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Joey Carbery is edging closer to a return with Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joey Carbery believes that studying for a Masters in college and being able to stay involved doing bits and pieces in training and attending Munster t(...)

James Ryan has captained every team he has played for in his career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Future Irish captain is a tag that has accompanied James Ryan ever since he broke into the team, wearily so for the young man himself, but not any lon(...)

Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee scored four tries on Monday evening. Photograph: Inpho

Zebre 14 Ulster 57 This one never really deviated from the expected narrative as Ulster ran in nine tries to obliterate Zebre and rack up six wins fr(...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago in their opening match of the Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, Ireland conceded three tries in the first quarter and trailed (...)

Ulster’s Sam Carter is tackled by Dewaldt Duvenage of Benetton during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ulster 35 Benetton 24 Ulster survived a brief floodlight failure and a ferocious fight back from a gallant Benetton team, who played some cracking ru(...)

 Ulster coach Dan McFarland: ”I have a love of the contact, of collective speed, that the system lasts longer at a persistent speed than the opposition.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are several ways to interpret Ulster’s awful restart. They appear to be mired in pre-season mode. At least the halfbacks cannot mess up the fund(...)

JJ Hanrahan kicks a conversion during the Pro14 match between Munster and Scarlets at Thomond Park, Limerick in February. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan – whose success as Munster coach appears as reliant on Joey Carbery as Declan Kidney’s was on Ronan O’Gara – has been given all the p(...)

Hayden Hyde scores Ireland’s second try during the Under-20 Six Nations match against England at Franklin’s Gardens in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Do you reckon Ireland would have been durable enough to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2018 without their Auckland bruis(...)

Johann van Graan says Joey Carbery remains in line to play for Munster at some stage in September after recovering from ankle and wrist surgery. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One of these days Johann van Graan will face the media without being asked about the physical wellbeing of Joey Carbery. After all, apart from the you(...)

James Cecil Parke won 20 caps for Ireland, scoring 36 points. Photograph: Adam Darnell/Century Ireland

A number of writers have inscribed the pedestal upon which they placed James Cecil Parke with the words, ‘Ireland’s greatest sportsman,’ an assertion (...)

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