John O'sullivan

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Ireland Under-20  coach Noel McNamara:. “The boys are aware of the opportunity that’s there. That’s come about by backing themselves. and doing all the right things in the previous rounds.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Wales Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Parc Eirias (Friday, 7.05pm, live on RTÉ 2) Two years ago Noel McNamara, the then Ireland Under-18 coach, spoke t(...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Charlie Ryan, the Ireland U-20 captain. “The first game [against England] the atmosphere was the best I have ever played in. It’s only going to get better for this France game.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v France Under-20, Musgrave Park (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) France, world champions, Six Nations title holders, conquerors of Wales and S(...)

Jordi Murphy (above) and John Cooney have been released to play by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt for Ulster’s Pro14 match against Dragons. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster know there is no room for a misstep and with the exception of a disappointing 17-17 draw against Benetton – it doesn’t look as bad when weighed(...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

Scrumhalf Kathryn Dane comes into the Ireland side.

Italy Women v Ireland Women, Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma (Saturday, 6.45, Irish time, live on RTÉ 2) Ireland have never lost to Italy in 12 matches in t(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will make his 222nd appearance for the province.

Ulster v Zebre, Kingspan stadium (Saturday, 7.35, live on Premier Sports) This represents a huge match for Ulster in the context of the race for play(...)

Andrew Porter during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Southern Kings, RDS (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) The Southern Kings 43-0 defeat to Munster last weekend will have fostered (...)

A Connacht  training session in the Sportsground, Galway, before the trip to Glasgow. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Connacht, Scotstoun (7.35pm, live on Free Sports) It’s the clash of the second and third placed sides in Conference A table – ther(...)

Dylan Tierney-Martin of Ireland under-20. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Italy under-20 v Ireland under-20, Rieti (6pm Irish time; live on Irish Rugby You Tube channel) Victories over England and Scotland see Noel McNamara(...)

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