James Ryan: inspirational captain led the successful comeback against England at Kingston Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The rugby narrative of the opening 40 minutes of Ireland’s most recent game in the Under-20 Six Nations against England at Kingston Park in Newcastle(...)

Ireland’s Johnny McPhillips bursts by England’s Jack Singleton during his team’s comeback victory in Newcastle. Photograph: Alex Dodd/Inpho

England U20s 20 Ireland U20s 26 A brave and fearless second half from Ireland earned them a rare win over England in Kingston Park. What looked like (...)

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 - (...)

Ireland under-19s beat France 13-10 in Marcoussis. Photograph: FFR

Ireland beat France 13-10 in the first of two Under-19 internationals between the countries at the French training base of Marcoussis, just outside Pa(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

The Very Rev Matthew Byrne, who has died aged 85

The Very Rev Matthew Byrne, who has died aged 85, was a Church of Ireland clergyman, writer, radio producer, presenter and contributor, artist, lingui(...)