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# irfu - Monday 2 May, 2022

'She has nerves of steel that girl, but she didn’t doubt herself for a second'
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

'She has nerves of steel that girl, but she didn’t doubt herself for a second'

May 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 4,278 Views 0 Comments

Enya Breen’s nerveless kick secured a dramatic 15-14 triumph over Scotland.

# irfu - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
# Contracts
# Contracts

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs

Apr 26th 2022, 3:16 PM 3,767 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.

# irfu - Friday 22 April, 2022

'It is going to be, for a lot of these players, the toughest opposition they’ve played against'
# The Underdogs
# The Underdogs

'It is going to be, for a lot of these players, the toughest opposition they’ve played against'

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:50 PM 4,650 Views 0 Comments

Greg McWilliams insists his charges are in an upbeat mood ahead of their Six Nations showdown with England.

# irfu - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'
# Mack Hansen
# Mack Hansen

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'

Apr 5th 2022, 3:48 PM 4,773 Views 7 Comments

Man Hansen and Connacht seek to defy the odds and overcome the challenge of Leinster in the Champions Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Johnny Sexton signs new IRFU contract extension up until the end of 2023 World Cup
# Deal Done
# Deal Done

Johnny Sexton signs new IRFU contract extension up until the end of 2023 World Cup

Mar 8th 2022, 1:43 PM 6,711 Views 8 Comments

“I am excited about the prospect of competing at a fourth World Cup with Ireland,” said Sexton.

# irfu - Saturday 5 March, 2022

The most striking thing about the 30 recommendations to the IRFU is how basic they are
# Review
# Review

The most striking thing about the 30 recommendations to the IRFU is how basic they are

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,674 Views 6 Comments

Things aren’t suddenly all rosy but yesterday was a step in the right direction for women’s rugby.

# irfu - Thursday 3 March, 2022

IRFU director of women's rugby Eddy leaves post with immediate effect
# Exit
# Exit

IRFU director of women's rugby Eddy leaves post with immediate effect

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 4:36 PM 27,758 Views 11 Comments

The union will tomorrow reveal details of an independent report into the World Cup qualification failure.

# irfu - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Ireland's most promising young players join new 'Women's National Talent Squad'
# Talent
# Talent

Ireland's most promising young players join new 'Women's National Talent Squad'

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:08 PM 4,293 Views 0 Comments

The programme aims to help develop players for senior international rugby.

# irfu - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report

Mar 1st 2022, 4:14 PM 8,827 Views 7 Comments

The report was initially set to be released in January.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Tadhg Beirne signs new three-year IRFU contract
# Deal Done
# Deal Done

Tadhg Beirne signs new three-year IRFU contract

Feb 15th 2022, 12:05 PM 19,592 Views 20 Comments

The new deal sees the Munster man move onto a central contract through to July 2025.

# irfu - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

AIL Women's final to be aired live on television for the first time
# History
# History

AIL Women's final to be aired live on television for the first time

Feb 9th 2022, 3:34 PM 4,089 Views 7 Comments

The division and conference finals will be live as part of a unique double-header on Saturday, February 26th.

# irfu - Friday 21 January, 2022

'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games
# Crowds
# Crowds

'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games

Jan 21st 2022, 6:15 AM 3,840 Views 0 Comments

NPHET’s latest advice to the government could result in a major financial boost for the IRFU.

# irfu - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations
# Fans
# Fans

IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations

Jan 5th 2022, 3:12 PM 17,190 Views 14 Comments

The union is hoping to see the 5,000 limit lifted in time for the clash with Wales next month.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

IRFU appoint Kevin Potts as new chief executive
# CEO
# CEO

IRFU appoint Kevin Potts as new chief executive

Dec 22nd 2021, 11:45 AM 28,209 Views 22 Comments

Potts replaces Philip Browne, having worked as chief operating officer of the organisation since 2015.

