Room for optimism: Conor Murray crashes over on an encouraging afternoon for Ireland

Ireland v Wales – Five Things we learnt

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland managed a draw in their opening match against Wales, and with the dust settling on the performance and result, the feeling is one of the…

Ireland fans celebrate their teams victory against France

Ireland v France: Five things we learnt

What about that? Ireland finally exploded into this tournament and the game had everything great about the Schmidt era - strong processes, disciplined defence and accurate rugby - allied to…