James Ryan

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Limerick manager John Kiely addresses his squad at Croke Park. They face a league final and Munster championship opener against Clare at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In one way, nowhere was an enforced rupture to the intercounty season less welcome than in Limerick. By the end of the league, they were like a race (...)

Jacob Stockdale during Ireland training at the  IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The same hymn sheet is doing the rounds in Ireland camp. “Heads up” rugby being the phrase of the week with Jacob Stockdale and Garry Ringrose empower(...)

Munster back Shane Daly has been named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad. File photograph: Inpho

The winds of change in the Andy Farrell era have, as expected, swept a little stronger through the Irish squad following the announcement of a 35-man (...)

Leinster’s James Ryan runs at  Nick Tompkins of Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Professional sportsmen and women are often said to operate within a bubble at the best of times, and although this has assumed a more literal meaning (...)

Munster’s Ben Healy was the hero on Saturday in Wales. Photograph: Inpho

The 2020/21 season is going well if . . . After watching events unfold at the RDS on Friday we envisaged Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad for Paris conta(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores the first try of the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Dragons at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 35 Dragons 5 At a ghostly RDS Leinster set about exorcising a few demons when beginning their attempt at a fourth Guinness Pro 14 title in a(...)

Rob Kearney, Brad Thorn and Isa Nacewa celebrate after beating Ulster in the 2012 Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the standout features of this dismembered rugby season was when Damian de Allende and RG Snyman appeared in Munster colours. De Allende, a 28(...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Maro Itoje wins a lineout for Saracens during their Champions Cup quarter-final win over Leinster. Photograph: Getty Images

“We-know! We-know!” roared Maro Itoje after Leinster’s umpteenth mistake in the desperate wake of Alex Goode’s lovely break, dummy and try had made it(...)

Maro Itoje celebrates Saracens’ win over Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 17 Saracens 25 Leinster’s season came crashing to earth on a bare, blustery day in the Aviva echo chamber with a first defeat in 26 games, n(...)

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