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Today’s News

Friday 15 June, 2018

'I am obviously really proud to be Irish... but I also love being French'

Daniel Brennan on having the best of both worlds.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Ireland one match from U20 World Cup relegation after being torn apart by 6-try Scots

Noel McNamara’s men will have to beat either Georgia or Japan to play in this tournament again next summer.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

“I've no doubt we have players here that will go on and play for Ireland': McNamara not concerned by U20 losing run

The head coach is content that players are progressing under his watch, even if this past week’s results have not gone their way.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup

The defeat leaves Ireland, who also lost all three pool matches last summer, facing a possible relegation from the tournament.

McNamara braced for 'huge test' to salvage a win against improving Georgia

After two pool defeats, Ireland U20 need a win to get into the 5th to 8th place play-offs in France.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ireland's U20 World Cup challenge falls flat with defeat against five-try Baby Boks

Second defeat means Noel McNamara’s side can now finish fifth at best.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Three quick-fire French tries keep Ireland from upsetting hosts in U20 World Championship opener

Noel McNamara’s men earned a bonus point in defeat, but must beat South Africa to remain in contention for the semi-finals.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

Limerick begin Munster campaign in flying form with six-point victory over Tipperary

Aaron Gillane fired over eight points for John Kiely’s side.

Ardscoil Rís star hits 0-10 to guide Limerick minors past Tipperary in Munster opener

Cathal O’Neill gave a man of the match display at the Gaelic Grounds.

'It’s an absolute disgrace' - Tipp manager Kearns left frustrated by one week turnaround

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns outlined his frustration having to play two championship games in a week.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

Tipperary coast past Waterford to set-up Munster semi-final showdown with Cork

It took Waterford 27 minutes to register a score at Semple Stadium.

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'Listen, it's a great lifestyle' - Armagh football star Clarke plans to stay in New York

The Crossmaglen native was devastated after Sunday’s Connacht championship loss to Leitrim.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

New York regrets - 'We put so much effort into it and to come that close is heartbreaking'

Sunday’s Connacht championship loss will live for a while longer with the Sligo born netminder Vinny Cadden.

Emlyn Mulligan: Leitrim 'needed' the win more than New York

Mulligan didn’t subscribe to the view that it would have been better for football if the Exiles were victorious.

Monday 7 May, 2018

'I didn't know it went over': Defender Plunkett emerges as Leitrim's unlikely hero

Noel Plunkett scored the point that secured victory for Leitrim against New York in their Connacht SFC clash.

Sunday 6 May, 2018

New York agonisingly denied historic championship win by last-gasp Leitrim in extra-time

Leitrim kicked two points in the final minute of stoppage-time in extra-time to seal the win.

Almost 5% of Leitrim has travelled to New York for tonight's Connacht championship opener

The 2018 championship season gets underway today.

Friday 4 May, 2018

Celtic Park being considered as the venue for next season's Pro14 final

The home of Celtic Football Club, the current Scottish champions, can accommodate 60,000 supporters.

Thursday 3 May, 2018

'I was sitting at home, probably feeling sorry for myself': Arnold boosted by Schmidt's call

The centre was reeling from the red card picked up in the loss to Ulster when a strange Dublin number popped up on his phone.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Keane's Connacht fate sealed some time ago as Kiwi leaves after just one season

The western province had a disappointing season under Keane’s tutelage and have now begun the search for a new head coach.

Van Graan not feeling the pressure as Munster gear up for season-defining week

The southern province host red-hot Edinburgh in the Pro14 quarter-finals.

Monday 30 April, 2018

'Everyone wants more games' - Cork's Lehane relishing new championship format

The 25-year-old forward welcomes the change to summer action ahead of his eighth championship campaign.

Friday 27 April, 2018

Munster speedster Fitzgerald desperate to seize his chance against Ulster

The winger is set to be involved in the Pro14 inter-pro tomorrow.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

'I often thought about retiring and being happy doing something else'

Mike Sherry has been through injury hell over the last few years but will make his 100th Munster appearance this weekend.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Van Graan admits it will be 'mentally very difficult' to get Munster up for Pro14 challenge

Munster have only lifted the league crown once following defeat in the European semis.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Pro14 expansion to US put on long finger as South Africa link strengthened

Chief executive of the competition, Martin Anayi, wants to reinforce the partnership following meetings in Bloemfontein.

Saturday 31 March, 2018

Connacht hope European home form helps them past quarter-final stumbling block

Today’s Challenge Cup shoot-out with Gloucester has taken on added significance for Kieran Keane’s men.

Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland U20s fail to score in the second-half as they suffer heavy beating by England

The sides were on level at the break, but England won by 48-15.

Ireland have no answer to reigning champions as Six Nations campaign ends with third defeat

Adan Griggs’ side fell to England on Friday evening as Ireland’s Six Nations campaign came to a close.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'We'll have three days of training and then Toulon': Ireland ambition puts the squeeze on provinces

The European quarter-finals will come hot on the heels of Saturday’s Six Nations finale.

Sunday 11 March, 2018

Tipp withstand late Cork rally to advance through to quarter-finals

Jason Forde scored 12 points as Michael Ryan’s side saw off the Rebels at Semple Stadium.

Tipperary footballers maintain promotion drive with 14-point win over Louth

Conor Sweeney scored 0-7 for the winners.

Friday 2 March, 2018

'As your stereotypical ginger Irish man, walking out into 30 degree heat is dangerous stuff'

Connacht’s Sean O’Brien says the squad are acclimatising well to conditions ahead of Saturday’s game in South Africa.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

Connacht try to settle in heat and altitude while Ireland faces blizzard

‘We don’t have three weeks to acclimatise but we are confident.’

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'A talent hits a target, a genius hits a target nobody else can see' - Van Graan on Conor Murray

The Munster head coach was forced to wince as Conor Murray took treatment late on against Wales.

Sunday 25 February, 2018

Michael Breen bags 2-9 but finishes on losing side as Kilkenny edge Tipperary in thriller

Richie Leahy scored the winning point for Brian Cody’s side in stoppage-time.

Saturday 24 February, 2018

Tipp back on track with victory over Meath at Semple Stadium

Conor Sweeney and Michael Quinlivan did the most damage for the hosts as they recorded an eight-point win.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris

The 27-year old is already in international exile.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

Experimental Galway book league quarter-final place with victory over Offaly

The All-Ireland senior hurling champions were 2-19 to 0-14 winners at Pearse Stadium.

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