Hugo Keenan

158 results

Wales celebrate a Hadleigh Parkes try against Ireland in 2019. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This euphoric feeling cannot be replicated in later life. I start moving when Jerry Flannery cocks his elbows before finding Paulie’s out-stretched fi(...)

Caelan Doris has become a starter in the Irish backrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For Ireland, 2020 was supposed to be a fresh start. Joe Schmidt’s brilliant seven-year tenure had ended in disappointment, as his side limped home fro(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy scores his team’s fourth try against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 24 Ulster 12 The unthinkable, namely successive Leinster home defeats in this competition for the first time, seemed conceivable when Ulster(...)

 Leinster’s Ryan Baird during the Champions Cup round two match against Northampton Saints: the standout memory will be the performance of the galloping all-action   Baird. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Halfway through the group stages and it’s not putting the cart before the horse to suggest that Leinster can realistically(...)

Dave Kearney dives over to score Leinster’s third try in the Heineken Champions Cup game against Northampton at the RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Job done. Leinster’s second bonus-point win cemented their place atop Pool A and with Montpellier and Northampton both now(...)

Harry Byrne will start for Leinster this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

In recent times Leinster have had three pairs of brothers on their books, but whereas Ed and Bryan Byrne, along with Rob and Dave Kearney, could be ac(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy supports Rhys Ruddock in Saturday’s Champions Cup win against Montpellier. Photograph: Inpho

Montpellier 14 Leinster 35 The sight of all 23 Leinster bodies performing on a higher plain has become the norm. However, the sight of Peter Dooley (...)

Dan Leavy is mobbed by his Leinster team-mates after scoring the bonus-point try in the Heineken Champions Cup match against Montpellier at the  GGL stadium. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Montpellier 14 Leinster 35 Progress, by any measurement, is a victory in France when Johnny Sexton pulls up during the warm-up. Hell hath no fury li(...)

Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

 Ireland head coach Andy Farrell praised Andrew Porter’s performance against Scotland. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland more or less finish the year where they started, or where it might realistically be felt they should finish it. Third in the Six Nations and t(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Next
  • Last »