Joe Schmidt this week praised  Joey Carbery’s “incredible balance”. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joey Carbery is just one of those players who’s invariably good to watch. He glides and seems to have more time on the ball than most. Aside from his (...)

Adam Byrne: “I want to be the first-choice winger for Leinster. That’s my goal.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As a kid, he played soccer and Gaelic football, which was his passion. His boyhood dream was to play for Kildare at Croke Park. But having taken up (...)

IRFU’s head of international talent ID and development Joe Lydon: “Success has to be Ireland as a national team doing well. But it may be that means that there are no IQ players involved.” Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

“I went and got battered every summer trying to play various Gaelic sports that I didn’t understand. It stands you in good stead for when you play rug(...)

Kevin Maggs has been appointed as the IQ Regional Talent Coach in Britain. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The IRFU has announced two key appointments as the union seeks to restructure the current Exiles set-up and network. It will be known going forward as(...)

Jodie Hayes of Hardwicke Street Flats, Dublin has been awarded €7,500 damages for defamation in the Circuit Civil Court.Photograph: Courts Collins

A 22-year-old student and mother of one has been awarded €7,500 damages for defamation in the Circuit Civil Court against a security guard’s employer.(...)

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(...)