Niall Murray

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Ulster’s John Cooney has been in excellent form. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Stockdale’s stocktake The Offload re-emerges full of hope for 2020. A positive slant is easily adopted by focusing on the supremacy of Leinster and U(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Tyrone’s Conall McCann scores a goal against Cavan. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Holders Tyrone remain on track to return to the knock-out stages of the Dr McKenna Cup after setting up a midweek showdown with old rivals Armagh. Mi(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

Robin Copeland sprints over to score Connacht’s late  match-winning try  against Gloucester at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 27 Gloucester 24 Connacht can a head into Christmas with a spring in their step. Still alive in the fight for a Champions Cup quarter-fina(...)

Connacht’s Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Carty will both start this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international Jack Carty is set to start at fullback for Connacht in their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday (Kick-off:(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy,  last year’s Ireland U-20s outhalf, in action in the Guinness PRO14 against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Securing a regular high-level playing outlet for the premier young talent in Irish rugby remains a conundrum for the IRFU. There are a finite number (...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

Ireland’s Iwan Hughes picked up a finger injury against England and has been ruled out of the tournament. Photograph: Inpho

There are two enforced changes in the Ireland team to play Australia in their second game of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Saturday (kick-o(...)

Armagh’s Niall Grimley is challenged by  Pádraig Faulkner and Conor Brady of Cavan during the Ulster SFC semi-final at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 1-14 Cavan 0-17 A mid-Ulster volcano erupts. Both of these counties have waited long enough for a place back on Ulster’s big stage so another (...)

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