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Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Fri 9:33 PM 36,980 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

Baird and Kelleher named in Leinster's 'A' side to play Ulster

Baird and Kelleher named in Leinster's 'A' side to play Ulster

Fri 10:05 AM 9,778 Views 21 Comments

Leinster ‘A’ face Ulster ‘A’ today at 3pm.

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game
# Legend
# Legend

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game

Fri 8:47 AM 6,829 Views 8 Comments

The defender won four All-Irelands in a glittering career.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

Ulster give starts to Hyde and Doak for tomorrow's 'A' game against Leinster
# Hyde And Go Seek
# Hyde And Go Seek

Ulster give starts to Hyde and Doak for tomorrow's 'A' game against Leinster

Jan 14th 2021, 3:57 PM 5,668 Views 10 Comments

Leinster due to name their side tomorrow.

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Joey Carbery: 'It is a year since I played but hopefully things can change soon'
# New Year New Dawn
# New Year New Dawn

Joey Carbery: 'It is a year since I played but hopefully things can change soon'

Jan 14th 2021, 3:36 PM 11,995 Views 19 Comments

The Munster out-half has been out for a year with an ankle injury.

Monday 4 January, 2021

'I've never seen Jack kick like that - it was unbelievable'
# Jack The Lad
# Jack The Lad

'I've never seen Jack kick like that - it was unbelievable'

Jan 4th 2021, 11:02 AM 32,785 Views 20 Comments

Connacht’s historic win over Leinster on Saturday came down to the brilliance of Jack Carty and the resilience of a team who are now used to operating at the top of the league.

Cullen tells his Leinster players to get their minds right for Ulster
# Dejected
# Dejected

Cullen tells his Leinster players to get their minds right for Ulster

Jan 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,356 Views 11 Comments

The defending champions’ 26-game unbeaten run in the Pro14 came to an end on Saturday against Connacht.

Sunday 3 January, 2021

'They wanted it more - we have to put our hands up on that one'
# Home Truths
# Home Truths

'They wanted it more - we have to put our hands up on that one'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 12:00 PM 29,365 Views 38 Comments

Leinster flanker Dan Leavy says his side need to up their game ahead of Friday’s crunch Pro14 game against Ulster.

Saturday 2 January, 2021

'It is absolutely enormous to prove Leinster can be beaten'
# Best Friend
# Best Friend

'It is absolutely enormous to prove Leinster can be beaten'

Jan 2nd 2021, 10:27 PM 11,640 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend was thrilled with his Connacht team tonight after they secured a sensational win over Leinster in Dublin.

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years
# Pro14
# Pro14

Connacht win thriller to secure first away win over Leinster in 19 years

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:35 PM 50,765 Views 72 Comments

Johnny Sexton went off injured midway through the first half as Andy Friend’s side pulled off a famous victory.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

Munster have made strides in 2020 - now they need to win something
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

Munster have made strides in 2020 - now they need to win something

Dec 31st 2020, 11:30 AM 19,810 Views 24 Comments

Munster have chalked up some big wins in 2020 – but they need a trophy in 2021 to end a decade of near misses.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

How Leinster's dominance in 2020 was years in the making
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

How Leinster's dominance in 2020 was years in the making

Dec 30th 2020, 8:00 AM 8,420 Views 15 Comments

Leinster excelled in 2020 – winning 19 of their 20 games. The one that got away, however, still hurts.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

2020 revision: Ulster are on the march again but need to rise to the Challenge Cup
# Review Of The Year
# Review Of The Year

2020 revision: Ulster are on the march again but need to rise to the Challenge Cup

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 4,286 Views 5 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side posted some big wins in 2020 but Marcell Coetzee’s departure won’t help them bridge the gap to Europe’s elite.

Monday 28 December, 2020

Connacht need to up their game in derbies to move to next level
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

Connacht need to up their game in derbies to move to next level

Dec 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 5,666 Views 10 Comments

Connacht’s record against the non-Irish teams in the Pro14 is impressive but their win ratio dips alarmingly when interpros are factored in.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'

Dec 27th 2020, 9:08 AM 33,387 Views 7 Comments

When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.

Friday 25 December, 2020

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year
# Moon And The Stars
# Moon And The Stars

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,017 Views 8 Comments

They are moments frozen in time, images which sum up a sporting year like no other. But how do you get the perfect picture? The country’s best photographers reveal the secrets of their trade.

Thursday 24 December, 2020

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,091 Views 8 Comments

Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?

Monday 21 December, 2020

'It was not the smartest decision - a mistake that is on me'
# Missed Opportunity
# Missed Opportunity

'It was not the smartest decision - a mistake that is on me'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:02 AM 7,662 Views 2 Comments

Connacht captain Paul Boyle regrets the decision not to take a last minute kick at goal and secure a losing bonus point last night.

Sunday 20 December, 2020

'We did some dumb stuff, I'm annoyed, cranky, frustrated'
# Regrets
# Regrets

'We did some dumb stuff, I'm annoyed, cranky, frustrated'

Dec 20th 2020, 10:54 PM 7,748 Views 2 Comments

Connacht coach Andy Friend says he is annoyed by the mistakes which led to his side losing 27-18 in Galway tonight.

Connacht on the brink of European exit after losing to Bristol
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Connacht on the brink of European exit after losing to Bristol

Dec 20th 2020, 7:37 PM 25,431 Views 15 Comments

Pat Lam’s team win 27-18 in the Sportsground leaving Connacht effectively out of the Champions Cup.

Success for Offaly as they move into Leinster final date with Cats
# Minor
# Minor

Success for Offaly as they move into Leinster final date with Cats

Dec 20th 2020, 3:02 PM 9,670 Views 10 Comments

Faithful were too strong for Westmeath today in Mullingar.

