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Sunday 18 August, 2019

'I'm as ready as I've ever been': Conan hungry to make up for 2015
# Eyes On The Jersey
# Eyes On The Jersey

'I'm as ready as I've ever been': Conan hungry to make up for 2015

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 15,278 Views 16 Comments

The Leinster number eight is in the form of his career and wants to start at the base of Ireland’s scrum at the World Cup.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents

Aug 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 26,972 Views 24 Comments

The province’s head coach said steps have been taken to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the events of last May.

Cullen's Leinster blow off the cobwebs with seven-try defeat of Coventry
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Cullen's Leinster blow off the cobwebs with seven-try defeat of Coventry

Aug 17th 2019, 4:45 PM 9,243 Views 1 Comment

The Pro14 champions fielded a young side and performed impressively at Donnybrook.

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream
# All Or Nothing
# All Or Nothing

Using annual leave and taking career breaks to chase the Olympic dream

Aug 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 11,980 Views 8 Comments

Shane O’Donoghue, Stephen Cole and Daragh Walsh talk about putting their lives on hold to pull on the green jersey.

Friday 16 August, 2019

Connacht stage second-half comeback to pick up pre-season win in France
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Connacht stage second-half comeback to pick up pre-season win in France

Aug 16th 2019, 9:26 PM 9,605 Views 3 Comments

Conor Fitzgerald came off the bench to score nine points as Andy Friend’s side beat Oyonnax.

Kelleher at 15 as Cullen names youthful Leinster team for Coventry friendly
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Kelleher at 15 as Cullen names youthful Leinster team for Coventry friendly

Aug 16th 2019, 2:04 PM 10,885 Views 10 Comments

Ross Molony captains the province for their first pre-season hit-out at Donnybrook tomorrow.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

'We feel like we belong to something': Leinster driving standards in women's rugby
# The Little Things
# The Little Things

'We feel like we belong to something': Leinster driving standards in women's rugby

Aug 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,682 Views 8 Comments

New boots, rehab packs and additional off-field support all introduced for Ben Armstrong’s squad ahead of the 2019 inter-pros.

Cullen excited to see Leinster's young guns after 'digging a bit deeper into the system'
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Cullen excited to see Leinster's young guns after 'digging a bit deeper into the system'

Aug 15th 2019, 6:45 PM 9,116 Views 9 Comments

The eastern province face Coventry in their first pre-season friendly this weekend.

Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

Bealham and Dillane travel to France with Connacht after World Cup disappointment

Aug 15th 2019, 11:35 AM 5,945 Views 14 Comments

The pair are set to feature for Andy Friend’s side against Oyonnax tomorrow.

Virgin Media and eir Sport join forces to combine sports offering for Irish viewers
# Partnership
# Partnership

Virgin Media and eir Sport join forces to combine sports offering for Irish viewers

Aug 15th 2019, 11:03 AM 43,921 Views 48 Comments

The broadcasters have agreed a deal to carry each other’s channels.

New Euro T20 league involving Irish franchises cancelled at last minute
# Slam Dunk
# Slam Dunk

New Euro T20 league involving Irish franchises cancelled at last minute

Aug 15th 2019, 10:32 AM 4,534 Views 2 Comments

Organisers said they have postponed the competition until 2020 after reportedly running into financial difficulties.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Ireland flanker Caplice joins Harlequins after impressive Six Nations
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland flanker Caplice joins Harlequins after impressive Six Nations

Aug 13th 2019, 1:52 PM 3,828 Views 0 Comments

The Cork native joins team-mate Leah Lyons at the Twickenham Stoop.

Rule change makes it 'trickier' for provinces to sign NIQ players
# In The Market
# In The Market

Rule change makes it 'trickier' for provinces to sign NIQ players

Aug 13th 2019, 1:06 PM 12,538 Views 12 Comments

The new five-year qualification period narrows the market for the provinces.

Leavy staying busy away from rugby after two major knee operations
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

Leavy staying busy away from rugby after two major knee operations

Aug 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 34,268 Views 18 Comments

The Leinster flanker is on the long road to recovery.

Monday 12 August, 2019

Leinster's Lowe and Penny in a race to be fit for start of Pro14 season
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Leinster's Lowe and Penny in a race to be fit for start of Pro14 season

Aug 12th 2019, 5:31 PM 8,556 Views 5 Comments

The pair both had shoulder surgery during the summer.

Murphy back for Leinster as provinces name squads for 2019 inter-pros
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Murphy back for Leinster as provinces name squads for 2019 inter-pros

Aug 12th 2019, 2:03 PM 5,523 Views 0 Comments

The 2019 competition gets underway this weekend.

New coach Dancer names first squad as Ireland head for European Championships
# Green Army
# Green Army

New coach Dancer names first squad as Ireland head for European Championships

Aug 12th 2019, 12:50 PM 3,932 Views 0 Comments

Nikki Evans is back in the fold for the upcoming tournament in Belgium.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

McNulty discovers a new path having 'fallen out of love with rugby' after Leinster
# Stateside
# Stateside

McNulty discovers a new path having 'fallen out of love with rugby' after Leinster

Aug 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 38,600 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland U20 hooker contemplated retirement but is now looking forward to life with the New England Free Jacks.

'I'm bloody delighted': New cap Kleyn makes his presence felt
# New Cap
# New Cap

'I'm bloody delighted': New cap Kleyn makes his presence felt

Aug 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,608 Views 60 Comments

Joe Schmidt hailed the Munster second row’s debut performance against Italy.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

O'Shea: 'We’ve a big, big dream for this World Cup. I believe in what I’m seeing'
# The Italian Job
# The Italian Job

O'Shea: 'We’ve a big, big dream for this World Cup. I believe in what I’m seeing'

Aug 10th 2019, 11:00 PM 10,776 Views 4 Comments

The Italian head coach was able to take plenty of positives from his side’s effort in Dublin.

