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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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Cian Healy Signs New Contract With The IRFU

Cian Healy

Cian Healy has signed a new contract with the IRFU.  Healy’s new contract will keep him with Leinster and in Ireland until the end of the 2020/21 season. The loosehead prop has had a superb season – starting in four of Ireland’s five Six Nations games in addition to lining out in the victories over the All Blacks and Argentina …

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“I’m Pretty Speechless” – Louth Man Michael McDonald’s Meteoric Rise In Australian Rugby

Michael McDonald

“To be honest, I’m pretty speechless,” Michael McDonald says cheerfully with a distinct Louth brogue. The 19-year-old from the Cooley Peninsula has had a whirlwind couple of weeks. In early April, he made his senior debut for the Western Force as a replacement in their 42-10 victory over the Asia Pacific Dragons in Global Rapid Rugby. 14 days later, he …

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Sean Cronin Confirms He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt Since Being Dropped

Leinster’s Sean Cronin admitted to being disappointed following his axing from Joe Schmidt’s squad for the final two Six Nations games but the hooker is adamant that he is still in the New Zealander’s plans going forward. Speaking to the media ahead of Leinster’s crunch Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday, Cronin expressed his disappointment at being dropped but …

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Will Addison’s Season Is Over After Undergoing Back Surgery

Will Addison

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Will Addison has undergone back surgery which puts an end to his season.  Addison hasn’t played since Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the end of January. The 26-year-old was named in Ireland’s initial squad for this year’s Six Nations but he didn’t play a minute of action …

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