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Saturday 24 April, 2021

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand

Apr 24th 2021, 9:15 AM 8,577 Views 3 Comments

In the final part of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we relive a historic 18 months for the national women’s side with players who were there.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
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# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

Apr 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 18,783 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

Saturday 17 April, 2021

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby

Apr 17th 2021, 9:36 AM 5,116 Views 0 Comments

In the third part of our new series, we hear how the former Ireland player played a pivotal role in Ulster before her tragic passing at the age of 33.

Friday 16 April, 2021

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
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# Jill Henderson

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

Apr 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'She was one of a kind': Why Rosie Stewart's legacy still lives on for Irish women's rugby

Apr 16th 2021, 5:07 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

In the third part of our new series, we hear how the former Ireland player played a pivotal role in Ulster before her tragic passing at the age of 33.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'I was aware we weren't accepted': The journey of Ireland's first-ever women's rugby captain

Apr 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,413 Views 7 Comments

In the second part of our new series, Trailblazers, Jill Henderson speaks about turning down England, establishing an Irish team and their lasting legacy.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby
# Trailblazers
# Trailblazers

'It was a lot of hard graft’: The groundbreakers who paved the way for Irish women's rugby

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 12:18 PM 26,073 Views 4 Comments

In the first part of our new series, Trailblazers, we hear about their humble beginnings, merging with the IRFU and the journey still ahead.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

From the gainline to the frontline: Niamh Briggs on the huge opportunity for women's rugby
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

From the gainline to the frontline: Niamh Briggs on the huge opportunity for women's rugby

Apr 1st 2021, 5:02 PM 5,038 Views 6 Comments

The tournament will be ‘front and centre’ for the next few weeks, according to the Irish rugby legend, who has been working as a garda through the pandemic.

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Penny at the double to cap Leinster's comprehensive win against Cardiff Blues
# Seventh Heaven
# Seventh Heaven

Penny at the double to cap Leinster's comprehensive win against Cardiff Blues

Nov 22nd 2020, 8:02 PM 12,605 Views 40 Comments

Leo Cullen’s four-in-a-row-chasing side remain the team to beat in the Guinness Pro14.

Saturday 7 November, 2020

Captain fantastic Aherne kicks six points as Dublin book their place in semis
# LGFA
# LGFA

Captain fantastic Aherne kicks six points as Dublin book their place in semis

Nov 7th 2020, 3:17 PM 6,945 Views 0 Comments

Dublin prevail on a 0-17 to 1-10 scoreline against an impressive Waterford side.

Sunday 1 November, 2020

Star forward duo fire 4-6 as Kerry blitz Cavan to open championship campaign on a high
# Kingdom Come
# Kingdom Come

Star forward duo fire 4-6 as Kerry blitz Cavan to open championship campaign on a high

Nov 1st 2020, 4:16 PM 8,930 Views 0 Comments

The Kingdom’s emphatic win capped a busy weekend of ladies football championship action.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Newbridge recover to beat reigning champions St Michael's in thrilling semi-final
# Leinster Senior Cup
# Leinster Senior Cup

Newbridge recover to beat reigning champions St Michael's in thrilling semi-final

Mar 3rd 2020, 4:59 PM 14,737 Views 32 Comments

Johne Murphy’s charges came back from a 14-0 deficit to set up an all-Kildare final with Clongowes Wood College.

Monday 2 March, 2020

Clongowes deny Castleknock final berth with devastating finish
# Schools Rugby
# Schools Rugby

Clongowes deny Castleknock final berth with devastating finish

Mar 2nd 2020, 5:25 PM 10,726 Views 3 Comments

The Kildare school grabbed two late tries to seal their place in the Senior Cup final.

Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'If you're winning it doesn't matter what anybody thinks'
# Substance Over Style
# Substance Over Style

'If you're winning it doesn't matter what anybody thinks'

Feb 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,627 Views 0 Comments

Robin McBryde felt the barbs for Warrenball long enough to know they had to be ignored.

Monday 17 February, 2020

'The attitude they showed coming back in was the most pleasing of all' - Cullen hails Leinster's Ireland crew
# Famous Five
# Famous Five

'The attitude they showed coming back in was the most pleasing of all' - Cullen hails Leinster's Ireland crew

Feb 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,821 Views 3 Comments

Leinster’s returning international quintet played their part in securing another win for the province at the RDS on Saturday.

