Claire Molloy

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Joe Schmidt: “We were very quiet before the game. I didn’t sense the same energy levels I would have in November when the All Blacks came.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Psychological warfare is an Eddie Jones delicacy, all the way back to 2003 when he haunted Clive Woodward’s England up until Jonny Wilkinson intervene(...)

Ireland fullback Lauren Delany in action during the  international friendly  against Wales  at  Energia Park in Donnybrook. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland 29 Wales 19 The Ireland Women’s squad stepped up their preparations for the Six Nations Championship with a 29-19 triumph over Wales in an en(...)

England’s Lydia Thompson is tackled by Lauren Delany of Ireland during the autumn international at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England 37 Ireland 15 Lydia Thompson scored a second-half hat-trick of tries as England pulled away from Ireland in the second half of the autumn int(...)

Johnny Sexton with his  Guinness Rugby Writers’ of Ireland Player of the Year Award.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Johnny Sexton was last night honoured as the Guinness Rugby Writers’ Ireland Player of the Year for 2017/18 after a season in which he was the orchest(...)

England captain Sarah Hunter celebrates with team mates after series victory over Canada at Twickenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/File Photo/Reuters

England are to become the first fully professional women’s rugby nation. Twenty-eight players will receive one-season deals from January 2019, with th(...)

Keith Earls with his Irish Players’ Player of the Year 2018 award at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Keith Earls has been awarded the Irish Players’ Player of the Year for 2018 by his fellow players at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards ceremony in Dublin.(...)

England’s Kelly Smith is tackled by Katie Fitzhenry of Ireland during the Women’s Six Nations match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Women 33 Ireland Women 11 Sometimes there’s no shame in defeat. Even if every pass had stuck and Ireland reduced their error count by three q(...)

Louise Galvin: returns to the starting Irish XV for the game against England. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

England Women v Ireland Women, Ricoh Arena, 5.30pm (Live RTÉ 2) Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs has made three changes to his starting line-u(...)

Ciara O’Connor comes in to the Ireland Women’s frontrow for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Wales in Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women’s coach Adam Griggs has made four changes from the side that beat Italy for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Wales at Donnybrook (3pm)(...)

Kathleen Molloy returns to her flood-damaged home at Páirc an Grianán to view the destruction. Photograph: North West Newspix

Eight Donegal families whose houses were devastated in flash floods last August have been told they will not be returning to their homes this year.(...)

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