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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Friday 30 November, 2018

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'

Simon Zebo would relish the opportunity to pull on the green jersey again.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland

Clive Woodward is at a loss as to why Andy Farrell was discarded after England’s abysmal 2015 Rugby World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury

Moody suffered a torn eyelid during a lineout drill in training, and will be out for six weeks.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year Standouts This post contains videos

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 October, 2018

'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster

Having spent his entire playing and coaching career with the province, the former full-back moved to Bath earlier this year.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Friday 5 October, 2018

'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more

The Leinster fullback will win his 200th Leinster cap tomorrow against Munster.

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 October, 2018

New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series

The alternate jersey is teal green with dark blue accents, no less.

# irish-rugby - Monday 23 July, 2018

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win

The win over Australia capped a successful campaign.

# irish-rugby - Friday 20 July, 2018

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns Famous Win This post contains videos

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

Ireland’s quarter-final versus the Black Ferns will be broadcast live on Eir Sport from 1:30am.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy

A big victory over Germany seals more silverware for Ireland in Paris.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst Irish Rugby

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst

Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 June, 2018

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Family and team-mates pay touching tributes to retiring Donncha O'Callaghan Legend This post contains videos

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad'

After 20 years as a professional, Donncha O’Callaghan will play his final game this weekend.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 18 March, 2018

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

From The Daily Edge It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

From The Daily Edge Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match Irish Rugby

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

# irish-rugby - Friday 16 February, 2018

# irish-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 January, 2018

Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews AIL

Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 January, 2018

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions

A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.

# irish-rugby - Friday 1 December, 2017

Want to make more great Irish sporting moments? Look at Leinster rugby for clues

The systemic success in Donnybrook is something to be admired, writes Tommy Martin.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in

With Jacques Nienaber having left for South Africa with Rassie Erasmus, Munster are still a tad short on the coaching front.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'

Two-try Jacob Stockdale won’t be getting ahead of himself on Joe Schmidt’s watch.

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that'

Greg Feek attributes Cian Healy’s resurgence purely to the player himself, but suggests it hasn’t all come down to weight loss.

'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing'

Rob Kearney admits Ireland’s final November Test takes on added significance given their World Cup disappointment, but insists ‘revenge’ isn’t on the cards.

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''

Ian Keatley is a happy man, and it’s showing on the pitch.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews

There’s a Limerick derby in Dooradoyle while fourth-place Con face a tricky trip to Athlone.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Belvo continue free-scoring form as Highfield battle back to share spoils in Galway

A round-up of this weekend’s action in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Most guys get the shit kicked out of them': IRFU welfare system now more valuable than ever

David Nucifora is ready for a busy autumn of negotiating player contracts, but the in-built player management programme is a trump card to keep players with Irish provinces.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 7 September, 2017

O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role'

Brian O’Driscoll isn’t impressed by how Munster have dealt with Erasmus’ departure.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

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