Ronan Kelleher

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell addresses players during the joint senior and under-20 training session at Musgrave Park in Cork on Thursday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has expressed his regret over the weather enforced cancellation of Ireland’s planned open session with the Irish under(...)

Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Hadleigh Parkes during Ireland’s win over Wales. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

As someone who coached England for four years and is now in his fourth year coaching Leinster, Stuart Lancaster is better placed than most to run the (...)

  Jack Conan suffered a broken ankle in training in Japan but could be back plahing for Leinster next month. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack Conan is on course to take part in Leinster’s two-game mini tour of South Africa after the Six Nations, thus in turn potentially putting him in t(...)

Max Deegan won his first Ireland cap against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has released 13 players back to their provinces while retaining a further 23 for a two-day camp in the Cork Institute (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

Wales coach Wayne Pivac saw his tenure get off to a winning start against Italy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It looked so easy. The RDS in 2017. Aviva Stadium a week later. Leinster and Munster ripped to shreds as the Scarlets streaked to an unforeseen Pro 1(...)

Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

 Ireland’s Ronan Kelleher and Caelan Doris, who suffered concussion early,    after the Six Nations victory over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This opening Six Nations afternoon might prove as painful to remember, certainly for Stuart Hogg, as it was gruesome to witness. Muhammad Ali branded (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale us upended by Scotland’s Ali Price and Nick Haining. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

15 Jordan Larmour The backfield freedom suits him. As does a new licence to attack with 19 runs for 138 metres. Danced into space before taking on a(...)

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