Ireland under-20 scrumhalf Charlie Rock makes a break during the seventh place play-off against Scotland at the World Rugby  under-20  Championships at  Zaffanella Stadium in Viadana. Photo: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 17 Scotland 9 Ireland under-20 coach Nigel Carolan says he expects many of this squad to go on and earn full caps in the years ahead and belie(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam is targeting success in the Challenge Cup as a route into the European Champions Cup. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

There are a variety of spellings but the one that appears to make the most sense is Yenisei-STM Krasnoyarsk to give them their full title. That’s the(...)

Ireland U-20’s Josh Murphy is tackled by James Blackwell and Ricky Riccitelli of New Zealand. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland’s new captain, Josh Murphy, says the squad have put the disappointment of the New Zealand loss behind them and are now determined to claim fi(...)

Following defeat to New Zealand Ireland will play Wales in the Under 20 World Cup knockout stages, with the winner progressing to the 5th place play-off. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland will face Wales in the knockout stages of the Junior Rugby World Cup after finishing as runners-up in Pool C. Nigel Carolan’s men can no longe(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • June 11, 2015, 08:34

World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

Roy Moloney tries to shackle New Zealand’s Tevita Li during Ireland’s 25-3 loss. Photograph: Inpho

New Zealand 25 Ireland 3 They gave it everything they had and there was no shame in the loss but like countless Irish teams before them beating New Ze(...)

Nick McCarthy, Gary Ringrose, Ireland U-20shead coach Nigel Carolan and Billy Dardis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is an omen, good or bad, but after enduring scorching heat for their opening round wins, the Irish U-20 squad wrapped up their preparations(...)

Jacob Stockdale returns to the Ireland left wing for the World Rugby U20 Championships Pool C decider against New Zealand on Wednesday  night. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has made four changes to his side for the World Rugby U20 Championship Pool C decider against New Zealand in Viadana on We(...)

Ireland’s Conor Oliver scores their second try against Scotland. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland 24 Scotland 20 The heat in northern Italy is enough of a struggle without Ireland putting everyone through a heart-stopping final quart(...)

Ireland head coach Nigel Carolan.

Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s, 3.30pm Scottish coach Seán Lineen believes their recent win over Ireland in the Six Nations will have little bear(...)