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'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'

8 hours ago 22,028 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

Thu 11:00 AM 6,148 Views 6 Comments

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

# irfu - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
# Contract
# Contract

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland

Dec 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 4,096 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

# irfu - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
# Experience
# Experience

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:32 PM 12,402 Views 10 Comments

Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.

# irfu - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future
# Plans
# Plans

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 36,507 Views 32 Comments

Ireland recently had five players who qualified through residency in their starting XV.

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,540 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'
# Pom
# Pom

'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'

Dec 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 12,017 Views 2 Comments

Peter O’Mahony says rugby players remain in a fortunate position despite contract talks being on hold.

# irfu - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 3,611 Views 9 Comments

The union’s performance director says Ireland will be going out to win next year’s championship.

# irfu - Monday 30 November, 2020

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16
# Support
# Support

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16

Nov 30th 2020, 3:17 PM 8,794 Views 20 Comments

The union is keen to see the Pro14 become a more competitive proposition.

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'
# Contracts
# Contracts

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 3:15 PM 34,078 Views 57 Comments

The IRFU and the provinces are not currently entering contract negotiations with players.

# irfu - Friday 23 October, 2020

IRFU suffers €35.7 million deficit as Irish rugby tries to 'buy time' financially
# Worrying Times
# Worrying Times

IRFU suffers €35.7 million deficit as Irish rugby tries to 'buy time' financially

Oct 23rd 2020, 2:49 PM 19,949 Views 5 Comments

CEO Philip Browne says the union must make drastic budget cuts if crowds cannot return to games next year.

# irfu - Monday 19 October, 2020

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad
# Update
# Update

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad

Oct 19th 2020, 1:19 PM 10,737 Views 21 Comments

Peter O’Mahony and Chris Farrell have joined the squad following periods of self-isolation while five training invitees have returned to their provinces.

Canterbury and IRFU launch new Ireland women's home jersey ahead of Six Nations conclusion
# Available To Buy
# Available To Buy

Canterbury and IRFU launch new Ireland women's home jersey ahead of Six Nations conclusion

Oct 19th 2020, 12:23 PM 6,170 Views 6 Comments

It’s the first time that supporters can buy a replica version of the women’s jersey in a non-World Cup year.

# irfu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

Oct 15th 2020, 4:22 PM 9,674 Views 3 Comments

Rising Covid-19 numbers have brought a return to tightened restrictions for contact sport.

# irfu - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
# Level 3
# Level 3

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

Oct 6th 2020, 1:00 AM 5,169 Views 2 Comments

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

# irfu - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'
# Community
# Community

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 8,943 Views 4 Comments

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment
# TMO
# TMO

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment

Sep 24th 2020, 3:45 PM 11,851 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.

# irfu - Saturday 19 September, 2020

IRFU are not ruling out option of moving Ireland's matches abroad
# IRFU
# IRFU

IRFU are not ruling out option of moving Ireland's matches abroad

Sep 19th 2020, 7:07 AM 8,707 Views 14 Comments

Staging Ireland matches temporarily in Belfast also a possibility if UK government decides to open up events to fans.

# irfu - Friday 18 September, 2020

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'
# Crisis
# Crisis

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 9:31 PM 38,683 Views 23 Comments

IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.

# irfu - Friday 11 September, 2020

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators
# United Front
# United Front

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators

Sep 11th 2020, 8:50 PM 20,392 Views 12 Comments

The associations will meet again next week.

# irfu - Friday 4 September, 2020

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions
# Sport
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# Sport

Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions

Sep 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,184 Views 23 Comments

Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.

# irfu - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals
# Decision
# Decision

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

Jul 13th 2020, 11:55 PM 8,644 Views 7 Comments

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

# irfu - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,410 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021
# Plans
# Plans

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021

Jul 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,778 Views 4 Comments

The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.

# irfu - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return
# Rugby Returns
# Rugby Returns

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Jun 27th 2020, 1:35 PM 4,480 Views 4 Comments

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts

Jun 24th 2020, 2:32 PM 3,959 Views 14 Comments

The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.

# irfu - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear
# Next Step
# Next Step

Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear

Jun 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 6,688 Views 20 Comments

The second phase of testing with Connacht and Ulster will commence this week.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week

Jun 16th 2020, 7:31 PM 5,681 Views 22 Comments

Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June
# Calendar
# Calendar

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

Jun 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 3,316 Views 5 Comments

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# irfu - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Jun 14th 2020, 2:33 PM 9,246 Views 24 Comments

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# irfu - Friday 12 June, 2020

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts
# Pay
# Pay

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts

Jun 12th 2020, 8:09 PM 5,351 Views 23 Comments

It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'
# The Challenge
# The Challenge

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'

Jun 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,796 Views 43 Comments

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has been talking about the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.

# irfu - Monday 1 June, 2020

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap
# Movement
# Movement

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap

Jun 1st 2020, 1:22 PM 4,148 Views 0 Comments

There are four stages on the roadmap.

# irfu - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht
# Clearout
# Clearout

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

May 29th 2020, 1:04 PM 38,913 Views 81 Comments

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# irfu - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

May 28th 2020, 4:28 PM 6,648 Views 12 Comments

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# irfu - Saturday 23 May, 2020

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'
# IRFU
# IRFU

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'

Updated May 23rd 2020, 12:08 PM 33,364 Views 75 Comments

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.

# irfu - Friday 22 May, 2020

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU
# Finances
# Finances

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU

May 22nd 2020, 4:27 PM 10,908 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.

# irfu - Friday 15 May, 2020

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

May 15th 2020, 8:04 AM 5,072 Views 6 Comments

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

# irfu - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches

May 14th 2020, 8:02 PM 5,494 Views 0 Comments

10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'
# Talent Development
# Talent Development

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

May 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 25,958 Views 95 Comments

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

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