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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Leinster

# leinster - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game

The 32-year-old is now in his third season in France, where he has continued to study alongside rugby.

# leinster - Friday 18 July, 2014

Seven of Ireland’s U20 World Cup squad recruited to Leinster academy

Garry Ringrose, Cian Kelleher, Harrison Brewer and Ross Byrne are half of the new first year academy members.

# leinster - Monday 14 July, 2014

Leinster CEO Dawson expects to see more of O’Connor’s personality

The Australian secured a Pro12 title in his first year in charge, but there may be more to come in terms of style.

# leinster - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Leinster excited by Douglas and Madigan as Cullen’s influence continues

Head coach Matt O’Connor is feeling positive about avoiding second season syndrome.

# leinster - Saturday 12 July, 2014

‘You’ve got to keep fighting’ – Luke Fitzgerald remains unfulfilled

The 26-year-old is hopeful of playing again in September after an operation on his groins and abs.

# leinster - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success – O’Brien

The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.

Here’s everything you need to know about the RDS redevelopment

Leinster’s home ground will see its capacity increased to 25,000 by 2017.

Leinster announce plans to expand RDS to 25,000 capacity

A budget of €20 million has been set for the redevelopment of the Dublin stadium.

# leinster - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.

Finalists Leinster and Glasgow meet on opening weekend of new Guinness Pro12

The first inter-provincial clash will feature Connacht v Leinster a fortnight later, with Munster visiting the champions in early October.

# leinster - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Ireland U20s prop Coulson joins Grenoble’s growing Irish legion

The loosehead won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup with St. Michael’s in 2012.

# leinster - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# leinster - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘Do I want to be a pro? Hell yeah!’ Devin Toner reaping benefits of seeds sewn long ago

The Meathman helps us chart his rise and rise from hurling in Castleknock to World Cup 2015.

# leinster - Monday 30 June, 2014

Leinster to take on Ulster in pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium

The two provinces will renew their rivalry on the 30th of August.

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How to: predict athlete injuries (and make a business) from big data

A county Dublin start-up is helping hyper-competitive sports teams get insights and competitive from a mass of information.

# leinster - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Down notch dominant win over Leitrim to advance in All-Ireland qualifiers

Conor Laverty led a fine display of scoring from the Mourne County.

# leinster - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Kilkenny to meet Dublin in Leinster minor hurling final after overcoming Laois

The Cats now have a chance to avenge the defeat they suffered by 11 points earlier this season against Dublin.

# leinster - Friday 13 June, 2014

From Business ETC ‘In 2012 I lost my job, got a cancer diagnosis and started a business – now I sell to the LA Lakers’ What I Learned

‘In 2012 I lost my job, got a cancer diagnosis and started a business – now I sell to the LA Lakers’

Dave McGeady’s nutrition company has managed to stand out from the crowd and appeal to athletes like Rory McIlroy by focusing on product, not marketing.

# leinster - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster

The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.

# leinster - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ulster in pool of death as Munster face trips to Sarries and Clermont

Mark Anscombe and Anthony Foley have been handed excitingly tough groups for the Rugby Champions Cup.

Munster and Ulster handed daunting pools in first-ever Rugby Champions Cup

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup.

Explainer: How will the pool draw for the Rugby Champions Cup work?

Leinster, Munster and Ulster are set to learn the identity of their opponents in today’s draw.

# leinster - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on Leinster’s season and the world of Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’.

# leinster - Friday 6 June, 2014

Analysis: Offloading is a thrilling spectacle but high risks involved

We use GIFs and videos to look at Glasgow’s passing out of contact in the Pro12 final against Leinster.

# leinster - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

5 Irish players forced to retire from pro rugby far, far too early

It’s a brutal game and the provinces were severely weakened by the early departure of these five players.

# leinster - Friday 30 May, 2014

Analysis: Glasgow’s defence poses a direct challenge to Leinster’s crown

Matt O’Connor’s side will need to be at their attacking best to break down the most effective defence in the Pro12.

‘There has been genuine growth in the group’ – Leinster coach Matt O’Connor

The Australian points to the fact that Leinster now have a ‘broader’ group heading into next season.

# leinster - Thursday 29 May, 2014

‘Imitation is the best form of flattery’ – Kearney ready for Leinster-esque Warriors

‘Any time you play in a season and you don’t win trophies, it is a failure.’

# leinster - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster’s defence in positive direction

Using GIFs and screenshots, we examine how Matt O’Connor has gone about changing the Leinster ‘D’.

‘It’s all about what you do every day’ – Heaslip focused on processes

The No. 8 says losing against Glasgow would not make Leinster’s season a failure.

# leinster - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

O’Connor can see ‘merit’ in handing Leinster’s 12 shirt to Ian Madigan

Mike McCarthy may return from a calf injury, as the head coach gets set for tough calls in the back row, front row and halfbacks.

This video should get you pumped up for Leinster’s Pro12 final against Glasgow

Slow-mo shots of Brian O’Driscoll delivering team talks to his Leinster teammates? We’re sold…

# leinster - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Cheating, Munster’s coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also picked out articles on Marco Materazzi, Louis van Gaal and a fictional 1994 World Cup.

# leinster - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Wasps complete the 20-club line up for the first Rugby Champions Cup

The Premiership side were deserved winners against Stade Français in a two-legged play-off tie.

# leinster - Thursday 22 May, 2014

‘It’s scary to see players in that condition going back out to play’

Fergus McFadden and Brian O’Driscoll were subbed off after knocks to the head against Ulster last weekend.

# leinster - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Leinster’s Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear Acl

Leinster’s Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear

More positively, Brian O’Driscoll and Fergus McFadden are due back in training on Thursday.

Leinster confirm signing of Wallaby lock Kane Douglas

The 24-year-old Australian is believed to have committed to a two-year deal with the Pro12 finalists.

# leinster - Sunday 18 May, 2014

‘You don’t win trophies just because you’re a nice bunch of guys’ — Johann Muller

The outgoing captain says that only experience of big games can help his side become a more clinical outfit.

Leinster win over Ulster down to experience and strength in reserve, says Heaslip

The number eight says Leinster regrouped and focused on their ruck technique before the end of the first half.

# leinster - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Update: O’Driscoll facing scan after suspected concussion in Pro12 semi-final

The legendary centre was taken off after tackling Iain Henderson, but Matt O’Connor insists he will ‘be fine.’

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