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Pundit Arena To Broadcast 2019 Union Cup On June 8th & 9th

Pundit Arena and the Union Cup have announced a partnership that will see the innovative Irish sports media house broadcast the 2019 Union Cup on June 8th and 9th. The 2019 Union Cup is Europe’s biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament with 45 teams from 15 countries expected to take part in the two-day festival at Dublin City University Sports Campus. …

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Ireland Beat England By 42-26 In Strong World Championships Opener

Ireland ran out comfortable winners thanks to a strong second-half showing against England in their U20 World Championship opener. Noel McNamara and co. came into this one with some solid momentum on the back of their U20 Six Nations Grand Slam 2019 victory but after a World Cup last year that saw them disappoint, there was no doubt pressure on the …

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Munster Confirm Graham Rowntree As New Forwards Coach

Graham Rowntree

Munster have confirmed that three-times British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree will take over as forwards coach of the southern province.  Rowntree is the current forwards coach with Georgia and he will begin his new position once their involvement in the 2019 World Cup ends. Rowntree has signed on with Munster until June 2022. Commenting on the appointment, …

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U20 World Cup: All You Need To Know As Ireland Kick Off Their Campaign

Ireland England

The U20 Championship 2019 kicks off today in Argentina with Ireland in action in the first round against neighbours, England.  Last year’s competition was one to forget for Noel McNamara’s side but they go into the 2019 campaign brimming with confidence following their Grand Slam win in the Six Nations earlier this year. Ireland reached the final of the competition …

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Ireland U-20’s Name Starting XV For England Game Tomorrow

Ireland have named the team that will face off against England in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20’s Championships. Noel McNamara’s men will look to kick off their World Rugby U-20 championship with a win in their opening fixture against neighbours England. The tournament will take place in Argentina between June 4 and 22 and the Irish have been drawn in Pool …

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Ireland Through To Challenge Trophy Final After Win Over Australia

Ireland Sevens

Ireland sevens are through to the Challenge Trophy final at the Paris 7s thanks to their semi-final win over Australia this afternoon.  Ireland started off their second day with a win over Scotland this morning to set-up a clash with Australia and they overcame their opponents 24-17 to set up a Challenge Cup final clash with either Canada or England. …

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“My Grandmother Heard I Was Warming Up & Forced Her Way Into Thomond”

Craig Casey

Craig Casey’s Munster debut wasn’t entirely conventional.  The Limerick native has enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise since he first made a name for himself in the Munster Schools Senior Cup before joining Munster’s Academy almost two years ago. Progression into the Ireland U20s set-up soon followed but injury hampered Casey’s season in 2018. He returned this year with a …

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“This Is 2019, What The Hell Is Going On, Is He Back In Biblical Times?”

Richie Fagan Emerald Warriors

The President of Emerald Warriors, an inclusive rugby club, Richie Fagan has described the situation surrounding the social media comments of Israel Folau as “bizarre”.  Last month, the former Australian star posted on Instagram that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulters, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, and idolators. Folau’s post received a huge backlash and his multi-million dollar contract was subsequently terminated …

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Rob Kearney Agrees To Contract Extension With IRFU

Rob Kearney

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney has agreed to a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain in Ireland following the World Cup. The 33-year-old wasn’t included in Leinster’s recent list of players who had signed a contract extension, leading to speculation that he was on his way to France. However, the IRFU confirmed on Tuesday that they have …

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Ireland & Connacht Trio Included In Barbarians Squad For Clash With England

Ireland and Connacht trio Finlay Bealham, Dave Heffernan and Niyi Adeolokun have been named in the 23 man Barbarians squad for their game against England at Twickenham on Sunday. The squad shows representation from nine different countries as the Barbarians prepare for their The Quilter Cup match which is part of a doubleheader at Twickenham with the unbeaten Barbarians women’s …

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