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Today’s News

Heffernan aiming to use interpros as platform for Ireland's summer Tests
# Out To Impress
# Out To Impress

Heffernan aiming to use interpros as platform for Ireland's summer Tests

3 hours ago 1,897 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht hooker was part of Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad but didn’t get any gametime.

Yesterday’s News

'Johnny is absolutely training the house down' – Leinster back Sexton for Lions
# In The Mix
# In The Mix

'Johnny is absolutely training the house down' – Leinster back Sexton for Lions

Updated Wed 8:27 AM 21,300 Views 26 Comments

Stuart Lancaster says the province would have no concerns if their captain toured to South Africa.

Latest European setback hasn't dented Lancaster's belief in the Leinster model
# Picking Up The Pieces
# Picking Up The Pieces

Latest European setback hasn't dented Lancaster's belief in the Leinster model

Wed 8:00 AM 5,473 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster senior coach says the province have the ability to win another Champions Cup.

Andy Friend 'really excited' for Connacht's future after finalising new coaching team
# New Faces
# New Faces

Andy Friend 'really excited' for Connacht's future after finalising new coaching team

Wed 7:30 AM 4,993 Views 0 Comments

Last week the province announced Dewald Senekal as their new forwards coach.

Sunday 2 May, 2021

Mason: Talks over Bale's future at Spurs will wait despite hat-trick heroics
# Contract
# Contract

Mason: Talks over Bale's future at Spurs will wait despite hat-trick heroics

Sun 11:00 PM 7,571 Views 2 Comments

The Welsh star scored three of Tottenham’s four goals against Sheffield United on Sunday.

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final

Updated Sun 2:23 PM 84,048 Views 51 Comments

Follow all the action live from the Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

Friday 30 April, 2021

Cork football squad hit by double ACL injury blow
# Setback
# Setback

Cork football squad hit by double ACL injury blow

Fri 8:00 PM 10,437 Views 0 Comments

Killian O’Hanlon and Aidan Browne are both likely to miss the entire 2021 intercounty season.

Mayo GAA launch new initiative to fund resurfacing of MacHale Park
# Oh The Green And Red
# Oh The Green And Red

Mayo GAA launch new initiative to fund resurfacing of MacHale Park

Fri 6:39 PM 5,484 Views 3 Comments

The initiative was launched with a specially commissioned film.

'There was a stage where I was thinking I was not going to be coming back'
# Locked In
# Locked In

'There was a stage where I was thinking I was not going to be coming back'

Apr 30th 2021, 6:45 AM 6,469 Views 4 Comments

Devin Toner thought his time at Leinster was coming to an end before he agreed a new contract.

Thursday 29 April, 2021

Kelleher: Tempo will be key to keeping La Rochelle's big-game players quiet
# Kba
# Kba

Kelleher: Tempo will be key to keeping La Rochelle's big-game players quiet

Apr 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,904 Views 4 Comments

The Leinster hooker says the province need to have an intensity to their play at the Stade Marcel Deflandre.

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Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'It’s amazing how extremely different they are' - Higgins getting to grips with switch from 7s to 15s rugby
# Role Models
# Role Models

'It’s amazing how extremely different they are' - Higgins getting to grips with switch from 7s to 15s rugby

Apr 28th 2021, 5:54 PM 2,297 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland centre made her Six Nations debut earlier this month.

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'
# Balance
# Balance

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'

Apr 28th 2021, 3:09 PM 3,345 Views 3 Comments

Flanker Dorothy Wall discusses Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and the influence of her family.

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle
# Byrne Supremacy
# Byrne Supremacy

'Everything comes as second nature' - Byrne ready to step up against La Rochelle

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 9:16 AM 15,213 Views 15 Comments

The out-half is due to start against La Rochelle in the absence of Johnny Sexton.

Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Rory Best using new Seattle role to test his appetite for a life in coaching
# On The Ladder
# On The Ladder

Rory Best using new Seattle role to test his appetite for a life in coaching

Apr 27th 2021, 1:46 PM 9,943 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland and Ulster hooker has joined the MLR side until the end of the 2021 season.

Monday 26 April, 2021

'The belief has never changed' - Munster look to build on positive start to Rainbow Cup
# In It To Win It
# In It To Win It

'The belief has never changed' - Munster look to build on positive start to Rainbow Cup

Apr 26th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,558 Views 25 Comments

Johann van Graan says his team are viewing the competition as a clean slate.

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Leinster hoping to have senior stars available as seismic La Rochelle test comes into view
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leinster hoping to have senior stars available as seismic La Rochelle test comes into view

Apr 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,502 Views 12 Comments

Johnny Sexton, Jamison-Gibson Park and Caelan Doris are all doubts for Sunday’s game.

