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Varadkar pledges support to Irish 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup have been given a boost with Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar pledging his support. However, the Irish hopes hinge on the GAA granting permission for its stadiums to be used for rugby. The GAA’s Annual Congress takes place in Derry at the end of the month and there will …

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The Irish Six Nations campaign thus far

Dave Gantly, the newest member of the ‘Sport Is Everything’ team, dissects the Irish Six Nations campaign thus far and addresses the Declan Kidney ‘situation’: What a difference a few weeks can make. Coming in to the first round of the Championship, Ireland were quietly confident they could beat a Welsh team low on confidence in their own backyard. At the Millennium …

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The junkies in the stands call for Kidney’s head

When the Irish Six Nations campaign kicked off in Cardiff at the start of February, a nervous sense of excitement was in the air. After a promising November series, the Irish supporters had cause for optimism. A narrow loss against South Africa, was followed by two convincing wins over Fiji and Argentina. When the curtain came down on a relatively …

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Ronan O’ Gara: The greatest 10 ever?

Brian Barry discusses Ronan O’ Gara and his view that the Munster no. 10 is the greatest to play the game. Before all you Jonny Wilkinson fans decide to lynch Mr. Barry, hear him out and read the article. Throw votes  instead of stones and take part in our poll at the bottom of the article. Ok, first off I …

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Féasta Rugbaí ag Druidim

Tá an athbhliain buailte linn, agus tá na cluichí ceathrú-cheannais de Chorn Heineken socruithe. Níl ach brí ag baint le sin; tá Craobh na Sé Náisiún ag teacht. Tá ré nua ag druidim ar fhoireann na hÉireann ceithre bhlian ó a bhaineadar an Grand Slam amach; ceithre bhlian gan an Choróin Thriarach fiú. Is tréibhse fhada agus aimrid í sin …

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A Scrumptious Battle Ahead- 6 Nations 2013

It is that time of year again. Spring is beginning to break through the Winter’s sky. Cue the Six Nations. November brought mixed fortune for Europe’s elite, and teams look to either carry on their momentum or set the record straight. Throw an approaching Lions Tour into the mix and it makes for a mouth-watering prospect. Hopes, if not expectations, …

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