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Mick McCarthy: “We’ll just have to continue doing what we’re doing and see if we can score more goals than we have. But one will do if we don’t let one in.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland v Denmark Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm On TV: RTÉ 2, Sky Sports Mix Having worked its way into just about every other aspect of the mode(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane with  Troy Parrott at training for the game against New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems hard to imagine that the FAI’s managerial succession strategy will provide us with a stranger occasion than Ireland’s game against New Zealan(...)

Unai Emery: the new Arsenal coach could give debuts to Lucas Torreira and Stephan Lichtsteiner.  Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Chelsea play in Dublin for the first time in nearly 30 years this evening when they take on Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium courtesy of the International(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour in action with  Ryan Elias of Scarlets in February 2018. Photograph: Byran Keane/Inpho

Coaching is an alchemy of sports science and art. In the 25 years I have been coaching senior rugby, the science of coaching has improved but the art (...)

Asking the right questions: Peter O’Mahony competing in the lineout. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

I asked on Friday about England’s confidence and Ireland’s perception of same. England won nine lineouts when thrashing Scotland. But what would happe(...)

‘I don’t think beating our chest and roaring and shouting will do us any favours at the weekend’ - Munster head coach   Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Ticket sales may not be in keeping with recent seasons. Munster, especially, are in far from confident or fluent form, and their casualty list has (...)