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The Work Begins Now As Ireland Look To Exorcise Six Nations Demons

Ireland World Cup

Toulouse lifting the Top 14 title on Saturday signalled the end of the northern hemisphere club season but the lengthy nature of the French campaign aside, many of Europe’s elite players will be getting back to work soon.  Today, Ireland have reconvened at their Carton House base as they begin their preparations for their World Cup opener against Scotland on …

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Ireland Name Side For England Clash At U20 World Championship

Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has announced his starting XV which will take on England (KO 7:30 pm) in the 5th place semi-final at the World Rugby U20 Championships on Monday.  Ireland, who have suffered from an extensive injury list throughout this campaign, will meet England for the third time this season having defeated them already in the pool …

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Predicting Joe Schmidt’s 31-Man Ireland Squad For The World Cup

Ireland World Cup Squad

It’s relatively quiet in the northern hemisphere with international players taking a well-deserved break after a gruelling 2018/19 season.  However, although many players are currently enjoying some sun on their backs, it won’t be long until the serious work starts again as preparations begin for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Warm-up games will take place in August and …

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Your Guide To A Stacked Weekend Of Irish Sport

Irish Sport

We’re set for another packed weekend of Irish sport with GAA action dominating the headlines.  Both the Leinster and Munster hurling championships reach a crucial stage this weekend as the respective provincial finals will be confirmed in addition to those teams whose involvement in this year’s championship will come to an end. There is also excitement surrounding the US Open …

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Munster Confirm Wallabies Legend Stephen Larkham As New Senior Coach

Stephen Larkham Munster

Munster have confirmed that Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham will join the province as a new senior coach ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Munster are currently in the midst of a coaching reshuffle after the news that Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones would be leaving the province. The southern province have already secured the services of former England and British & …

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Ireland Name Side For Clash With Italy At U20 World Championship

Ireland U20

Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has named his starting XV for Wednesday’s final pool match at the World Rugby U20 Championship.  Ireland will take on Italy (KO 2.30 pm) in the knowledge that there is still a mathematical possibility that they can reach the semi-finals. Ireland have been plagued by injuries throughout the campaign and McNamara has made a …

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Ireland Name Side For U20 World Cup Showdown With Australia

Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on Australia in the second pool match of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe, Argentina.  Ireland got their campaign off to a perfect start by securing a bonus-point 42-26 victory over England on Tuesday. Like Ireland, Australia also opened their campaign with a victory as they …

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Ireland Power Past Canada To Secure 5th Place Final With New Zealand

Ireland Sevens

Ireland will face familiar foes New Zealand in the 5th place playoff at this year’s London 7s after overcoming Canada 33-14 in a highly entertaining game at Twickenham.  Ireland, competing at this world series event as an invitational side, have had an excellent tournament. They secured their spot in the last eight by beating England and Scotland yesterday in the …

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Brave Ireland Effort Falls Just Short Against Olympic Champions Fiji

Ireland Sevens

Ireland sevens fell to a 33-24 defeat to Fiji in a remarkable Cup Quarter Final at the London 7s in Twickenham this afternoon.  Ireland’s victories over England and Scotland yesterday saw Anthony Eddy’s side secure a spot in the top-eight but they faced a massive task when drawn with Olympic champions Fiji. However, despite competing in this competition as an …

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New Zealand Have Too Much For Ireland In One-Sided Victory

Ireland Sevens

New Zealand had too much for Ireland as Anthony Eddy’s side fell to a 34-7 defeat at Twickenham.  Ireland opened their London 7s campaign with a superb 21-17 victory over England but New Zealand showed their ruthlessness by capitalising on mistakes time and time again. Ireland began the game by winning their own kick-off but they lost possession in midfield …

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