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: took outright possession of the world record for a head coach in terms of Test matches against Tier 1 countries at Twickenham.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland will celebrate his 100th Test match in charge of the Principality in the Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at (...)

PRO14: Munster’s Darren Sweetnam, Robin Copeland and JJ Hanrahan celebrate after Rory Scannell scored his side’s fourth try against Ospreys. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster coach Johann van Graan says his new squad will have their depth tested massively over the coming weeks, with just fit l(...)

Munster huddle on the pitch in front of tributes to Anthony Foley ahead of last season’s home clash with racing 92. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This week is a poignant one for all in the Munster set-up. It began with the first anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing last Monday and culminates i(...)

Anthony Foley at Munster training  at UL on October 13th of last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The boys have incorporated Axel into a lot of things we do. It’s not something we talk every now and then about, and it’s not something I’m saying to (...)

Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat. But for 15-year-old student (...)

Marino Institute of Education. Image: Google

Student accommodation at Marino Institute of Education in Dublin has been described as “neither clean nor liveable”. Niall O’Donovan, welfare office(...)

Munster Rugby’s  High Performance Centre: the purpose-built facility on the University of Limerick campus cost €15 million. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No excuses now. Munster unveiled their state-of-the-art, €15 million, purpose-built training centre at the University of Limerick yesterday and if the(...)

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