David Kilcoyne

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Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery celebrates scoring the opening try with Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Gloucester at Kingsholm. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gloucester 15 Munster 41 So much for another dramatic white-knuckle ride. It might still turn out that way yet, but thanks to Munster’s ruthless effi(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn in a maul during their Guinness PRO14 clash with Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster go into their crunch Heineken Champions Cup game against Gloucester at Kingsholm next Friday night in good fettle and feeling altogether bette(...)

Joey Carbery scores Munster’s  fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 31 It’s a measure of Munster’s heightened respect for Connacht that not only did they arrive in Galway locked and fairly loaded f(...)

Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne with Leinster’s Johnny Sexton at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Amid the euphoria in the home dressing room after ending a hurtful four-game losing run to their nearest and, of late, betters, there was also a palpa(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try against Castres in his side’s 30-5 win   at Thomond Park on Sunday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On another day Munster would surely have translated their superiority into a fourth, bonus-point try or even more. Nonetheless, Johann van Graan decla(...)

 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt at a press conference at Carton House, Kildare: “America aren’t going to make anything easy for us.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

After the Lord Mayor’s Ball and all that. No matter what way you look at this game, everything has conspired to really put it up to this group of Iris(...)

Niall Scannell: is a significant threat to Rory Best as Ireland hooker given his command of the basics and his exceptional ball carrying ability. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The most important player on the pitch is often not the best player on the pitch; elite sport brings its vagaries that require balance in units and te(...)

Garry Ringrose is the only player from the first XV retained for the match against the Eagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As expected, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named an almost unrecognisable team from the one that beat the All Blacks last weekend for this Saturday’s (...)

Ireland’s Sam Arnold during training ahead of the Guinness Series meeting with the USA in Dublin on Saturday. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt is expected to name an entirely new starting XV at lunchtime on Thursday for the final game of this month’s Guinness Series and, indeed, t(...)

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