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Saturday 13 July, 2019

'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country'
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 13th 2019, 12:15 PM 20,698 Views 25 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 12th 2019, 5:05 PM 11,085 Views 2 Comments

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
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

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

Jul 12th 2019, 3:38 PM 6,772 Views 2 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jul 12th 2019, 9:47 AM 51,902 Views 55 Comments

What do you think of the home and alternate kits?

Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad
# Back In The Mix
# Back In The Mix

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

Jul 12th 2019, 8:56 AM 19,257 Views 35 Comments

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
# Friendly
# Friendly

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

Jul 11th 2019, 2:19 PM 6,871 Views 5 Comments

The provinces will meet in the Sportsground in September.

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

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

Jul 11th 2019, 1:34 PM 7,613 Views 3 Comments

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
# Pro14
# Pro14

Major coup for Pro14 outfit Cheetahs as Pienaar returns home

Jul 10th 2019, 4:00 PM 8,863 Views 10 Comments

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
# RIP

World Cup-winning Springbok James Small dies aged 50

Jul 10th 2019, 3:16 PM 42,486 Views 19 Comments

The former wing suffered a suspected heart attack.

Leinster's Keenan returns to Ireland 7s squad for Olympic qualifier
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Jul 10th 2019, 12:14 PM 5,569 Views 3 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

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

Jul 9th 2019, 12:55 PM 4,101 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2019, 12:20 PM 11,796 Views 18 Comments

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

Ireland U20 head coach McNamara named as new Leinster academy manager
# Appointment
# Appointment

Ireland U20 head coach McNamara named as new Leinster academy manager

Jul 9th 2019, 11:16 AM 6,641 Views 7 Comments

McNamara takes over from Peter Smyth.

Monday 8 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 10:37 PM 12,733 Views 3 Comments

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
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

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

Jul 8th 2019, 2:42 PM 3,664 Views 1 Comment

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

Sunday 7 July, 2019

'There's not a day that goes by when I don't miss Leinster'
# Blue Blood
# Blue Blood

'There's not a day that goes by when I don't miss Leinster'

Jul 7th 2019, 8:00 AM 45,305 Views 15 Comments

Kurt McQuilkin played, captained and coached Leinster, but a family tragedy meant he had to leave his adopted province in 2016.

Saturday 6 July, 2019

From Belfast to Vancouver: Nelson chases unexpected World Cup dream
# Postcard From Canada
# Postcard From Canada

From Belfast to Vancouver: Nelson chases unexpected World Cup dream

Jul 6th 2019, 7:15 AM 8,692 Views 4 Comments

The former Ulster back on how he ended up on Vancouver Island pushing for a place in the Canadian squad.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jul 5th 2019, 5:00 PM 26,058 Views 8 Comments

Step this way in search of that coveted 10/10.

Lahinch bites back as Harrington falls off the Irish Open lead
# Latest
# Latest

Lahinch bites back as Harrington falls off the Irish Open lead

Updated Jul 5th 2019, 1:29 PM 31,292 Views 12 Comments

The overnight leader struggled in tough conditions at Lahinch, eventually signing for a second-round 73.

Connacht launch new club crest and jersey for 2019/20 season
# The West Wing
# The West Wing

Connacht launch new club crest and jersey for 2019/20 season

Jul 5th 2019, 12:31 PM 11,669 Views 38 Comments

Andy Friend’s side are back in pre-season training ahead of a big year.

Thursday 4 July, 2019

Harrington basks in Lahinch sunshine to seize Irish Open lead
# Rolling Back The Years
# Rolling Back The Years

Harrington basks in Lahinch sunshine to seize Irish Open lead

Jul 4th 2019, 6:20 PM 26,693 Views 21 Comments

The three-time Major winner carded eight birdies on the County Clare links.

Lowry on the march at Lahinch as he makes strong Irish Open start
# Latest
# Latest

Lowry on the march at Lahinch as he makes strong Irish Open start

Jul 4th 2019, 1:31 PM 7,803 Views 3 Comments

The Offaly golfer is a shot off the early lead under bright blue skies out west.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Harrington keen to follow McIlroy and McGinley and host Irish Open
# Rota
# Rota

Harrington keen to follow McIlroy and McGinley and host Irish Open

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:58 PM 5,509 Views 0 Comments

Next year’s Ryder Cup captain has not ruled out the possibility of overseeing the tournament in 2020.

McGinley: Irish Open will be a success despite McIlroy 'body blow'
# Lahinch
# Lahinch

McGinley: Irish Open will be a success despite McIlroy 'body blow'

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:30 PM 42,004 Views 41 Comments

The former European Ryder Cup captain says the tournament will always be bigger than one player.

Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Ex-Leinster and Munster back row Coghlan earns Tigers move
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Ex-Leinster and Munster back row Coghlan earns Tigers move

Jul 2nd 2019, 3:56 PM 14,592 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old becomes the third Irish player to sign for Leicester this summer.

Lowry and Fleetwood among Thursday's early starters as Irish Open hits Lahinch
# Out West
# Out West

Lowry and Fleetwood among Thursday's early starters as Irish Open hits Lahinch

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 16,502 Views 10 Comments

The tee times for the first two rounds at the County Clare links have been announced.

Monday 1 July, 2019

Venus Williams stunned by 15-year-old Gauff at Wimbledon
# Teenage Dreams
# Teenage Dreams

Venus Williams stunned by 15-year-old Gauff at Wimbledon

Jul 1st 2019, 7:23 PM 78,634 Views 20 Comments

Williams had won four Grand Slam titles before the American teenager was born.

Eir customers to lose BT Sport as Sky launch new package
# TV
# TV

Eir customers to lose BT Sport as Sky launch new package

Jul 1st 2019, 5:00 PM 89,005 Views 88 Comments

BT Sport and Premier Sports will now be available to Irish customers through Sky Sports Extra.

Italy captain Parisse joins Toulon for another season in Top 14
# Going Strong
# Going Strong

Italy captain Parisse joins Toulon for another season in Top 14

Jul 1st 2019, 12:08 PM 6,773 Views 2 Comments

The legendary number eight left Stade Francais on Friday.

Technical difficulties leave thousands disappointed as Dublin Marathon sells out
# 2019 Dublin Marathon
# 2019 Dublin Marathon

Technical difficulties leave thousands disappointed as Dublin Marathon sells out

Jul 1st 2019, 11:32 AM 32,644 Views 30 Comments

A final batch of 2,500 spots went on sale this morning, but huge demand led to the website crashing.

Sunday 30 June, 2019

'I don't want to be sitting at the bar at 45 wondering what could have been'
# Mark II
# Mark II

'I don't want to be sitting at the bar at 45 wondering what could have been'

Jun 30th 2019, 8:00 AM 48,415 Views 13 Comments

With his degree in Medicine finished, three-time European medalist Mark English is looking forward to throwing himself into athletics full-time.

Friday 28 June, 2019

On your marks: Entries for sold-out Dublin Marathon re-open on Monday
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

On your marks: Entries for sold-out Dublin Marathon re-open on Monday

Jun 28th 2019, 2:45 PM 5,414 Views 1 Comment

Organisers are opening up an additional 2,500 spaces on a first come, first served basis.

Irish midfielder heads to Australia to join Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar
# Down Under
# Down Under

Irish midfielder heads to Australia to join Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar

Jun 28th 2019, 2:14 PM 8,402 Views 1 Comment

Jay O’Shea helped Bury to League One promotion last year.

Masterclass from Ireland's Walsh sets up gold medal fight at European Games
# Let Us Upgrade You
# Let Us Upgrade You

Masterclass from Ireland's Walsh sets up gold medal fight at European Games

Jun 28th 2019, 12:41 PM 12,309 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old has now assured herself of a silver medal in Minsk.

Montpellier snap up Samoan scrum-half to replace departed Pienaar
# Top 14
# Top 14

Montpellier snap up Samoan scrum-half to replace departed Pienaar

Jun 28th 2019, 12:19 PM 7,425 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Ulster nine Pienaar has been linked with a return to the Cheetahs.

Thursday 27 June, 2019

Lowry proposes new date for Irish Open in bid to attract top players
# Timing Is Key
# Timing Is Key

Lowry proposes new date for Irish Open in bid to attract top players

Jun 27th 2019, 3:48 PM 13,341 Views 5 Comments

While some of Europe’s biggest names will be in Lahinch next week, none of the top Americans are travelling over.

Amateur champion Sugrue to lead Ireland at European Championships
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

Amateur champion Sugrue to lead Ireland at European Championships

Jun 27th 2019, 1:22 PM 3,967 Views 0 Comments

The Mallow golfer will play in the Irish Open Pro-Am before travelling to Sweden.

More medals in sight as Chloe and Sam Magee survive anxious wait
# European Games
# European Games

More medals in sight as Chloe and Sam Magee survive anxious wait

Jun 27th 2019, 11:45 AM 2,584 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal siblings advanced through to the badminton mixed doubles quarter-finals.

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:35 AM 9,195 Views 10 Comments

Joey Carbery recalls his earliest World Cup memories as he prepares for Japan 2019.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster
# 10s
# 10s

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster

Jun 26th 2019, 3:02 PM 9,680 Views 50 Comments

The Ireland out-half sees a correlation between his career and that of the new Munster senior coach.