David Kilcoyne

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at Wednesday’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in  Blanchardstown. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bono didn’t so much sing as test the Irish waters by riffing some new lyrics. Rugby news first: Andy Farrell’s Ireland head to Twickenham with an unc(...)

 Caelan Doris is likely to be restored to the replacements in the only change to the match-day 23. Photo: Inpho

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is likely to be the attitude of Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches when he unveils his starting XV and replacements(...)

Peter O’Mahony celebrates during the Six Nations match against Wales at the Aviva stadium on Saturday. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland 24 Wales 14 As Andy Farrell has maintained all along, and as Johnny Sexton reminded anyone prepared to listen in the aftermath of this hugely(...)

Dan Biggar competes for a ball with Jacob Stockdale during last year’s  Six Nations clash at  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wales won 25-7 to clinch the Grand Slam.  Photograph:Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Kick-off: 2.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell: ‘We’re in a good place, we’re brimming, ready for what we know is going to be a really, really tough game’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As Declan Kidney was wont to say, and he wasn’t alone, you learn more from your defeats than you do your wins. By extension, perhaps you learn more fr(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is upended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Scotland 12 The dawn of the Andy Farrell era yielded a win, which leaves everything else in the shade, if not quite in the manner hoped or(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell during a training session  at the Sport Ireland campus in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

After all most 200 years, one of rugby’s oldest “tenets of faith” still holds solid. If your tight five dominate their opposition, then you will win t(...)

 Munster’s Fineen Wycherley in action against Leinster’s Ross Molony last month in the Pro14. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys, Sunday, Thomond Park, 1pm - Live on BT Sport 3 Events today in Lyon and Sale will determine much of the mood music come kick-off i(...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa celebrates his crucial late try against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 39 Munster 22 The final scoreline hardly tells the tale of this absorbing contest, but then again it was hard to argue with as well. Munster w(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony speaks to his team after their draw with Racing 92. Photograph: Ryan Byrne /Inpho

Draws, by their nature, can never be entirely satisfying and Munster’s sharing of the four match points with Racing was very much a case in point. Mun(...)

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