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A new fullback and big wing calls - Ireland's back three for the Six Nations
Will Addison and Jordan Larmour both impressed at 15 for their provinces.
Ringrose nailed on at 13, so who plays 12? - Ireland's midfield for the Six Nations
Chris Farrell and Stuart McCoskey are also vying for centre places under Andy Farrell.
Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.
POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations
Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.
Munster look for scrum-half trio to push Murray after Mathewson departure
Nick McCarthy, Neil Cronin, and Craig Casey are in competition in the scrum-half pecking order.
Do you agree with our predicted Ireland team to face Swizerland?
Mick McCarthy is not expected to make too many changes from previous starting XIs.
'We can’t go into a World Cup with a situation where we’ve only got Johnny'
Jack Carty and Ross Byrne now have opportunities with Joey Carbery sidelined through injury.
POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.
Virgin Media bundle Sky Sports in new €55-per-month offering
It’s the latest change in sports package offering for viewers ahead of the new football season.
My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December
The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%
Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.
Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey
The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.
Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth
The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.
The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?
In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.
O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff
The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.
Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test
Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.
4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly
Ronan Curtis and others who could be given an opportunity by Martin O’Neill.
Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows
The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.
'Not a perfect' debut but Munster fullback Haley is an exciting addition
The 24-year-old was part of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland camp earlier this week.
Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.
Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth
Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.
Schmidt says Zebo lost out on form as Ireland accelerate Larmour progress
The Munster man is joining Racing 92 this summer.
'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'
Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.
Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic, Lukaku to compete
The Swedish superstar signed a one-year contract with Man United this week.
The one player every Premier League club needs most in the transfer window
As the transfer window re-opens, we look at the business each club will be hoping to do between now and the end of August.
'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests
Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell are the leading candidates for the job.
Sexton, Farrell, Halfpenny or Biggar - who should kick for the Lions?
Neil Jenkins is the kicking coach again and expects his kickers to put pressure on Beauden Barrett.
Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open
The Lions boss believes Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar will push the Irishman all the way.
6 candidates to take over as Ireland captain while Seamus Coleman recovers
The identity of the Boys in Green’s skipper for the remainder of the World Cup qualifying campaign has yet to be confirmed.
4 players we'd like to see in next week's Ireland squad
On Monday, Martin O’Neill will confirm the group of players who will face Wales and Iceland.
You decide! Fans to vote on Bohs' away jersey for 2017
The League of Ireland club have proposed three options for their new kit.
Bellator will pursue Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy if he leaves the UFC
The Donegal man has one fight left on his UFC contract and he’s unhappy with the terms on offer for a renewal.
Alternative XI: Players that Martin O'Neill should have looked at ahead of World Cup qualifiers
Two Dundalk players make the cut.
Diaz trilogy will probably have to wait as McGregor ponders his next move
“I have other stuff in the pipeline. S**t is about to hit the fan.”
The emojis on your phone are going to become more diverse
Unicode will be introducing 11 new professional emojis depicting women in different careers.
Is this how Jose Mourinho’s Man United side will line up in the new season?
The Red Devils have recently added Zlatan Ibrahhimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Schmidt considering Henshaw among Ireland's fullback options
The injury to Rob Kearney leaves Ireland with a big decision to make at 15.
'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy
We spoke to two people whose lives changed as a result of their diagnosis.
Which defenders will Ireland take to the Euros?
Martin O’Neill faces a few tough calls ahead of the squad announcement on 28 May.
7 ways Ireland punches above its weight
Ah, we’re a grand country all the same.