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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

'It was best to allow the team the space to grow again' - Gavin reveals reasons for Dublin exit

The former Dublin manager was speaking after being named Signify Sports Manager of the Year 2019.

'There's a real emphasis on if somebody speaks with a non-Irish accent, they must be better at rugby than us'

The former Ulster and Ireland captain believes the enjoyment has been taken out of rugby.

Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Best hopes 'hilarious' Farrell doesn't lose element of fun as he steps into Schmidt's shoes

The former Ireland captain has explained how the incoming head coach likes to bring some comedy to his video review sessions.

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Paul Dean steps down as Ireland rugby team manager

The former Ireland international spent three seasons in the position having succeeded Mick Kearney in 2016.

Saturday 30 November, 2019

Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians

The former Ireland captain received a standing ovation at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Spain, Poland and Sweden lie in wait should Ireland qualify for Euro 2020

Mick McCarthy’s team would play two games in Dublin before a trip to Bilbao in the final Group E fixture.

Quiet man Gavin leaves a legacy that will echo for years

The outgoing Dublin manager has transformed expectations within the county and beyond.

Jim Gavin steps down as Dublin manager

He led the county to a historic fifth successive All-Ireland title earlier this year.


St Pat's captain Bermingham signs new contract

The defender joined the club in January 2010.

'It's an atmosphere of sporting excellence, not just rugby'

Moving into a new high performance centre has made the balance of rugby and college more enjoyable for members of the Ireland Women’s Sevens team.

Friday 29 November, 2019

Mulhall misses out on Dubai Sevens squad with injury

Ireland head coach Stan McDowell has named his 13-player squad for the tournament.

'It is all up to us now to perform' - Dardis

The Ireland Sevens captain says the team need to produce displays worthy of their new world class facilities.

Ludik feeling right at home as he hits Ulster milestone

The South African will make his 100th appearance for the province when they play Scarlets.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

Ludik to win 100th cap as Ulster name team to face Scarlets

Dan McFarland has made a number for changes to the side that beat Clermont.

Van Graan hands first start to Academy out-half Healy

Munster have made a number of changes for the meeting with Edinburgh ahead of their Champions Cup games against Saracens.

Squad announced as Ireland 7s prepare for World Series in Dubai

The 13-man squad will make their debut as a core team on the HSBC World Rugby Men’s Sevens Series.

The setbacks keep coming as Addison tries to recapture sparkling form

After overcoming injury issues a suspension is set to keep the Ulster player out of action.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Ulster's Addison receives 4-week suspension for 'reckless contact' Ban

Ulster's Addison receives 4-week suspension for 'reckless contact'

He is set to miss the province’s Champions Cup double-header against Harlequins as a result.

Lam hails signing of 'world class performer' Radradra

The Fijian international will join Bristol on a three-year deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.

McFarland embraces diversity to forge Ulster bond

Another false dawn, or the beginning of something special in Belfast?

Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Ulster's Addison cited for tackle in Clermont win

The full-back will learn his fate following a hearing in London on Wednesday.

The College Years - 'She set her goals and she was going to go after it. That was her attitude'

We retrace Sonia O’Sullivan’s time at Villanova with her former coach and teammate.

Monday 25 November, 2019

Sexton sees promise after Leinster manage the heat in Lyon

The province are well placed to attack the rest of the pool stages after coming through a tense affair in France.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

'When we really, really needed to dig in we have that gear'

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was delighted to see his team hold firm against a determined Lyon side.

Leinster do just enough to survive tense clash in Lyon

Max Deegan’s first half try proved the crucial score for last year’s beaten finalists.

Leinster treading carefully ahead of return to France

Leo Cullen has used last year’s defeat to Toulouse to inform preparations for Saturday’s game in Lyon.

Friday 22 November, 2019

Friend shuffles his pack for Connacht team to face Toulouse

The province are looking to back up a brilliant win against Montpellier last week.

Henshaw, Kearney and Furlong among five changes for Leinster

Leo Cullen has welcomed back a number of internationals for Saturday’s trip to face Lyon.

'I'm not a wandering spirit at all'

Life in Dublin is ticking all the boxes for Leinster’s Scott Fardy.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

Moore puts pen to paper on new Ulster contract

The prop is staying at the province until the summer of 2022.

McFarland makes changes to Ulster team for visit of Clermont

The head coach has brought in four new faces from the team that beat Bath last Saturday.

Monday 18 November, 2019

Cullen wants squad to move past World Cup 'anti-climax' as Lyon lie in wait

Leinster were far from their best despite making a winning start to their Heineken Champions Cup campaign against Benetton on Saturday.

Saturday 16 November, 2019

Cullen challenges 'far from perfect' Leinster to improve

The head coach admitted his team will need to be better after conceding three tries at home to Benetton.

Ringrose hat-trick the highlight as sluggish Leinster make winning start to Champions Cup campaign

Leo Cullen’s side had some frustrating moments at the RDS against an ill-disciplined Benetton team.

Friday 15 November, 2019

'Munster when you're growing up is 'the team' ... I probably put myself under a bit of pressure'

Mike Haley feels the best is yet to come after struggling to adjust to his new surroundings last season.

Thursday 14 November, 2019

'You get to a point where you just put the team first'

With injury problems behind him, Tyler Bleyendaal is hoping to be part of a bright new future at Munster.

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'This place is home to me and I love coming home'

Peter O’Mahony is determined to put World Cup pain behind him as Munster kick off another European campaign.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Van Graan backs 'big leader' Bleyendaal to step up for Munster

JJ Hanrahan looks set to miss Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Ospreys.

Saturday 9 November, 2019

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro14

The provinces meet at Thomond Park this evening. Follow all the action here.

Friday 8 November, 2019

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro14

The provinces meet at the Sportsground this evening. Follow all the action here.

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