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# grassroots - Thursday 4 May, 2017

No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent

This Sunday sees a repeat of last season’s Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium.

# grassroots - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Garryowen tumble down the table as 1A leaders Lansdowne lose

Here is your round-up of the weekend’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A action.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL

The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.

# grassroots - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Lansdowne still top of 1A after Christmas break despite loss and all the weekend's UBL action

Meanwhile, St Mary’s College came out on top against south Dublin rivals.

# grassroots - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Lansdowne stay top of 1A for the winter break, while Buccaneers can also enjoy the festive season that bit more

All the weekend’s action from both Division 1A and 1B.

# grassroots - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Joy Neville made her latest piece of Irish rugby history yesterday

Grand Slam winner becomes the first woman to referee a UBL Division 1A fixture.

# grassroots - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Don't forget the UBL - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Division 1A leaders after six rounds, Young Munster travel to play Terenure this afternoon.

# grassroots - Friday 28 October, 2016

Munster centre Arnold set for return and all your UBL 1A and 1B previews

Meanwhile in Division 1B, Shannon will look for their first win of the season in the Mardyke.

# grassroots - Friday 7 October, 2016

Never mind the Pro12 - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Old Belvedere and Terenure kick off the Division 1A action in Anglesea Road this evening.

# grassroots - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Lansdowne power top of the table and all the rest of the weekend's UBL action

Young Munster produced an impressive display with a little help from a raucous crowd in Cork.

# grassroots - Friday 23 September, 2016

There's a busy line-up of domestic action for Ireland's rugby clubs this weekend

Promoted Dublin University host college rivals UCD in a Division 1A derby on Saturday afternoon.

# grassroots - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Bohemians return to historical home in the Phoenix Park with the help of the FAI

The Dublin club’s schoolboy teams will play at the Fifteen Acres for the foreseeable future.

# grassroots - Saturday 17 September, 2016

The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend UBL

The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend

Here are the fixtures across the divisions today in the Ulster Bank League.

# grassroots - Friday 16 September, 2016

Smeeth's Trinity surprise Terenure on opening night of Ulster Bank League

Dublin University made a winning return to Division 1A.

# grassroots - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

GAA, FAI and IRFU share €7.4 million government investment

The announcement was made at the National Sports Campus this morning.

# grassroots - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From Killybegs to Saint-Denis: charting Seamus Coleman's rise to the top

In the second of a three-part series, we track the Everton defender’s rise from humble beginnings at St Catherine’s in Donegal.

# grassroots - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From Gortnahoe to the Stade de France: charting Shane Long's incredible rise

In the first of a three-part series, we track the Southampton hitman’s rise from humble beginnings at Two-Mile-Borris/St Kevin’s in Tipperary.

# grassroots - Friday 27 May, 2016

We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them

John O’Sullivan believes League of Ireland clubs could be sending players to schools to assist with PE and help lower the age profile of those attending matches.

# grassroots - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Stuart Pearce, 53, joins ‘England’s worst football team’ for relegation battle

Longford AFC have lost 19 games from 19 and have a goal difference of minus 180.

# grassroots - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down Grassroots

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

# grassroots - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? 'I couldn't do the politics'

The Sky Sports pundit and ex-Ireland striker isn’t looking for a career change anytime soon.

# grassroots - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Brian Kerr: System isn't good enough and that's why other countries have moved ahead of us

The former Ireland underage and senior manager believes our most-talented kids should be getting more regular contact with the country’s best coaches.

# grassroots - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses'

Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.

# grassroots - Friday 15 May, 2015

Rugby could be the winner in planned switch to summer football

National leagues at U17 and U19 level will align with the SSE Airtricity League from March of next year, writes John O’Sullivan in his latest column.

# grassroots - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars UBL

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars

Clontarf centre Matt D’Arcy was named Ulster Bank Player of the year in Division 1A.

# grassroots - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney

The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.

# grassroots - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The most talented U18 club players in Ireland have been picked for the Three Union Festival

The Irish side face two tough fixtures against England and France early next month.

# grassroots - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Here's what you need to know about concussion protocols in domestic rugby Best Practice This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about concussion protocols in domestic rugby

Professionals can return to play within a week, but amateurs must be given at least 21 days to recover from a concussion.

# grassroots - Friday 27 February, 2015

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

# grassroots - Monday 15 December, 2014

Ballyhale, Gort, Kilmallock or Portaferry - who'll win the All-Ireland SHC club title? The Final Four This post contains a poll

Ballyhale, Gort, Kilmallock or Portaferry - who'll win the All-Ireland SHC club title?

It’s going to be a battle between Kilkenny, Galway, Limerick and Down clubs next spring.

# grassroots - Sunday 14 December, 2014

All-Ireland champs St Vincent's and Portumna in action - 6 weekend club GAA talking points

It’s a big weekend for the footballers of St Vincent’s and Rhode, and the hurlers of Gort and Portumna.

# grassroots - Sunday 16 November, 2014

As It Happened: Munster senior, Ulster senior and All-Ireland ladies club football semi-finals

We were following all the action that was going on all around the country.

# grassroots - Monday 27 October, 2014

The 23 reactions when you win a GAA final with your club

You’ve done all the training, got the result you wanted so you might as well enjoy yourself.

# grassroots - Sunday 26 October, 2014

As it happened: Kerry football, Tipperary hurling, Munster hurling – Sunday’s GAA club match tracker

We went around the grounds all over the country to keep you up to date with today’s club action.

# grassroots - Sunday 19 October, 2014

As it happened: Mayo football, Limerick hurling, Cork football - Sunday's GAA club match tracker

We went around the grounds all over the country and kept you up to date with today’s club action.

Rory Kavanagh helps St Eunan’s reach Donegal semi-final but replay on cards elsewhere

The first two Donegal senior football quarter-finals took place today.

# grassroots - Saturday 18 October, 2014

As It Happened: St Oliver Plunkett's ER v St Judes, Dublin senior football semi-final

We’re live from Parnell Park for the first of today’s senior football showdowns.

# grassroots - Friday 17 October, 2014

25 signs that you’re playing for your club in a GAA county final

It’s a county final lads, will ye show a bit of pride in the parish?

# grassroots - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Champions Loughmore to face Clonoulty as Tipperary SHC quarter final draw is made

The eight first round ties took place in the Premier County this weekend.

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