Ireland’s captain Nicolas McCarthy ahead of their RBS Under 20 Six Nations match against England. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Ireland Under 20s have named an unchanged team from that which excelled against France two weeks ago for the challenge of England, where another brui(...)

Clontarf vs Terenure College - Tempers flare off the ball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With four rounds to go in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, leaders Lansdowne remain in pole position for a home semi-final despite losing a cracking ga(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Ulster Bank League Division 1A, Belfield Bowl, UCD vs Clontarf - UCD’s Jordan Coughlan and Anthony Ryan of Clontarf. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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 over UCD in Ulster (...)

Blackrock’s Caelan Doris offloads to Roghan McMahon during their Leunster Schools Senior Cup tie against Terenure College. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Blackrock College 39 Terenure College 11 As floodlights, combined with the new 4G pitch, ensured the skill levels of both sides shone into Su(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “I don’t know of any positive results during my time . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s certainly a debate now. Joe Schmidt has responded to growing comment about supplement abuse in rugby union by highlighting the lack of evidenc(...)

Blackrock captain Nick Timoney lifts the Senior Cup last March. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

A very distinct pattern has emerged in Leinster schools rugby with Blackrock or St Michael’s College constantly leading the way. In 2015 St Michael’s (...)

The Department of Education: it gives no financial support to private primary schools to cover the cost of teacher salaries and capital expenses

Terenure College Junior School, an independent fee-paying primary school in south county Dublin, is to close in 2018, after over 150 years in busines(...)