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#Irish Abroad

# irish-abroad - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing

Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten have been key men in the English club’s rise.

Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success

The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 4 October, 2020

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'

27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irishman Maguire involved against Leinster after earning short-term deal in Dragons

The loosehead prop was part of Leinster’s training squad earlier this year.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars

The 43-year-old has earned an ever-growing reputation in French rugby.

# irish-abroad - Monday 28 September, 2020

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines

The Tipperary man came in for big praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'

Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence

The French club’s attack coach is enjoying working with compatriots Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle

Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 6 September, 2020

'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'

Jerry Flannery is back in the professional game as lineout coach with Premiership club Harlequins.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read

The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.

# irish-abroad - Friday 28 August, 2020

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O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals

The wing and loosehead prop have signed on until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Ex-Ulster lock Jack Regan named in Mitre 10 Cup squad in New Zealand

The 23-year-old is part of the Otago set-up for the upcoming Kiwi competition.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Irish players involved as English Premiership has first midweek games

36-year-old Gareth Steenson helped Rob Baxter’s Exeter to victory last night.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ex-Ulster back row Montgomery makes Premiership debut for Worcester

Former Ireland U20 centre Oli Morris also featured in the defeat to Wasps.

# irish-abroad - Monday 10 August, 2020

Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians drawn in Europa League against sides from Finland and Hungary

Derry City will meet Lithuanian side Riterai.

# irish-abroad - Friday 7 August, 2020

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

# irish-abroad - Monday 27 July, 2020

Ex-Ireland U20 prop Trenier signs for Premiership club Harlequins

The 26-year-old tighthead has spent the past three seasons in the Championship.

# irish-abroad - Monday 6 July, 2020

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster

The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd

Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Contrasting emotions for Irish stars in Germany as Barrett's winner not enough to save Köln from relegation

A win over Diane Caldwell’s SC Sand ultimately made no odds, while Claire O’Riordan’s MSV Duisburg survived the drop.

# irish-abroad - Friday 26 June, 2020

Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis

The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

# irish-abroad - Monday 15 June, 2020

'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player'

Ricky Andrew played for Ulster 21 times but now coaches and plays in Valencia in Spain.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'

19-year-old Dublin native Karl Keane is part of the USA U20s squad.

# irish-abroad - Monday 18 May, 2020

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'

Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'

Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Leicester is a very hard-nosed, tough, working-class environment'

Cobh man Shane Lehane is now head of S&C for the Melbourne Rebels after more than five years with the Tigers.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling

The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.

# irish-abroad - Friday 24 April, 2020

'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone'

Eoghan Grace had spells with Munster, Exeter and Connacht during his playing days.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 11 April, 2020

From Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic Irish Abroad

Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic

Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

From Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney Irish Abroad

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'

Former Ulster and Ireland U20s hooker Niall Annett is now well settled with Worcester Warriors.

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