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Deividas Uosis

Kerry Youngster To Head Down Under To Chase AFL Dream

Kerry youngster Deividas Uosis looks set to join AFL side Brisbane Lions at the end of the year as he makes the switch from Gaelic football to Australian football. Uosis, who was born in Lithuania before moving to Kerry when he was four, played as a goalkeeper on the Kerry minor side who won the 2017 All-Ireland final. The Dingle …

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Dan Leavy

“He’s Been In That Gym For 10 Months Working His Ass Off”

Such is the strength in depth which Leinster have in the back-row at the moment, you would almost be forgiven in forgetting that the eastern province has two Ireland internationals waiting to make their return from long-term injury.  Both Jack Conan and Dan Leavy are closing in on making their first appearances of the season. Conan is expected to be …

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Andy Farrell Eddie Jones

Andy Farrell Outlines His Admiration For Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has been coaching at the highest level for over 20 years.  In that time, the Australian would have witnessed the transformation of rugby union – the game looks completely different now from what it did in the late 1990s. Yet, the coach has been successful in the majority of the roles has taken throughout his coaching career. A …

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Andy Farrell Owen Farrell

Andy Farrell Explains The Dynamic Between Him And His Son Owen

[This article was originally published in the build-up to Ireland’s clash with England at Twickenham in February.]   ___ This isn’t exactly new territory for Andy Farrell.  The Ireland head coach has been involved in the national setup on these shores since 2016 when he performed the role of defence coach under Joe Schmidt. In that time, he has coached against …

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Andy Farrell

Caelan Doris Set For Return As Andy Farrell Gives Squad Update

Andy Farrell has confirmed that there are no fresh injury worries for Ireland ahead of their trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.  The Ireland head coach was speaking in Cork City this afternoon after the Irish team took part in a three-day training camp. A number of players were released for provincial duty this weekend and Farrell …

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England Squad

Eddie Jones Names England Squad For Training Week

Eddie Jones has named a 25-man training squad for a three-day camp this week as his side begin preparations for their Six Nations round three clash with Ireland at Twickenham next weekend.  The Six Nations is on a down week but Jones will take training this week in Kensington, central London, as he looks to build on his side’s hard-fought …

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Mark Hernan

U20 Star Mark Hernan Relishing Prospect Of Hit Out With The Seniors

It’s been a pretty a successful two-week period for Irish rugby.  The senior men, the Ireland U20s and the women are two from two in their respective Six Nations competitions. For the U20s, they have the most points on the board, with back-to-back bonus-point wins against Scotland and Wales keeping their Six Nations title defence firmly on track after 2019’s …

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Andrew Conway

Meditation, Reflection & Fun – The Keys To Andrew Conway’s Rise

Music took centre stage for Andrew Conway and the Irish rugby squad on Saturday night as they basked in the glow of their second successive Six Nations victory under Andy Farrell which was an impressive 24-14 victory over reigning Grand Slam champions, Wales.  First, the spotlight shone on Max Deegan. The 23-year-old won his first Ireland cap against Wales and …

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Murray Sexton

“It Won Us The Game” Johnny Sexton Hails Conor Murray Performance

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium.  For the second week in a row, Johnny Sexton led his Ireland side to victory with a 24-14 bonus-point win over Wales in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.  It was a much-improved performance from Ireland in comparison to last weekend’s drab victory over a stubborn Scotland side. Significantly, Ireland were a lot more dangerous …

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Ireland Player Ratings

Player Ratings As Ireland Secure Bonus-Point Win Over Wales

Player ratings as Ireland record a 24-14 victory over Wales.  Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  Ireland were looking for a performance after last week’s muted win over Scotland and they provided that in spades. Andy Farrell’s team claimed a 24-14 victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium in a game which yielded four tries and a bonus point …

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Six Nations Referees

Official Watch: A Guide To This Weekend’s Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Six Nations enters the second round as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin, Scotland host England at Murrayfield while on Sunday, France welcome Italy to Paris.  Ireland, Wales and France will be looking to continue their good starts to the championship by recording successive victories while Italy, Scotland and England will be keen to get a win under …

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Ireland Wales Quiz

Quiz: Name The Top Irish And Welsh Try Scorers In The Six Nations

[Please note that this quiz was originally published in February before the meeting of Ireland and Wales in the second round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.] ___ Ireland and Wales will do battle on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium in the second round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations championship.  These two teams have been involved in some memorable …

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Ireland U20 england

First Half Blitz Sees Ireland As Comfortable Winners Over Wales

Ireland U20 36 – 22 Wales U20 Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park. A week on, Ireland were back out under Friday Night Lights at Musgrave Park in Cork as they looked to back up their opening-round victory over Scotland. Their opponents on this occasion were Wales, a team smarting from their defeat to Italy in Colwyn Bay last weekend. …

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Six Nations TV

TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

After the opening weekend of Six Nations action, the second round of ‘rugby’s greatest tournament’ is almost upon us. Ireland, Wales and France head into this weekend looking to secure a second successive win to enhance their title credentials. Meanwhile, Italy, England and Scotland are already under pressure after suffering opening-round losses. France’s win over England has blown the tournament …

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