THE boys in blue put on a brave face following their disappointing defeat against Toulouse this weekend, when they stepped out for a night on the tiles at celebrity hotspot Krystle nightclub.
The Diary can reveal that members of the Leinster team, including Brian O'Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Jamie Heaslip, jetted straight back from France on Saturday evening, in time to hit the Harcourt Street haunt to drown their sorrows, after missing out on a shot at taking the Heineken cup home for the second year in a row.
The group were given their own cordoned off area in the venue's VIP section to relax and unwind, with many of the players returning to the popular club for a second night on the trot on Sunday.
Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll insisted however that the group will be back on the pitch this week as they turn their attention to winning the Magners League.
Meanwhile, newly single Citywest heir PJ Mansfield was spotted partying hard again this weekend, safe in the knowledge that he would not have to endure any awkward encounters with his estranged wife, Andrea Roche, who was away in Marbella with her new beau, Rob White.
PJ was spotted making the most of his newfound freedom with pals at Krystle on Sunday night.
Other revellers spotted partying at the venue included Assets model, Leah O'Reilly who celebrated her 26th birthday with a posse of pals including Louise Kavanagh, Karena Graham, Hayley Ryan, Daniella Moyles and Kerri Ingram.
Comedian Patrick Kielty and Jim Corr were all seen enjoying the festivities at the celeb hotspot.