Ireland’s Cian Kelleher had an outstanding game against New Zealand. Photograph:  David Rowland/Inpho/Photosport

New Zealand U-20 45 Ireland U-20 23: It was half a match too far for a battered and beleaguered Ireland team that once again demonstrated cameos of ri(...)

South Africa’s Victor Matfield: will win a record 112th cap against Wales in Nelspruit on Saturday. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty

Mike Ruddock has made a number changes to his Ireland Under-20s side for tomorrow’s third place play-off at the IRB Junior World Championship. Jack O’(...)

Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)

Leinster’s Peader Timmins returns at blindside flanker for Ireland in Sunday’s IRB Junior World Championship semi-final against England in Auckland. Photograph:    Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Ireland under-20 coach Mike Ruddock has made three changes to his side for the IRB Junior World Championship semi-final clash against defending champi(...)

 Ireland’s Jack O’Donoghue will be hoping to lead the team into the semi-finals. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made four changes to the Ireland team for their World Under-20 Championship Pool defining game against Fiji at the QBE (...)

 Garry Ringrose looks to avoid traffic Ireland’s 37-21 win over in Wales. Photograph: Simon Watts/Getty Images

Ireland’s 35-21 victory over Wales this morning coupled with New Zealand losing to South Africa leaves Mike Ruddock’s side on the cusp of qualifying f(...)

 Ireland’s  Alex Wootton starts on the left wing against Wales. Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made two changes to the starting team for tomorrow morning’s (live at 6.35am on TG4) Under-20 World Championship game a(...)

 Ashley Young is challenged by Sebastien Bassong during the match at Carrow Road. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Norwich 0 Man Utd 1: Danny Welbeck’s opportunist second-half goal proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at Norwich.With England forward W(...)

Arsenal will give a fitness test to midfielder Aaron Ramsey before their match at Swansea

Barclays Premier LeagueSaturday, September 28thAston Villa (13) v Man City (3)Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful a number of his key players wil(...)

Blackrock centre Gary Ringrose makes his break to score a try in the first half at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The passing of the mantle will have to wait. Blackrock College remain the dominate rugby school in Leinster. Perhaps even the world. Jus(...)