Peter O Mahony

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Leinster’s Jack Conan scores the opening try in the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 15 Proof, were it needed, that there is truly no rivalry in the global game quite like this one. Another titanic, ding-dong battl(...)

According to the official statistics James Ryan  did not miss a single tackle in the five European Champion Cup matches in which he started and the four when introduced as a replacement. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Devin Toner is occasionally hidden-in-plain-sight on a rugby pitch, eclipsed by more eye-catching contributions from his team-mates but they are the v(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is confident his side can overturn Leinster in their Pro14 semi-final. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan believes his team can beat the new European Champions Leinster when they meet at the weekend in the semi-final of the P(...)

Incoming Ulster coach Dan McFarland looks to be a good fit for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

That was meant to have been a quiet week; just the Pro14 quarter-final between Munster and Edinburgh, and the Ulster Bank League final featuring Lansd(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn is tackled by Edinburgh’s Jaco van der Walt during the semi-final qualifier at Thomond Park. Kleyn is an injury concern for the semi-final against Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Now that this semi-final play-off is out of the way, presumably another weekend’s break and the prospect of playing Leinster at the RDS in the Guinnes(...)

A dejected Conor Murray leaves the pitch after the European  Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Racing 92 at  Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster’s seasons are defined by their exploits in Europe. Since their run to the 2000 final, it’s been ever thus. Their Holy Grail. Their Magnific(...)

President Michael D Higgins walks out to greet the Ireland team, staff and partners at  Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

President Michael D Higgins hosted a reception in honour of the Grand Slam winning Irish rugby team at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday evening. It was(...)

 Viking Splash Tours, The Rolling Donut, Big Red Cloud, Lolly & Cooks, Murphy’s Ice Cream, Iconic Offices and the Irish Fairy Door Company have all used Linked Finance to raise money. Photograph: iStock

Peer to peer lender Linked Finance loaned more than €24 million to small- and medium-sized firms in Ireland in 2017, almost half of the total funds it(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

Conor Murray shows his dejection after Munster’s  European  Champions Cup semi-final defeat to  Racing 92  at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

For the sixth time in the decade since they last reached a European Champions Cup final, and won, Munster have come up one game short after yesterday’(...)

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