John Fogarty

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Josh van der Flier was named player of the match during Leinster’s recent win over Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What on earth has happened with Josh van der Flier? Even with that red cap he seems to be more prominent than ever. And it’s not just the voracious wo(...)

Andy Farrell: ‘Hopefully it will stand to us in regards to how we’ve grown together as a group for the next time we meet up, and that’s the Six Nations.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony has been involved in 23 different campaigns for Ireland since winning the first of his 79 caps against Italy in February 2012, be they (...)

Japan’s Siosaia Fifita  tackles Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/AFP via Getty Images

In the absence of Ireland’s Lions and rested trio of veterans, Peter O’Mahony was, by some distance, the most experienced player in Ireland’s 37-man s(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe is tackled by Cyril Baille and Antoine Dupont of France. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In 2002 Thomas Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, was appointed as Chairman of the National Commission of Inquiry into the September (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell speaks to his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lineout and maul Once an almost guaranteed source of possession and launch plays, and even – if not directly – of tries, Ireland’s lineout and catch(...)

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

What will the Ireland team be for the opening fixture in the 2021 Six Nations?  File photograph: Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell decided to stick rather than twist in personnel terms when naming his Ireland squad during the week for the start of t(...)

Peter O’Mahony produces a stunning offload to release Bundee Aki (not pictured) against Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the world of offloads, it was in the upper echelon. Peter O’Mahony isn’t the type of character to commandeer the spotlight for his own purposes but(...)

Rónan Kelleher in action for Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Dragons at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the Leinster think tank opted to demote Rónan Kelleher from starting hooker to the replacements bench for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-fina(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

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