Ireland U20 captain Nick  McCarthy says the team is “just focused” on Friday’s Six Nations game against England in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Following comprehensive victories over Italy and defending champions France, expectations will be high for the Ireland U20s when they welcome England(...)

 Ireland’s Steven Fitzgerald bursts past  Lucas Meret to score his Six Nations debut try against  France in Athlone. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Ireland U20 37 France U20 20 Swashbuckling back play, a robust carrying game around the fringes and tremendous character in defence were the pr(...)

 Ireland’s Cian Romaine scores a try against Italy in Biella.  Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli / Inpho

Italy 15 Ireland 47Ireland had not lost to Italy in seven previous meetings in the Under-20 Six Nations but they must have feared they were in a for t(...)

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose is one of the talented backs in the Ireland under-20 team to play Italy. Photograph: Inpho.

Under-20 Six Nations Championship Italy Under-20s v Ireland Under-20s Stadio Pozzi Lamamora (Friday, 6.0, Irish time) A five-inch blanke(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

 (L-R) Lorcan Dow, captain Nick McCarthy, head coach Nigel Carolan and Rory Moloney of Ireland U20s. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

The Irish Under 20 team will play in Dublin for the first time since 2005 as an extended squad of 30 players was named ahead of the Six Nations campai(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)

St Mary’s David O’Connor  feels the impact of the tackle from UCD’s Tom Fletcher during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A, match at Templeville Road. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Terenure College were stunned into submission by Ballynahinch this afternoon as the Division 1A leaders were beaten 14-10(...)

Cathal Marsh: kicked seven penalties in St Mary’s victory over Young Munster at Templeville Road. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Old Belvedere were the main movers in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, climbing two places to fifth as Josh Glynn’s impressive 17-point tal(...)

Sam Cronin of Clontarf tackled by James Thornton of Terenure in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, Lakelands Park, Dublin, at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stephen O’Neill’s first-half try was the difference between the teams at Lakelands Park as Terenure College continued their dream start to life in Div(...)