Sean Masterson

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Munster coach Stephen Larkham has made four changes to his team for Saturday’s match. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster have made four changes to the side that defeated Dragons in the opening round of the Pro14 for the trip to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against (...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Seán Masterson (pictured right) comes into the Ireland side at blindside flanker for Friday’s game against Italy at Donnybrook. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has made four changes from the side that lost 24-34 away to France in their opening Six Nations match for Fr(...)

Ireland U-20 captain Tommy O’Brien scores a try against France in the sides’ previous meeting in Donnybrook last season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Preview: France Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Stade Chaban Delmas (8.0, live on RTE 2) There is a striking symmetry to the composition of both teams, (...)

Connacht head coach Kieran Keane.  The side will be freshened up for the clash against Munster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for an “emotional battle” when they head to Thomond Park for Saturday’s final festive interprovincial against Munster. With bo(...)

Ireland’s Jonny Stewart watches the scrum in their defeat to New Zealand during their World Rugby U20 Championship Pool B clash. Photo: Archil Gegenava/Inpho

New Zealand Under-20 69 Ireland Under-20 3 The anticipated mismatch materialised in what was a painful afternoon for a young Ireland side at the Jun(...)

Ireland  coach Nigel Carolan talks to his players after their win over Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Nigel Carolan has made several changes to the side that beat Italy for Friday night’s Six Nations meeting with France at Donnyb(...)

Ireland under-19s beat France 13-10 in Marcoussis. Photograph: FFR

Ireland beat France 13-10 in the first of two Under-19 internationals between the countries at the French training base of Marcoussis, just outside Pa(...)