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Thursday 1 August, 2019

Huge setback for Wales as injury rules Faletau out of World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Huge setback for Wales as injury rules Faletau out of World Cup

Aug 1st 2019, 4:12 PM 8,186 Views 16 Comments

The back row requires surgery and is out of the tournament in Japan.

Ex-Munster scrum-half Poland among five Irish in Free Jacks squad
# Major League Rugby
# Major League Rugby

Ex-Munster scrum-half Poland among five Irish in Free Jacks squad

Aug 1st 2019, 3:20 PM 13,483 Views 1 Comment

The Boston club are gearing up for their first season in Major League Rugby.

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Blow for O'Shea's Italy as Zebre captain ruled out of World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Blow for O'Shea's Italy as Zebre captain ruled out of World Cup

Jul 31st 2019, 4:12 PM 6,693 Views 6 Comments

Tommaso Castello has not recovered from the broken leg he suffered during the Six Nations.

Ireland's World Cup hero earns move to Dutch club for next season
# Dutch Gold
# Dutch Gold

Ireland's World Cup hero earns move to Dutch club for next season

Jul 31st 2019, 2:19 PM 3,493 Views 0 Comments

Ayeisha McFerran has joined Kampong SV after completing her studies in America.

'The players are better equipped to deal with the pressure than we were in 2007'
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

'The players are better equipped to deal with the pressure than we were in 2007'

Jul 31st 2019, 12:55 PM 10,924 Views 73 Comments

Shane Horgan says his expectations for Ireland’s World Cup campaign are not ‘super high.’

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Harte a big loss through injury as Ireland gear up for crucial Euro Championships
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

Harte a big loss through injury as Ireland gear up for crucial Euro Championships

Jul 30th 2019, 1:39 PM 4,077 Views 0 Comments

Head coach Alexander Cox has named his squad for next month’s tournament in Belgium.

Monday 29 July, 2019

Watch: Ronan O'Gara on Crusaders, becoming a better coach and returning to France
# One On One
# One On One

Watch: Ronan O'Gara on Crusaders, becoming a better coach and returning to France

Jul 29th 2019, 7:10 PM 6,377 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s all-time leading points scorer chatted to The42 at Energia Park today.

Staying away from Munster helping O'Gara become a better coach
# ROG
# ROG

Staying away from Munster helping O'Gara become a better coach

Jul 29th 2019, 3:43 PM 11,093 Views 32 Comments

The former Ireland out-half is straight into his role as the new La Rochelle head coach.

Sunday 28 July, 2019

Murphy motivated to add to Olympic legacy across multiple classes
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

Murphy motivated to add to Olympic legacy across multiple classes

Jul 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,087 Views 1 Comment

The Rio silver medallist is bidding to qualify for a third Games, but this time in a different event with team-mate Katie Tingle.

Friday 26 July, 2019

Ireland's pursuit of history mercilessly ended by England's fast bowlers
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Ireland's pursuit of history mercilessly ended by England's fast bowlers

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 2:02 PM 45,606 Views 63 Comments

Chasing 182 for victory at Lord’s, Ireland collapsed to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of England.

Barr 'more equipped' to bridge the gap as Tokyo countdown begins
# A Year To Go
# A Year To Go

Barr 'more equipped' to bridge the gap as Tokyo countdown begins

Jul 26th 2019, 1:02 PM 2,870 Views 0 Comments

The Waterford hurdler resumes his season at the National Athletics Championships this weekend.

Thursday 25 July, 2019

Ireland battle hard to retain the upper hand in absorbing Lord's Test
# Day Two
# Day Two

Ireland battle hard to retain the upper hand in absorbing Lord's Test

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 6:20 PM 17,329 Views 17 Comments

Mark Adair shone with the ball as William Porterfield’s side put themselves in a strong position against England.

Golden girl Adeleke seals sprint double at European Youth Olympics
# Gold Standard
# Gold Standard

Golden girl Adeleke seals sprint double at European Youth Olympics

Jul 25th 2019, 5:58 PM 31,228 Views 35 Comments

The teenager produced another hugely impressive performance to claim 200 metres gold.

Healy prepared 'to go to dark places' to maintain his longevity
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Healy prepared 'to go to dark places' to maintain his longevity

Jul 25th 2019, 3:00 PM 22,724 Views 14 Comments

The 31-year-old is heading towards a third World Cup and feels in the best shape of his career.

Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain
# Skipper
# Skipper

Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain

Jul 25th 2019, 10:58 AM 4,846 Views 28 Comments

Dan McFarland said it wasn’t a difficult decision to appoint Henderson as skipper for the 2019/20 season.

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's
# Years In The Making
# Years In The Making

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:02 PM 11,761 Views 14 Comments

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?'
# Dreaming
# Dreaming

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:36 PM 7,868 Views 3 Comments

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
# Uncapped
# Uncapped

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 11:46 AM 14,081 Views 38 Comments

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
# Major Winner
# Major Winner

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:04 PM 22,715 Views 10 Comments

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

Friday nights and double-headers feature strongly in next season's AIL fixture list
# Domestic Matters
# Domestic Matters

Friday nights and double-headers feature strongly in next season's AIL fixture list

Jul 22nd 2019, 5:03 PM 5,437 Views 0 Comments

The new campaign gets underway on 4 October.

Cronin taking nothing for granted as he works hard to 'right the wrongs' of Rome
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:35 PM 7,605 Views 25 Comments

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
# Top 20
# Top 20

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking

Jul 22nd 2019, 1:25 PM 16,860 Views 9 Comments

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 A Teams
# The A Teams

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:44 PM 8,637 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Major Moment
# Major Moment

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

Jul 21st 2019, 7:06 PM 46,315 Views 37 Comments

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 Champion Golfer
# The Champion Golfer

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

Jul 21st 2019, 6:09 PM 74,069 Views 145 Comments

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
# Updates
# Updates

As it happened: The Open, final round

Jul 21st 2019, 5:00 PM 144,597 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

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

Jul 21st 2019, 10:00 AM 13,479 Views 19 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,175 Views 18 Comments

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
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

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

Jul 19th 2019, 5:45 PM 10,119 Views 23 Comments

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
# Summer Schedule
# Summer Schedule

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

Jul 19th 2019, 2:00 PM 5,902 Views 2 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 19th 2019, 1:29 PM 8,050 Views 25 Comments

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
# LOI

Bohemians blame 'IT issues' after fielding ineligible player

Jul 18th 2019, 6:50 PM 8,806 Views 21 Comments

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
# First Years
# First Years

Ireland U20 stars Flannery and Hodnett enter Munster academy

Jul 18th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,256 Views 26 Comments

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
# Pre-Season
# Pre-Season

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

Jul 16th 2019, 4:17 PM 8,572 Views 5 Comments

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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Former Connacht flanker joins growing Irish contingent at Nottingham

Jul 16th 2019, 9:26 AM 8,714 Views 3 Comments

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''
# World Cup Winner
# World Cup Winner

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

Jul 15th 2019, 8:00 PM 55,363 Views 44 Comments

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
# Tee Times
# Tee Times

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

Jul 15th 2019, 1:39 PM 4,151 Views 0 Comments

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
# Captain Fantastic
# Captain Fantastic

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

Jul 15th 2019, 12:44 PM 8,702 Views 11 Comments

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
# Sw19
# Sw19

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

Jul 14th 2019, 7:11 PM 49,076 Views 61 Comments

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'
# An Italian Job
# An Italian Job

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

Jul 14th 2019, 8:00 AM 35,680 Views 13 Comments

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