Tommy O Donnell

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Rob Kearney during Monday’s Ireland rugby press conference at Carton House. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Usually one of the coolest on the pitch, Rob Kearney felt the nerves coming into Ireland’s match against South Africa with only 80 minutes of rugby in(...)

Bundee Aki and Conor Murray during Ireland training ahead of the November Series opener against South Africa. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Conor Murray has sprung to the defence of Bundee Aki and called some of the coverage and comments on the residency-qualified Irish player as “unfair.”(...)

Jonathan Sexton and Devin Toner in the Ireland huddle ahead of training on Tuesday. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt and his team are already managing several injuries picked up by players this week, although none of them are said to be serious. Leinster(...)

Simon Zebo:  the fullback has announced his departure from Munster, almost certainly to Racing 92, and this may mean he will be excluded from the Ireland squad. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This will tell a tale. As Simon Zebo’s departure from these shores at the end of the season, almost certainly to Racing 92, still reverberates, if the(...)

Munster scrumhalf  Conor Murray slides over to score his side’s first try in the    Champions Cup match against Racing 92 at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Racing 92 7 Cometh the hour, cometh the man. After 60 scoreless minutes, Conor Murray’s charge down and alert finish broke the deadlock, a(...)

Simon Zebo looks to break during Munster’s Champions Cup draw with Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Castres Olympique 17 Munster 17 Fitting end to a chaotic affair. The match officials, in their innate wisdom, decreed that Munster replacement Robin (...)

Ian Keatley in action against Munster.  The outhalf has  improved his  goal-kicking (70 per cent) and found his confidence thus far this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho .

On Saturday, November 18th, 2007, Munster hosted Clermont Auvergne in the second round of the pool stages of the then Heineken Cup at lunchtime. Some (...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner and Peter O’Mahony of Munster compete for the ball during their Pro14 clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster’s satisfaction in winning a contest of this ilk will be tempered slightly by glitches in performance. Dominating territorially and in the pos(...)

Leinster fullback Joey Carbery claims the high ball during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 23 Munster 17 At the end, it was another one-score finale to a Leinster-Munster showdown, yet instead of hammering at the Leinster line, Mun(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack Conan of Leinster battle for the ball. They could also be battling for Ireland number 8 shirt. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Can anyone read Joe Schmidt’s mind before the wounded Springboks come to Dublin on November 11th? Help is at hand. Leinster and Munster crossing path(...)

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