Prop Gary Keane scored Coláiste Iognáid’s first try in their Connacht Schools Cup final win over Summerhill College. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coláiste Iognáid 13 Summerhill College 7 Holders Colaiste Iognaid retained the Top Oil Connacht Senior Cups School with a dominant display over newco(...)

Nigel Carolan has welcomed five first years into the Connacht academy for 2016/17. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht have recruited three of the Ireland Under-20 side who made history by reaching the world championship final into their academy for the 2016/1(...)

Shane Daly scores Ireland’s second try during the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Final against England at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Manchester. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

England Under-20 45 Ireland Under-20 21 To England the spoils and no one would quibble with the merit of their success. The rugby they produced to wi(...)

Hooker Adam McBurney has been one of Ireland’s standout players during the  World Rugby U20 Championship. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

World Rugby U20 Championship Final: England v Ireland, AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, Saturday, 7.0 (Live on TG4, Sky Sports 3) England have conteste(...)

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan takes training ahead of his side’s opening Pool A match against Wales. Photo: Inpho

If the Ireland Under-20 players didn’t appreciate that things had stepped up a notch or two after arriving in Manchester on Thursday for the World Un(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Stephen Kerins in action. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland, Donnybrook, 7.35pm, Friday, RTÉ 2 The is symmetry between tonight’s protagonists: they share the same points total (four), numb(...)