Pinged: Referee Craig Joubert signals for a penalty to the frustration of Ireland captain Paul O'Connell

Picture the scene: Wales and Ireland are locked at 10-10, close to the hour mark. Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is expectant. The hosts have taken a while to click into gear but are finally…

Paul O'Connell will Captain Ireland

The squad has 14 players with World Cup experience and many of those without were involved with Ireland’s Six Nations victories in 2014 and 15. Over half the squad named today…

Paul O'Connell

It took us a while to get over the news that Steve Walsh‘s business commitments meant he had to withdraw from big screen duty at the Millennium Stadium, and it…