Ireland

Irish Rugby Union appoint new president

Irish Rugby Union appoint new president

Dublin businessman John Hussey created a piece of sporting history when he became the first member from St. Mary’s College RFC (founded 111 years ago) to be enrolled as the…

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Ireland launch alternative kits

The IRFU and Puma have announced the launch of the new home and alternative kits. The Ireland rugby team will wear the new Puma Ireland alternative jersey for the first…

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Eric Elwood relishes season in Europe

Last month Leinster had to use all their resolve to come back from a 16-point deficit to beat Northampton 33-22 and win the Heineken Cup. The goods they produced in…

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Ireland U20s side to take on South Africa

The Ireland Under 20 team to face South Africa in the Junior World Championship has been named. This match forms part of the 5th – 8th place play-off at the…

Ireland announce World Cup squad

Ireland announce World Cup squad

Munster hooker Jerry Flannery and scrum-half Tomás O’Leary have been named in Declan Kidney’s 43-man Ireland squad having both missed the majority through injury. Ireland have scheduled a series of…

Connacht make Heineken Cup for the first time

Connacht make Heineken Cup for the first time

Connacht Rugby will taste Heineken Cup action for the first time next season – courtesy of Leinster winning their second Heineken Cup crown with a sensational comeback that clinched a…

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL is one of rugby’s more articulate players, but after Ireland’s 21-11 defeat by New Zealand in Wellington in 2008 he wasn’t quite as comfortable speaking to the media.…

Tempers flare between James Haskell (2nd R) and Stephen Ferris during the Six Nations

Life and times of Stephen Ferris

I’d encourage anyone who’s a late starter in rugby to believe they can make it. I didn’t pick up a rugby ball regularly until my mid-teens as I was more…

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Eoin Reddan – Spotlight

Martin johnson had warned about premature talk of a Six Nations Grand Slam. The England manager knew only too well that playing Ireland in Dublin in the final round would…