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Friday 14 June, 2019

Ireland lose two more players for remainder of U20 World Championship
# Walking Wounded
# Walking Wounded

Ireland lose two more players for remainder of U20 World Championship

Jun 14th 2019, 9:58 AM 8,140 Views 8 Comments

Ciaran Booth and David McCann are the latest casualties of a gruelling campaign for Noel McNamara’s side.

Robbie Keane takes first coaching role in English football at Middlesbrough
# Teesside
# Teesside

Robbie Keane takes first coaching role in English football at Middlesbrough

Jun 14th 2019, 9:19 AM 5,069 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland striker becomes Jonathan Woodgate’s assistant manager at the Riverside.

Thursday 13 June, 2019

'It will be an absolute shame if we didn't qualify and there are four games in Dublin'
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

'It will be an absolute shame if we didn't qualify and there are four games in Dublin'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:20 PM 7,663 Views 5 Comments

Robbie Keane says it’s even more important Republic of Ireland qualify for next summer’s European Championships.

High-flying Murphy Crowe captains Ireland as Tokyo 2020 comes into focus
# Biarritz 7s
# Biarritz 7s

High-flying Murphy Crowe captains Ireland as Tokyo 2020 comes into focus

Jun 13th 2019, 10:48 AM 4,704 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Stan McDowell has named his squad for this weekend’s Biarritz 7s tournament.

Ireland set for England rematch as U20 World Championship reaches playoff stage
# We Meet Again
# We Meet Again

Ireland set for England rematch as U20 World Championship reaches playoff stage

Jun 13th 2019, 9:26 AM 10,129 Views 42 Comments

Noel McNamara’s side contest their fifth-place playoff semi-final on Monday.

'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'
# Retirement
# Retirement

'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'

Jun 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 26,923 Views 31 Comments

Robbie Keane says going into coaching with Ireland has helped him come to terms with his retirement.

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Robbie Keane: 'We have to be careful we're not pigeonholing Troy into being the next me'
# Troy Wonder
# Troy Wonder

Robbie Keane: 'We have to be careful we're not pigeonholing Troy into being the next me'

Jun 12th 2019, 9:30 PM 42,098 Views 44 Comments

Robbie Keane is wary of putting too much pressure on the shoulders of the Spurs teenager.

Munster granted planning permission for indoor training facility in Cork
# Green Light
# Green Light

Munster granted planning permission for indoor training facility in Cork

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 13,731 Views 25 Comments

The new facility at Musgrave Park will primarily be used by the province’s underage teams.

Injury-hit Ireland run out of steam in semi-final points chase
# U20 World Championship
# U20 World Championship

Injury-hit Ireland run out of steam in semi-final points chase

Jun 12th 2019, 4:45 PM 23,186 Views 30 Comments

A bonus-point win over Italy is unlikely to be enough for Noel McNamara’s side to advance to the last four of the U20 World Championship.

Munster duo Hart and O'Callaghan sign with French side Biarritz
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

Munster duo Hart and O'Callaghan sign with French side Biarritz

Jun 12th 2019, 2:02 PM 13,906 Views 11 Comments

The scrum-half and back row were released by the province at the end of the season.

Robbie Keane offered 'Boro role under former team-mate Woodgate
# Dual Role
# Dual Role

Robbie Keane offered 'Boro role under former team-mate Woodgate

Jun 12th 2019, 12:20 PM 21,052 Views 32 Comments

The former Ireland striker says a role at the Championship club will not affect his duties on Mick McCarthy’s coaching staff.

Monday 10 June, 2019

Ireland's U20 World Championship semi-final hopes hang by a thread
# Don't Cry For Me Argentina
# Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Ireland's U20 World Championship semi-final hopes hang by a thread

Jun 10th 2019, 4:09 PM 14,190 Views 12 Comments

Noel McNamara was ‘proud’ of his team’s effort against Australia, but defeat leaves them with a lot of work to do.

