Craig Casey

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The Irish players sing the national anthem ahead of the fifth and final Six Nations match against Wales in Colwyn Bay. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Who knew that the game ‘Connect 4’ could assist a group of young players to socialise, that teenagers can go through dinner without reaching for a mob(...)

Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

Ireland players celebrate after beating Wales in Colwyn Bay to secure the Grand Slam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wales Under-20 17 Ireland Under-20 26 Grand Slam champions; it’s got a nice ring to it. No matter what this group of players goes on to achieve in ru(...)

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(...)

Harry Byrne of Ireland kicks a conversion during the win over Italy. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Lansdowne’s Harry Byrne returns to the Ireland team having missed the victory over France with a hip flexor issue for Friday night’s Under-20 Six Nati(...)

Liam Turner: “All the coaches are really helpful, so I have come on in leaps and bounds in terms of conditioning and rugby knowledge.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Liam Turner rolls his eyes good naturedly and smiles; he knows the question is coming. After all, it’s hard to be inconspicuous having previously worn(...)

Scott Penny celebrates Ireland’s win over France. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was a phenomenal performance from an outstanding young team that yielded a Six Nations Championship crown, the scalp of the world champions and rei(...)

Charlie Ryan celebrates Ireland under-20s win over France. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland Under-20s 31 France Under-20s 29 Ireland were crowned U-20 Six Nations champions for only the second time with a magnificent victory in Cork,(...)

 Ireland’s Liam Turner is tackled by Edoardo Mastandrea of Italy. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Italy

Italy Under-20 14 Ireland U-20 34 Ireland maintained their winning run in this season’s Under-20 Six Nations with a four try, bonus point victory in (...)

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