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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

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

# irish-rugby - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2020

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

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 21 June, 2020

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

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

# irish-rugby - Friday 12 June, 2020

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’

Pandemic expert, Professor Gerard Killeen, argues half-empty stadiums with fans obliged to wear masks will be the norm in Ireland until a vaccine is found.

# irish-rugby - Friday 15 May, 2020

July Test rugby finally postponed, but rescheduling only poses more problems

Rugby seasons are arduous enough without cramming a backlog of fixtures in.

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

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

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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

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

# irish-rugby - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden to retire when the season ends

As well as winning 34 Ireland caps, the versatile 33-year-old made 184 appearances for his province.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2020

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships

With Health Minister Simon Harris warning there may not be mass gatherings in 2020, we answer the key questions that every sports fan is asking.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

# irish-rugby - Monday 30 March, 2020

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Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

If you are going stir crazy sitting at home without any sport to watch then the solution to your boredom is here.

# irish-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2020

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

Quiz: How well do you remember the career of Donncha O'Callaghan?

Test your knowledge of the former Munster and Ireland lock as he marks his 41st birthday.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season to conclude with immediate effect

‘The decision has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 March, 2020

The case for Joey Carbery to become Ireland's second playmaker from fullback

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explain why they both believe the Munster out-half will complement Johnny Sexton from 15 in the near future.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

# irish-rugby - Friday 21 February, 2020

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Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend

Elsewhere, table-toppers Cork Con face UCC.

# irish-rugby - Monday 17 February, 2020

'We remember two years ago': England will find right emotional pitch for visit of Ireland, says Ford

‘You don’t want to look too far in the past but if it’s something you can use to get yourself to a higher level then you use it,’ explained the England out-half.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'

Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Let's see, now that that crutch has been removed, whether they do start taking those edges'

With many expecting Ireland’s backs to be freed up under Mike Catt, Shane Horgan questions some of the ‘revisionism’ of Joe Schmidt’s tenure.

# irish-rugby - Monday 27 January, 2020

O'Sullivan, Coombes and McHenry earn senior deals as Munster announce six new contracts

Stephen Archer, Dan Goggin and Liam O’Connor have each extended their senior deals by two years.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Resting of stars won't dilute 'one of the biggest derbies in world rugby' - Contempomi

‘Munster won’t change the way they play because of the way Joey does or doesn’t play…’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Cronin returns and O'Brien debuts in the centre as Leinster name team for Ulster clash

Leo Cullen has opted for a blend of youth and experience for the visit of Dan McFarland’s Ulster.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 14 December, 2019

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton Saints, Champions Cup

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is at 17:15.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline

‘There’s 12 Munster players. Why does nobody pick up the change of coaches in Munster? Did that have an effect?’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.

# irish-rugby - Friday 20 September, 2019

'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him'

Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey discuss how they expect Ireland’s back three to fare against the Scots.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'

The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule Parking The Dream This post contains videos

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule

The Leinster wing also revealed how close he was to making his All Blacks debut in 2015.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move

‘It just felt like my old club, it felt like Leicester: a big club, proud, big support base.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 31 August, 2019

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage from the Principality Stadium.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

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