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 James Lowe of Ireland celebrates after a late turnover against New Zealand. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There might be no more Irish thing in sport than the fact that we love James Lowe now because of a tackle. He could play for Ireland for another decad(...)

New Zealand’s players dejected at the end of the game against Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the build-up to Ireland’s magnificent win over the All Blacks on Saturday, the New Zealand press seemed to display a cautious trepidation that bord(...)

Ronan O’Gara believes Ireland could spring a surprise against the All Blacks. Photo: Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

Suddenly it seems, everyone - even previous doubters - are on board. Not that he was a critic, but even Ronan O’Gara is one of those so enthused by th(...)

Jacob Stockdale has been recalled to the Ireland team for the Six Nations match against England on Saturday. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v England Kick-off: 4.45pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 4.15pm. On TV:(...)

Scotland’s  Chris Harris, Ireland’s  Keith Earls and Scotland’s fullback Stuart Hogg  compete for the ball in the build-up to Ireland’s first try during the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/AFP/Getty

Seemingly in control for the most part, then dragged into a harum-scarum endgame and finally indebted to a 77th minute penalty by Johnny Sexton in a g(...)

Dave Kilcoyne’s only previous Six Nations start for Ireland came in Rome in 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell is expected to ring the changes when the Irish side to face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm Irish time)(...)

Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park in action against France. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s changeover from a team governed by detail under Joe Schmidt to a self-prescribed more freewheeling, heads up ethos under Andy Farrell is a j(...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

Rónan Kelleher scores Ireland’s first try despite the efforts of France’s Bernard Le Roux during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The overwhelming temptation in those closing moments might have been to take shelter behind a cushion and just beseech the heavens that Dave McIntyre (...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne and Robbie Henshaw of Leinster in their Guinness Pro14 game at Thomond Park on January 23rd. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Andy Farrell unveils his Irish matchday 23 for their opening 2021 Guinness Six Nations match in the Principality Stadium on Sunday at lunchtime o(...)

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