John Cooney

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Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s bonus-point try against Italy at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It felt like a horrible intrusion watching Conor Murray initially struggle to stay afloat beneath a riptide of errors, a brilliant scrumhalf looking t(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

 Ultan Dillane and Sean Cronin during an Irish training session at Carton House. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán Cronin, Ultan Dillane and Dave Kilcoyne will make their first Six Nations starts for Ireland against Italy in Rome on Sunday, while Connacht outh(...)

Seán Cronin is in line to make his first Six Nations starts against Italy in Rome. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seán Cronin is set to make a rare start for Ireland against Italy in Sunday’s Six Nations game at the Stadio Olimpico (kick-off 4pm local time/3pm Iri(...)

Stuart McCloskey was named man of the match in Ulster’s win over the Ospreys. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Ospreys 0 Ulster 8 Iain Henderson gave Joe Schmidt a welcome selection headache as the Ireland lock played 80 minutes in Ulster’s narrow victory over(...)

Jonathan Sexton talks to forwards coach Simon Easterby during Friday’s training session at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton took a full part in the opening training session at the Aviva stadium against the Ireland Under-20s, showing no ill effects after failin(...)

Iain Henderson: has recovered from a finger injury sustained during the victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ospreys v Ulster, Brewery Field (7.35, live on Premier Sports) Iain Henderson’s impressive recuperative powers remain undimmed as his return to fitne(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony gets ready to go past Scotland’s Simon Berghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15. Rob Kearney - Positional masterclass makes him undroppable, but the resident Ireland fullback for over 10 years infuriatingly refuses to pass on t(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the captain’s run at Murrayfield, Scotland. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, 2.15 - Live on Virgin Media One and BBC One  A blustery Friday in Edinburgh. Yet it really was the calm before (...)

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