Ronan Kelleher

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Craig Casey featured in the win over Italy but heads back to Munster this week. Photograph: Inpho

Following Ireland’s win over Italy on Saturday the IRFU has released 13 players back to their provinces. The players will get some game time in next w(...)

An inspirational Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland against Italy during the victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Tadhg Beirne, or ‘Tag’ as Dewi Morris insisted on calling him pitchside in his post-match TV interview, admitted that his man of (...)

Ireland’s Craig Casey celebrates with Ryan Baird after they both made their international debut in the victory over Italy at the Stade Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

There’s nothing like a restorative, pick-me-up trek to Rome. Suddenly, in stark contrast to the injury-afflicted team pulled together to face France a(...)

Ireland’s defence and breakdown work provided a launch pad to attack.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland scored six tries, had three others chalked off, and squandered a handful of opportunities to further boost their points’ differential but the (...)

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton in action during Saturday’s win in Rome. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland did all that was asked of them at Stadio Olimpico. Head coach Andy Farrell capped two hugely promising players in Craig Casey and Ryan Baird, (...)

No-one benefitted more from Ireland’s improved attacking play than the excellent Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose, who looked the class player that he is in his decision-making, running and passing, scoring one and creating the pick of the tries. Photograph: Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Just what the doctor, and the critics, demanded as Ireland cut loose and found their clinical edge. Helped by perfect Roman condi(...)

 Will Connors scores a try during against Italy at the Olympic stadium in Rome. Photograph: Getty Images

15 - Hugo Keenan Ran a great line to take up Garry Ringrose offload to score his third try against Italy. As ever always on shoulders looking for fo(...)

Craig Casey during Ireland’s captain’s run at the  Stadio Olimpico, Rome.  Casey is one of   two uncapped 21-year-olds on the bench, the other being  Ryan Baird. Photograph: Ryan Bailey/Inpho/Irfu

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico. Kick-off: 3.15pm local time (2.15pm Irish). On TV: Live on Virgin Media One and ITV1. Ireland’s biennial trek to th(...)

Dave Kilcoyne’s only previous Six Nations start for Ireland came in Rome in 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell is expected to ring the changes when the Irish side to face Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm Irish time)(...)

Ireland’s Jamison Gibson-Park in action against France. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s changeover from a team governed by detail under Joe Schmidt to a self-prescribed more freewheeling, heads up ethos under Andy Farrell is a j(...)

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