Sean O Brien

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Leinster hope to complete the redevelopment of the RDS by September 2020. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Luke McGrath, Sean O’Brien and Rhys Ruddock could all be available for selection for Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens at the Av(...)

Nine Irish players have been included in our team of the tournament. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

When it comes to picking the team of the tournament there’s a temptation to pick 15 Irish players. Their collective performance in winning five from f(...)

Ultan Dillane and Tadhg Furlong during a maul at Ireland’s training session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s surely a measure of how much Ireland have progressed and England regressed that whereas Joe Schmidt has made only change to his starting XV, Eddi(...)

Eoghan Clarke during the captain’s run at Donnybrook. The player  has been promoted to start against England. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

England U20 v Ireland U20, Ricoh Arena (8.0, live on RTE 2, Sky Sports) Last season Ireland came within a whisker of denying England a Grand Slam bef(...)

Rob Kearney is tackled by  Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn: The fullback has played a key role in four championship wins plus a Grand Slam. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Take a bow Rob Kearney, and Rory Best. As the only survivors from the 2009 Grand Slam squad, these two have also been ever-presents in all three ensu(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose fends off Jonny Gray of Scotland in Saturday’s Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

As Grand Slam dreams tiptoe into the Irish consciousness, the vital and timely return of Garry Ringrose could still prove so cruel. He was limping at(...)

 Ireland players celebrate after Sean Cronin scored their side’s fourth try during the victory over  Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

All roads lead to Twickenham now alright. History beckons, and so too a form of rugby immortality. For the first time ever, an Irish squad will trave(...)

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 14th hole at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course during the pro-am at the Valspar Championship. Photo: Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP

What’s on? It’s a seriously busy weekend of sport with Six Nations rugby, a Premier League programme which includes Manchester United v Liverpool, Al(...)

Sean O’Brien: has returned from injury and will captain Leinster against the Scarlets in Wales. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Scarlets v Leinster, Parc y Scarlets 7.35pm (Live Sky Sports) Storm Emma may have aided Seán O’Brien in his quest to play against England in the fin(...)

Leinster’s Bryan Byrne, Garry Ringrose and Ed Byrne arrive for their encounter with Southern Kings last month. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Brothers playing together in Leinster is nothing so rare as Siberian blizzards in March. The current rhyming couplets are the Kearneys, Rob and Dave (...)

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