Cian Healy

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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 Garry Ringrose is tackled by Adam Hastings of Scotland in their Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 1 match at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

I won’t lie. I went to the Aviva stadium on Saturday for one reason only: to watch Caelan Doris for 80 minutes. Could his arrival open up the 70 metr(...)

 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 Johnny Sexton celebrates his try with Peter O’Mahony. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

A bit of relief. At least that how it seemed after the frothy Scotland finish. First match done, a 19-12 win and the Grand Slam and Triple Crown are s(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is upended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Scotland 12 The dawn of the Andy Farrell era yielded a win, which leaves everything else in the shade, if not quite in the manner hoped or(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell during a training session  at the Sport Ireland campus in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

After all most 200 years, one of rugby’s oldest “tenets of faith” still holds solid. If your tight five dominate their opposition, then you will win t(...)

Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty works with prop Andrew Porter during the captain’s run at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Dunne is hardly a soothsayer. An adventurous outhalf during his nomadic career – Leinster, Harlequins, Bath, Leinster again and Connacht – he’s s(...)

Bundee Aki has held off the challenge of a fit-again Robbie Henshaw and will partner Garry Ringrose in midfield against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Jordan Larmour (Leinster) Age: 22 Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 87kg (13st, 7lbs) Caps: 21 Ireland’s new era begins with a new first-choice fullback in s(...)

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(...)

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