Tadhg Beirne

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Leinster’s Ryan Baird competes in the air with Chris Farrell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By now, Johann van Graan can relate to Sisyphus. Another season-defining game, another Leinster 80 minutes to take everyone’s breath away, the Munster(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

Tadhg Beirne returns to Munster duty in Saturday’s Pro14 final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Odd times indeed. When they’ve not been training and playing together, they’ve generally been trying to knock lumps out of each other, and so it conti(...)

Munster’s Gavin Coombes scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Edinburgh at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

If Saturday’s Guinness Pro 14 final at the RDS (5.0) was a season-ending, one-off match, there would be little debate; play the strongest teams and th(...)

CJ Stander and Tadhg Beirne are among the Ireland internationals that returned to training with Munster on Tuesday morning ahead of the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All the indications are that at least seven of Munster’s eight-strong contingent who have returned from Six Nations duty with Ireland will be involved(...)

Granted, a team of the tournament is somewhat premature given the rearranged France-Scotland game next Friday could yet decide the title and alter sel(...)

Against England, Robbie Henshaw carried with purpose, brought his wings into the game and was imperious in his defensive reads. Photograph: Inpho

Two Ireland jerseys, 12 and 13, belong to Robbie Henshaw on the evidence of his form throughout the Six Nations Championship, the only debating point (...)

Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki celebrate Ireland’s 32-18 win over England at the Aviva stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

If there was an ideal time for Ireland to produce their best performance of the tournament, then no better moment than against England at home and on (...)

 Robbie Henshaw was named the Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match. Photograph: Inpho

15 Hugo Keenan - Flawless and super secure under the high ball. Great gather for Sexton’s crossfield kick. A find of the season. Rating: 8 14 Keith (...)

CJ Stander carries the ball during the Ireland captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium on Friday ahead of the Six Nations game  against England. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v England, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 4.45 – Live on Virgin Media 1, ITV 1 or follow on The Irish Times liveblog from 4.15 In keeping with thes(...)

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