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England’s Jess Breach is tackled by  Ireland’s Megan Williams during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 7 England 51 In front of a record home crowd of 4,637 at Donnybrook, Ireland began their Women’s Six Nations campaign with a heavy defeat to (...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose in full flight against the USA at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 54 USA 17 When you know how to win, you know how to win. Ireland haven’t always had it easy this November, but invariably have found way(...)

Johnny Sexton: “He throws himself into the front line, and he is 93kg and he makes sure that if people are coming down his channel, they know he is there,” says Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia v Ireland,  AAMI Park, Melbourne, Saturday, 8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time (Live on Sky Sports) No two rugby games are ever the(...)

Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

15. Rob Kearney (Ireland). Photograph: All photos from Getty Images

IRELAND 15 Rob Kearney Age: 30 Height: 6’1” Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Caps: 71 Points: 67 Aerially excellent, he is going to be tested more severely(...)

Ireland players applaud as Peter O’Mahony arrives late for team photograph at the Captain’s Run on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Follow that! To an entirely new team falls the impossible task of emulating in any way, shape or form, the historic and remarkable if somewhat over(...)

Former Irish cricket captain Isobel Joyce: smashed 12 boundaries in an undefeated 62. Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty

Ireland beat South Africa by seven wickets to claim a fully deserved consolation win in the fourth and final women’s ODI at The Hills yesterday. Form(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best: “We’re better prepared. We have faith in the guys that are here.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In times past, a tour-ending seasonal finale, particularly to a mammoth one like this, would have looked decidedly daunting. For starters, there isn’(...)

Joe Schmidt: “We’re going to have to make sure that we don’t allow them quite as much latitude to get that go-forward through that contact area.” Billy Stickland/Inpho

All to play for but, all things considered, tomorrow’s third test in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium appears to the biggest ask of the three for Irela(...)

Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016Training at Cape Stadium in Capetown 6/6/2016Quinn Roux during trainingMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

As expected Joe Schmidt has dipped into his squad for Saturday’s second test here in Johnessburg. In an interesting and exciting selection, all told (...)

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