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Friday 20 September, 2019

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Sep 20th 2019, 10:39 AM 51,107 Views 18 Comments

We went minute-by-minute for the World Cup opener from Tokyo.

Townsend names experienced Scotland team for Yokohama showdown
# The Opposition
# The Opposition

Townsend names experienced Scotland team for Yokohama showdown

Sep 20th 2019, 9:35 AM 14,220 Views 26 Comments

Here is the starting XV that will take to the field against Ireland on Sunday.

Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup

Sep 20th 2019, 9:02 AM 13,915 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland head coach says Joey Carbery, Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are all close to being fit to play.

Wednesday 18 September, 2019

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut
# Bright Future
# Bright Future

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut

Sep 18th 2019, 5:44 PM 20,544 Views 8 Comments

The number eight is hoping to make a big impression this season after a serious knee injury.

TG4 announce details of the 28 Pro14 games they'll show free-to-air this season
# Rugbai Beo
# Rugbai Beo

TG4 announce details of the 28 Pro14 games they'll show free-to-air this season

Sep 18th 2019, 3:36 PM 9,793 Views 32 Comments

The Irish broadcaster will again have live coverage of all of Connacht’s home games.

Leinster players vote for five-man leadership group in Sexton's absence
# Leaders
# Leaders

Leinster players vote for five-man leadership group in Sexton's absence

Sep 18th 2019, 2:28 PM 12,434 Views 14 Comments

With Rhys Ruddock and Luke McGrath also away at the World Cup, Leo Cullen will want his senior players to step up.

Double setback for Leinster as Daly and Frawley hit with pre-season injuries
# Pro14
# Pro14

Double setback for Leinster as Daly and Frawley hit with pre-season injuries

Sep 18th 2019, 10:11 AM 5,361 Views 5 Comments

Daly has been ruled out for up to five months after knee surgery.

Thursday 12 September, 2019

'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'It's something we've all wanted to achieve and this is our chance'

Sep 12th 2019, 9:30 PM 28,104 Views 0 Comments

Chloe Watkins and the Ireland women’s hockey team are within touching distance of their Olympic dream. There’s no going back now.

Kenny hospitalised in Sweden after falling ill on way home from U21 qualifier
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

Kenny hospitalised in Sweden after falling ill on way home from U21 qualifier

Sep 12th 2019, 9:00 PM 51,127 Views 13 Comments

The 47-year-old expects to be discharged in the coming days.

Ireland women to face former coach Doyle in opening Six Nations game
# Fixture List
# Fixture List

Ireland women to face former coach Doyle in opening Six Nations game

Sep 12th 2019, 3:42 PM 8,820 Views 1 Comment

The fixtures for the 2020 championship were announced today.

Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage

Sep 11th 2019, 5:00 PM 32,269 Views 56 Comments

All of Ireland’s games from Japan will be live on RTÉ.

From Cardiff heartache to the presenter's chair, Bowe relishing new World Cup role
# On The Box
# On The Box

From Cardiff heartache to the presenter's chair, Bowe relishing new World Cup role

Sep 11th 2019, 4:36 PM 6,711 Views 4 Comments

‘It’s going to be mad and intense but it’s presenting a World Cup. It’s a bit of a dream.’

Ireland's fullback cover among the issues concerning O'Sullivan
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Ireland's fullback cover among the issues concerning O'Sullivan

Sep 11th 2019, 3:29 PM 15,182 Views 50 Comments

The former Ireland head coach also says leaving Devin Toner at home puts huge pressure on James Ryan.

'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'A huge step' as Ireland's Olympic qualifier confirmed for Donnybrook

Sep 11th 2019, 1:50 PM 6,641 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup silver medallists will take on Canada at Energia Park this November.

Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Pre-season boost for Munster as prop Cronin returns after leg injury
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Pre-season boost for Munster as prop Cronin returns after leg injury

Sep 10th 2019, 2:56 PM 8,005 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland international has not played since November 2018 but is back to full fitness.

Donnybrook rugby stadium an option to host Ireland's Olympic qualifier
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

Donnybrook rugby stadium an option to host Ireland's Olympic qualifier

Sep 10th 2019, 1:57 PM 6,744 Views 3 Comments

Hockey Ireland have been in talks with Leinster Rugby over the use of the venue in November.

Home advantage key for Ireland on road to Tokyo but uncertainty remains over venue
# Olympic Qualifier
# Olympic Qualifier

Home advantage key for Ireland on road to Tokyo but uncertainty remains over venue

Sep 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,630 Views 0 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side will host Canada in November but the team still do not know where the two-legged tie will be played.

Monday 9 September, 2019

Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Ireland men and women draw Canada in Olympic hockey qualifying play-offs

Sep 9th 2019, 1:28 PM 4,252 Views 2 Comments

The two-legged ties will take place at the end of October/early November.

'It's a dream come true': Larmour relishing opportunity of first World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'It's a dream come true': Larmour relishing opportunity of first World Cup

Sep 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,138 Views 6 Comments

The 22-year-old has been working hard on his defence and was decisive in his decision-making against Wales.

Sunday 8 September, 2019

Scotland call on World Cup injury cover ahead of Ireland showdown
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Scotland call on World Cup injury cover ahead of Ireland showdown

Sep 8th 2019, 12:29 PM 16,449 Views 5 Comments

Edinburgh back row Magnus Bradbury will board the flight to Japan on Monday.

