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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

'You have that stigma with you forever' - Former Ulster forward on his doping ban Issue This post contains videos

'You have that stigma with you forever' - Former Ulster forward on his doping ban

Carlo Del Fava has discussed his reasons for taking performance-enhancing drugs as a youngster.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 15 January, 2018

Ireland and Ulster legend Tommy Bowe to retire at end of season

The 33-year-old announced the news via his official Twitter account today.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 January, 2018

Sean O'Brien a doubt for Six Nations following hip operation

The Leinster flanker has suffered a setback in his comeback from the injury.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'I think the first person that ever mentioned Jordan Larmour to me was Joe' Shining Larmour This post contains videos

'I think the first person that ever mentioned Jordan Larmour to me was Joe'

Johnny Sexton says he would like to see his Leinster team-mate in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 5 January, 2018

Garry Ringrose is just happy to be back

And he’s not thinking past Saturday’s inter-pro against Ulster.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

'It's an exciting time. We've a good squad and everyone's on the same page'

Sean O’Brien continues to rehab a ‘funny’ hip problem but is looking forward to a big couple of weeks with Leinster.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 31 December, 2017

What was your favourite Irish sporting moment from 2017? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

What was your favourite Irish sporting moment from 2017?

From Galway’s first All-Ireland SHC win in 29 years to the Irish women’s soccer team’s hard-fought draw with the Netherlands, it’s been a year to remember.

Quiz: Can you name the Ireland rugby international from their club gear?

How well do you know the Ireland rugby players?

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Connacht make 3 changes

With his side in the middle of a hectic schedule, Leo Cullen has retained just two players from the starting XV that overcame Munster.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Poll: Who will win the 2018 Six Nations? You Decide This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the 2018 Six Nations?

It’s far too early to be making predictions but that hasn’t stopped us from trying.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell set for new coaching role

The former player will work as an assistant with the Ireland U20s.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Cian Healy cited over incident in Leinster-Exeter Chiefs clash

Meanwhile, Manu Tuilagi could be in trouble too over a tackle in the Leicester-Munster game.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 15 December, 2017

Staying put! Peter O'Mahony ends speculation over future by signing new IRFU contract

The Munster captain had been heavily linked with a move to France or England but has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year national contract.

Furlong's stellar year rewarded as he signs new three-year IRFU central contract

The 25-year-old prop has been upgraded to a national contract ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Contract boost for Connacht as Ireland international Marmion signs new two-year deal

The 25-year-old will remain in Galway until the 2019 World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Ulster confirm signing of Irish international Murphy from Leinster on two-year deal

The Ireland back row will join the province next summer.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 1 December, 2017

After losing the Six Nations, RTÉ retain rights for Ireland's November Tests

The state broadcaster will carry live coverage of the Autumn internationals for the next four years.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 24 November, 2017

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan Close Calls This post contains videos

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan

The former Ireland head coach is joining us on Close Calls to preview the last November international.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'He contacted me and expressed his frustration': Schmidt welcomes Marty home

The prop has signed a two-year deal with Ulster.

Marty Moore is coming home as Ulster announce prop's signing

Ireland international returns from Premiership exile ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Lancaster: 'Carbery narrowing the gap with probably one of the best out-halves in the world'

Even in absentia, the conversation revolves around the 22-year-old.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 20 November, 2017

Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead

The Ireland prop gained invaluable experience in the Test arena on Saturday.

'That pass I threw probably ruined the try I scored, it dampens my performance'

Dave Kearney marked his return to the international stage with a try, but a costly error stained his ledger.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma 10

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma

Joe Schmidt says Carbery playing at full-back for Leinster ‘is an unfortunate situation’ for Ireland.

'You’re not borrowing this jersey for 80 minutes. You’ve got to think 'this is my jersey now''

Jack Conan admits it wasn’t a vintage performance, but the experience gained from a hard-fought win over Fiji will be hugely beneficial going forward.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Fiji take heart from pushing Ireland all the way but rue a missed opportunity

Head coach John McKee says narrow defeat in Dublin a step in the right direction for his side.

A valuable learning curve, Carbery's class and more talking points from the Aviva

Plus, Conway and Keatley stake their claim.

'He's brave to a fault': Carbery's masterful display ends with suspected arm fracture

The 22-year-old has been ruled out of next week’s game against Argentina.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their narrow win over Fiji

Ireland did just enough to make it six straight wins.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'It's always a concern', but Schmidt backs new faces and combinations against Fiji

The Ireland head coach says players need to be exposed at this level in order to learn and develop.

Carbery at 10, another new centre combination and more Ireland team talking points

Joe Schmidt has made 13 changes for Saturday’s clash with Fiji.

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Who would you like to see get a chance when Ireland face Fiji?

Joe Schmidt names his team tomorrow.

'It is not to be, our race is now run': Bitter disappointment for Ireland's bid team

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne says it is too early to say whether they will launch another bid in the future.

Ireland miss out on staging 2023 Rugby World Cup as France win bidding process

The IRFU bid was eliminated after the first round of voting in London.

'Joe told me before the game I was like an aeroplane on the runway, I'm there but I'm not going up'

CJ Stander hopes Saturday’s performance against South Africa will be the launchpad for his season with Ireland and Munster.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Opportunity knocks for squad members but Schmidt demands the same high standards

Jack Conan is one player chomping at the bit to pull on the green jersey against Fiji.

'There was part of me that was wondering was that me done, would I be a one-cap wonder?'

Rob Herring had to wait three-and-a-half years for his second bite at international rugby, and he wasn’t prepared to let the chance slip by.

Kilcoyne and Ryan in race to be fit for sold-out Fiji clash after missing training

Leinster’s Michael Bent has been called into the Ireland squad as injury cover.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

Conway savouring the journey after hard work pays off on the long road to Test rugby

“I’m massively grateful to be where I am now playing in a game like this.”

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