Ireland coach Nigel Carolan takes training ahead of his side’s opening Pool A match against Wales. Photo: Inpho

If the Ireland Under-20 players didn’t appreciate that things had stepped up a notch or two after arriving in Manchester on Thursday for the World Un(...)

Tomás Quinlan celebrates with team-mates after Ireland defeat Argentina in their Pool C game at the World Under-20 Championships in Parma, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho.

The thin line between success and heartbreak was neatly encapsulated by Ireland debutant Tomás Quinlan when he landed the winning penalty to snatch a(...)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery takes the number 10 slot in Parma in the absence of the injured Ross Byrne. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Coach Nigel Carolan believes his men will be forced to dig deep to get their World Rugby Under-20 Championship off to a winning start against Argenti(...)