Ireland

Heaslip named his bulldog after US rapper Jay-Z

Chill-out chat with Jamie Heaslip

RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? Jamie Heaslip: I hate snakes. Once on holiday, a guy had a snake around his neck and tried to put it on me.…

donnacha ryan

Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Scotland knew they'd have to come out of the changing room firing if they were to beat Ireland at home, and some early pressure put them 0-6 ahead thanks to…

andy robinson

Ireland v Scotland: The Preview

IT'S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with…

Rory Best

Rory Best to lead Ireland against Scotland

Ulster hooker Rory Best will captain Ireland in their penultimate RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. Paul O’Connell was ruled out for the remainder of the…

Tommy Bowe heads back home to Ulster

Tommy Bowe heads home to Ulster

International wing Tommy Bowe will return to play in Ireland with Ulster next season until 2015. Following agreement from his current club Ospreys, Bowe has been given early release from…

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

One change to Ireland Women against Scotland

There is one change to the starting XV, playing Scotland Women in Ashbourne RFC on Friday, March 9th (kick off 19:30). Paula Fitzpatrick making her first start of the championship…

france v ireland

Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…

paul o'connell

France 17-17 Ireland

France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started…

Tango in Paris: Imanol Harinordoquy tangles with Sean O'Brien. The two will do battle again on Sunday

France v Ireland: the preview

SO, here we go again. Three weeks and a day after the teams were left kicking their heels in Siberian Paris, France and Ireland meet to decide who will chase…

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

Ireland unchanged for return trip to Paris

The Ireland management have again named an unchanged team for the return trip to Paris, in the re-fixed RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday, March 4th has been named. Cian…