Michael Silvester is tackled during Ireland’s defeat to Scotland in Perpignan. Photograph: Pascal Rodriguez/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 29 Scotland Under-20 45 The imprecision and morass of errors that pockmarked previous defeats in the tournament resurfaced again as (...)

Ireland U-20s captain Caelan Doris impressed during his side’s defeat to the Baby Boks. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP

Ireland U-20 17 South Africa U-20 30 A second defeat for Ireland in the Under-20 World Championship and this one will hurt for a different reason to (...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

England’s Joe Heyes score a try during the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Under-20 48 Ireland U-20 15 The final scoreline seems ludicrous when parsed against the first 60 minutes of the contest at which juncture Ire(...)

Ireland’s Michael Silvester escapes the tackle from   with Ross Thompson of Scotland during last night’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at  Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 30 Scotland Under-20 25 Ireland will cherish the bonus-point victory, the performance vacillating between the sublime and the carele(...)

James Hume  with Michael Lowry after their under-19 friendly match against Japan last March. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made three changes from the side that beat Italy 38-34 for the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Wales o(...)

Winger James McCarthy scores a try against France during last week’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship game at   Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, Donnybrook (7.15, live on RTÉ 2) There is a balance to be struck between rectifying the imperfections in last we(...)

Ronan Kelleher scored for Ireland Under-20s during their vital win in Georgia. Photograph: Levan Verdzeuli/Inpho

Ireland Under-20s 52 Samoa Under-20s 26 It was a case of mission accomplished, with the performance of secondary importance and victory paramount in (...)

Ireland’s Gavin Mullin in action against Scotland at the AIA Arena, Kutaisi, Georgia. Photograph: Achi Gegenava/Inpho

Scotland Under-20 32 Ireland Under-20 28 Ireland were flattered by the final margin of defeat as Scotland played a superior brand of rugby, scoring (...)

UCD’s Matthew Gilsenan catches a loose ball and assists Barry Daly for his try against Dublin University in Friday night’s Colours match.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

UCD 32 Dublin University 19 UCD held off a brave second-half surge from Dublin University (Trinity College) at Belfield on Friday night, before secur(...)

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