Saturday 15 February, 2020

Leinster manage the storm to cruise past Cheetahs at the RDS
# Winning Streak
# Winning Streak

Leinster manage the storm to cruise past Cheetahs at the RDS

Feb 15th 2020, 4:49 PM 14,846 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side made it 17 wins on the bounce for the 2019/20 season.

Cullen wary of Pienaar-powered Cheetahs as Leinster get back in gear
# Pro14
# Pro14

Cullen wary of Pienaar-powered Cheetahs as Leinster get back in gear

Feb 15th 2020, 1:59 AM 5,542 Views 2 Comments

The reigning champions can extend their winning run, but that is no motivating factor for Leo Cullen.

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Eight-try Clongowes eventually surge past St Gerard's to book semi-final spot
# LSSC
# LSSC

Eight-try Clongowes eventually surge past St Gerard's to book semi-final spot

Feb 13th 2020, 5:04 PM 5,869 Views 6 Comments

In a 79-point affair, Gerard’s fought back to level proceedings in the second half but Clongowes powered home in the final quarter.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Prendergast holds his nerve to kick Newbridge into Leinster senior cup semis
# Final Four
# Final Four

Prendergast holds his nerve to kick Newbridge into Leinster senior cup semis

Feb 12th 2020, 5:25 PM 10,138 Views 8 Comments

Johne Murphy’s side bounce back after trailing Kilkenny College 8-0 at the break.

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Champions turn on the style to advance to Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals
# Report
# Report

Champions turn on the style to advance to Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals

Feb 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 13,497 Views 4 Comments

St Michael’s were comprehensive winners against Gonzaga in a repeat of last year’s decider.

'His time has come' - Lancaster says Farrell's head coaching credentials were 'never in doubt'
# Backing
# Backing

'His time has come' - Lancaster says Farrell's head coaching credentials were 'never in doubt'

Feb 11th 2020, 6:05 AM 12,438 Views 28 Comments

Andy Farrell’s former coaching companion Stuart Lancaster assesses his opening two games in charge of Ireland.

Monday 10 February, 2020

Clutch McDonough penalty sees Castleknock climb over Belvo and into LSSC semis
# Schools Rugby
# Schools Rugby

Clutch McDonough penalty sees Castleknock climb over Belvo and into LSSC semis

Feb 10th 2020, 5:08 PM 9,046 Views 7 Comments

The 2016 and 2017 champions were undone by McDonough’s boot and two tries from Ben Griffin.

Saturday 8 February, 2020

Cork hold on for huge win over arch-rivals Dublin to strengthen grip atop league table
# Latest Chapter
# Latest Chapter

Cork hold on for huge win over arch-rivals Dublin to strengthen grip atop league table

Feb 8th 2020, 7:51 PM 6,279 Views 1 Comment

Orla Finn top-scored in difficult conditions as the Rebels won by the minimum at Croke Park.

Friday 31 January, 2020

Johne Murphy's Newbridge College book quarter-final spot with 38-point victory
# Report
# Report

Johne Murphy's Newbridge College book quarter-final spot with 38-point victory

Jan 31st 2020, 5:18 PM 8,843 Views 0 Comments

The Kildare school ran out comprehensive winners over CBC Monkstown at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Clongowes signal intent with 20-point win over Terenure
# Leinster Senior Cup
# Leinster Senior Cup

Clongowes signal intent with 20-point win over Terenure

Jan 29th 2020, 5:34 PM 7,766 Views 10 Comments

Calum Dowling scored two tries as Clongowes eased into the quarter-finals.

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Belvo put to the test in Leinster Schools Senior Cup opener against St Mary's
# Report
# Report

Belvo put to the test in Leinster Schools Senior Cup opener against St Mary's

Jan 28th 2020, 5:20 PM 12,918 Views 22 Comments

Tries from Eoghan Rutledge, Jed Tormey and Daniel Hawkshaw secured the win for the 12-time champions.

