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Where The Irish Provinces Stand As PRO14 Returns

Irish Provinces PRO14

The Irish provinces return to Guinness PRO14 action this weekend after a three-week absence as the Six Nations has taken centre stage over the last few weeks.  As we are in the midst of a fallow week in the Six Nations, attention will shift back to the PRO14 and here we provide a little reminder as to where the Irish …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Ultan Dillane After Six Nations Comeback

Ultan Dillane Ireland

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield Ultan Dillane made his first appearance for Ireland in 15 months when he came off the bench in their 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon.  The last time the Kerry man represented his country was when he started a 23-20 win over Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in November 2017. The 25-year-old …

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Stability As Connacht Announce Coaching Contract Extensions

Connacht Rugby

Connacht Rugby have received the boost with the news that they have tied down their coaching ticket for the foreseeable future.  Attack coach Nigel Carolan, forwards coach Jimmy Duffy and defence coach Peter Wilkins have all signed two-year contract extensions which will bring them up to the end of the 2020/21 season. The Connacht coaching ticket, in addition to new …

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Ultan Dillane Signs Contract Extension With Connacht Rugby

connacht ultan dillane

Connacht second-row Ultan Dillane has signed a contract extension that will see the Kerry man remain with the western province until 2021. The 11-time capped international left Munster in 2012 to join the Connacht Academy and made his debut for the first team in 2014 whilst still an academy player. Dillane’s first three games with the first team came against …

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Cian Kelleher Confirms Departure From Connacht With Statement

Cian Kelleher Connacht Leinster

Cian Kelleher has confirmed that he will leave Connacht at the end of the season.  Kelleher has been the subject of widespread reports linking him with a move back to Leinster for the beginning of the 2019/20 season but as of yet, that has not been formally confirmed by either province despite it being accepted as a done deal. Kelleher …

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Boost For Connacht As Jack Carty Signs New Deal

Jack Carty Connacht Rugby

Connacht have received a boost with the news that out-half Jack Carty has signed a new deal with the club.  Carty’s two-year contract extension will see him ply his trade at the Sportsground until the end of the 2020/21 season. The Roscommon native has been in superb form this season and has played a big part in the team’s success …

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Connacht’s Cian Kelleher Will Return To Leinster Next Season

cian kelleher leinster

It has been confirmed this morning Connacht winger, Cian Kelleher will return to Leinster next season. Kelleher came up through the Leinster Academy but turned down a promotion to the senior set-up in 2016 in order to pursue more game time out west. According to Gavin Cummiskey of The Irish Times, Leo Cullen wanted to keep the highly-rated youngster in …

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Sold Out! Connacht And Munster Set For Packed Sportsground On Saturday

Connacht Munster Sportsground

Connacht and Munster will play in front of a full house at the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday as the western province confirm that the eagerly-anticipated clash is now sold out.  Huge interest in tickets has led to the club installing additional terracing at the Bohermore and College Road ends of the ground which has now increased the capacity to 8,129. …

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Munster Provide Injury Update After Leinster Battle

Chris Cloete Munster

Munster Rugby have provided an injury update after their 26-17 win over Leinster at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday.  In what was an incredibly physical affair, the southern province have only noted Chris Cloete as a fresh injury worry ahead of Saturday’s trip to Galway to take on Connacht. Cloete left the pitch on a stretcher with …

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