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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…

Video – Ireland enjoying the craic!

Video – Ireland enjoying the craic!

Ireland have been training hard for the World Cup at Carton House, just outside Dublin, but they’ve set aside plenty of time for fun too. Here’s the squad spreading rugby…

Mike McCarthy

Cullen to captain Ireland against Scotland

Venue: Murrayfield, Date: Saturday 6 August, Kick-off: 1415 BST Coverage: Live on BBC2, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio Ulster and BBC Sport website LEO CULLEN will captain Ireland in their first World…

Ross Renniee

Rennie makes first start for Scotland

ROSS RENNIE will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland on Saturday at Murrayfield as he bids for a place in Andy Robinson’s 30-man World Cup squad. The Edinburgh…

alan quinlan ireland

Ireland need to hit the ground running

Alan Quinlan is backing Ireland to learn from the mistakes of their disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign, provided they can get off to a strong start in New Zealand. The…

mike ruddock ireland u20

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…

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IRFU Sevens kicks off!

The IRFU Club Sevens kicks off this weekend with the Munster and Ulster legs of the championship taking place on Saturday. The action will be fast and furious in the…

mike ross ireland

Mike Ross agrees new Ireland contract

Leinster’s Mike Ross is the latest international to commit his future to playing in Ireland. The prop has penned a deal to keep him firmly rooted until the end of…

jonathan sexton ireland

Sexton recalled for Grand Slam decider

Jonathan Sexton has been recalled to Ireland’s starting line-up to take on England in the Grand Slam decider in Dublin on Saturday. He swaps places Ronan O’Gara, who returns to…