Sunday 25 April, 2021

Forget the detractors, Munster should now be desperate to win the Rainbow Cup
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Forget the detractors, Munster should now be desperate to win the Rainbow Cup

Apr 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 30,303 Views 85 Comments

A 24-point win over Leinster leaves Johann van Graan’s side in a strong position to end their trophy drought.

Saturday 24 April, 2021

Cullen accepts Leinster 'were well and truly second best' against Munster
# No Hiding
# No Hiding

Cullen accepts Leinster 'were well and truly second best' against Munster

Apr 24th 2021, 10:59 PM 17,015 Views 87 Comments

The Pro14 champions were beaten by 24 points in their Rainbow Cup opener.

Murray double helps Munster finally end their Leinster hoodoo
# SUAF
# SUAF

Murray double helps Munster finally end their Leinster hoodoo

Apr 24th 2021, 9:40 PM 48,455 Views 142 Comments

The experience in Johann van Graan’s team told against a youthful Leinster.

Friday 23 April, 2021

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest
# Azzurre
# Azzurre

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 2,303 Views 0 Comments

There has been little to pick between the two teams in recent years.

Briggs urges Ireland to be brave ahead of 'incredibly important' showdown with Italy
# Kicking On
# Kicking On

Briggs urges Ireland to be brave ahead of 'incredibly important' showdown with Italy

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:53 PM 390 Views 0 Comments

The former out-half is expecting ‘a cracker’ in Donnybrook today.

Thursday 22 April, 2021

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances
# Doubt
# Doubt

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,924 Views 11 Comments

The two-time Lions captain thinks a spot in the starting team may be too big an ask for the out-half.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
# Celtic League
# Celtic League

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'

Apr 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,527 Views 13 Comments

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton thinks the Pro14 is making too many changes.

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Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

Apr 20th 2021, 10:03 PM 20,618 Views 28 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

Friday 16 April, 2021

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Fiona Coghlan
# Fiona Coghlan

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:29 PM 209 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
# Sene Naoupu
# Sene Naoupu

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:27 PM 6,361 Views 1 Comment

Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

McGrath and Cronin latest players to sign new deals with Leinster
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

McGrath and Cronin latest players to sign new deals with Leinster

Apr 15th 2021, 3:28 PM 7,774 Views 15 Comments

The province have announced a string of new contracts this week.

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut
# Team News
# Team News

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut

Apr 15th 2021, 2:59 PM 3,720 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs has kept faith with the same starting XV which beat Wales 45-0.

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'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,986 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France
# Hungry For Work
# Hungry For Work

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,934 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland lock has been working on making a greater impact around the pitch.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
# W6N
# W6N

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'

Apr 14th 2021, 4:54 PM 10,828 Views 1 Comment

Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.

Leinster confirm new contracts for 4 more players
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Leinster confirm new contracts for 4 more players

Apr 14th 2021, 3:57 PM 14,373 Views 42 Comments

David Hawkshaw, Hugo Keenan, Jack Conan and Scott Penny are all extending their stays with the province.

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd
# Round Three
# Round Three

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd

Apr 14th 2021, 3:25 PM 8,659 Views 8 Comments

The fight will take place as part of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'
# W6N
# W6N

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'

Apr 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 5,526 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international Lauren Delany came through the IRFU’s IQ Rugby programme.

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

'We've had loads of ups and downs over the last 12 months' - Latest uncertainty nothing new for Ireland
# W6N
# W6N

'We've had loads of ups and downs over the last 12 months' - Latest uncertainty nothing new for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 4:40 PM 2,301 Views 2 Comments

Adam Griggs’ team have eyed the France fixture as a chance to record a potential upset.

Draws for 2021 GAA championships to take place next week
# Getting Closer
# Getting Closer

Draws for 2021 GAA championships to take place next week

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 12:00 PM 10,563 Views 6 Comments

The draws for both the hurling and football championships will be made across next Monday and Tuesday.

Coetzee granted early release from Ulster contract due to injury
# Exit
# Exit

Coetzee granted early release from Ulster contract due to injury

Apr 13th 2021, 10:01 AM 9,582 Views 9 Comments

Last month’s Pro14 defeat to Leinster will now represent his last game for the provice.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

The Masters, five-a-side, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

The Masters, five-a-side, and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Apr 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 3,976 Views 1 Comment

Plus, the remarkable GAA Congress which brought the 1947 All-Ireland SFC final to New York.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

'We were raring to go' - Ireland set sights on France after dominant win over Wales
# Tyrrell
# Tyrrell

'We were raring to go' - Ireland set sights on France after dominant win over Wales

Apr 10th 2021, 9:04 PM 5,599 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side blew Wales away with a blistering first-half display.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Women's Six Nations
# W6N
# W6N

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Women's Six Nations

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 4:23 PM 25,932 Views 5 Comments

Follow all the action live from Cardiff Arms Park.

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