Ronan Kelleher

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Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

Jacob Stockdale has been recalled to the Ireland team for the Six Nations match against England on Saturday. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v England Kick-off: 4.45pm, Saturday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 4.15pm. On TV:(...)

Scotland’s  Chris Harris, Ireland’s  Keith Earls and Scotland’s fullback Stuart Hogg  compete for the ball in the build-up to Ireland’s first try during the Six Nations clash at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/AFP/Getty

Seemingly in control for the most part, then dragged into a harum-scarum endgame and finally indebted to a 77th minute penalty by Johnny Sexton in a g(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

CJ Stander: will play his 50th Test match for Ireland when he lines out against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations: Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, Sunday, 3pm – Live on Virgin Media One and BBC 1 Not for the first time in recent years, and not for th(...)

Rob Herring starts in place of Leinster’s dynamic young hooker Rónan Kelleher. File photograph: Inpho

What does success look like for Ireland? “Two wins and two good performances,” said Andy Farrell, the national head coach, on announcing the squad to(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park starts at scrumhalf for Ireland against Scotland on Sunday. File photograph: Inpho

Jamison Gibson-Park has been retained ahead of the fit-again Conor Murray for Ireland’s Six Nations clash with Scotland this Sunday. Following the wi(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park in action for Ireland against Italy during the Guinness Six Nations game at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Barring any last-minute hitches akin to the troubled last 24 hours before the team announcement against France in round two, Andy Farrell and his coac(...)

 Of Ireland’s eight tries so far, Will Connors’ first score against Italy is all that can be paraded around the winner’s enclosure as a strategy invented in the coach’s box. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes in rugby you play the opposition, not the game. Take Ulster’s sparkling backline. Robert Baloucoune has returned from injury with serious po(...)

The draw for the last 16 and quarter-finals of both the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will take place at noon on Tuesday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Either Leinster or Munster will be drawn at home against Top 14 opposition in the knock-out round of 16 for the Heineken Champions Cup which will take(...)

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