Jack O Donoghue

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Munster’s Simon Zebo celebrates scoring their second try  in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Dragons at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 49 Dragons 6 There were a few inevitable things about this encounter in Cork. Munster were always destined to win against a team that had los(...)

Munster’s Rhys Marshall and Chris Cloete during training. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Dragons, Musgrave Park (Friday, 7.35pm, live on TG4) Quite apart from a vested interest in the outcome Munster supporters will be keen to g(...)

 Munster’s John Ryan makes a break  before being tackled by  Paddy Jackson of Ulster: Munster  were  unbeaten away   in matches immediately after the commencement of European fixtures  during the 2012-2016 period.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The results from the opening matches in European competition this season have been reasonably kind to the Irish provinces. Leinster charged forward wi(...)

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(...)

Cian Healy during Ireland training in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All week professional Irish men meandered Tokyo Metropolis glassy-eyed, barely knowing which end was up. Some dreamed of death and reincarnation as su(...)

Simon Zebo starts for Ireland against japan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes from the starting XV that beat USA 55-19 for Saturday’s first test against Japan (kick-off 6.0am Irish (...)

Ireland players and management pose for a photo with sumo wrestlers at Shikoroyama-beya in Koto-ward in Tokyo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For this dry run ahead of the 2019 World Cup, it’s long established that Paddy Jackson would feature at outhalf against Japan on Saturday at the Shizu(...)

Joe Schmidt: “The door is never closed on a player playing externally. But it becomes a very difficult calculation.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For those who missed the memo, the IRFU policy of not selecting players that venture overseas has hardened. “That’s probably a fair summation,” said (...)

Scarlets secondrow Tadhg Beirne scores his side’s fourth try  in the Guinness Pro 12 Final against Munster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Scarlets 46 Munster 22 This was not the final that had been anticipated, in any way, shape or form. But not alone did Scarlets poop Leinster’s party (...)

 Munster’s Conor Murray made his long-awaited return from injury against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 50 Connacht 14 Almost a year has passed since Pat Lam orchestrated Connacht’s glorious Pro12 final victory, but that now feels a lifetime ago(...)

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