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Jean Kleyn got the nod ahead of Devin Toner as a specialist tighthead secondrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s reasoning for Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad is based primarily on scrum power and a belief that Iain Hen(...)

Galway players celebrate their victory over Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Moments after sniping 2-8 for Galway, a microphone was put in front of Seán McDonagh. The man-of-the-match was reminded by the interviewer that he als(...)

Ireland’s John Cooney has been cut from the Rugby World Cup training camp squad. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Three down nine to go. John Cooney is depending on injury to Conor Murray, Kieran Marmion or Luke McGrath to feature at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The (...)

John Cooney has been cut from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Cooney is out of Ireland’s squad for the Rugby World Cup, with Joe Schmidt cutting another three players on Wednesday. Ulster scrumhalf Cooney’s(...)

 Ireland’s Joey Carbery damaged ankle ligaments during last weekend’s World Cup warm-up against Italy. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Joey Carbery’s participation in the World Cup appears to be in a degree of jeopardy, with the IRFU set to confirm on Wednesday that the ankle ligament(...)

Ireland’s  Andrew Conway and Jordi Murphy pictured with USA’s Dylan Fawsitt in last November’s autumn international. All three played together at Blackrock College. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ten years later, and the rare sight of old pals Jordi Murphy and Andrew ‘Bomber’ Conway together in casual Ireland garb accentuates the unpredictabili(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt shares a joke with his training squad during an open training session at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Further pruning of the Irish squad will take place next week following the first of four warm-up games against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.(...)

Ultan Dillane has left Ireland’s Rugby World Cup training squad. Photograph: James Crombie

Joe Schmidt has named an extended 43-man squad for the first of Ireland’s Summer Series matches on Saturday. Ireland play Conor O’Shea’s Italy at the(...)

Cillian O’Connor is expected to make his Mayo return against Down. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland qualifiers, round two [Extra time if necessary and winner on the day] SATURDAY Antrim v Kildare, Corrigan Park, 3pm – One of those qual(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn tackles Leinster’s Seán Cronin during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final at the  RDS. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is a testimony to the relatively settled nature of the Irish squad that the 44 players named for the World Cup preparatory camps which commence in (...)

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