Ireland

Jerry Flannerys' World cup has been cut short

Hooker Flannery on his way home with torn calf

Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery suffered a tear of his left calf during Ireland Squad training yesterday morning in Auckland. An MRI scan has confirmed the severity of the tear which…

Brian O’Driscoll’s World Cup Verdict

Brian O’Driscoll’s World Cup Verdict

I learned a long time ago that no good ever comes from dreaming about big games or big tournaments to come. Rugby has taught me that the game is fickle.…

Steve Brown (Captain); David Anthony and Aaron Phipps, playing Wheelchair Rugby in the grounds of Cardiff Castle in preparation for the 2011 GB Cup

Wheelchair Rugby takes over Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Sees The Most Exciting Game of The London 2012 Games Host International Championship In The City The most exciting game of the 2012 London Paralympics, comes to Cardiff today…

A World Cup song for Ireland

A World Cup song for Ireland

Four Irish fans have brought our a single to support their team in New Zealand. One of the band members Mark Fraser explains: “For the first time ever an Irish…

Paul O'Connell and Gordon D'Arcy during training

Ireland name side to take on England

The Ireland team to play England in the final game of the Guinness Summer Series at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27th (14:30), has been named and there are…

England make six changes for Ireland match

England make six changes for Ireland match

England have made six changes to their side for the final stage of their Rugby World Cup build-up against Ireland. Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Jonny Wilkinson…

Ireland World Cup squad

Ireland World Cup squad

Ireland coach Declan Kidney today announced the 30 man squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The squad will be captained by Brian O’Driscoll and contains a split…

Wallace to miss France clash

Wallace to miss France clash

Shane Jennings has been included to start at openside on the Ireland team to play France tomorrow in the opening game of the Guinness Summer Series.  Jennings comes into the…

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Ireland v Connacht preview

In what is a busy week for the Ireland squad, two Irish teams will play games in the space of three days.  An Ireland Select XV will take on Connacht…