'We knew we had to put on a show': Ireland close in on semi-final berth
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

'We knew we had to put on a show': Ireland close in on semi-final berth

Jun 10th 2019, 2:23 PM 5,166 Views 2 Comments

After two wins over the weekend, the World Cup finalists are moving through the gears at Banbridge.

'The big thing for me is to lead by example in terms of a healthy lifestyle'
# Inspiring A Generation
# Inspiring A Generation

'The big thing for me is to lead by example in terms of a healthy lifestyle'

Jun 10th 2019, 12:22 PM 7,209 Views 0 Comments

Ireland women’s captain Ciara Griffin is taking part in this year’s Ring of Kerry.

Ireland's Baird faces anxious disciplinary wait after red card for high tackle
# U20 World Championship
# U20 World Championship

Ireland's Baird faces anxious disciplinary wait after red card for high tackle

Jun 10th 2019, 11:08 AM 6,965 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster second row appears in front of a disciplinary committee in Rosario today.

Lowry's rise up the world rankings continues as he earns another big payday
# In Form
# In Form

Lowry's rise up the world rankings continues as he earns another big payday

Jun 10th 2019, 10:46 AM 22,742 Views 12 Comments

The Offaly golfer is up to 32nd after a tied for second finish at the RBC Canadian Open.

Sunday 9 June, 2019

Sibling rivalry drives multi-talented Hawkshaws to international success
# Road To Tokyo
# Road To Tokyo

Sibling rivalry drives multi-talented Hawkshaws to international success

Jun 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,977 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Hawkshaw enjoyed an excellent tournament debut for Ireland on Saturday, with younger brother David watching on.

Saturday 8 June, 2019

Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo
# Fih Final Series
# Fih Final Series

Ireland far from their best but take first step on the long road to Tokyo

Jun 8th 2019, 4:26 PM 8,398 Views 2 Comments

The World Cup finalists recorded a narrow victory over Malaysia in their FIH Final Series opener at Banbridge.

Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream
# The Duke
# The Duke

Highs, lows and sacrifices: Putting 'real life' on hold to chase the Olympic dream

Jun 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 17,740 Views 1 Comment

Deirdre Duke and Ireland begin their Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign on home soil today.

Friday 7 June, 2019

Another Irish player released as U21 international Charsley leaves Everton
# Free Agent
# Free Agent

Another Irish player released as U21 international Charsley leaves Everton

Jun 7th 2019, 5:27 PM 6,244 Views 2 Comments

The midfielder made just one first-team appearance for the Merseyside club.

Masterson one of three Irish academy players released by Liverpool
# LFC
# LFC

Masterson one of three Irish academy players released by Liverpool

Jun 7th 2019, 3:38 PM 16,006 Views 11 Comments

Glen McAuley and Corey Whelan will also leave the Premier League club this summer.

Thursday 6 June, 2019

England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett
# Banned
# Banned

England U20 hooker handed five-week ban for upending Ireland's Hodnett

Jun 6th 2019, 7:26 PM 12,121 Views 33 Comments

Alfie Barbeary’s U20 World Championship is over after a moment of madness.

'I've been looking forward to this for the last few weeks'
# Defending Champions
# Defending Champions

'I've been looking forward to this for the last few weeks'

Jun 6th 2019, 4:58 PM 2,346 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan put their GolfSixes title on the line in Portugal this weekend.

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads

Jun 6th 2019, 2:12 PM 11,610 Views 25 Comments

‘At a World Cup you shouldn’t have to have makeshift people in there,’ the hooker says.

Leinster's Penny has double shoulder surgery after breakthrough season
# Setback
# Setback

Leinster's Penny has double shoulder surgery after breakthrough season

Jun 6th 2019, 11:41 AM 10,351 Views 7 Comments

It is hoped the 19-year-old flanker will be back in time for pre-season.

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''

Jun 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,804 Views 5 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best knows his side need to find form and intensity in this summer’s warm-up games.

Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Leinster carry out investigation into alleged incident 'to the satisfaction of all parties'
# Statement
# Statement

Leinster carry out investigation into alleged incident 'to the satisfaction of all parties'

Jun 5th 2019, 10:19 PM 21,528 Views 148 Comments

The province say the academy player involved has made a full recovery.

FAI's Abbotstown computer servers the subject 'of external hacking'
# Breached
# Breached

FAI's Abbotstown computer servers the subject 'of external hacking'

Jun 5th 2019, 9:10 PM 16,128 Views 18 Comments

The Association has assured customers no payment details were accessed.

'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure'
# The Green Army
# The Green Army

'There is no room for error and we know that. We're excited by the pressure'

Jun 5th 2019, 7:38 PM 10,098 Views 0 Comments

A golden summer will count for nothing if Ireland fail to take the first steps towards Tokyo 2020 on home soil this month.

Five-time Major winner Mickelson set for first appearance in Ireland since 2006
# Leftie
# Leftie

Five-time Major winner Mickelson set for first appearance in Ireland since 2006

Jun 5th 2019, 3:06 PM 6,759 Views 5 Comments

The American is the latest big-name player to be added to the field for next year’s JP McManus Pro-Am.

'I'm not ashamed of who I am and not scared to hide anything'
# Pride
# Pride

'I'm not ashamed of who I am and not scared to hide anything'

Jun 5th 2019, 8:00 AM 40,096 Views 56 Comments

Ireland captain Katie McCabe opens up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn to mark the start of Pride month.

Bowe surprised by McCloskey's omission from Schmidt's World Cup training squad
# Overlooked
# Overlooked

Bowe surprised by McCloskey's omission from Schmidt's World Cup training squad

Jun 5th 2019, 7:45 AM 8,428 Views 15 Comments

The Ulster centre enjoyed an excellent season but was overlooked for Ireland’s extended summer panel.

Saturday 1 June, 2019

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'
# Interview
# Interview

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'

Jun 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 47,484 Views 5 Comments

Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.

Saturday 25 May, 2019

'We don't want to be a dejected dressing room again, especially so soon after'
# Pro14 Final
# Pro14 Final

'We don't want to be a dejected dressing room again, especially so soon after'

May 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,663 Views 15 Comments

Tadhg Furlong and Leinster have one final shot at glory for the season at Celtic Park this evening.

Friday 24 May, 2019

Irish second row Nagle joins Zebre after leaving Leinster
# Italian Job
# Italian Job

Irish second row Nagle joins Zebre after leaving Leinster

May 24th 2019, 4:37 PM 8,916 Views 5 Comments

The Cork native had spent the second half of the season on loan at Ulster.

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Pro14 final
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Sexton returns to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Pro14 final

May 24th 2019, 12:13 PM 11,677 Views 37 Comments

The out-half comes back into the starting XV as one of three changes from last week’s win over Munster.

Conan hopes continued success in blue will lead to big days in green
# The Destroyer
# The Destroyer

Conan hopes continued success in blue will lead to big days in green

May 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,392 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster number eight is enjoying some of the best form of his career ahead of Saturday’s Pro14 final.

Thursday 23 May, 2019

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset
# Influence
# Influence

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset

May 23rd 2019, 2:09 PM 4,937 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.

Ulster confirm departing players as well as scrum coach Dundon
# Moving On
# Moving On

Ulster confirm departing players as well as scrum coach Dundon

May 23rd 2019, 8:54 AM 13,281 Views 53 Comments

Peter Nelson is among those moving on after struggling to nail down first-team opportunities.

'Our analysis is broader than just one game or the result of a final'
# One More Job
# One More Job

'Our analysis is broader than just one game or the result of a final'

May 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 8,051 Views 10 Comments

Felipe Contepomi says Leinster are determined to win Saturday’s Pro14 final, but the result will not solely define the province’s season.