Denis Hurley

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Leinster bade farewell to Joe Schmidt, Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa with an entertainingly won double of the Rabo Pro12 and the Amlin Challenge Cup, thereby winning their sixth major trophy in six seasons and the 12th for Irish rugby in eight seasons. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the minds of most Irish rugby supporters, 2013 would be instinctively deemed a non-vintage year. Certainly it was a year of missed opportunities an(...)

Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut for Munster on the right wing against the Scarlets at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro 12 team news: South African winger Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut and hooker Duncan Casey will start his first competitive Munste(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates his winning try on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They shouldn’t call it commentary at all, of course. Lends the act for too much weight, burdens it with altogether more gravitas than it is due. The Y(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates with Stephen Archer and Donncha Ryan after Saturday’s victory over Perpignan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The lesson is thus: The Red Army still possesses the artillery to sack French citadels. Victory in Perpignan on Saturday was the first time Munster su(...)

Donnacha Ryan is put through his paces at training earlier this week. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance for Munster since October when Rob Penney’s side bid for back-to-back wins against Perpignan at the Stade(...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley tackled by Dragons’ Cory Hill  and  Owen Evans. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Dragons 14 Munster 18 Munster retained top spot in the RaboDirect Pro12 but only after Ian Keatley’s boot compensated for a scrappy display against Ne(...)

Donnacha Ryan and Paul O’Connell in action against Edinburgh during the Heineken Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster forward Donnacha Ryan is set to be out of action until the New Year, ruling him out of Ireland’s November internationals and Munster’s cruc(...)

Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick who is an injury doubt for the upcoming international Tests and Chris Henry who has signed a new deal, Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

The Ireland training squad for the November internationals could be released today. The problem finalising the group for Joe Schmidt’s new coaching ti(...)

Munster’s Felix Jones is tackled by Gloucester’s Charlie Sharples at the weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have a number of injury concerns ahead of the resumption of RaboDirect Pro12 duties against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Friday.Fullback F(...)

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