Ireland’s scrum-half Stephen Kerins under pressure during his side’s defeat to France. Photograph: AFP

France Under-20s 34 Ireland Under-20s 13 Ireland’s Under 20’s Six Nations title hopes look to have been lost in Narbonne after being outmuscled by (...)

A second-half try from Aaron Dundon helped Clontarf to a 18-14 win over Terenure on Friday night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork Constitution brought Ballynahinch’s two-match winning run to a shuddering halt by hammering the hosts 38-3 at Ballymacarn Park in Ulster Bank Lea(...)

Ireland’s Will Connors is tackled by Harrison Keddie of Wales during the Under 20 Six Nations clash at Donnybrook. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland Under-20s 24 Wales Under 20s 35 This defeat will smart, Ireland left to reflect on the number of points, 21 or thereabouts, that they (...)

Ireland Under-20  James Ryan in action against a Leinster Development side. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Wales Under-20 Donnybrook, 7.35pm RTÉ 2 The cyclical nature of underage rugby is illustrated by comparing last year’s Ireland U(...)

Lansdowne secondrow James Ryan will captain Ireland under-20 in their opening Six Nations game agaainst Wales at Donnybrook on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has named three of last year’s side for the opening Under-20 Six Nations Championship game against Wales at Donnybrook on (...)

James Tracy and Dominic Ryan take part in Leinster Rugby Squad Training, Rosemount, UCD 25th January. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Amidst a Monday morning of further exodus, an interminably long injury list and a concussive non-concussion, the stain from Leinster’s record defeat i(...)

Conan O’Donnell, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Paul Kiernan at the Ireland Under-20 squad announcement. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan appreciates the cyclical nature of age-grade rugby as in choosing 26 new faces to complement the four returning players from last season(...)

Leinster have confirmed Johnny Sexton did not fails a Head Injury Assessment during the province’s Champions Cup defeat to Wasps. Photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton did not fail the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) he underwent on Saturday at the Rioch Arena, Leinster clarified this afternoon. Sexton w(...)

Nigel Carolan has named his 30-man squad for the 2016 Under-20s Six Nations. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan has named his Ireland Under-20s squad for the 2016 Six Nations. Four players in the 30-man party remain from last year’s competition - (...)

UCD’s Adam Byrne skips past Steve McMahon of Garryowen on his way to scoring their third try of the game in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at Belfield Bowl. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD 45 Garryowen 19 It was business as usual at the Belfield Bowl where Ulster Bank League Division 1A pacesetters UCD swept Garryowen aside in a 45-(...)