Clontarf’s Mick McGrath passes three UCD players en route to scoring a try under the posts in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue in  Dublin. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Clontarf 25 UCD 12 Clontarf look the team to beat in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A playoffs after a well-judged 25-12 victory at home to UCD on (...)

Clontarf’s Dermot O’Meara tries to slip the attempted tackle of Galwegians’  Barry Lee during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against Galwegians at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Clontarf maintained their presence at the top of Division 1A, holding off a strong second-half challenge from Galwegians (...)

Dan Trayers scores Cistercian’s second try in the semi-final against Newbridge. Trayers in the main man in the lineout for Roscrea. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With a completely unforeseen pairing in Cistercian Roscrea and Belvedere, here we are on St Patrick’s Day as unquestionably deserving finalists bring(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  takes a high ball despite the attempts of England’s   Alex Goode to score a try during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland 19 England 9A strangely comprehensive dismissal of England, to end a four game losing streak dating back to 2011, this will be remembered as t(...)

Ireland’s captain Nicolas McCarthy ahead of their RBS Under 20 Six Nations match against England. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Ireland Under 20s have named an unchanged team from that which excelled against France two weeks ago for the challenge of England, where another brui(...)

An extended squad of 30 players has been named for the Ireland Under-20s. Pictured (L-R) Lorcan Dow, Nick McCarthy, head coach Nigel Carolan and Rory Moloney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish Under-20 team will train alongside the full Irish side as part of their warm-up for the Six Nations Championship this year. The training ses(...)

 (L-R) Lorcan Dow, captain Nick McCarthy, head coach Nigel Carolan and Rory Moloney of Ireland U20s. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

The Irish Under 20 team will play in Dublin for the first time since 2005 as an extended squad of 30 players was named ahead of the Six Nations campai(...)

Ireland’s Cian Kelleher had an outstanding game against New Zealand. Photograph:  David Rowland/Inpho/Photosport

New Zealand U-20 45 Ireland U-20 23: It was half a match too far for a battered and beleaguered Ireland team that once again demonstrated cameos of ri(...)

South Africa’s Victor Matfield: will win a record 112th cap against Wales in Nelspruit on Saturday. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty

Mike Ruddock has made a number changes to his Ireland Under-20s side for tomorrow’s third place play-off at the IRB Junior World Championship. Jack O’(...)

Irish centre Garry Ringrose scores a try against England in their semifinal in New Zealand at the IRB Under 20 World Cup. Photograph: Photosport/David Rowland/Inpho

The Irish Under-20 side to face New Zealand Under-20’s in the 3rd place play-off of the IRB Junior World Championship has been named.Head Coach Mike R(...)

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