Schmidt may be forced to adjust plans as Sexton declared fit for England
# Rwc Warm-ups
# Rwc Warm-ups

Schmidt may be forced to adjust plans as Sexton declared fit for England

Aug 10th 2019, 8:37 PM 18,317 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland head coach was ‘really happy’ with Joey Carbery’s performance.

Carbery cleared of fracture but Ireland anxiously wait on scan results
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Carbery cleared of fracture but Ireland anxiously wait on scan results

Aug 10th 2019, 4:54 PM 16,179 Views 5 Comments

Joe Schmidt provided an injury update on the out-half, Rob Herring and Devin Toner.

Player ratings: Who impressed in the race to get on the plane to Japan?
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: Who impressed in the race to get on the plane to Japan?

Aug 10th 2019, 4:33 PM 20,082 Views 16 Comments

Andrew Conway, Jordan Larmour and Chris Farrell were among the standout performers at the Aviva.

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

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

Aug 10th 2019, 1:00 PM 57,791 Views 41 Comments

We were at the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side ramped up their World Cup preparations.

'Being labelled as captain is not enough, I'll be judged on how I perform'
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'Being labelled as captain is not enough, I'll be judged on how I perform'

Aug 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 9,699 Views 8 Comments

Rhys Ruddock has been handed the captaincy, but the flanker knows he must do more than lead from the front in the fight for World Cup places.

Now or never for Ireland's World Cup hopefuls in Aviva audition
# Preview
# Preview

Now or never for Ireland's World Cup hopefuls in Aviva audition

Aug 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,241 Views 11 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side begin their warm-up schedule against Italy this afternoon.

Friday 9 August, 2019

'If versatility gets you a ticket to go over, then I'm happy to offer that'
# Back Row Battle
# Back Row Battle

'If versatility gets you a ticket to go over, then I'm happy to offer that'

Aug 9th 2019, 5:30 PM 8,345 Views 11 Comments

Jordi Murphy starts at number eight against Italy tomorrow.

Irish prop O'Donnell set for Mitre 10 Cup debut alongside Sonny Bill Williams
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish prop O'Donnell set for Mitre 10 Cup debut alongside Sonny Bill Williams

Aug 9th 2019, 11:20 AM 8,181 Views 3 Comments

The Sligo native starts for Counties Manukau on Saturday.

No luck involved this time around as Herring motivated to go one step further
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

No luck involved this time around as Herring motivated to go one step further

Aug 9th 2019, 9:30 AM 4,464 Views 12 Comments

The Ulster hooker was part of the 2015 training squad, but missed out on a place in Joe Schmidt’s final 31.

'We don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot by not being open-minded'
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'We don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot by not being open-minded'

Aug 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 8,110 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell says every member of Ireland’s extended squad deserves the chance to stake their claim.

'His time has come': Kleyn the new enforcer in Ireland's engine room
# New Cap
# New Cap

'His time has come': Kleyn the new enforcer in Ireland's engine room

Aug 9th 2019, 1:01 AM 9,936 Views 69 Comments

The battle for second row positions intensifies as the Munster man gets his chance against Italy.

Thursday 8 August, 2019

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points
# Summer Series
# Summer Series

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points

Aug 8th 2019, 5:19 PM 23,179 Views 57 Comments

Plus, Tommy O’Donnell is set for his first cap in over three years against Italy on Saturday.

Ryan humbled by awards but intent on hitting new levels this season
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Ryan humbled by awards but intent on hitting new levels this season

Aug 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 4,206 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland second row is hoping to return to Japan, having won his first cap during the 2017 summer tour.

Wednesday 7 August, 2019

James Ryan wins Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award
# The Big Cheese
# The Big Cheese

James Ryan wins Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award

Aug 7th 2019, 7:01 PM 5,032 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster second row was recognised at this evening’s awards dinner in Dublin.

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Farrell feeling at home as he bids to 'heap more pressure' on other centres
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Farrell feeling at home as he bids to 'heap more pressure' on other centres

Aug 6th 2019, 7:58 PM 9,738 Views 7 Comments

The Munster back wants to prove he is ready to play at a World Cup if called upon.

Leinster's McGrath eager to stake his claim against Italy after missing Six Nations
# Nine
# Nine

Leinster's McGrath eager to stake his claim against Italy after missing Six Nations

Aug 6th 2019, 5:30 PM 7,493 Views 23 Comments

The scrum-half hopes to start Saturday’s warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland start making 'tough calls' as Dillane and Scannell cut
# Race To Japan
# Race To Japan

Ireland start making 'tough calls' as Dillane and Scannell cut

Aug 6th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,459 Views 27 Comments

Joe Schmidt will take a closer look at his options against Italy this Saturday.

Joe Schmidt returns to New Zealand due to family bereavement
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Joe Schmidt returns to New Zealand due to family bereavement

Aug 6th 2019, 1:55 PM 55,701 Views 25 Comments

The Ireland head coach is due back with the squad before Saturday’s warm-up game against Italy.

Sunday 4 August, 2019

A year since London, Ireland continue to move forward on long road to Tokyo
# The Green Army
# The Green Army

A year since London, Ireland continue to move forward on long road to Tokyo

Aug 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 15,948 Views 6 Comments

Ireland defender Hannah Matthews looks ahead to next month’s European Hockey Championships.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

Seamus Power finds his season's best when he needed it most
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

Seamus Power finds his season's best when he needed it most

Aug 1st 2019, 6:27 PM 7,927 Views 4 Comments

The Waterford native — battling to keep his PGA Tour card — shot an opening-round 64 at the Wyndham Championship.