James Ryan

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Cian Healy in action against Scotland: “You’d be watching how he [O’Connell] played, you can see a lot of it in the way James Ryan is as a ball-carrier, that front-foot stuff. If someone does that in a team, that’s infectious.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“One look from those eyes,” as Ronan O’Gara put it when describing how Paul O’Connell could successfully demand more from a player. The bulk of the I(...)

Jacob Stockdale has impressed so far in this year’s Six Nations with some trademark big carries. Photograph:   Warren Little/Getty Images

15 Jordan Larmour (Leinster) Age: 22 Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 87kg (13st, 7lbs) Caps: 23 Combined with his outside backs well to run the ball against W(...)

 Ireland’s previous visit to Twickenham did not go to plan, but expectations are high ahead of Sunday’s clash. Photograph: Getty Images

After a well deserved week off, the Six Nations returns this weekend, and Ireland are faced with the small matter of a trip to play England at Twicken(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at Wednesday’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in  Blanchardstown. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bono didn’t so much sing as test the Irish waters by riffing some new lyrics. Rugby news first: Andy Farrell’s Ireland head to Twickenham with an unc(...)

 Caelan Doris is likely to be restored to the replacements in the only change to the match-day 23. Photo: Inpho

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is likely to be the attitude of Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches when he unveils his starting XV and replacements(...)

Leinster’s Dan Leavy meets fans is on the comeback trail. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Ryan was in a good mood last week. That’s because of Dan Leavy. No, no silly, not that he’s back on the paddock. He has a new puppy. All sigh. O(...)

The Department of Health’s package of eight leaflets distributed to Irish households in 1953.

In the mid 1950s, the Department of Health circulated an envelope of eight pamphlets to houses countrywide, with an accompanying letter from minister (...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway and Johnny Sexton   Wales’s Ken Owens during their Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA Wire

“The Box Kick”, Leaving Cert English, Paper one. No doubt PhD theses are being written on this subject. Conor Murray kicked last Saturday, but few wer(...)

Ireland’s Max Deegan in action during a scrum in the Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 2 match against Wales in the Aviva Stadium,  Dublin on Saturday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale and Andrew Porter were 20 years old. James Ryan and Max Deegan were both 19. In June of 2016 the Irish team had just beaten New Zealan(...)

CJ Stander was again outstanding for Ireland, winning his second straight man-of-the-match award. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Jordan Larmour Took his try superbly, his ability to slide laterally and strength taking him through some brittle Welsh defence. One superb cleara(...)

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