Colin Mcentee

8 results

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

The Ireland team before their Six Nations defeat to Wales at Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

No sooner will the die be cast on the 2018-19 season than the countdown will begin to the World Cup when Joe Schmidt unveils a preliminary squad of 45(...)

Ireland’s Jack McGrath, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong and John Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Traditionally, Ireland’s prop cupboard has been as barren as the supermarket bread shelves in recent days. For 16 seasons of the Six Nations in succe(...)

Girvan Dempsey has been shadowing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Next man sitting the Joe Schmidt refresher course is Rob Penney. Actually, the former Munster coach is hosting Ireland at his NTT Shining Arcs. The (...)

Ireland head coach Nigel Carolan.

Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s, 3.30pm Scottish coach Seán Lineen believes their recent win over Ireland in the Six Nations will have little bear(...)

Martin Moore during last year’s Six Nations game against Scotland. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Marty Moore is proof, were it needed, that the Leinster system, and specifically their Talent Identification Programme, works. The 24-year-old prop re(...)

Under 19 International: Ireland’s Cian O’Donoghue slips the attention of French opponent Lucas Meret. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland 8 France 12 Colin McEntee’s boys came within two minutes of completing a double over France in a second Under-19 International in six d(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)