Nigel Carolan

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Blindside flanker Cillian Gallagher, in action above for the Connacht Eagles against London Irish, will line out for Ireland against Scotland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Six Nations Under-20 preview: Scotland v Ireland Venue: Cumbernauld, Friday, 8.30pm TV: Live on RTÉ 2 Despite the absence of players of the calibre(...)

Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bernard Jackman Initial co-favourite with Nigel Carolan until a gamble on the latter. The former Irish international hooker spent five seasons with(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose makes a break during the Guinness Series match against Canada at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If Garry Ringrose can take one thing from his international debut, it’s that he and Joe Schmidt will no longer be pestered by enquires into when he is(...)

 John Muldoon celebrates with Eric Elwood after Connacht’s victory over Leinster in Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Muldoon drove from his home to the Sportsground, arriving shortly after 8.45am, parked his car, walked back to the main entrance and into the Co(...)

Garry Ringrose is set to make the graduation from Ireland Under-20s to the Test side. Photograph: Inpho

The upcoming November Test matches against New Zealand (twice), Canada and Australia will offer Ireland coach Joe Schmidt the opportunity to give seni(...)

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(...)

Nigel Carolan: “The synergy in the group feels like it’s a club team or a school team; they’re buddies, they work hard for each other.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Inscribed on A4 sheets of paper in the team room is a rugby philosophy that goes to the heart of Ireland’s remarkable journey to the Under-20 World C(...)

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 Under-20s make their way out to the field for their semi-final victory. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On Saturday at the AJ Bell stadium in Manchester, Ireland will contest a first ever Under-20 World Championship final when they take on tournament hos(...)

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