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 Aly Muldowney and Bundee Aki celebrate with John Muldoon after Connacht’s Pro12 win over Leinster. Connacht’s success was built on Pat Lam striking the correct balance between homegrown talent and players recruited from elsewhere.

Remarkably, despite two Irish teams each being one victory away from achieving what no Irish team has ever done before, this cannot be considered a gr(...)

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek has been pleased with how his pack have matched their South African counterparts. Photograph: Inpho

The season that hit a mid-campaign hump in the form of a post-World Cup hangover, has provided an unexpected and unprecedented finale. After Connacht’(...)

Ireland U20 fullback Jacob Stockdale scores the first try of the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against Argentina at Manchester City Academy Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland 37 Argentina 7 The weekend might not have yielded much success for Irish sportsmen on many fronts but the Monday blues were buried by a team (...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath stretches to score a try during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against UCD at  Castle Avenue. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Division 1A table toppers Clontarf ran in four tries to see off the semi-final challenge of UCD at Castle Avenue and move a step c(...)

Ireland Under-20  James Ryan in action against a Leinster Development side. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Wales Under-20 Donnybrook, 7.35pm RTÉ 2 The cyclical nature of underage rugby is illustrated by comparing last year’s Ireland U(...)

Lansdowne secondrow James Ryan will captain Ireland under-20 in their opening Six Nations game agaainst Wales at Donnybrook on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has named three of last year’s side for the opening Under-20 Six Nations Championship game against Wales at Donnybrook on (...)

Conan O’Donnell, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Paul Kiernan at the Ireland Under-20 squad announcement. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan appreciates the cyclical nature of age-grade rugby as in choosing 26 new faces to complement the four returning players from last season(...)

UCD’s Barry Daly scores his team’s second try  of the game against Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Division 1A leaders UCD had the measure of local rivals Old Belvedere for the third time in recent weeks, as a three-try salvo steered the students to(...)

Ireland under-20 scrumhalf Charlie Rock makes a break during the seventh place play-off against Scotland at the World Rugby  under-20  Championships at  Zaffanella Stadium in Viadana. Photo: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 17 Scotland 9 Ireland under-20 coach Nigel Carolan says he expects many of this squad to go on and earn full caps in the years ahead and belie(...)

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