Noel Mcnamara

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  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Ireland centre  Seán O’Brien makes in action during the relegation playoff against Japan at the World Rugby Under-20 Championships in Beziers. Photograph: Alexandre Dimou/Inpho/World Rugby

Ireland Under-20 39 Japan Under-20 33 Ireland survived a tense finale to preserve their status as an elite team for next season’s Under-20 World Cham(...)

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 (...)

Lansdowne wing Peter Sullivan: he will start for Ireland against Georgia. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Georgia Under-20, Narbonne (5.30pm Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made four changes to the side (...)

Ireland U20 assistant coach Paul O’Connell at the World Rugby U20 Championship last month: “I have to move away from the emotional state I had as a player.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paul O’Connell’s voice reverberates around the Ricoh Arena, one lightly dusted with supporters on a bitterly cold March night. He’s living every momen(...)

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 (...)

France Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Stade Aime-Giral (8.0, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) As assignments go, this one is a doozey. Noel McNamara’s Ir(...)

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(...)

Number eight Jack O’Sullivan has been ruled out  of the Under-20 Rugby World Championship along with tighthead prop. Photograph: Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s hopes in the Under-20 Rugby World Championship were hit by two significant injuries – to number eight Jack O’Sullivan and tighthead prop Tom(...)

 Diarmuid Barron, Caelan Doris and Matthew Agnew at the announcement of the  squad for the U-20 World Cup in France at Spencer Dock in Dublin yesterday. Inpho: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A new captain, five uncapped players, a coaching team trimmed by one and injuries to a couple of key players represent an overview of the challenges f(...)

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