Ireland under-20 scrumhalf Charlie Rock makes a break during the seventh place play-off against Scotland at the World Rugby  under-20  Championships at  Zaffanella Stadium in Viadana. Photo: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 17 Scotland 9 Ireland under-20 coach Nigel Carolan says he expects many of this squad to go on and earn full caps in the years ahead and belie(...)

Ireland U-20’s Josh Murphy is tackled by James Blackwell and Ricky Riccitelli of New Zealand. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland’s new captain, Josh Murphy, says the squad have put the disappointment of the New Zealand loss behind them and are now determined to claim fi(...)

Ireland’s Tomas Quinlan kicked the match-winning penalty against Argentina. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland 18 Argentina 16 Ireland got their World Rugby Under-20 Championship off to a winning start but it could hardly have been much tighter on a sco(...)

Golden Discs opened on Dublin’s Grafton Street for the Christmas period last year Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Turnover at home entertainment retailer Golden Disc Group rose 43 per cent in the year to the end of June 2014, as it opened six new stores. Th(...)

Ireland’s Nick Timoney is tackled by Patrick Kelly of Scotland during their Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at Netherdale, Galashiels, Scotland. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland under-20s made history but in the wrong way after recording a third successive defeat in the with a loss to Scotland in the final round at Net(...)

Ireland’s Jeremy Loughman is tackled by the Wales duo of  Dillon Lewis and Luke Garrett during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Parc Eirias in  Colwyn Bay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales Under-20 19 Ireland Under-20 12 Ireland will reflect on a scrappy, mistake-laden display with huge disappointment as they failed to repre(...)

Ireland under-20 winger Stephen Fitzgerald scores his side’s try during the Six Nations game against England at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland under-20s 14 England under-20s 19In the end their credentials meant nothing and nor did their size but under-20 world champions England ended (...)

 Ireland’s Steven Fitzgerald bursts past  Lucas Meret to score his Six Nations debut try against  France in Athlone. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Ireland U20 37 France U20 20 Swashbuckling back play, a robust carrying game around the fringes and tremendous character in defence were the pr(...)

Garry Ringrose prepares for the French challenge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is no hiding place. Shortlisted as a teenager for the 2014 Under-20 World Player of the Year, Garry Ringrose returns for a second season; the o(...)

 (L-R) Lorcan Dow, captain Nick McCarthy, head coach Nigel Carolan and Rory Moloney of Ireland U20s. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

The Irish Under 20 team will play in Dublin for the first time since 2005 as an extended squad of 30 players was named ahead of the Six Nations campai(...)

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