Rob Kearney

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Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll celebrates his try against Toulouse in the   Champions Cup semi-final in 2011. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Just as in football a Manchester City and Liverpool European final might have pleased their British and Irish fans, but not many outside of those grou(...)

Munster fans at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. We can be very certain that Munster fans will indeed come back for more even if the pain of Saturday never actually subsides. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s rare enough that you’d have any sympathy with those wackadoodles who habitually complain about there being too much sport on telly because, as we(...)

Leinster’s  Hugo Keenan. ‘With the squad we have, looking back on the last year and the year before, we were hugely disappointed not to go on and win it. All the focus is on this year.’  Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

There is nowhere to hide for full backs in modern rugby union. If they cannot soar like single-minded salmon to claim a high ball under intense pressu(...)

New Zealand played the USA Eagles at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland  last October in front of a crowd of around 40,000. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

A letter from Joe Biden to Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby, was part of a finalised World Cup package submitted by USA Rugby in its bid to host(...)

The All Blacks perform the Haka before their clash with Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, on November 13th, 2021. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

As a player you sometimes need to be reminded to savour every positive moment on a pitch because you never know when it might be your last. Regrets an(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki and Cian Healy celebrate winning the Triple Crown with their sons Andronicus Junior Papamau and Beau. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There was a bit of a Gordon Gekko-ish feel to Super Saturday. For those of a certain vintage, and we’re talking severely wrinkly here, winning a Tripl(...)

 ‘I’m storting to wonder is Budapest even a place?’

So I’m sitting at the deportures gate and I’m as giddy as pint number seven. We all are? We’re waiting for our flight to board and the atmosphere is a(...)

“That cat hadn’t done anything wrong,” he added, a line that none of us - and be honest here - ever anticipated hearing on Sky Sports Super Sunday.  Photograph:  AMA/Corbis via Getty Images

“Sometimes, maybe, God’s on your side,” said Kilcoo’s Eugene Branagan when TG4’s Micheál O’Domhnaill asked him to explain, for all that’s good and hol(...)

Hugo Keenan in action for Ireland against New Zealand in the autumn international series at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The clear blue sky backdrop to Hugo Keenan’s profile at the Irish team base in Portugal was a moment’s throwback to a previous life. It could have bee(...)

Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien salutes the crowd after his try-scoring exploits against Bath. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster are the most heavily represented team on the longlist of nominees for the 2022 EPCR European Player of the Year, with three players named, Ca(...)

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