Munster’s Ben Healy converts a penalty to win the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

The Munster player’s positive test need not be viewed in a negative light. Training is cancelled so all the plans the coach wanted to put in place thi(...)

Mike Haley is entering his third season with Munster. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The stats would suggest that Mike Haley made more of an impact in his first season with Munster. There were more appearances, more tries and a first, (...)

Conor Murray in action against Leinster. Munster remained blindly committed to the box kick tho little effect at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Let’s look at these Pro14 semi-finals from two wildly contrasting perspectives: the diehard Ulster(...)

Munster’s Damian de Allende is tackled by Will Connors, Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November last year Munster hosted Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup. Despite it being only the second game under a revamped coaching ticket f(...)

RG Snyman training earlier this month at Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next decision for RG Snyman, Munster’s marquee Springbok signing, is where to spend the next “six to 12 months” rehabilitating his torn anterior c(...)

RG Snyman is facing up to a year out with a knee injury he sustained in the early stages of Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

RG Snyman, the marquee Springbok lock, is facing “six to 12 months” rehabilitation on his left knee, said Munster assistant coach Stephen Larkham. “I(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell is awarded the Pro14 man of the match award at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday by his captain Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Inpho

Unique Aviva experience Being inside the empty Lansdowne crater on Saturday night was a first for everyone present. That we could see and hear past t(...)

JJ Hanrahan kicks a conversion during the Pro14 match between Munster and Scarlets at Thomond Park, Limerick in February. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan – whose success as Munster coach appears as reliant on Joey Carbery as Declan Kidney’s was on Ronan O’Gara – has been given all the p(...)

“In the times I’ve been there, and I’ve been there many times, that’s always been the way the locals have treated me.” Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Image

With both of his parents coming from north Lebanon, Michael Cheika has always been proud of his roots and, as a Unicef ambassador for Lebanon in Austr(...)

Johann van Graan says Joey Carbery remains in line to play for Munster at some stage in September after recovering from ankle and wrist surgery. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One of these days Johann van Graan will face the media without being asked about the physical wellbeing of Joey Carbery. After all, apart from the you(...)

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