Declan Kidney

o'driscoll v italy

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

“IS IT time to go back to the drawing board Declan?” The question posed after so many basic errors saw Ireland defeated by England. “No” was the simple answer given.…

Generals of Rome: Rizzo, Canale & Parisse celebrate Italy's historic win over Ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Italy 22 – 15 Ireland

ITALY MADE history as they beat Ireland for the first time in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, on Saturday. In what has been widely suspected to…

brian o'driscoll

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

JUST LIKE his French counterpart Kidney is a man under pressure. At the beginning of the tournament, it was expected the fourth round in Dublin would be a defining moment…

kelly brown and scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis: Round 3

SOMETIMES THE stats do lie. If you didn’t know the score at Murrayfield on Sunday and were just handed the match data afterwards, everything would suggest that Ireland had beaten…

jonathan sexton ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

BOD’S HANDS… Zebo’s feet… First half demolition… Second half defensive scrambling… It’s hard to know where to start with the latest celtic clash in Cardiff because as the late Belfast…

Matthew Rees

The home nations’ autumn report

With results and incidental occurrences varying throughout the autumn Internationals, it is not a case of saying that there were winners and losers. There is a cost for the smallest…

Simon Zebo Munster

Ireland squad to tour New Zealand

THREE UNCAPPED players have been named in the Ireland squad to travel to New Zealand in June. Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has made the cut, while Munster duo Mike Sherry…

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…