Ronan Kelleher

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France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

Scotland’s Zander Fagerson reacts after being sent off by referee Matt Carley during the Six Nations game against Wales at Murrayfield. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ireland went close, but did they really? While Andy Farrell described the match as ‘one that got away’, I’m not so sure. To support his view, James Lo(...)

France captain Charles Ollivon celebrates with Mohamed Haouas  after scoring a try in the  Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

France captain Charles Ollivon believes the battling Six Nations victory over Ireland represents a significant “new step” for his rapidly-developing s(...)

France’s Damian Penaud scores a try during the Six Nations win over Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland were hit by a quadruple whammy before the game and another triple whammy early in the second half when Billy Burns, captain Iain Henderson and(...)

Rónan Kelleher scores Ireland’s first try despite the efforts of France’s Bernard Le Roux during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The overwhelming temptation in those closing moments might have been to take shelter behind a cushion and just beseech the heavens that Dave McIntyre (...)

James Ryan looks set to be ruled out due to the head injury which forced him off in Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v France Kick-off: 3pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 2.30pm. On TV: Live (...)

Ireland’s Billy Burns after coming on at the Principality Stadium. Photograph: PA

There is no sugar coating this. No shelter from the storm. Billy Burns had the game in his hands. Three times in fact. Twice he faltered, revealing an(...)

Ireland winning one of their nine lineouts against Wales   at Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Part of the pre-game preamble in interviews were devoted to the impact that Ireland’s new assistant coach Paul O’Connell would have on Ireland’s lineo(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw was excellent in Cardiff. Photograph: Inp

15 Hugo Keenan Read the game brilliantly, making a couple of try saving interventions, and was one of the few Irish players who made significant metr(...)

Jordan Larmous celebrates scoring Leinster’s try against Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 10 Leinster 13 On a wet, Baltic night in Limerick, Munster and Leinster locked horns like two stags for 80 minutes but the men in red couldn’(...)

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