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#Irish Rugby

# 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 Liveblog This post contains a poll

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.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

# irish-rugby - Friday 24 May, 2019

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 May, 2019

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place' Problem Child This post contains videos

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'

AIL rugby is too entertaining to be sold so short.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship? Why Not This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?' Stuck In The Middle This post contains videos

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash

The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery

Ulster hope the 26-year-old will return to full fitness for pre-season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 6 April, 2019

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'

The prop will leave Leinster at the end of the season after deciding to pursue greater opportunities in Belfast.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# irish-rugby - Friday 29 March, 2019

Sexton out for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster

Ross Byrne lines out at number 10, while Jordan Larmour also gets the nod at fullback ahead of Rob Kearney.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Hunted' Ireland struggling with expectation of being top dogs - Hansen

‘It’s different when you’re sitting at the top of the tree. Not many teams cope with it that well,’ said the Kiwi.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Moynihan kicks 14 points as Cork Con see past Clontarf, while Dublin University edge UCC

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Cork Con take big step towards semi-final place, while Terenure get boost in relegation battle

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A

A round-up of today’s AIL action.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 January, 2019

All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Lansdowne are bound for Dooradoyle to meet top-flight rivals Garryowen, while City of Armagh face fellow Division 1B side Buccaneers.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'If you're good enough, you're ready. They'll give you a chance - it's just about taking it'

Jordan Larmour won’t be taking his foot off the gas in 2019.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year?

It was a momentous 2018 for Irish rugby, but how much of it do you remember?

# 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.

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