# experience

Last month
October 2023
Ballyhale hang on to Kilkenny and All-Ireland crowns for dear life
Last minute save decides the issue.
This year
'It’s business' - Farrell urges Ireland to focus amid World Cup 'euphoria'
With experience throughout his team for Romania, the head coach wants a big performance.
How does Ireland's experience compare with the other World Cup contenders?
Andy Farrell’s side have three centurions in their ranks.
Over-training, wrong hotel, reinventing the wheel - POC's World Cup lessons
The Leinster lock with Munster roots ready to make a dent for Ireland
Billy Vunipola recalled as England bring back their big guns for Wales clash
Owen Farrell captains a side also featuring Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Elliot Daly and Henry Arundell.
Experience counts as Dublin edge out abrasive Monaghan in All-Ireland Semi-Final
Late Rock goal puts polish on a mixed display.
Muscle-memory counts as Dublin edge out abrasive Monaghan
Late Rock goal puts polish on a mixed display.
Hodgson pledges top-half finish for Palace as he confirms he will stay on as manager
76-year-old signs on for another season with his boyhood club.
One more year for 74-year-old Neil Warnock at Huddersfield Town
Relegation escape act has the Terriers snapping up Warnock for another season.
Last year
'He throws himself into everything' - McCarthy impresses Cullen in Thomond test
Leinster boss Leo Cullen wanted to see how the province’s young players would handle pressure situations against Munster.
Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn start for Cheetahs against Emerging Ireland
The young Irish side look set for their toughest challenge yet in South Africa.
Leinster Rugby confirm appointment of Declan Darcy as performance coach
Darcy was a key member of Jim Gavin’s coaching team during a glittering era of success for the Dublin footballers.
Ireland set to bring inexperienced squad on mini-tour of South Africa
Andy Farrell and co. are keen to keep building their depth ahead of the World Cup.
Ireland U21 wing-back Adaramola joins Coventry City on loan from Crystal Palace
The 18-year-old joins the Championship club on a season-long loan.
Ex-Ireland international Peat moves into coaching with Railway Union
The 41-year-old will also continue to play in the AIL.
England veteran given World Cup hope ahead of Barbarians clash
Danny Care will be 36 by the time of next year’s tournament.
Tiernan O'Halloran signs up for 14th season with Connacht
The fullback has made over 200 appearances for the province.
'She's in the condition of her life' - Sene Naoupu returns for Ireland
Head coach Greg McWilliams is without 10 players who would likely have featured against England.
All time
'I doubt if I’ll ever watch football again when I retire' - Warnock
The 72-year-old Middlesbrough boss has equalled Dario Gradi’s 1,601 games as a professional manager.
Lions captain Murray 'leads by his actions' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony on Conor Murray, and working with new faces in the Ireland squad.
Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.
'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer
The Ireland head coach has included 11 uncapped players for the July Tests.
'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.
'He can do everything' - Monye's praise for old roommate Earls
Former England winger Ugo Monye thinks the Ireland star doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.
'It's about consistency at this level to prove your worth' - Farrell sees sense in new IRFU contracts
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony both agreed new deals this week.
Carlow hurlers add Kilkenny All-Ireland winner to management team
Chris Kealy, Joe Nolan and Pat Murphy have also been confirmed as Tom Mullally’s selectors.
Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster
The 38-year-old was with the Ulster A coaching team for Friday night’s win over Leinster.
Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.
'International rugby can’t wait for you. It makes you start fast'
Keith Earls feels Ireland need to find more composure with their attack.
'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'
Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.
'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.
Madigan and Mathewson are 'two quality additions' for Ulster
The 31-year-old out-half and 34-year-old scrum-half add depth to Dan McFarland’s squad.
World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team
The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.
Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson
The 34-year-old New Zealander will join in July.
'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'
Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.
Kavanagh takes underage coaching role with Donegal
The 2012 All-Ireland winner retired from the inter-county game for a second time in 2017.
'I just keep going' - The 83-year-old who has spent a lifetime in Irish football
Tommy Harkin will be on the Finn Harps bench as they look to ensure their Premier Division survival tonight.
'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.
How experienced are Ireland compared to the other World Cup contenders?
We’ve tallied up the caps and average ages of the leading nations involved in Japan.
'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'
IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.
Wales attack coach Rob Howley interviewed for Munster role
The 48-year-old would offer vast experience as an assistant to Johann van Graan.