Ronan Watters

14 results

Seán O’Brien with the Pro 14 trophy after Leinster’s victory over Glasgow Warriors at Celtic Park  back in May. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leo Cullen admitted that lessons had been learned and parameters put in place to ensure that there would be no repetition of the incidents involving S(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his squad to play Coventry. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team to face Coventry at Donnybrook on Saturday - their first pre-season match. Cian Kelleher will make his first s(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Charlie Ryan and Josh Wycherley in their defeat to New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland U-20 17 New Zealand U-20 40 A remarkable season concluded with a typically robust and obdurate performance in the final match of the Under-20(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Josh Wycherley during the  World Rugby U20 Championship seventh-place playoff against New Zealand  in  Rosario. Photograph:  Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland 17 New Zealand 40 Ireland’s courage in adversity was once again evident but a slow start in which they conceded 26-points left them with too(...)

Ireland head coach Noel McNamara addresses the squad  after the victory over Italy in Santa Fe. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

The vista post matchday three at the World Under-20 Championship in Argentina is a familiar one as two more Ireland players are invalided out of the t(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird receives a red card during the  World  U20 Championship match against Australia  at the  CRAI Stadium in  Sante Fe, Argentina. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Australia 45 Ireland 17 An occasionally inspiring performance from a 14-man Ireland finally ran out of steam in a four-minute spell against Australia(...)

Ireland U-20 players celebrate the victory over England  in Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph:  Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland Under-20 v Australia U20, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland head coach Noel McNamara has made two enforced changes to (...)

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(...)

 Jake Flannery of Ireland celebrates with his teammates after their win over England Under-20s. Photograph: Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Ireland 42 England 26 The nature of the win won’t matter but the victory will resonate for many a day. Noel McNamara’s Grand Slam champions beat Engl(...)

Ireland’s Scott Penny is among four Grand Slam winners to miss the World Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ireland Under-20 squad will be without outhalf Harry Byrne (hip flexor), flanker Scott Penny (shoulder), centre David Hawkshaw (ACL/MCL) and wing (...)

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