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Ireland Squad Announced For U20 World Cup

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has announced his extended 33-man squad for the upcoming 2019 World Rugby U20 World Championships which take place from the 4th – 22nd of June in Argentina.  Ireland are riding the crest of a wave at the moment after securing a historic Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year. They face a tough group, …

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Ireland Are Six Nations Champions After Superb Win Over France

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Ireland U20s 31 – 29 France U20s  Ireland are just 80 minutes away from securing a historic Grand Slam as they produced a brave performance to beat a much-fancied French side 31-29 at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Tonight’s win has already secured the championship for Ireland and a Grand Slam will come with it if they can beat Wales …

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Three Surgeries In 14 Months But Casey Puts Injury Hell In The Past

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Craig Casey is looking to put 14 months of an injury nightmare behind him as prepares for the upcoming U20 Six Nations with Ireland.  Limerickman Casey’s career had been developing nicely. He captained his school Ard Scoil Rís to the semi-finals of the 2017 Munster Senior Schools Cup while also representing Munster and Ireland at U18 level. He secured a …

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Ireland Announce 40-Man Squad For U20 Six Nations

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has announced a 40-man squad ahead of the 2019 U20 Six Nations which kicks off in just over two week’s time.  After a disappointing 2018, which saw Ireland perform below expectation in both the 2018 Six Nations and the Junior World Cup, there is confidence that the next crop of emerging talent can have …

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Opinion: Irish Rugby Is On The Right Track But There Are Still Improvements To Be Made

With the national and provincial season complete, the timing is right to investigate and delve into the movements the IRFU have been making for both province and country this season. This is alongside new plans which have been put in place for elite player development, provincial and club game investment plus the growth of an ever-improving Sevens programme. While all …

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Twitter Reacts to Ireland U20s Stunning Semi Final Win Over Argentina

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Stephen Keirns of Ireland (C) clears the ball during the World Rugby U20 Championship Semi Final between Ireland and Argentina at The Academy Stadium on June 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Ireland U20s, having taken the scalp of World Champions New Zealand and Grand Slam winners Wales, added the the Argentines to their list of vanquished enemies this afternoon. The ‘Wolfpuppies’ were in typically devastating form, as it took just 8 minutes for Jacob Stockdale to cross for the first try, which was expertly converted by out-half Johnny McPhillips. Such a …

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Hansen’s Intelligent Use Of His 23-Man Squad Sets The All Blacks Apart

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 16: Coach Steve Hansen of the All Blacks speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference at InterContinental Hotel on June 16, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Irish rugby fans are currently in a state of bliss after their historic breakthrough wins over the weekend.  Not only did the Irish senior team beat the Springboks for the first time in South Africa, but Ireland’s U-20 side have achieved an even bigger scalp. The current Junior Rugby World Cup holders, the U-20 All Blacks, were beaten 33-24 by Ireland, marking the country’s …

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The Decision From CJ Stander’s Hearing Has Been Announced

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: CJ Stander of Ireland receives a red card during the 1st Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match between South Africa and Ireland at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Last Saturday will forever more go down as a historic day in Irish rugby as two of our representative teams ventured where no Irish team before them had gone. Earlier in the day our U20 heroes became the first Irish men’s rugby team to finally defeat the All Blacks in the 193-year history of the game followed by the incredible …

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Opinion: Munster Will Continue To Get Worse Before They Get Better


Jack O’Toole takes an in-depth look at the problems Munster currently face.  Timothy Pina, an American writer, author, poet and screenwriter, once said: “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest.” …

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