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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'
# Retirement
# Retirement

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

Apr 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 15,632 Views 7 Comments

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
# Exit
# Exit

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season

May 8th 2018, 5:18 PM 16,451 Views 15 Comments

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
# Take The Cup Home
# Take The Cup Home

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

Jun 22nd 2015, 12:44 PM 5,695 Views 11 Comments

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
# New Skipper
# New Skipper

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

Jun 20th 2015, 2:27 PM 5,597 Views 4 Comments

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
# Luckless
# Luckless

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

Jun 17th 2015, 8:52 PM 8,156 Views 13 Comments

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

4 men who stood out in a patchy Emerging Ireland display
# Reaction
# Reaction

4 men who stood out in a patchy Emerging Ireland display

Jun 17th 2015, 5:28 PM 11,567 Views 5 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Jun 17th 2015, 4:21 PM 6,775 Views 5 Comments

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

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Uruguay, Tbilisi Cup
Live Jun 17th 2015, 1:19 PM

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Uruguay, Tbilisi Cup

# emerging-ireland - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 2:30 PM 7,126 Views 10 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

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

Jun 13th 2015, 4:41 PM 7,160 Views 1 Comment

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
Live Jun 13th 2015, 12:41 PM

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Italy, Tbilisi Cup

5 things we want to see from Ireland's Emerging talent
# Georgia On My Mind
# Georgia On My Mind

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

Jun 13th 2015, 7:45 AM 11,573 Views 25 Comments

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
# Gameplan
# Gameplan

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

Jun 12th 2015, 4:27 PM 8,300 Views 2 Comments

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
# Emerging Talent
# Emerging Talent

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

Jun 12th 2015, 11:22 AM 6,688 Views 9 Comments

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
# Eastbound
# Eastbound

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

May 19th 2015, 1:40 PM 11,222 Views 11 Comments

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
# Emerging
# Emerging

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:08 AM 2,808 Views 2 Comments

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
# Highlights
# Highlights

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 6:36 PM 6,742 Views 5 Comments

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
# Love Eight
# Love Eight

Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 9,609 Views 23 Comments

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
# Summer Shovin'
# Summer Shovin'

Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won

Jun 22nd 2014, 6:08 PM 14,785 Views 7 Comments

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 A-Team
# The A-Team

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

Jun 20th 2014, 3:14 PM 5,552 Views 2 Comments

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
# Match Report
# Match Report

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

Jun 18th 2014, 4:49 PM 7,765 Views 7 Comments

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
# Development
# Development

Hanrahan and McGrath start as Emerging Ireland ring the changes

Jun 16th 2014, 11:05 AM 7,605 Views 14 Comments

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
# Naked Ambition
# Naked Ambition

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

Jun 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,170 Views 12 Comments

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
# Highlights
# Highlights

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

Jun 14th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,507 Views 7 Comments

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
# Thunderstruck
# Thunderstruck

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

Jun 13th 2014, 4:52 PM 11,287 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Emerging Ireland
# Emerging Ireland

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

Jun 13th 2014, 9:04 AM 5,631 Views 17 Comments

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
# Promotion
# Promotion

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 4:49 PM 5,091 Views 13 Comments

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
# Nations Cup
# Nations Cup

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

May 26th 2014, 5:13 PM 10,234 Views 32 Comments

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
# Let Loose
# Let Loose

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

May 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 4,835 Views 4 Comments

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
# Six Tries
# Six Tries

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

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 6,105 Views 3 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup

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

Jun 11th 2013, 5:55 PM 7,477 Views 11 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Cooney handed start as Emerging Ireland prepare for South Africa

Jun 10th 2013, 1:20 PM 3,694 Views 4 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Ian Keatley spares Irish blushes at Tbilisi Cup

Jun 7th 2013, 6:08 PM 6,958 Views 32 Comments

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
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Capped Bent, Keatley and captain Ruddock start for Emerging Ireland

Jun 6th 2013, 12:24 PM 3,497 Views 5 Comments

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