Dejected Irish players at the final whistle in Parma after Scotland secured a late win the Rugby World Cup European Qualifying Tournament. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

All smiles at Thomond Park and the Aviva Stadium, not least a beaming Simon Zebo after his two-try return, as both Munster and Leinster completed ente(...)

 A disappointed Sam Monaghan after Ireland’s defeat to Scotland in Parma. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Scotland 20 Ireland 18 A ‘hugely disappointed’ Adam Griggs said an underperforming set-piece and a lack of attacking cohesion proved to be the undoin(...)

Liam and Gavin Coombes will line out for Munster against Zebre on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro14 Rainbow Cup: Friday June 11th: Zebre v Munster. Venue: Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma. Kick-off: 6pm Irish time. On TV: Live on eir Sport. No(...)

Ulster take on Connacht at 8.15pm on April 23rd at Kingspan Stadium. File photograph: Inpho

Ulster will host Connacht at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday week - April 23rd - while Leinster will host Munster in a fifth meeting between the two pr(...)

 Alex Soroka will wear the number eight jersey against Zebre. File photograph: Inpho

Alex Soroka starts a game in the Pro14 for the first time when Leinster take on Zebre on Friday at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Kick-off 5.45pm Irish, li(...)

Leinster hooker Rónan Kelleher has scored nine tries in his side’s 24-game unbeaten run, this effort coming against the Ospreys last October. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster will be trying to engineer a 25th successive victory when they face Ulster in the Pro14 final at the Aviva stadium on Saturday night. Their m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the game between Ireland and Italy is something that needs “considerable consideration”.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has raised doubts over whether Ireland’s Six Nations match against Italy will go ahead in Dublin next month due to co(...)

Connacht’s Peter Robb is tackled by Joshua Renton and Renato Giammarioli of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Zebre 5 Connacht 6 A hard-earned one-point win over Zebre was sufficient, if not inspiring, for Connacht to maintain their primary seasonal aim of a (...)

Conor Murray has not featured so far this season. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Conor Murray is back on the Munster matchday squad for Sunday’s Pro14 encounter with Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. Murray’s last competitive ac(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe in action against Edinburgh earlier this month. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss has named Tommy Bowe in a strong Ulster squad to play Zebre on Sunday, the Irish winger is set to win his 150th cap. Bowe is named on the ri(...)

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