Dave Kilcoyne

Kilcoyne keen to hit the ground running

Dave Kilcoyne will re-enter the Munster fray on Friday, eager to carry renewed Ireland momentum into the new season.

Luke Marshall

Marshallhas eyeson more Irish caps

Ulster’s Luke Marshall is built like a tank, has good hands, dancing feet, and carries his 15 stone frame with grace.

Anthony Foley

Foley won’t take risks with Ryan or O’Mahony

Munster welcome back more heavy artillery for Friday’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park, but coach Anthony Foley may have to wait longer than expected for Peter O’Mahony and Donnacha Ryan.

Sean Henry

Connacht facing crisis as key duo out for months

Connacht have been rocked by a massive double injury blow with news that flanker Jake Heenan and hooker Sean Henry are both expected to miss most of the season.

Ruan Pienaar

Pienaar out as Ulster injury hex strikes

Ulster and South African scrum-half Ruan Pienaar is suspected of rupturing the medial ligament in his right knee during the narrow Rugby Championship defeat against the All Blacks at the weekend.


Clontarf unleash firepower to blow gutsy Munsters away

Clontarf 37 Young Munster 19
Clontarf coach Andy Wood was forced to remind his side of their capabilities as they began their title defence with a testing encounter against a spirited Young Munster at Castle Avenue on Saturday.


Belvedere do damage in first-half

Old Belvedere 24 Cork Constitution 8
Last season, Tom Tierney masterminded a last-day victory for Garryowen over Old Belvedere, denying the Dublin club the Ulster Bank League title.