# irfu - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

'They did release a more conciliatory statement' - Minister 'optimistic' IRFU will mend relations with women's players
# Moving On
# Moving On

'They did release a more conciliatory statement' - Minister 'optimistic' IRFU will mend relations with women's players

Dec 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 11,209 Views 9 Comments

The Union have performed a major u-turn in confirming they will publish two ongoing reviews in full.

# irfu - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Player power forces a climbdown from the IRFU but actions matter most
# U-turn
# U-turn

Player power forces a climbdown from the IRFU but actions matter most

Dec 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,311 Views 1 Comment

The hard-hitting letter has set the ball rolling with two reviews to be published early next year.

# irfu - Friday 17 December, 2021

IRFU to publish reports in major u-turn after letter from women's players
# Player Power
# Player Power

IRFU to publish reports in major u-turn after letter from women's players

Updated Dec 17th 2021, 3:00 PM 11,967 Views 14 Comments

The union says players’ views “will be listened to and fed into future planning.”

# irfu - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter
# Fallout
# Fallout

Chambers ‘disappointed’ by IRFU response to players’ letter

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 8:03 PM 24,709 Views 29 Comments

The Minister would not be drawn on the possibility of withholding funding from the Union.

# irfu - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
# Player Power
# Player Power

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 18,775 Views 23 Comments

The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.

'If they are speaking up together, hopefully they can have a similar response to what our players did'
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

'If they are speaking up together, hopefully they can have a similar response to what our players did'

Dec 14th 2021, 12:37 PM 6,136 Views 0 Comments

Ireland WNT assistant manager Tom Elmes was asked about the women’s rugby revolution and the parallels drawn with his team.

# irfu - Monday 13 December, 2021

IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter
# Response
# Response

IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter

Dec 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 27,539 Views 48 Comments

The union views the letter as “outside interference” during the two ongoing reviews into women’s rugby.

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU

Dec 13th 2021, 10:50 AM 49,055 Views 61 Comments

A group of 62 current and former players have come together to signal their discontent.

# irfu - Thursday 9 December, 2021

'I was probably at my lowest confidence I've ever been at as an international'
# Hall Of Fame
# Hall Of Fame

'I was probably at my lowest confidence I've ever been at as an international'

Dec 9th 2021, 8:34 AM 6,934 Views 0 Comments

Claire Molloy has been inducted into the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame.

# irfu - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract

Dec 8th 2021, 11:15 AM 7,352 Views 11 Comments

The new deal will keep the centre at Leinster until the end of the 2024/25 season.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
# Top Dog
# Top Dog

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'

Nov 16th 2021, 8:39 AM 8,813 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.

Reports into women's rugby will not be publicly published, confirms IRFU CEO
# Reviews
# Reviews

Reports into women's rugby will not be publicly published, confirms IRFU CEO

Nov 16th 2021, 7:55 AM 16,511 Views 4 Comments

Philip Browne believes the club game needs serious attention.

# irfu - Friday 12 November, 2021

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position
# Union
# Union

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position

Nov 12th 2021, 4:33 PM 7,508 Views 18 Comments

The union’s CEO Philip Brown said he didn’t want to provide a distraction for the Ireland team.

# irfu - Thursday 11 November, 2021

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
# Policy
# Policy

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 4,972 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.

'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'
# Decline
# Decline

'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'

Nov 11th 2021, 3:56 PM 10,046 Views 7 Comments

Bernard Jackman spoke about the decline of Irish women’s rugby on The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
# Pressure
# Pressure

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing

Nov 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 43,380 Views 27 Comments

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'
# Director
# Director

'There's no overnight fix for this. We've got to make the game attractive'

Nov 9th 2021, 6:45 AM 10,297 Views 2 Comments

IRFU director of women’s and 7s rugby Anthony Eddy spoke to the media yesterday.

# 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 14,605 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 15,737 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 22,002 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 4,644 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 9,422 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 13,085 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 28,617 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 19,922 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 5,895 Views 4 Comments

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

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