Ireland Under-20  coach Noel McNamara:. “The boys are aware of the opportunity that’s there. That’s come about by backing themselves. and doing all the right things in the previous rounds.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Wales Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Parc Eirias (Friday, 7.05pm, live on RTÉ 2) Two years ago Noel McNamara, the then Ireland Under-18 coach, spoke t(...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Charlie Ryan, the Ireland U-20 captain. “The first game [against England] the atmosphere was the best I have ever played in. It’s only going to get better for this France game.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v France Under-20, Musgrave Park (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) France, world champions, Six Nations title holders, conquerors of Wales and S(...)

Dylan Tierney-Martin of Ireland under-20. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Italy under-20 v Ireland under-20, Rieti (6pm Irish time; live on Irish Rugby You Tube channel) Victories over England and Scotland see Noel McNamara(...)

Ireland’s Conor Phillips and Cadan Murley of England challenge for the ball during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 35 England Under-20 27 Ireland defied the odds and at times themselves to produce a stunning performance in victory over England at (...)

Clontarf and Galwegians in action at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a progressive development for club rugby a large tranche of men’s and women’s All-Ireland fixtures will be played together on the same afternoon w(...)

Head coach Anthony Eddy talks to the Ireland women’s team during squad training for the  World Cup Sevens at   San Francisco GAA club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Men and Women Sevens teams take to the field at AT&T Park in San Francisco, home to the San Francisco Giants Baseball team, in their r(...)

Michael Silvester is tackled during Ireland’s defeat to Scotland in Perpignan. Photograph: Pascal Rodriguez/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 29 Scotland Under-20 45 The imprecision and morass of errors that pockmarked previous defeats in the tournament resurfaced again as (...)

The Georgia team celebrate scoring a try during their win over Ireland at the under-20 World Cup in France. Photo: Inpho

Ireland under-20 20 Georgia under-20 24 Ireland suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Under-20 World Championship in Narbonne and will now conte(...)

Lansdowne wing Peter Sullivan: he will start for Ireland against Georgia. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Georgia Under-20, Narbonne (5.30pm Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made four changes to the side (...)

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