John Fogarty

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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(...)

Visitors from Dingle on a recent visit to Templederry community-owned wind farm in Co Tipperary.

Communities across Ireland can now get into the renewable energy business by submitting bids to build their own wind and solar developments. Success(...)

Strong sanctions – including cards – change behaviour, chat does not. That was very clear in England v Ireland, the scrums were a mess. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scrum. Not an easy topic and my limbic-residing inner chimp is demanding that I flee from it. But here goes. Since professionalism, there’s littl(...)

 Ireland’s Jordan Larmour scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When scrum coach John Fogarty was asked at the captains’ run on Friday what threat Wales held, he referenced coach Wayne Pivac and his Scarlets team o(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell watches his players warm-up ahead of the Six Nations  match against  and Scotland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Three months after departing, Joe Schmidt is receiving an unjustifiable amount of blame for the state of the Irish national team. Andy Farrell and hi(...)

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