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# provinces - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Cullen's Leinster to open Pro14 title defence with a trip to Italy

Competiton organisers have confirmed dates and kick-off times all the way up to round 20.

# provinces - 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.

# provinces - 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.

# provinces - Monday 21 January, 2019

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

# provinces - Friday 9 November, 2018

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

The IRFU has partnered with the Boston-based New England Free Jacks.

# provinces - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'To me, the provinces are gone, they’re dead' - a call for an open hurling championship draw

Michael Fennelly on the changes he would like to see made to the hurling landscape.

# provinces - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Toulouse go to Munster, Leinster welcome Wasps as Champions Cup 1/4 finals are set

Connacht miss out on the last eight, but Munster could have home advantage through to the semi-finals.

# provinces - Friday 13 May, 2016

IRFU CEO Browne confirms cash injection for struggling Irish provinces

Munster have required particular attention after a poor financial season.

# provinces - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers

The IRFU’s performance director says he has no doubt the provinces can remain competitive in Europe.

# provinces - Thursday 3 September, 2015

'I think in Ireland it's been deemed to be too easy as a competition'

The Guinness Pro12′s new managing director, Martin Anayi, has plenty of work to do.

# provinces - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31'

Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.

# provinces - Friday 6 March, 2015

4 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in Pro12 action this weekend

Connacht’s Champions Cup charge, Leinster’s XV, Munster man returns and Ulster’s next prospect.

# provinces - Saturday 10 January, 2015

5 reasons to watch Leinster, Munster and Ulster in Pro12 action

Ben Te’o at 13, Munster’s back row composition, Luke McGrath’s chance, an Ulster lift and the returning faces.

# provinces - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

The Irish brewery takes over sponsorship of the league from RaboDirect.

# provinces - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# provinces - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Rob Penney: We've a long way to go to be as respected as Leinster are

The Kiwi head coach has underlined the pride he has in his group of players.

# provinces - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

UPC's red button hiccup for Leinster clash unlikely to be repeated

The Irish province’s Heineken Cup game in Castres was unavailable live, even to viewers with Sky Sports add-on packages.

# provinces - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Kingpins – Here are the 24 clubs who enjoyed GAA provincial glory in 2013

There’s plenty to celebrate to several clubs after the 2013 AIB provincial club championships.

# provinces - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Leinster welcome Ireland internationals back Back To Reality This post contains images

SLIDESHOW: Leinster welcome Ireland internationals back

The likes of Gordon D’Arcy and Ian Madigan were back with their province for squad training today.

# provinces - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Paraic Duffy: 'People who say get rid of provincial championships don’t get it'

The GAA Director-General believes recent results prove the provincial championships should be etained.

# provinces - Monday 1 July, 2013

Here’s what the GAA schedule looks like this week

The dates, times and venues are in for this week’s games.

# provinces - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Heineken Cup Explainer: What Leinster and Munster need to do to reach 1/4 finals

Six clubs, including the two Irish provinces, are competing for two runners-up slots.

# provinces - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Opinion: 3 Heineken Cup wins from 4 but foreboding sense remains

Munster may yet rue their tentative approach in Scotland while Leinster rediscover the joy of tries.

# provinces - Saturday 5 January, 2013

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Let's meet the new men in charge

A dozen Gaelic Football managers will be at the helm of their new counties for the first time in a competitive game tomorrow. Here’s your guide to them.

# provinces - Friday 4 January, 2013

Reaction: Leinster in rude health to leather Scarlets next week

There are check marks all over Joe Schmidt’s wishlist after the bonus point try over Edinburgh.

# provinces - Friday 14 December, 2012

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby

Our four provinces are facing into make-or-break weekend, here’s all you need to know.

# provinces - Thursday 22 November, 2012

TV guide: here’s the live GAA action coming up on TG4 this weekend

It’s reaching the business end of the provincial club championships.

# provinces - Thursday 4 October, 2012

As It Happened: 2013 All-Ireland senior championship draws

The start of the 2013 championship is still seven months away but counties found out this evening who they will face in their provincial ties. Here’s how the draw unfolded.

# provinces - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns High Hopes This post contains videos

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns

Munster’s Doug Howlett declared that Leinster would be ‘watched closely be all the teams’.

# provinces - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Heineken Cup: Provincial captains talk up their side's trophy chances

This year’s competition was officially launched at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday.

# provinces - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Big guns return for Munster ahead of Ulster clash in Ravenhill

Rob Penney welcomes back Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls and Conor Murray ahead of his side’s RaboDirect Pro12 encounter on Friday.

# provinces - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else

Eoin Reddan is amazed by Tiger Woods’ winning charge and Simon Zebo sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’.