In The Media

'NEARLY embarrassing" is not exactly the kind of phrase usually associated with Munster's 2006 Heineken Cup win but it's not difficult to see what Ian Dowling is getting at when he talks of that final victory over Biarritz. The likes of Mick Galwey, Peter Clohessy and assorted others had poured blood, sweat and salty tears into European competition for a good decade, yet here was this young fella from Kilkenny, barely 12 months a professional rugby player and a winners' medal around his neck...

HEINEKEN CUP FINAL: Leinster centre Gordon D’Arcy tells GERRY THORNLEY that to get to where they are today required learning from their ‘crisis of confidence, crisis of character’, among the squad and individually

MEETING IN a café in Donnybrook, you are still struck by his size and you wonder again how on earth this 5ft 11ins, 93kg centre – a pocket rocket if ever there was one – has punched above his weight in the midfield traffic for the last eight seasons against all those...