DONAL LENIHAN: Munster and Leinster facing very different reverse challenges next weekend

Irish rugby can do no wrong at the moment, with wins across the Heineken Champions Cup pools for Ulster and Leinster while Connacht accounted for Perpignan in the ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Weighing up the Chris Farrell factor

If Peter O’Mahony goes on to win another 50 caps for Ireland, bar winning the World Cup itself, he will find it difficult to experience a personal moment to ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Beirne, Conway, Addison shine brightly in Ireland's World Cup audition

As a sign off to what has proved a remarkable year for Irish rugby, this largely back up Irish side couldn’t have done much more.

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DONAL LENIHAN: Lion-hearted Rebels with a cause

For more reasons than one, Dublin was the place to be last weekend, writes Donal Lenihan

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DONAL LENIHAN: We are entitled to dream a little... the World Cup can’t come soon enough

Games as eagerly anticipated as Saturday’s clash of Ireland and New Zealand rarely deliver on the expectation, but this was special, another one of those I ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Ireland V New Zealand a global showdown that will be brutal and intense

Inside the game: Donal Lenihan looks at the key areas that could tip tonight's test match one way or the other.

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DONAL LENIHAN: No ambush. No excuses. This Test will be decided on merit

No sooner had the plane carrying the New Zealand squad from Heathrow taxied to its arrivals slot at Dublin Airport the shadow boxing kicked off.

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DONAL LENIHAN: New Zealand will improve, but so will Joe’s Ireland

With the much anticipated New Zealand test looming large in the background, the opening international of the November Guinness Series always had a bit of a matinee ...

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