# Triple Crown

Last year
'I never thought I'd be in a position to say I've won a Triple Crown'
Ireland lock Tadhg Beirne reflects on an encouraging Six Nations campaign.
No doubting Ireland's positive trajectory as Farrell lauds their mental strength
The most exciting thing for Farrell and co. is that there is plenty of scope for improvement.
'This is something you'll remember for the rest of your life'
Kieran Treadwell had to wait a long time to get back in the Ireland squad.
Ireland look to 'perfect opportunity' of New Zealand tour after sealing Triple Crown
Johnny Sexton believes Ireland have great potential with the 2023 World Cup in view.
Ireland claim Triple Crown by beating Scots as all eyes now turn towards Paris
Andy Farrell’s men must rely on England doing them a favour if they are to win the Six Nations title.
'It was incredible. When you're that age, you're just bewildered by the whole thing'
Josh van der Flier watched from the stands the last time Ireland won a trophy on home soil.
'They’ve no championship to play for, but that’s when they can be at their most dangerous'
Johnny Sexton says memories of 2010 will warn Ireland against complacency as they prepare to face Scotland this weekend.
All time
Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam
The defeat all but ended reigning the champions’ hopes of a successful title defence.
'Any time that you are able to lift a trophy for your country is huge'
Ireland are on the hunt for a Triple Crown against England at Twickenham today.
Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.
Legendary racehorse trainer denies doping Triple Crown king Justify
‘I unequivocally reject any implication that scopolamine was ever intentionally administered,’ Bob Baffert said.
Unbeaten Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown winner
Bob Baffert has become just the second trainer to saddle two Triple Crown winners.
'This is the cowards' way out' - California Chrome's owner was NOT happy at losing the Triple Crown
Co-owner Steve Coburn didn’t take losing well.
Can 'America's horse' win the first Triple Crown in 36 years?
The final leg, the Belmont Stakes, takes place this evening.
D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'
Ireland are down, but not out.
Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt
Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.
Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action
We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.
Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider
The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.
Meet the Irish rugby team's secret weapon for this weekend's match
He’s more than willing to answer Ireland’s call.
Nora Stapleton column: We will look to outplay this big English team
The Ireland out-half says she and her teammates are ‘trying to do our country proud’ as they aim for a Triple Crown.
No talk of rap battles this year as Ireland prepare for battle at Twickenham
The mood in the Ireland camp is not as jocular as 2013 but that is no bad thing.
Nora Stapleton column: Katie Taylor told us we had inspired her
The Ireland out-half writes about beating Wales to set up a Triple Crown-decider with England in the Six Nations.
Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales
The Ireland captain was still suffering from the remnants of a chest infection on Saturday but was immense against Wales.
1972, the year 'The Troubles' wrecked Ireland's Grand Slam hopes
Ireland and Lions flanker Fergus Slattery reflects on politics and sports mixing to ill-effect.
4 of the finest rugby moments from the retiring Johnny 'Concrete' O'Connor
The Connacht flanker announced he is to step away from the professional game today.
Ian McGeechan tells Warren Gatland to pick Lions on form not record
That’s not good news for some of Ireland’s hopefuls is it?
Brian O'Driscoll handed 3-week ban for stamp on Italian
The decision means the talismanic centre will miss two Rabo games and the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.
Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London
The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.
Declan Kidney: I'll have to think about new contract
“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” the Corkman said after the loss in Rome.
Open thread: what's your verdict on Ireland's 6 Nations campaign?
Is it the end of the road for Declan Kidney? Did they do as well as expected considering injuries? Have your say.
VIDEO: 'The Greatest' -- RTÉ tribute to Brian O'Driscoll feels a lot like a goodbye
Let’s watch your best bits, Brian.
Cian Healy unsure of Brian O'Driscoll plans after today's 6 Nations finale
‘He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it.’
Italy boss Brunel wary of 'fighting' Irish ahead of St Patrick's weekend tie
“It will probably be O’Driscoll’s final match, so that will add an extra dimension to their game. But overall, Ireland is a team full of good, talented players.”
Jonny Sexton out of trip to Rome, Paddy Jackson to start
The Leinster out half went over on his foot during training this morning.
6 Nations: Ireland to delay Italy team announcement, as potential BOD farewell in the balance
O’Driscoll suffered concussion, a lacerated ear and a dead leg in the 13-13 draw with France over the weekend.
Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney
Kidney and his France counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre are desperate for a win in Dublin.
In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium
Ireland take on France at Lansdowne tomorrow.
RTÉ to broadcast live coverage of Ireland's Grand Slam-defining French clash
Record crowds are set to descend on Ashbourne RFC this Friday for the crucial rugby encounter.
Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.