Junior Cup

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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(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

 “If the Basque flag is not widely adopted by Mayo supporters, despite the coincidence of colour schemes, that may be due to a structural problem.” Photograph: Oleksii Liskonih/iStock

When Meath host Mayo in GAA’s National Football League this weekend, it’s possible that the home supporters may still include a few Fifth Columnists, (...)

Max Deegan with attack coach Mike Catt during Tuesday’s training session. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Max Deegan and Jordan Larmour once formed a centre partnership for the Wanderers’ Under-12 minis, were reunited after school in the colours of Leinste(...)

 Temple Carrig players celebrates after  beating St Andrew’s College in the first round of the Vinnie Murray Cup earlier this month at  Energia Park, Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

St Michael’s have been rightly lorded as the main conveyor belt of talent within the Leinster machine and begin the defence of their Leinster Schools (...)

The 2019 Leinster schools senior cup final between St Michael’s and Gonzaga saw one team who looked like, well, schoolboys; their opponents looked like a Leinster pre-Academy team which, to a large extent, they were. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Between 2013-2018 a major rugby nation saw its schoolboy numbers decline by 17 per cent. If I told you that nation is New Zealand you probably wouldn’(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

“No,” Sorcha goes – and she says it just like that. I’m like, “No? No, as in?” She’s there, “No, as in no. You are not buying a racehorse.” What sh(...)

Russia captain Vasily Artemyev (right) celebreates with team-mate  Kirill Golosnitskiy after the winger scored his side’s first try in the  Rugby World Cup  Group A game against  hosts Japan  at the Tokyo Stadium in the opening game of the competition. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

March 17th, 2006: Rock and a hard wind decisive (follow link for match report) Blackrock College 14 St Michael’s College 12 ‘Lansdowne Road is a(...)

Jack Carty will start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Growing up with Jack Carty there were a few signposts pointing to him becoming an Irish international. For starters, the ones he used as target practi(...)

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