Caelan Doris

  • Ireland head-coach Andy Farrell has kept faith in the 15 players who started against Wales for Sunday's Guinness Six Nations match at England.

    Peter O'Mahony keeps his place in the back-row with the fit-again Caelan Doris having to settle for a place on the bench.

    Doris' inclusion sees Max Deegan drop out out of the matchday 23.

    O'Mahony joins Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander in the back-row, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are the locks with a front-row of Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Tadhg Furlong.

    Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton's partnership continues in the half-backs with former Connacht teammates Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw paired in midfield.

    Try-scorers against Wales, Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour, are joined in the back-three by Jacob Stockdale.

    Victory for Ireland would see them seal a 12th Triple Crown.

  • Ireland have begun their Autumn Nations Cup campaign with a 32-9 win.

    Lacken native Caelan Doris produced an inspiring man of the match performance.

    Connacht’s Quinn Roux and debutant James Lowe scored the tries, but the victory came at a cost.

    Captain Jonathan Sexton limped out of the game in the first half with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

  • Will Connors and Hugo Keenan will make their Ireland debuts in Ireland's Guinness Six Nations clash against Italy on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.

    The Leinster pair have impressed coach Andy Farrell with Connors starting in the back row at number 6, while Keenan is on the left wing.

    Lacken native Caelan Doris has also been included to start on Saturday.

    Ireland: Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.

  • Caelan Doris’s preparations for this Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final against Ulster has received a timely boost after the Leinster back-rower was named the tournament’s Next-Gen Star of the Season.

    The award for Under-23s playing in the PRO14 came hot on the heels of a man of the match performance in Leinster’s semi-final victory over Munster last Friday night at Aviva Stadium as Doris, 22, topped a poll of media representatives, former players and coaches from the five countries with participating teams.

    The Lacken native has enjoyed a breakout season in 2019-20, played 10 times in the PRO14 this season, scoring one try and winning two man of the match awards while also earning an Ireland Test debut in Andy Farrell’s maiden team selection as head coach for the 2020 Six Nations opener against Scotland.

  • Peter O'Mahony has returned to a strong Munster team to face Leinster tomorrow in the Rainbow Cup

    Joey Carberry, Conor Murray, Keith Earls all start for the game in Dublin

    While Mayo's Caelan Doris and Garry Ringrose return from injury in a youthful leinster team.

    Harry Byrne will start at 10 while James Ryan makes his comeback form injury from the bench.

    The inaugural Rainbow Cup gets underway in Belfast tonight.

    Ulster play host to Connacht, with kick-off at Kingspan Ravenhill at 8.15.

  • Andy Farrell is due to name his Ireland squad for their remaining Six Nations games today.

    Ireland play Italy at the Aviva Stadium on the 24th of this month, before a Halloween date with France in Paris.

    Mayo's Caelin Doris is expected to be named in the Ireland squad for a 3rd international cap.

    The Mayo native has also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award in this year's Zurich Player's Player of the year awards.

  • Leinster number eight Caelan Doris from Lacken has been handed his first Ireland start in Saturday's Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. 

    The Mayo man is joined in the back-row by his provincial teammate Josh van der Flier and Munster's CJ Stander.

    New Ireland head-coach Andy Farrell has opted for the familiar half-back pairing of Conor Murray and fit-again captain Johnny Sexton with the in-form John Cooney having to settle with a place on the bench.

    Jordan Larmour has shaken off injury to start at full-back with Andrew Conway and Jacob Stockdale on the wings, and Connacht's Bundee Aki joins Garry Ringrose in midfield.

    Rob Herring starts at hooker with Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong completing the front-row while James Ryan and Iain Henderson are the locks.



  • Mayo's Caelan Doris is set for a return to the Ireland bench for Sunday's Six Nations showdown with England at Twickenham.

    Head coach Andy Farrell is likely to name the same 15 that started against Wales at this afternoon's press conference.


  • There's just one change to the Ireland matchday squad to face France in the final game of this year's Six Nations campaign.

    Robbie Henshaw is promoted from the bench to replace the injured Garry Ringrose in the centre alongside Bundee Aki.

    Chris Farrell is named on the bench for the game in Paris on Saturday night.

    Jacob Stockdale is at full back with Hugo Keegan and Andrew Conway on the wings while Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray are the half-backs.

    Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter are in the front row with Tadhg Beirne and James Ryan behing them.

    Lacken's Caelan Doris, Will Connors and CJ Stander complete the pack.

    Ballina's Dave Heffernan who scored a try last weekend against Italy is among the replacements.

  • Two Mayo men have been named in the Ireland squad for the upcoming Guinness Series and Autumn Nations Cup matches.

    Connacht's Dave Heffernan & Leinster's Caelan Doris are both named in the 34 man panel.

    James Lowe , Billy Burns and Shane Daly have also been named in Andy Farrell's side.

    Ireland play Wales, England and Georgia later this month.