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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Yesterday’s News

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's

The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.

'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?'

Shane Lowry is still in dreamland after lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday.

Kleyn 'behind the eight ball' as he bids to force his way into Schmidt's plans

The Munster second row is one of two uncapped players in Ireland’s extended World Cup training squad.

Monday 22 July, 2019

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

Cronin taking nothing for granted as he works hard to 'right the wrongs' of Rome

The Leinster hooker admits his 68 caps won’t be enough to get him on the plane to Japan.

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking

The Major winner is back inside the world’s top 20 after pocketing €1.7 million in prize money at Royal Portrush.

Change in format as Irish province's fixtures for Celtic Cup announced

The joint IRFU/WRU development competition kicks off at the end of next month.

Sunday 21 July, 2019

'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy'

Shane Lowry was crowned Open champion amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush.

Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush

The 32-year-old held his nerve brilliantly to claim a maiden Major title in style on the County Antrim links.

As it happened: The Open, final round

We followed all the Sunday afternoon action from Royal Portrush as Shane Lowry chased Major glory.

'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'

Gary Wilson looks ahead to Ireland’s historic Test match against England at Lord’s.

Saturday 20 July, 2019

Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out

The Munster out-half has been working closely with Richie Murphy in camp.

Friday 19 July, 2019

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland

Joe Schmidt and his coaches must whittle down an extended panel of 45 to just 31 for Japan.

Cullen's Leinster to play Champions Cup pool opponents in pre-season friendly

The Pro14 champions will continue their preparations for the new season with a trip to face Northampton Saints.

Ireland continue to manage 'frustrated watcher' Sexton after thumb injury

A number of players, including the out-half, trained away from the main group in Limerick this morning.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

Bohemians blame 'IT issues' after fielding ineligible player LOI

Bohemians blame 'IT issues' after fielding ineligible player

Danny Mandroiu played in the defeat by UCD, but should have served a suspension for the game.

Ireland U20 stars Flannery and Hodnett enter Munster academy

The southern province have added four new players to their academy for the 2019/20 season.

Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Van Graan looks forward to new coaches bringing fresh ideas to Munster

Stephen Larkham will arrive in Limerick next month, while Graham Rowntree will link up with the province after the World Cup.

Former Connacht flanker joins growing Irish contingent at Nottingham

James Connolly has joined the English Championship side for the 2019/20 season.

Monday 15 July, 2019

'We just hugged and Eoin said: 'We did this, Dad, me and you''

It hasn’t been an easy journey but Jody Morgan was the proudest man in Lord’s on Sunday.

Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush

The tee times for the first two rounds of this week’s Major in Northern Ireland have been announced.

From Rush to Lord's: Eoin Morgan on top of the world

The Dubliner was never scared to chase his sporting dreams even if it meant swimming against the tide. On Sunday, he achieved all of those and more.

Sunday 14 July, 2019

Djokovic beats Federer in longest-ever Wimbledon final for fifth title

The world number one moves to 16 Grand Slam wins after another Centre Court classic.

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'

The opportunity to start a new chapter in Italy and play more rugby was one too good to turn down for Mick Kearney.

Saturday 13 July, 2019

'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country'

After a frustrating injury-disrupted Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw is back fit and ready to play a big role for Ireland in Japan.

Friday 12 July, 2019

'You need to be a happy squad': Ireland aim for balance between work and fun

Conor Murray says the squad are enjoying pre-season, despite being pushed to their limits on the pitch.

Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury

The Ireland out-half is expected to be fit for the first World Cup warm-up against Italy next month.

IRFU and Canterbury unveil Ireland's jerseys for the Rugby World Cup and beyond

What do you think of the home and alternate kits?

Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad

The 26-year-old had originally been left out of Joe Schmidt’s panel because of injury.

Thursday 11 July, 2019

Connacht and Munster to meet in pre-season inter-pro

The provinces will meet in the Sportsground in September.

Harrington back in the 60s to make strong start at Scottish Open

The Dubliner is three shots off the lead at the Renaissance Club.

Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Major coup for Pro14 outfit Cheetahs as Pienaar returns home

The former Ulster scrum-half has signed for the South African side after a spell in France with Montpellier.

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50 RIP

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50

The former wing suffered a suspected heart attack.

Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier

Anthony Eddy has named his squad for this weekend’s tournament in Colomiers.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland at full strength for this weekend's Olympic qualifying tournament

A place at Tokyo 2020 is on the line in Kazan.

Ryan and Turner among Leinster's new academy players for 2019/20 season

The eastern province have confirmed their roster for the upcoming season.

Ireland U20 head coach McNamara named as new Leinster academy manager

McNamara takes over from Peter Smyth.

Monday 8 July, 2019

Bumper Irish Open performance and payday a 'game changer' for Sharvin

The world number 404 was the top Irish finisher in Lahinch at the weekend.

Ireland name 14-man squad for historic first Test against England at Lord's

William Porterfield will captain Ireland for the four-day game later this month.

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