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'Stuart told me to be more demanding of the ball... that I should be getting a bit more involved'
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# Jvdf

'Stuart told me to be more demanding of the ball... that I should be getting a bit more involved'

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 12:00 PM 25,521 Views 8 Comments

Josh van der Flier is working on taking his game to the next level.

Friday 17 January, 2020

'We know we've got a target on our backs... they want to put a shot on us'
# Number One Contender
# Number One Contender

'We know we've got a target on our backs... they want to put a shot on us'

Jan 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,179 Views 11 Comments

James Lowe knows that Leinster can take nothing for granted if they want to secure Champions Cup top seeding.

Thursday 16 January, 2020

'It freshens things up': Porter looking forward to life under Ireland's new regime
# Front Row Seat
# Front Row Seat

'It freshens things up': Porter looking forward to life under Ireland's new regime

Jan 16th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,416 Views 4 Comments

Leinster prop is hoping to establish himself as first choice for both province and country.

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Embarrassment of riches at out-half won't hinder young guns' development, says Contepomi
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

Embarrassment of riches at out-half won't hinder young guns' development, says Contepomi

Jan 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,486 Views 14 Comments

‘They need to understand they need to play to their strength without compromising our system or the way Leinster wants to play.’

Sunday 12 January, 2020

Paddy Small and Shaun Patton dismissed as DCU see off Garda College
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Paddy Small and Shaun Patton dismissed as DCU see off Garda College

Jan 12th 2020, 6:11 PM 15,514 Views 0 Comments

Micheál Bannigan’s late flurry of points made the difference in the Sigerson Cup clash.

Tipp's Darcy hits 0-15 yet Dublin's Burke inspires DCU to victory over UL
# Fitzgibbon Cup
# Fitzgibbon Cup

Tipp's Darcy hits 0-15 yet Dublin's Burke inspires DCU to victory over UL

Jan 12th 2020, 4:16 PM 17,420 Views 2 Comments

A three-point success for the home side in today’s game.

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

McBryde cites Springboks' success as vindication of player welfare programme
# Cotton Wool
# Cotton Wool

McBryde cites Springboks' success as vindication of player welfare programme

Jan 1st 2020, 9:05 AM 23,982 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster assistant coach is an advocate of the IRFU policy which has forced provinces to rotate personnel.

Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Don't bet against Rob Kearney adding to 95 Ireland caps, insists brother Dave
# Mixed Emotions
# Mixed Emotions

Don't bet against Rob Kearney adding to 95 Ireland caps, insists brother Dave

Dec 31st 2019, 7:21 AM 6,540 Views 27 Comments

The younger of the brothers was included in Andy Farrell’s first get-together.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Hooker Kelleher settled in and braced to meet rekindled Dragons threat
# Pro14
# Pro14

Hooker Kelleher settled in and braced to meet rekindled Dragons threat

Oct 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 6,412 Views 11 Comments

The Pro14′s last unbeaten side host Dean Ryan’s rejuvenated men of Gwent tomorrow evening..

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England
# J Lowe
# J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

Oct 30th 2019, 9:44 AM 11,931 Views 27 Comments

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline
# Counterargument
# Counterargument

'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline

Oct 29th 2019, 6:45 AM 16,397 Views 26 Comments

‘There’s 12 Munster players. Why does nobody pick up the change of coaches in Munster? Did that have an effect?’

Monday 28 October, 2019

Cronin and McFadden in race to be fit for Leinster's European opener
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Cronin and McFadden in race to be fit for Leinster's European opener

Oct 28th 2019, 2:38 PM 6,820 Views 13 Comments

The province kick off their campaign against Benetton midway through next month.

Saturday 26 October, 2019

Murphy determined to make the most of opportunities at Leinster
# Hand Up
# Hand Up

Murphy determined to make the most of opportunities at Leinster

Oct 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 7,415 Views 1 Comment

Josh Murphy says that Ireland’s disappointing World Cup campaign won’t automatically result in more opportunities in the Leinster first team.

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Cullen: World Cup quarter-final exit won't tarnish Schmidt's legacy in Ireland
# Early Exit
# Early Exit

Cullen: World Cup quarter-final exit won't tarnish Schmidt's legacy in Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 6:05 AM 8,622 Views 52 Comments

Leo Cullen was a mainstay in the Leinster team during the New Zealander’s time in charge of the province.

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