Luke Fitzgerald

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Glasgow Warriors' Tommy Seymour tackles Charles 
Piutau of Ulster. Photograph: Inpho/Craig Watson

Rugby is all about manipulating defenders to discover space. Take that flawlessly executed try up in Scotstoun last Friday. Iain Henderson is sin-b(...)

Leinster’s Zane Kirchner: “I think Ruan’s got so much love for Ulster and the environment there. It’s like a second home to him.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever about the rugby aspects of the decision, there is also a human aspect to the ending of Ruan Pienaar’s seven-year stint in Ulster. IRFU perfor(...)

Mike Ford at the RDS last January where his side Bath lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mike Ford is among several coaches to hold discussions with Leinster as the province looks for a defence coach to replace Kurt McQuilkin, who has dec(...)

Ronan isn’t happy with me. He says it to me as well – in words that have no place in a magazine like this. “I can smell the thrink off you,” is my san(...)

Former Ireland captian Brian O’Driscoll at the launch of Eir Sport: the company also secured the rights to the under-20s championship and the woman’s World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“We’re setting sport free” was the tagline Eir Sport – Setanta reborn – delivered before informing the Irish public they have locked up the 2019 Rugby(...)

Luke Fitzgerald was forced to retire from rugby last week after a career ravaged with injuries. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald played his last game of rugby, the Pro 12 final at Murrayfield, with no feeling in his left arm and a torn medial ligament in his righ(...)

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The collection of positive Irish soundbites which followed the Champions Cup draw for 2016/17 might be enough for now but growing concerns about the (...)

Louis Picamoles and Johnny Sexton wil meet again when Leinster take on Nortahmpton in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup. Photograph:   Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

There is no obvious ‘Pool of Death’, but the four Irish provinces face a tall order to qualify It is four years since Leinster won the then Heineke(...)

Luke Fitzgerad: suffered a litany of series injuries which curtailed the number of Test caps he won to 35, one more than his dad, Des. Photograph: Alan Betson

Luke Fitzgerald, lost to rugby at 28, was so rare a talent that Leinster signed him to a full professional contract straight from school. Within six (...)

Luke Fitzgerald has won three Heineken Cups, a Challenge Cup and three Pro12 titles with Leinster. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Leinster have this morning confirmed that Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. As a result of (...)

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