Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory over Clontarf in the final of the All-Ireland League Division 1A at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork Constitution 28 Clontarf 13 Cork Constitution’s ruthless precision in taking try-scoring opportunities and the capacity to absorb the late withd(...)

Angus Lloyd in action for Clontarf against Lansdowne during the All-Ireland League Division 1A semi-final at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Have boots, will travel. For a 26-year-old, Angus Lloyd has certainly been around the block, the former Leinster under-19 and under-20 scrumhalf this (...)

Munster  head coach Johann van Graan has made seven changes to the squad. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster v Zebre  Thomond Park (7.45, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sports) Jack O’Donoghue will make his first start in his second appearance (...)

Munster backrow Jack O’Donoghue is back in the starting team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash against Zebre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Jack O’Donoghue is back in the Munster team to play Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night (kick-off: 7.45pm). CJ Stander captains the side on his r(...)

Lansdowne’s Oisin Dowling and Martin Mulhall in action against  Dublin University earlier this month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It was business as usual for Division 1A’s leading three clubs, Cork Constitution, Lansdowne and Clontarf, as they all posted home wins on the resumpt(...)

Nick McCarthy has had plenty of exposure to Leinster’s first team – three starts and 18 runs off the bench in 2017/18. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Nick McCarthy is expected to join Munster next season. The 23-year-old scrumhalf would follow the career path of Joey Carbery and Andrew Conway by lea(...)

 Gloucester player Gerbrandt Grobler in action against  Castres on Sunday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Munster are readying themselves for a smash and grab assault from Gerbrandt Grobler as he returns to Thomond Park for the first time since joining Glo(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery  after the Champions Cup match against Exeter Chiefs  at Sandy Park stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A satisfying opening weekend for the Irish in Europe, albeit a decidedly more trying one awaits in round two. Leinster, Ulster and Connacht all won at(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe is congratulated by Ross Byrne after scoring a try during the Pro14 win over Munster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster outhalf Ross Byrne received the man-of-the-match medal principally for a flawless kicking performance in his team’s 30-22 victory over Munste(...)

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