# 6-nations - Saturday 22 March, 2014
We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.
Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.
# 6-nations - Friday 21 March, 2014
ROG had us in raptures before Bernard Dunne
The Harlequins fullback was simply unstoppable for the duration of the tournament.
# 6-nations - Tuesday 18 March, 2014
The Irish fullback was convinced Damien Chouly’s late score would be allowed.
The Ireland coach feels an imminent return for the out-half is unlikely, however.
Nigel Carolan believes the young backs have all the necessary tools to shine for Ireland, sooner rather than later.
# 6-nations - Monday 17 March, 2014
Voting is now open for the player of the tournament accolade.
# 6-nations - Sunday 16 March, 2014
Put down that ice-pack and get your tux on for our big end-of-Championship awards bash.
They’ll have a little extra luggage than they left with.
Here’s where we all wish we were tonight.
# 6-nations - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The captain doesn’t sound like a man ready to stop at two championship medals.
When will we see his likes again?
The great centre vowed to give Ireland one more year and he has delivered.
Joe Schmidt’s men are top dogs after a stirring performance at Stade de France.
The toughest of them all.
The out-half put Joe Schmidt’s men on the board before the Ulster winger ghosted over by the posts.
Scotland are headed for a trouncing in Cardiff.
Keith Wood captained Ireland to a memorable win at Stade de France.
… and then there were three.
# 6-nations - Friday 14 March, 2014
Tom loves a bit of dessert.
Mike Ruddock’s charges were hoping to end their campaign on a high ahead of this summer’s Junior World Championships.
Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.
The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker is confident of Joe Schmidt’s Plan A, B and C.
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.
The Toulouse teen will be partnered by Mathieu Bastareaud at Stade de France tomorrow.
The prop embodies Ireland’s sense of easy confidence before a traditionally nervy Test.
The captain and his coach are intent on limiting ammunition to Les Bleus’ back three.
# 6-nations - Thursday 13 March, 2014
‘Any other sane coach would have Morgan Parra back in’ says the former Leinster and Ireland hooker on Philippe Saint-Andre’s team selection.
Let’s win this one for Paul McShane!
The Ireland captain has never won in Paris. He’s hoping ending that run will result in a medal this weekend.
Playing France with the Championship on the line was a dream scenario in January, now the Kiwi wants to make winning silverware a reality.
This is the Ireland team to take on France in Saturday’s Six Nations decider.
# 6-nations - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
It’s surely about time we won this fixture again.
Ireland’s record try-scorer has one last chance to add to his list in Paris on Saturday.
Logic seems to suggest that Ireland can’t lose, history begs to differ.
The versatile back feels Ireland must focus on their set-piece strengths while shutting down France’s go-forward ball.
The Toulon centre has just two tries in 22 Tests yet remains pivotal in the French attack.
# 6-nations - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
Ireland’s assistant coach has dismissed the notion that Ireland will be able to easily box in France’s main attacking threats.
They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.
The tight-head prop recalled a European Cup at Stade de France that featured can-can girls and a jousting tournament.