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# irfu - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 5:01 PM 14,488 Views 7 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

# irfu - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'Optimistic we'll reach that 100%' - Ireland's November internationals set for full crowds
# Take Your Seat
# Take Your Seat

'Optimistic we'll reach that 100%' - Ireland's November internationals set for full crowds

Oct 6th 2021, 5:15 PM 15,615 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s international rugby and football teams have important fixtures at home this autumn.

# irfu - Monday 27 September, 2021

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

Sep 27th 2021, 7:29 PM 21,910 Views 5 Comments

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,531 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

# irfu - Friday 24 September, 2021

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions
# Off
# Off

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions

Sep 24th 2021, 5:00 PM 9,374 Views 1 Comment

The game could be rescheduled for October 2022.

# irfu - Thursday 16 September, 2021

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'
# Standards
# Standards

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 3:04 PM 13,050 Views 10 Comments

Two Ireland internationals have expressed their disappointment about Connacht’s changing facilities.

# irfu - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch
# Concerns
# Concerns

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch

Sep 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 28,471 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must recover after defeat to Spain at the 2021 World Cup Qualifier tournament.

# irfu - Sunday 12 September, 2021

IRFU and Leinster apologise for 'unacceptable error' regarding changing facilities at women's interpros
# Statement
# Statement

IRFU and Leinster apologise for 'unacceptable error' regarding changing facilities at women's interpros

Sep 12th 2021, 4:38 PM 19,823 Views 6 Comments

Videos circulated on social media appeared to show the Connacht team’s pre-match base located beside bins in a derelict area.

# irfu - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Irish rugby is 'far from out of the woods' warns IRFU at its AGM
# Finances
# Finances

Irish rugby is 'far from out of the woods' warns IRFU at its AGM

Jul 29th 2021, 6:05 PM 5,829 Views 4 Comments

CEO Philip Browne told the union’s AGM that is still in financial crisis.

# irfu - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s

Jul 28th 2021, 12:15 PM 9,537 Views 11 Comments

The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.

# irfu - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:45 AM 17,962 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

# irfu - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:24 PM 7,931 Views 0 Comments

Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'
# Top Dog
# Top Dog

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,894 Views 2 Comments

The IRFU’s David Nucifora on the club game, financial problems, and Irish rugby’s reliance on the schools system.

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 2,062 Views 1 Comment

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,011 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

# irfu - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'
# One More Year
# One More Year

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:03 PM 10,884 Views 9 Comments

Tadhg Furlong opted for a one-season extension to his IRFU central contract.

# irfu - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

All games to be held in Cardiff as Ireland's rescheduled U20 Six Nations fixtures announced
# Dates For The Diary
# Dates For The Diary

All games to be held in Cardiff as Ireland's rescheduled U20 Six Nations fixtures announced

May 18th 2021, 4:51 PM 4,239 Views 5 Comments

Richie Murphy’s side will get their campaign underway against Scotland on 19 June.

# irfu - Friday 30 April, 2021

IRFU assessing new options for July as plans for Fiji tour are aborted
# Rugby
# Rugby

IRFU assessing new options for July as plans for Fiji tour are aborted

Apr 30th 2021, 6:04 PM 9,867 Views 22 Comments

Andy Farrell won’t be bringing a squad to Fiji this summer due to a recent outbreak of Covid-19.

# irfu - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'
# Review
# Review

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,266 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will now prepare for their World Cup qualifiers after finishing third in the Six Nations.

# irfu - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon
# Contract
# Contract

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,850 Views 20 Comments

The IRFU have been negotiating with the Ireland tighthead prop.

# irfu - Friday 16 April, 2021

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# Brian O'Driscoll
# Brian O'Driscoll

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:05 PM 455 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

# irfu - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
# Raw Materials
# Raw Materials

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene

Apr 15th 2021, 8:34 PM 3,402 Views 0 Comments

Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.

# irfu - Monday 12 April, 2021

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 10:30 PM 9,065 Views 4 Comments

France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.

# irfu - Friday 9 April, 2021

'You want to be performing to a level where it’s not up for debate, you just have to be picked'
# Ambition
# Ambition

'You want to be performing to a level where it’s not up for debate, you just have to be picked'

Apr 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,251 Views 24 Comments

Ulster’s Eric O’Sullivan is eager to push his game on and hit new targets in his career.

# irfu - Sunday 28 March, 2021

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'
# Interview
# Interview

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 28,392 Views 2 Comments

Claire Molloy speaks to The42 about working as a doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospect of a women’s Lions team.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:45 PM 8,738 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU has announced that Kieran Campbell is set to ‘take up a new challenge.’

# irfu - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster
# Signed And Sealed
# Signed And Sealed

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster

Mar 16th 2021, 6:03 PM 9,852 Views 37 Comments

Head coach Cullen has opted for a one-year rolling contract for personal reasons, while his trio of colleagues have signed on for two further seasons.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 45,168 Views 51 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

# irfu - Monday 8 March, 2021

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU
# Dotted Line
# Dotted Line

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU

Mar 8th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,388 Views 29 Comments

The Limerick native has scored 33 tries in 91 Tests and will remain with his home province until 2022.

# irfu - Thursday 4 March, 2021

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level
# Contracts
# Contracts

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level

Mar 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 4,721 Views 10 Comments

The senior Ireland leaders have both had their central contracts extended this week.

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:01 PM 26,693 Views 84 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 5:50 PM 28,404 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract
# Ulster
# Ulster

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract

Feb 24th 2021, 11:23 AM 5,603 Views 13 Comments

The second-row has been capped 60 times by Ireland, making his international debut against South Africa in 2012

# irfu - Friday 19 February, 2021

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?
# National Talent Squad
# National Talent Squad

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?

Feb 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,591 Views 4 Comments

Peter Smyth, the IRFU’s Head of Elite Player Development, outlines the challenges.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,943 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,657 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

# irfu - Thursday 28 January, 2021

IRFU cancel All-Ireland leagues for 2020-21 season due to Covid-19
# PULL THE PLUG
# PULL THE PLUG

IRFU cancel All-Ireland leagues for 2020-21 season due to Covid-19

Jan 28th 2021, 3:25 PM 17,061 Views 19 Comments

The women’s interprovincial series has also been cancelled.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Hopefully they'll be all sorted out over the next week or two' - Contract talks rumble on for Ireland players
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

'Hopefully they'll be all sorted out over the next week or two' - Contract talks rumble on for Ireland players

Jan 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,637 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is just one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.

# irfu - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,414 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

# irfu - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Jan 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,273 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

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