A fitting send-off but Ireland hope for World Cup lift-off after Wales win
# 14 Days To Go
# 14 Days To Go

A fitting send-off but Ireland hope for World Cup lift-off after Wales win

Sep 8th 2019, 12:00 PM 30,701 Views 43 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men will board the flight to Japan with renewed confidence.

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Final pots confirmed as Ireland await Monday's Olympic qualification draw

Sep 8th 2019, 11:54 AM 6,911 Views 0 Comments

The draw takes place in Switzerland tomorrow.

Kilcoyne among 'power players' making a big impact off Ireland's bench
# Killer
# Killer

Kilcoyne among 'power players' making a big impact off Ireland's bench

Sep 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,979 Views 21 Comments

The Munster loosehead made his presence felt when he came on at half-time against Wales.

Saturday 7 September, 2019

'It's nice for my mum and dad and my young family to be here and hear that'
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'It's nice for my mum and dad and my young family to be here and hear that'

Sep 7th 2019, 5:59 PM 12,975 Views 22 Comments

An emotional Rory Best was given a rousing reception as he played his final game at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland to assess Earls after Munster winger pulls up against Wales
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Ireland to assess Earls after Munster winger pulls up against Wales

Sep 7th 2019, 4:54 PM 14,962 Views 19 Comments

Joe Schmidt said the 31-year-old was ‘walking around okay’ after being forced off this afternoon.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup warm-up
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup warm-up

Sep 7th 2019, 2:30 PM 86,918 Views 45 Comments

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side finalised their preparations for Japan.

Thursday 5 September, 2019

No concern over Earls' knee as winger hits top speed in training
# Good To Go
# Good To Go

No concern over Earls' knee as winger hits top speed in training

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 8,183 Views 15 Comments

Andy Farrell wants Ireland to produce a performance ‘we’re proud of’ against Wales.

'I keep trying to tell myself to enjoy it': Kearney's third and final World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

'I keep trying to tell myself to enjoy it': Kearney's third and final World Cup

Sep 5th 2019, 4:08 PM 5,597 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland fullback starts against Wales on Saturday.

'One woman was in tears saying it was the last time I would walk off the pitch'
# Final Farewell
# Final Farewell

'One woman was in tears saying it was the last time I would walk off the pitch'

Sep 5th 2019, 3:34 PM 6,980 Views 3 Comments

Rory Best will lead Ireland out for the final time on home soil this Saturday.

Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'It gave me a head start': Conor Murray's World Cup memories
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'It gave me a head start': Conor Murray's World Cup memories

Sep 4th 2019, 2:29 PM 10,618 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half is primed for his third World Cup.

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Sexton relieved and raring to go after 'unfortunate' thumb injury
# 10
# 10

Sexton relieved and raring to go after 'unfortunate' thumb injury

Sep 3rd 2019, 7:06 PM 10,267 Views 36 Comments

The Ireland out-half will start against Wales on Saturday.

Irish duo O'Leary and Nelson named in Canada's World Cup squad
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Irish duo O'Leary and Nelson named in Canada's World Cup squad

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:34 PM 9,080 Views 15 Comments

Head coach Kingsley Jones has announced his 31 for Japan.

'They reacted unbelievably': Schmidt praises trio for staying with squad
# Commitment
# Commitment

'They reacted unbelievably': Schmidt praises trio for staying with squad

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:36 PM 38,528 Views 76 Comments

Kieran Marmion, Will Addison and Jordi Murphy have trained with Ireland this week despite missing out on the World Cup squad.

'He has a number of big opinions': Schmidt hits back at Pichot
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'He has a number of big opinions': Schmidt hits back at Pichot

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:00 PM 33,754 Views 108 Comments

The World Rugby vice-president said Devin Toner should be asking the governing body for ‘answers’ following his World Cup exclusion.

Sexton fit and ready to start Ireland's final World Cup warm-up against Wales
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

Sexton fit and ready to start Ireland's final World Cup warm-up against Wales

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:21 PM 8,126 Views 22 Comments

Keith Earls and Robbie Henshaw also in line for starts at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Calf niggle derails Addison's late push for World Cup selection
# Back Three
# Back Three

Calf niggle derails Addison's late push for World Cup selection

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 18,025 Views 61 Comments

Joe Schmidt opted for Munster’s Chris Farrell in his squad for Japan.

Monday 2 September, 2019

Overlooking lineout chief Toner a high-risk selection call for Schmidt
# The Chosen 31
# The Chosen 31

Overlooking lineout chief Toner a high-risk selection call for Schmidt

Sep 2nd 2019, 3:36 PM 13,113 Views 56 Comments

The Ireland head coach hopes Iain Henderson will step up in Japan.

'An incredibly tough conversation': Schmidt on Toner omission
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'An incredibly tough conversation': Schmidt on Toner omission

Sep 2nd 2019, 3:15 PM 50,279 Views 121 Comments

The Ireland head coach has opted for Jean Kleyn in his 31-man squad for Japan.

Friday 30 August, 2019

Ireland's potential Olympic qualifier opponents confirmed ahead of draw
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

Ireland's potential Olympic qualifier opponents confirmed ahead of draw

Aug 30th 2019, 5:41 PM 5,707 Views 2 Comments

Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams will be in the pot on Monday week.

Irish provinces name teams for second round of Celtic Cup action
# Team-sheets
# Team-sheets

Irish provinces name teams for second round of Celtic Cup action

Aug 30th 2019, 3:37 PM 7,083 Views 1 Comment

A host of academy and Ireland U20 stars will be on show across the weekend.