Peter O’Mahony: Like Simon Zebo, he  has a duty to himself and his family to make the most of a short career at elite level. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Irish rugby has its own little morality play going on. Rather than good and evil it’s a tussle between sentiment and money, although for many it seems(...)

Munster branding featuring  Peter O’Mahony, Simon Zebo and CJ Stander. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This week in Limerick Johann Van Graan spoke about his need for change, the fact that he and his wife made a decision when they were married to trave(...)

RTÉ, TV3, TG4 and eir Sport (who have the capacity to broadcast on a free-to-air basis) could all be in the frame to host the return of free-to-air games after a 12 year hiatus.

The Irish terrestrial television broadcaster who will win the rights to one free-to-air game in each round of the European Champions Cup from next sea(...)

CJ Stander and Conor Murray during Munster training ahead of their Pro12 semi-final clash with Ospreys. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is usually a silver lining when a coach is asked about the health of his squad and begins the answer by saying; “It is very good, and probably i(...)

For the final of 2008 in Cardiff, those wearing red must have numbered at least 60-65,000 of the 74,417 crowd.

The Red Army are back, and it’s good to have them. So say the Dublin hoteliers, restaurants, bars, taxi drivers, tournament organisers et al. When o(...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney believes in his underdogs. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster's Stephen Archer will miss the trip to France to face Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup semi-final on Saturday. The prop coul(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action during Ireland training at Carton House. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

More than a little battered and careworn, and with a dozen or so full internationals sidelined, Ireland unveil their final sel(...)

As stated here many times; when you lose you can deserve praise andwhen you win you can deserve criticism but when you draw it can be most confusin(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty

The final whistle was greeted by an anguished groan that emanated from the bowels of a saturated Aviva stadium. It was a deeply unsatisfactory (...)