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Ireland Squad Announced For Olympic Qualifier In France

Ireland 7s

Director of 7s Rugby Anthony Eddy has named his Ireland squad for the Colomiers 7s which acts as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games.  The winner of this weekend’s tournament will secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics while a second or third-place finish will guarantee another shot at qualification at a World Rugby Repechage next year. Ireland …

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Johnny Sexton Suffers Injury During Ireland Training [Report]

Johnny Sexton Injury

Ireland’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been disrupted somewhat due to a hand injury picked up by Johnny Sexton.  According to Rúaidhrí O’Connor of the Irish Independent, Sexton is believed to have dislocated his thumb in the initial two-week bloc of Ireland camp which took place between June 16 and June 28. As a result, …

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Olympic Qualification Beckons For Ireland’s Men & Women’s Sevens

Ireland Sevens

This weekend, Ireland’s men and women’s sevens squads will look to secure a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next year.  The Ireland women sevens team will be competing at the Rugby Europe Olympic qualifying tournament in Kazan where a first-place finish will guarantee progression to the Olympics next year. All will not be lost if Ireland fail to win …

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IRFU Sanction Sean O’Brien Over Pub Incident [Report]

Sean O'Brien

The IRFU have sanctioned Sean O’Brien due to an “incident of inappropriate behaviour” following Leinster’s PRO14 title win against the Glasgow Warriors.  The Irish Independent reports that O’Brien urinated on a member of the public in a pub in Dublin the day after Leinster clinched the title at Celtic Park. “The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a …

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Ireland Fall To Narrow Defeat In Final Of Moscow Sevens

Ireland Sevens

Ireland fell to a narrow 31-26 defeat in the final of the Moscow 7s in the Rugby Europe Men’s 7s Grand Prix Series.  Anthony Eddy’s side came into this final after securing wins over Spain and Germany in the quarter-final and semi-final, respectively. Although Ireland have qualified for next year’s HSBC Sevens World Series, there was added motivation at this …

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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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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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