Ben Healy starts at outhalf for Munster in Saturday night’s Heineken Champions Cup game against Castres at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Munster v Castres, Thomond Park, Saturday, 8pm – Live on BT Sport As the Covid storm clouds gather, Munster’s biggest crowd a(...)

Peter O’Mahony celebrates after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After giving his all and an 80-minute tour de force to rank with any he has given in his red-shirted career, the Munster captain Peter O’Mahony hailed(...)

Munster academy manager Ian Costello talks with Tadhg Beirne, Chris Farrell, Peter O’Mahony, Joey Carbery, and Conor Murray  during Munster’s training session at UL on Friday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champions Cup Pool B: Wasps v Munster, Coventry Building Society Arena, Sunday, 3.15pm – Live on BT Sport Well then, no matter happens, and as is usu(...)

Johann van Graan: ‘ We’re a strong group of people and that’s the beauty of Munster Rugby – it’s built on our community’. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster have confirmed that an unspecified number of the 34-strong travelling party which have been in isolation since they returned from Cape Town to(...)

Ireland international centre Chris Farrell has returned to training for Munster ahead of their Champions Cup opener away to Wasps. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As they continue to manage three separate groups – those who stayed in the high-performance centre, those who returned from South Africa and those who(...)

Young Munster fullback Patrick Campbell is one of a number of Munster academy players set to  be registered for their European Champions Cup campaign after EPCR changed its rules. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster’s chances of fulfilling their opening Heineken Champions Cup pool game against Wasps in Coventry on Sunday week have been greatly enhanced by (...)

Munster’s Champions Cup fixture against Wasps is in dount despite the majority of the squad returning to Ireland on Wednesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What is the latest news regarding Munster’s return from South Africa? After 11 increasingly fretful days in South Africa, the 34 members of the origi(...)

Man of leisure: Patrick Campbell in 1939, a former Irishman’s Diarist. Photograph: The Irish Times

Among the audience at a play in Dublin Port recently, or so I imagined, was the ghost of a former Irishman’s Diarist, Patrick Campbell.  Betwee(...)

Evan Cusack of Young Munster celebrates against Shannon. Photograph: Ben Whitley/Inpho

Evan Cusack kicked 14 points as Young Munster survived a flurry of yellow cards to defeat Cork Constitution 24-17 at Temple Hill. Munsters had four pl(...)

Frequent visitor to Ireland during the Emergency? German second World War U-boat. Photograph: iStock

It was a persistent rumour of the war years, popular with the Irish government’s critics in Britain, that German U-boats refuelled regularly along Ire(...)

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