Stan Mcdowell

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Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

Eimear Considine: “This is a chance to be the best you can be and play with the best.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seriously, Eimear Considine has only played 3½ games of rugby. Those 40 minutes at a slippery Broadwood stadium outside Glasgow last Friday night was (...)

Lucy Mulhall: “You’re just playing away with Wicklow and your club and you don’t see an Olympics in your future.” Photograph: Inpho.

Lucy Mulhall’s life changed with an email. She hadn’t asked for it, nor had she any idea it might be headed her way. She was a second-year radiation t(...)