Ireland’s Alex Kendellen scores a try during the  Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at   Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 30 Italy Under-20 23 The aesthetics of this bonus-point victory won’t have an appeal outside the Ireland group but it won’t diminish(...)

Daniel Okeke starts in the Ireland backrow against Italy on Wednesday. File photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Under-20s Six Nations: Ireland v Italy Kick-off: 2pm, Wednesday. Venue: Cardiff Arms Park. On TV: Live on RTÉ2. The physical attrition rate in Irela(...)

Nathan Doak will start at scrumhalf for Ireland in the Under-20 Six Nations game against hosts Wales at the Arms Park on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

U20 Six Nations: Wales v Ireland, Arms Park, Friday, 8pm – Live on RTÉ 2 The necessity for rotation is reflected in Ireland head coach Richie Murphy’(...)

Ireland’s Alex Soroka celebrates after forcing a penalty against Scotland at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 38 Scotland Under-20 7 Glitches in performance terms will be assuaged somewhat by the hard currency of a bonus point victory as Irel(...)

James Humphreys of Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©Inpho

Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Trevor Brennan, David Humphreys, Émile Ntamack, Bryan Redpath, and Zinzan Brooke are just some of the famous former(...)

One way to reduce methane emissions is via the diet. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s dairy herd has increased by about 50 per cent since 2015 along with a parallel increase in emissions of methane, a strong greenhouse gas emi(...)