Leinster coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt was damning in his reaction to the incident involving Paul O’Connell and winger Dave Kearney in last weekend’s PRO12(...)

Ireland’s Brian O'Driscoll sits on the sideline after being sin-binned in the first half of the game against Italy   at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland succumbed to a first defeat to Italy in the Six Nations after an indisciplined afternoon at the Stadio Olimpico when the injury jinx th(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action during Ireland training at Carton House. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

More than a little battered and careworn, and with a dozen or so full internationals sidelined, Ireland unveil their final sel(...)

Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare 11/3/2013Team manager Mick KearneyMandatory Credit �INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The list of 27 Irish players, injured or suspended, over the Six Nations campaign yesterday prompted Ireland manager Mick Kearney to bor(...)

As stated here many times; when you lose you can deserve praise andwhen you win you can deserve criticism but when you draw it can be most confusin(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty

The final whistle was greeted by an anguished groan that emanated from the bowels of a saturated Aviva stadium. It was a deeply unsatisfactory (...)