Dear Leinster Supporter,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your incredible support of the team over the course of the last year.

We face into another huge challenge against an in-form Ulster side this weekend knowing that we will need to be at our very best to get the right result. 

The support that you have given the time over the month of December has given each of us an enormous lift and it is something that the players frequently talk about. Seeing the colour and hearing the songs from the stands and terraces gives the squad enormous strength and inspiration. 

You sacrifice an enormous amount to support us and there is a clear focus from within to do our utmost to represent you in the most honest way possible every time we pull on the blue shirt.

I was pleased with our back-to-back victories in the Heineken Cup, but our focus now switches to three huge Magners League games and the chance to push back up the league table over this Christmas and New Year period.

I would like to wish each of you and your families a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

I look forward to seeing you in the RDS on St. Stephen’s Day.

Best wishes, 

Leinster Coach