Billy Holland at Munster rugby squad training in UL, Limerick on New Year’s Eve.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: The Sportsground, Galway. On TV: Live on TG4, EirSport 1 & Premier Sports 2. A war(...)

Ian Keatley takes the number 10 jersey for the visit of Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Racing 92, Thomond Park, 5.30, live on Sky Sports Arena  Even by the rather grand benchmark established by Munster’s European Cup Satu(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell offloads as he is tackled by Leinster ’s Josh van der Flier and Robbie Henshaw at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 23 Munster 17 For a team that never led and rarely threatened to do so, Munster could nonetheless take plenty from this game and certainly, (...)

Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne celebrates with Jaco Taute after scoring a try against Newport Gwent Dragons. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, 7.35pm (TG4) A gritty winning performance from Munster last week against Ospreys, which keeps them at the top of (...)

Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell, above in action against  Racing 92 at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris, returns at openside while and Peter O’Mahony remains at blindside. Photograph: Inpho

Munster can put the Top 14 champions, along with Ronan O’Gara, out of their European misery this evening. Some house cleaning: Tommy O’Donnell retu(...)

Paul O’Connell salutes the fans. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It finally happened. On Sunday afternoon at The Stoop, watching the controlled ferocity of the Munster pack squeeze the life out of Harlequins,(...)

Munster's Tommy O'Donnell is tackled by Harlequins' Danny Care and Nick Easter. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The posturing of the English Premiership clubs and their voluble spokesperson Mark McCafferty won’t go away, and hence, nor will the very real (...)

Casey Laulala celebrates with Simon Zebo after Munster’s victory over Harlequins at The Stoop. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The journey is supposed to be long over, a new generation of Munster men playing the Canterbury way, without all the potions a(...)