Michael Silvester is tackled during Ireland’s defeat to Scotland in Perpignan. Photograph: Pascal Rodriguez/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 29 Scotland Under-20 45 The imprecision and morass of errors that pockmarked previous defeats in the tournament resurfaced again as (...)

The Georgia team celebrate scoring a try during their win over Ireland at the under-20 World Cup in France. Photo: Inpho

Ireland under-20 20 Georgia under-20 24 Ireland suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Under-20 World Championship in Narbonne and will now conte(...)

Ireland’s Hugh O’Sullivan celebrates scoring his side’s  second try  in the  World Rugby Under-20 Championship at  Stade Aime-Giral in Perpignan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

France Under-20 26 Ireland Under-20 24 Fortune doesn’t always favour the brave because if it did, Ireland would have won their opening World Under-20(...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe on his way to scoring a scry in the Pro14 final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

15 Rob Kearney proved many wrong. A premature narrative framed Carbery and then Larmour as the Leinster and even Ireland fullback in waiting, but Zebo(...)

Tommy O’Brien at the Ireland Under-20’s Captain’s Run in Donnybrook, Dublin on Thursday.   Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Scotland Under-20 Donnybrook (Friday 7.15, live on RTÉ 2) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has shuffled his resources to give players (...)

Scott Fardy drives for the line against Scarlets. The Australian lock-cum-blindside has  made a huge impact at Leinster, as the likes of  Nathan Hines  or Brad Thorn did before him. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

James Lowe’s smile is infectious but this gifted Maori winger joined Leinster to play rugby. “I’m not a big fan of the word talent. I reckon, a bit l(...)

Winger James McCarthy scores a try against France during last week’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship game at   Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, Donnybrook (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) There is a balance to be struck between rectifying the imperfections in last we(...)

Seán Masterson (pictured right) comes into the Ireland side at blindside flanker for Friday’s game against Italy at Donnybrook. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has made four changes from the side that lost 24-34 away to France in their opening Six Nations match for Fr(...)

Belvedere College captain Max Kearney lifts the Leinster Schools Senior Cup after they won the title in 2017. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Serious business now. The senior Leinster coach was on hand to draw champions Belvedere College against Gonzaga in the Bank Of Ireland Schools Cup. S(...)

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