Rob Kearney

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James Cronin in action for Munster against Saracens. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This is the worst time imaginable to have tested positive for a banned substance. There is no sport to turn the page. No arrival of cheating Saracens (...)

Rob Kearney may well have played his final game for Leinster. File photograph: Inpho

Some guys get all the luck, or at any rate the perfect farewell. Brian O’Driscoll, obviously, signed off his Test career in the Aviva Stadium with tha(...)

Leinster were due to meet Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

No team had set up a more rewarding and lucrative finale to the 2019-20 campaign than Leinster, unbeaten as they were after 19 wins in 19 competitive (...)

Rob Kearney and Jonathan Sexton celebrate winning the Grand Slam after the win over England at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He’s one of Ireland’s most decorated players of all time. He’s arguably, perhaps even inarguably, Ireland’s greatest fullback ever. Yet, although he c(...)

The Leinster Schools Cup finals have been postponed due to coronavirus. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Getty

Keeping up with the petitions It is difficult to keep up with the petitions. First came the petition that demanded the Leinster Schools Cup finals to(...)

The Rory Best autobiography reads like yet another jigsaw piece in the history of Irish rugby. Photograph: Inpho

Latest jigsaw piece in Irish rugby history When writing a book the retired athlete always arrives at the same crossroads: empty your soul onto the pa(...)

 Keith Earls after  scoring his try against England in 2010. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland have travelled to Twickenham in the middle round of the Six Nations on three previous occasions and, in their own way, they have been landmark(...)

Dancing with the Stars: Fr Ray Kelly and Kylee Vincent in rehearsals before the show. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Dancing wih the Stars has been a ratings juggernaut for RTE since it first aired four years ago. But what's it like to put an episode together(...)

Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Hadleigh Parkes during Ireland’s win over Wales. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

As someone who coached England for four years and is now in his fourth year coaching Leinster, Stuart Lancaster is better placed than most to run the (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell watches his players warm-up ahead of the Six Nations  match against  and Scotland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Three months after departing, Joe Schmidt is receiving an unjustifiable amount of blame for the state of the Irish national team. Andy Farrell and hi(...)

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