Jamie Heaslip has been confirmed as Leinster’s new captain. The Ireland and Lions number eight will take over the role full-time after deputising for Leo Cullen for several games last season. Meanwhile, Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has said that Brian O’Driscoll will have a part-time coaching role with the province next season. O’Driscoll has agreed to help new signing Ben Te’o to adjust from Rugby League when he finally moves from Aussie NRL side, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. ======== Meanwhile, Connacht’s injury problems are starting to clear ahead of the start of the new season. Andrew Browne will be out of action for a month after knee surgery while Aly Muldowney and Matt Healy are also going to be out of action for 3 – 4 weeks. Miah Nikora, John Muldoon and Conor Finn all have minor injuries at the moment while Dave McSharry and Nathan White have both resumed full training. Johnny Sexton may sign up for another year at Racing Metro. The former Leinster out half has the option of a third year and according to the Irish Independent he could be close to signing it. Sexton says it will be sorted out sooner rather later.
There’s a busy schedule of pre-Christmas games in the Kerry School Boys and Girls Leagues this coming weekend.With a preview, here’s Padraig Harnett.
Four GPs at the Ashe Street Clinic in Tralee wrote a letter to the Irish Independent calling for the introduction of a free universal...
Transport Minister Shane Ross is putting proposals before Cabinet, which, if adopted, would lead to more expensive fines and steeper penalties.