Ronan Kelleher

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Max Deegan, Caelan Doris and Andrew Porter will all be pushing for Six Nations selection. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A new look XV for a new Ireland When Andy Farrell announces the first post-Schmidt-era Ireland XV on Tuesday - scandalously early in the week - three(...)

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell with captain Johnny Sexton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Overview Cast your mind back to November 2018 - the night of Saturday 24th, to be precise. Ireland had just beaten world champions New Zealand on hom(...)

 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(...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

Johnny Sexton has been confirmed as Ireland’s captain for the upcoming six nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton follows the recent trend of 30-plus Ireland captains, following Rory Best and Paul O’Connell, as new head coach Andy Farrell confirmed t(...)

Johnny Sexton could be named as the new Ireland captain, having led the side against Russia during the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At around 4pm on Wednesday afternoon there will be a significant landmark in the new era for Irish rugby with the announcement of the first squad unde(...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Johnny Sexton sustained the knee injury in the first game against the Northampton Saints and was withdrawn shortly after half-time at  Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The date of Johnny Sexton’s potential return to Leinster colours is still unknown despite the fact that “his rehabilitation from a knee injury is goin(...)

 Caelan Doris and Max Deegan:  have been making rapid progress this season with unbeaten Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Besides Ireland’s spectacular failure at the World Cup – and a poor Six Nations campaign – rugby on the island had a very productive 2019. I know, I (...)

Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster’s ability to maintain an unbeaten start to the season will lean heavily on their extended squad and academy players during the next three mat(...)

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