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Emerald Warriors Thriving After Successful Hosting Of Union Cup

Emerald Warriors

This month saw the one-year anniversary of the 2019 Union Cup being held at Dublin City University.  The Union Cup, Europe’s largest LGBT+ and inclusive rugby tournament, was held in Ireland for the first time last year and the tournament hosts, Dublin-based Emerald Warriors RFC, are reaping the rewards and positive impacts of that hugely successful weekend. Richie Fagan and …

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The Full List Of Winners From The Energia AIL Awards

Energia AIL Awards

On Friday night, the Energia AIL Rugby Awards took place to celebrate the 2019/20 season and honour the top award winners for this year.  The awards were broadcast live online and featured Irish comedian Mario Rosenstock as host while the likes of Andy Farrell, Peter O’Mahony, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls, Jordan Larmour and Adam Griggs all featured to present the …

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England Clinch Triple Crown Despite Dramatic Wales Comeback

England Wales

England 33 Wales 30 England have won the Triple Crown after a powerful and dominant performance saw them emerge 33-30 winners over Wales at Twickenham. Much of this match was played in the air as kickers on both teams were keen to test out their opponent’s back-three. As we have seen so many times before, England tend to start games …

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Preparations Ramp Up For Irish Athletes As Paralympic Games Enter Focus


In six months, a whole host of Irish athletes will compete in what will be the peak of their sporting careers when the 2020 Paralympic Games gets underway in Tokyo. The opening ceremony will take place on August 25th while the first athletes will begin competing on Wednesday, August 26th. Paralympic hopefuls, Patrick Monahan and Ronan Grimes, today joined representatives …

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Caelan Doris Set For Return As Andy Farrell Gives Squad Update

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell has confirmed that there are no fresh injury worries for Ireland ahead of their trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.  The Ireland head coach was speaking in Cork City this afternoon after the Irish team took part in a three-day training camp. A number of players were released for provincial duty this weekend and Farrell …

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Official Watch: A Guide To This Weekend’s Six Nations Referees

Six Nations Referees

The 2020 Six Nations enters the second round as Ireland take on Wales in Dublin, Scotland host England at Murrayfield while on Sunday, France welcome Italy to Paris.  Ireland, Wales and France will be looking to continue their good starts to the championship by recording successive victories while Italy, Scotland and England will be keen to get a win under …

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John Cooney On Conor Murray Inspiration & Winding Road To The Top

John Cooney

John Cooney cuts a relaxed figure as he sits in front of a packed media room alongside his rival for the Ireland nine jersey Conor Murray.  The IRFU communications department threw a curveball to the gathered media when announcing that the duo, whose selection merits have dominated the narrative in the build-up to this Six Nations championship, were those who …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face France

England Team

Eddie Jones has named his England team to face France in Paris on Sunday in the opening round of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations (KO 3 pm).  The starting XV includes the uncapped George Furbank of Northampton Saints. Furbank will start at fullback as Elliot Daly starts on the left wing with Jonny May on the right wing. Anthony Watson …

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Johnny Sexton Revelling In “Fresh” Ireland Setup

Johnny Sexton

There’s an air of renewed optimism surrounding this Ireland team as they embark on the beginning of the Andy Farrell era with the visit of Scotland for the opening round of the 2020 Six Nations.  Of course, the outcome of the Six Nations which finishes in six weeks will determine whether this is just hot air but there is a …

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“Freaky” Incident Ruled Chris Farrell Out Of Munster Team

Chris Farrell injury

A “freaky” training ground incident is what caused Chris Farrell to be ruled out of today’s Heineken Champions Cup clash between Munster and Ospreys at Thomond Park.  Munster secured a bonus-point 33-6 victory to sign off their European campaign on a high but they did so without the services of Farrell who was withdrawn from the starting XV before kick-off. …

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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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Wales Name 38-Man Six Nations Squad

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named a 38-man squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  This will be Pivac’s first Six Nations in charge after taking over from Warren Gatland after the culmination of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. In total, there are five uncapped players in the squad with Louis Rees-Zammit included. The Gloucester winger has …

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