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Devin Toner and Keith Earls celebrate after Earls scored Ireland’s opening try of the Rugby World Cup pool match against Romania. Photo: Andrew Coulridge/Reuters

What do Devin Toner, Chris Henry and Tommy Bowe have in common? Not so long ago they were certain starters in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team. The problem (...)

Cian Healy made his return to the Ireland team against Canada in Cardiff. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“He’s a freak, man.” Jamie Heaslip is describing his roommate, his best mate, the man who he strives alongside for greatness, the prop Ireland must ha(...)

Conor Murray is confident going into his second World Cup. “We are in a very good place and I don’t think we should be shying away from that,” he says. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This time four years ago it’s still remarkable to think that Conor Murray went into Ireland’s World Cup preparatory programme as fifth choice scrumhal(...)

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek with Nathan White, Michael Bent and David Kilcoyne at the squad session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever about keeping his powder dry, Joe Schmidt has held back many of his big guns for the showdown with Wales two weeks’ hence as auditioning for (...)

Prop Dave Kilcoyne is in line to start Ireland’s second World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding a definitive return date for Cian Healy following neck surgery redirects the spotlight firmly onto Jack McGrath, w(...)

Rob Kearney is aware of the task facing Leinster. “Bath are a quality side. What they did to Toulouse was the performance of the season in the European Cup,” he says. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

History will judge this generation of Irish rugby players well and few more so than Rob Kearney. He is the only player to have started all five games (...)

Luke Fitzgerald takes on the Scotland defence at Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are so many moments worth lingering over from Saturday, March 21st. A forever day with a legacy already seeping into the generation of wide-eye(...)

“Two hours each morning, two hours each evening, ‘three on, one off, double splits’. The gym was the one place I had control. I didn’t have to spea(...)

Philips Manager of the Year Joe Schmidt with his award following the ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel: “It’s humbling because of the competition that is here today.”

Despite the mass influx, Joe Schmidt is the only foreign rugby coach to be named Philips Sports Manager of the Year.Not the first foreigner, mind. Th(...)

Paul O’Connell is healthy now and is working hard to keep it that way, in order to be ready for Ireland’s tour to Argentina and the upcoming season. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Perhaps because of his force of nature personality it’s almost counter-intuitive to hear the Munster and Ireland second row speak of the next stage(...)

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