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#IRUPA

# irupa - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Anthony Foley to be remembered by Irish and English legends on Six Nations weekend in Dublin

The two teams will play an exhibition match at the RDS.

# irupa - Friday 6 May, 2016

Van der Flier credits Stander influence after being named Young Player of the Year

The Leinster openside flanker scooped the award at the IRUPA dinner on Wednesday night.

# irupa - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Gilroy, Healy and Heaslip's efforts up for 2016 Try of the Year award Razzle Dazzle This post contains a poll

Gilroy, Healy and Heaslip's efforts up for 2016 Try of the Year award

These are the nominees for the prize at IRUPA’s awards ceremony next month.

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year Awards Night This post contains a poll

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year

Garry Ringrose, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey are up for the Young Player of the Year award.

# irupa - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing' Tackle Your Feelings This post contains videos

'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing'

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.

# irupa - Monday 21 March, 2016

'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.

# irupa - Thursday 17 March, 2016

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

# irupa - Friday 15 May, 2015

Pressure off, O'Brien feels Leinster can 'go out and just play' this weekend

Carlow’s finest back row highlighted the excellent work IRUPA are doing for players in Ireland.

'I broke my hand punching Simon Easterby in my first game back'

Paul O’Connell says his approach to training has altered massively over the last nine years.

# irupa - Thursday 14 May, 2015

O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double

Will he stay or will he go? Or will he retire after a big World Cup?

Henshaw takes on Connacht leadership role after breakthrough Ireland season

The 21-year-old won the young player of the year and try of the years awards at last night’s IRUPA dinner.

# irupa - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA's shortlist Beautiful Game This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA's shortlist

Two Connacht stars and an Ulster wing have been shortlisted by the players union. Who would get your vote?

O'Connell, Sexton, Henshaw and Murray shortlisted for Player of the Year IRUPA This post contains a poll

O'Connell, Sexton, Henshaw and Murray shortlisted for Player of the Year

The prizes just keep on coming.

# irupa - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Derval O'Rourke joins IRUPA as player development manager

The 33-year-old had been taking time out of sport since confirming her retirement from athletics last June.

# irupa - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Rob Kearney: The days of 'It's just a knock, I'll be fine' are gone

The Leinster and Ireland fullback talks player welfare and life beyond rugby after his first year as IRUPA chairman.

# irupa - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Gavin Duffy weighing up return to GAA after release from Connacht

The fullback played his final game at The Sportsground last weekend and is on the verge of completely retiring.

Andrew Trimble voted the IRUPA Player of the Year

Robbie Henshaw has claimed his second Young Player of the Year award while a Rob Kearney finish has been nominated Try of the Year.

# irupa - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish rugby players given suicide prevention training Console

Irish rugby players given suicide prevention training

Former Munster star Marcus Horan says the reality of professional sport is that athletes must “switch on a persona”.

# irupa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year Best Tries This post contains a poll This post contains videos

JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year

We have video clips of the three scores and want to know which one you think is best.

# irupa - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

McGrath and Murphy hoping to wrest young player award from Henshaw Bright Sparks This post contains a poll

McGrath and Murphy hoping to wrest young player award from Henshaw

The three players all made their Ireland debuts this season and have excelled for their provinces.

O'Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players' Player of the Year Awards Season This post contains a poll

O'Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players' Player of the Year

The trio will discover who their peers have voted for on 7 May.

# irupa - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Meet the Munster rugby stars building a future for Kenyan orphans

Winger Johne Murphy and teammates BJ Botha and Dave Kilcoyne have earned praise for their charitable deeds.

# irupa - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

A survey carried out by IRUPA also revealed that one in five players have been concussed between four and five times.

# irupa - Thursday 31 October, 2013

'Play in Ireland to prolong your career, France to make an extra few quid' -- Kearney

The IRUPA chairman is pleased that new tax laws mean rugby players will now have a little more freedom to choose.

# irupa - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Average career for professional rugby players is 7 years - survey

IRUPA is launching a new initiative to assist more than 500 former Irish rugby pros.

# irupa - Monday 26 August, 2013

30% of Irish rugby players retiring from injury are under 30

Eoin O’Malley’s decision to hang up his boots has brought player welfare into focus again.

# irupa - Thursday 30 May, 2013

# irupa - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Williams wins Players' Player of the Year as Henshaw scoops Nevin Spence Award

Simon Zebo won Supporter’s Player of the Year and Donnacha Ryan captured the prize for ‘best undersized tie’.

# irupa - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Leinster's Nacewa in line for two top honours Gongs This post contains videos

Leinster's Nacewa in line for two top honours

The New Zealander has been nominated for both IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year and Try of the Year.