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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

#ThanksPaulie – Huge poster in Limerick bids farewell to a legend

A touch of class from Limerick’s council.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt’s final World Cup squad?

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2015

Pick the Irish second rows you want to see play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Versatility may be key in the second row.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Which back row forwards would you bring to the Rugby World Cup?

Our World Cup squad discussion continues into the pack.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Open thread: Pick your half-backs to travel to the Rugby World Cup

Time to decide which scrum and out-halves you’d bring to England.

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 June, 2015

You’ve decided on the back three, now pick your centres travel to the Rugby World Cup

Gordon D’Arcy, Noel Reid and Darren Cave will likely fight over one place.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 June, 2015

On the plane or out in the cold? We assess Ireland’s World Cup front row options

11 front rows vying for 9 places in the final squad.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Women’s Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat

Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

We give our end-of-season report cards to the four Irish provinces

How did your province rate this season?

# irish-rugby - Friday 29 May, 2015

There’s already one Irishman in the Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand

We’re already one up on England, Scotland and Wales.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: It’s great to have Chris Henry back

Schmidt has been monitoring the player’s comeback.

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

10 of the most memorable moments in the Barbarians’ history

We look back at some of the best, funniest, and strangest moments from the Baa Baas’ past.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Nail-biting: 3 times Ireland have been involved in Six Nations final day deciders

Ireland have mixed experiences when it comes to the Six Nations being decided on points difference

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland’s 5 best days against England in the Six Nations

A look back at some of the great Irish rugby moments from recent and not-so-recent times.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards We'll Always Have Paris This post contains videos

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards

Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hilarious photos of terrified Irish rugby players in a haunted house Damnation

Hilarious photos of terrified Irish rugby players in a haunted house

The lads ‘braved’ the Damnation event in the RDS.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Lansdowne edge Clontarf, Cork Con off the mark and the rest of this weekend’s UBL rugby news

Meanwhile, Terenure tore Young Munster apart to move top of the Division 1A table.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here’s what you need to know

Answering Ireland’s call is one thing, but will you accept the charges?

# irish-rugby - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina

From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

‘I hang up my boots with no regrets’: Stephen Ferris retires from rugby Fez

‘I hang up my boots with no regrets’: Stephen Ferris retires from rugby

The Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker has played his last game at the age of 28.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 May, 2014

Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests

The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster

‘Penney is halfway through a pretty thorough rebuilding job and is trying to establish a new playing identity around which Munster can build a sustainable future.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 November, 2013

What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?

Fiji are gonna freak when they see Breffni Park.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 31 October, 2013

In pics: Man-bags, buggies and BOD out in force at Ireland training Carton House This post contains images

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic

Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Simon Hick column: A whole new ball game as rugby world tears itself apart

The game is facing civil war and a redrawn world map. But what next for the Irish provinces?

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Tommy O’Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season

The flanker is hoping to start against the US Eagles next Saturday after impressing for his province.

# irish-rugby - Friday 31 May, 2013

‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on

The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Mike McCarthy: Paulie’s leadership will be massive for Lions

The Munster talisman deserves to lead out the tourists, says McCarthy.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’

The 23-year-old Munster forward will let his rugby do the talking against the USA and Canada this summer.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Rugbaí Beo: TG4 to broadcast Ireland’s summer tour in the wee small hours

How do you say ‘blood the young lad, Les’ as gaeilge?

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 May, 2013

US Rugby invites Irish fans to take part in epic tailgating contest Medium Rare This post contains videos

US Rugby invites Irish fans to take part in epic tailgating contest

Southern Comfort are giving out prizes to the supporters that set up the best pre-match party.

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 April, 2013

Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together

Richie Murphy insists he hasn’t talked to the new Ireland boss about following him out the door at Leinster.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Schmidt critical of the system, not O’Connell Irish Rugby This post contains videos

Schmidt critical of the system, not O’Connell

The Leinster coach spoke out about last week’s incident on The Late Late Show last night.

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht’s outgoing coach Eric Elwood Irish Rugby This post contains videos

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht’s outgoing coach Eric Elwood

Johnny O’Connor, Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Hallornan pay tribute to the man who is soon to be replaced by Pat Lam.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 April, 2013

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete BOD This post contains videos

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete

And 5 other things we learned from his latest Lions Q and A.

# irish-rugby - Monday 15 April, 2013

Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job

The Leinster chief hinted he’s interested in talking to Irish rugby chiefs.

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