Saturday 19 December, 2020

Munster produce their greatest comeback in years to beat Clermont
# Comeback Kings
# Comeback Kings

Munster produce their greatest comeback in years to beat Clermont

Dec 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 72,960 Views 124 Comments

Munster come from 28-9 down to win 39-31 against Clermont in the Champions Cup.

Saints alive now but Leinster will kill their European hopes by 3pm
# Byrne Ultimatum
# Byrne Ultimatum

Saints alive now but Leinster will kill their European hopes by 3pm

Dec 19th 2020, 8:08 AM 7,207 Views 14 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side will see off their English challengers today to move a step closer to the Champions Cup quarters.

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager
# Journey
# Journey

Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager

Dec 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 20,775 Views 6 Comments

From teenage star, to union leader, to coach, Farrell has taken a circuitous route to today’s All-Ireland final.

'Ben Healy is Dan Carter-ish; Craig Casey is The Real McCoy'
# Breakthrough Boys
# Breakthrough Boys

'Ben Healy is Dan Carter-ish; Craig Casey is The Real McCoy'

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,918 Views 16 Comments

Munster’s new kids on the block face a French exam today in Clermont but Eddie O’Sullivan and Marcus Horan believe they can pass it.

Friday 18 December, 2020

‘Sometimes I feel like ringing up their parents to ask who I should select’

‘Sometimes I feel like ringing up their parents to ask who I should select’

Dec 18th 2020, 2:42 PM 8,855 Views 2 Comments

Leinster coach Leo Cullen admits it was a hard call deciding which Byrne brother to pick for tomorrow’s Champions Cup tie against Northampton.

Ringrose returns for Leinster and Harry wins battle of the Byrne brothers
# Brotherly Love
# Brotherly Love

Ringrose returns for Leinster and Harry wins battle of the Byrne brothers

Dec 18th 2020, 12:13 PM 11,972 Views 37 Comments

Ryan Baird starts a European game for the first time in the RDS Arena tomorrow and is joined by James Ryan in the second row.

Sunday 13 December, 2020

The Premiership is a land of hype and glory and Munster will prove that
# Battle Lines
# Battle Lines

The Premiership is a land of hype and glory and Munster will prove that

Dec 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 20,151 Views 16 Comments

Munster’s consistency in Europe over the last 10 years has been disregarded. They are good enough to reach another semi-final.

Saturday 12 December, 2020

Kildare, Offaly, Meath and Laois progress to Leinster minor semi-finals
# Minor Round Up
# Minor Round Up

Kildare, Offaly, Meath and Laois progress to Leinster minor semi-finals

Dec 12th 2020, 2:37 PM 8,703 Views 5 Comments

There were also wins for Galway, Clare and Limerick in Connacht and Munster.

Friday 11 December, 2020

Limerick's Gillane proves his fitness while Waterford make one change for final
# All-Ireland Final Teams
# All-Ireland Final Teams

Limerick's Gillane proves his fitness while Waterford make one change for final

Dec 11th 2020, 10:38 PM 8,395 Views 6 Comments

Neil Montgomery has replaced Jake Dillon for the Deise ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC decider.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

‘Had Dan McFarland coached us, we would have won silverware’
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

‘Had Dan McFarland coached us, we would have won silverware’

Dec 10th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,608 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Trimble reflects on the Ulster glory days and predicts another unforgettable night at Ravenhill tomorrow.

Stockdale, McCloskey, Herring back to fire Ulster's European bid

Stockdale, McCloskey, Herring back to fire Ulster's European bid

Dec 10th 2020, 12:17 PM 6,114 Views 15 Comments

Iain Henderson’s injury is a major blow but Ulster look primed for Toulouse battle.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

'Dublin have created a monster ...... we could be looking at 10 in a row'
# Blue Murder
# Blue Murder

'Dublin have created a monster ...... we could be looking at 10 in a row'

Dec 5th 2020, 9:14 PM 63,003 Views 179 Comments

Meath legend Colm O’Rourke has called on the GAA to divide Dublin into three teams.

As it happened: Dublin v Cavan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Dublin v Cavan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final

Dec 5th 2020, 4:43 PM 83,494 Views 43 Comments

Dublin were simply too good for Cavan this evening as they march into a sixth straight All-Ireland final.

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
# Preview
# Preview

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 7:44 AM 7,019 Views 20 Comments

Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

The mind guru tasked with fixing the confidence issues in the Irish rugby team

Dec 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,160 Views 11 Comments

Gary Keegan has already convinced Bundee Aki that he can bring the glory days back to Irish rugby.

Friday 4 December, 2020

Five talking points ahead of Ireland versus Scotland tomorrow
# The Big Issues
# The Big Issues

Five talking points ahead of Ireland versus Scotland tomorrow

Dec 4th 2020, 1:48 PM 10,465 Views 29 Comments

Can Stockdale find form? Are Scotland overrated? Is Rob Herring underrated? We look at the big issues ahead of tomorrow’s international.

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure
# Evolution
# Evolution

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure

Dec 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,985 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says he is comfortable under the spotlight as his first year in charge draws to a close.

Thursday 3 December, 2020

Irish teenager on bench as Leicester miss chance to seal Europa League group in Ukraine
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

Irish teenager on bench as Leicester miss chance to seal Europa League group in Ukraine

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 8:37 PM 10,079 Views 1 Comment

Leicester take on Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League.

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:14 PM 27,386 Views 69 Comments

Uncapped Eric O’Sullivan has been named on the bench by Andy Farrell for the Scotland match on Saturday

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