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# emerging-ireland - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'

Eoin Griffin retired from rugby last year at the age of 28, after playing for Connacht over 100 times.

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season

The 26-year-old has been with the Premiership club for three years.

# emerging-ireland - Monday 22 June, 2015

'We had three good halves in three games' -- Emerging Ireland head coach Clarke

The shadow international squad were unable to consistently stamp their authority of games.

# emerging-ireland - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'Nothing changes for me' - Billy Holland named captain as Emerging Ireland make 9 changes

Allen Clarke rings the changes ahead of Tbilisi Cup finale.

# emerging-ireland - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

World Cup looks to be over for Rhys Ruddock after recurrence of arm injury

The blindside was replaced by Jack Conan after 20 minutes today.

4 men who stood out in a patchy Emerging Ireland display

20-year-old Cian Kelleher had a hand in two of Ireland’s best scores in an otherwise scrappy game.

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Uruguay, Tbilisi Cup

Rhys Ruddock captained the side in their second game in Georgia and we were there for every minute of it.

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Munster's Scannell named at 10 as Emerging Ireland take on Uruguay

With fatal flooding hitting the Georgian capital this week, head coach Allen Clarke’s thoughts were for the local population.

# emerging-ireland - Saturday 13 June, 2015

JJ Hanrahan assists three tries as Ireland come out on top against Italy

Scores from Eoin Griffin, Andrew Conway, Stuart McCloskey and Tiernan O’Halloran helped Ireland to a comfortable win.

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Italy, Tbilisi Cup

The squad is in Georgia, but we were at home with minute-by-minute coverage of their exploits in the first of three games.

5 things we want to see from Ireland's Emerging talent

Allen Clarke’s squad are in Tbilisi Cup action this weekend and, because it’s World Cup year, we have a list of demands for him.

# emerging-ireland - Friday 12 June, 2015

It's mid-June, so you better spend your weekend inside watching all this rugby

Here’s where, when and how you can watch an unhealthy amount of rugby tomorrow.

Hanrahan, McCloskey and three internationals start for Emerging Ireland against Italy

Late call-ups to the squad Jack Conan and Andrew Browne are both included in the starting 23.

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Hanrahan, McCloskey and 5 full internationals included in Emerging Ireland squad for Tbilisi

Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey coach the side to face Italy, Uruguay and Georgia next month.

# emerging-ireland - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Craig Gilroy feeling 'almost' as comfortable at fullback as he is on the wing these days

With competition on Ulster’s wing showing little sign of easing, Gilroy is more than happy to adapt.

# emerging-ireland - Monday 23 June, 2014

Copeland's 45-metre sprint and Emerging Ireland's other tries against Romania

Dominic Ryan and Craig Gilroy also crossed, while there was a penalty try that echoed events elsewhere.

Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future

The Wexford native was in fine form for Emerging Ireland during the Nations Cup.

# emerging-ireland - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won

The Munster-bound forward received ample help from his Emerging Ireland team-mates but a super solo burst had them flying.

# emerging-ireland - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hanrahan makes way for Keatley as one of four changes for Emerging Ireland XV

The Munster out-halves swap again as one of four changes to the side who defeated Uruguay.

# emerging-ireland - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Butler double drives Emerging Ireland to seven-try win over Uruguay

Dan McFarland’s side dominated the scoreboard in their second game at the IRB Nations Cup.

# emerging-ireland - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hanrahan and McGrath start as Emerging Ireland ring the changes

Head coach Dan McFarland has included 20-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne in his starting team to face Uruguay.

From Bucharest to the World Cup in 12 months: JJ thinks it's possible

The Munster out-half is currently in Romania with Emerging Ireland as part of the 2014 Nations Cup.

# emerging-ireland - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Conway's hat-trick and all the tries as Emerging Ireland hammered Russia

Dan McFarland’s side ran in 10 tries yesterday before the game was abandoned early in the second half.

# emerging-ireland - Friday 13 June, 2014

Emerging Ireland beat Russia 66-0 despite playing just 45 minutes

The game was abandoned with Ireland well on top.

Dominic Ryan: 'I've no doubt players in this squad will be at the World Cup next year'

The Emerging Ireland captain believes at least five players could make the step up to the senior squad.

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Dominic Ryan made captain of Emerging Ireland as McCarthy withdraws through injury

With late call-ups to the senior squad, Stuart McCloskey, Ricky Lutton and Billy Holland are packing their bags for Romania.

# emerging-ireland - Monday 26 May, 2014

Mike McCarthy captains 26-man Emerging Ireland squad for Romania trip

20-year-old Leinster hooker Bryan Byrne has been included in a squad that features six senior internationals.

# emerging-ireland - Friday 9 May, 2014

Connacht prop eager to add to Test debut cap against New Zealand

Ronan Loughney would happily line out for Emerging Ireland this summer.

# emerging-ireland - Sunday 16 June, 2013

2 tries for Keatley as Emerging Ireland finish runners-up at Tbilisi Cup

Allen Clarke’s men finished the tournament with a high-scoring win.

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Report: Ireland unable to claw back early deficit against South Africa Tbilisi Cup This post contains videos

Report: Ireland unable to claw back early deficit against South Africa

The Emerging Ireland squad matched South Africa’s try-count, but penalties cost them dear.

# emerging-ireland - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cooney handed start as Emerging Ireland prepare for South Africa

Emerging Ireland have made six changes for tomorrow’s Tbilisi Cup clash against the South Africa President’s XV.

# emerging-ireland - Friday 7 June, 2013

Ian Keatley spares Irish blushes at Tbilisi Cup

Keatley and Dave Kearney combined for all of Emerging Ireland’s points as they struggled past Georgia in their tournament opener.

# emerging-ireland - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Capped Bent, Keatley and captain Ruddock start for Emerging Ireland

Head coach Allen Clarke has picked a side with a blend of youth and Pro12 experience.