Fitting the in-form Michael Lowry, Gavin Coombes and James Hume into Ireland plans is Andy Farrell’s challenge

Ulster's Michael Lowry. Photo: John Dickson/Sportsfile

Rúaidhrí O’Connor

They’re described as ‘welcome headaches’, but they’re headaches all the same. As he boards the flight to Portugal where Ireland begin their Six Nations preparation this week, Andy Farrell has a stick-or-twist dilemma on his hands.