Rob Kearney

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 Ireland’s Jordan Larmour with Scotland’s Adam Hastings during their Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The inevitable comparison with Rob Kearney is Jordan Larmour’s price for winning Andy Farrell’s confidence at fullback. The two play the position diff(...)

Ireland’s Denis Leamy, David Wallace and Gordon D’Arcy tackle Andy Farrell of England in the  Six Nations Championship at Croke Park in February 2007. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“You were better-looking with the beard.” The flower seller had me on the back foot straight away. Down the Japan tunnel he burrowed and, without bei(...)

Eddie O’Sullivan, then assistant coach  with Ireland coach Warren Gatland in 2000. He succeeded the Welshman in the role in 2002. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell faces into his first Six Nations looking to infuse belief and momentum into the new regime. The disappointment of the World Cup is large(...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named a strong team to face Lyon on Sunday. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has made a number of changes from last week’s Pro14 win over Connacht for Sunday’s Champions Cup encounter against Lyon (Live on BT Sport, (...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try against England at Twickenham in 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

March 17th, 2018, Twickenham: England 15 Ireland 24 To put the 2018 Grand Slam in context, Ireland had only ever completed two of them before – in 1(...)

  Leinster’s Dave Kearney in action against Northampton Saints’ Fraser Dingwall in the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium earlier in December. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Andy Farrell’s icebreaker or “stocktake” to give the official title to the 45-man Ireland squad that congregated over a two-day period prior to Christ(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so this is 2019. And what have you done? Well, we’ve mostly gone to things, written about them and talked endless hours of guff on the back of th(...)

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell talks to the media. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Andy Farrell has confirmed the door is not closed on those frontline names such as Rob Kearney and Jack Carty who were omitted from the first 45-man g(...)

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