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# provinces - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

Jan 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 43,809 Views 19 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

# provinces - Thursday 14 January, 2021

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'

Jan 14th 2021, 8:08 PM 19,695 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.

# provinces - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend
# Testing
# Testing

Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend

Aug 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 5,447 Views 1 Comment

The latest round of Covid-19 testing in the provinces returned zero positive tests.

# provinces - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,421 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

# provinces - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'We need to get back to that momentum' - Leinster aim to pick up where they left off
# Rolling On
# Rolling On

'We need to get back to that momentum' - Leinster aim to pick up where they left off

Jul 8th 2020, 12:41 PM 5,512 Views 23 Comments

Felipe Contepomi says the province’s players returned to pre-season in excellent condition.

# provinces - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth
# Pecking Order
# Pecking Order

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth

Jun 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,372 Views 20 Comments

The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.

# provinces - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster
# Prop
# Prop

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

May 13th 2020, 9:27 PM 38,000 Views 190 Comments

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.

# provinces - Monday 11 May, 2020

IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week
# Train From Home
# Train From Home

IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week

May 11th 2020, 6:57 PM 4,352 Views 1 Comment

The Irish union will update players again next month, subject to government directives.

# provinces - Friday 13 March, 2020

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster
# Measures
# Measures

Training set to be suspended for Leinster, Ulster, Connacht, and Munster

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 4:24 PM 11,376 Views 10 Comments

The provinces have no certainty around when they will next play.

# provinces - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Dublin still in hunt for Walsh Cup semi-final place and Roscommon make winning start
# Provinces
# Provinces

Dublin still in hunt for Walsh Cup semi-final place and Roscommon make winning start

Jan 5th 2020, 8:06 PM 7,739 Views 1 Comment

There was also pre-season action in the Dr McKenna Cup and McGrath Cup today.

# provinces - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 17th 2019, 1:18 PM 5,185 Views 5 Comments

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
# Injury Table
# Injury Table

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

Apr 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,861 Views 10 Comments

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
# Team News
# Team News

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

Mar 29th 2019, 12:15 PM 36,397 Views 108 Comments

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
# All In
# All In

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

Jan 21st 2019, 8:00 AM 22,621 Views 34 Comments

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

Nov 9th 2018, 5:50 PM 8,156 Views 9 Comments

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
# Shake It Up
# Shake It Up

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

Jan 11th 2018, 8:30 PM 26,678 Views 36 Comments

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
# Road To Edinburgh
# Road To Edinburgh

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

Jan 22nd 2017, 5:20 PM 24,222 Views 47 Comments

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
# Finances
# Finances

IRFU CEO Browne confirms cash injection for struggling Irish provinces

May 13th 2016, 12:16 PM 30,063 Views 119 Comments

Munster have required particular attention after a poor financial season.

# provinces - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers
# Big Plans
# Big Plans

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers

Dec 23rd 2015, 10:00 AM 20,707 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Pro12
# Pro12

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 11:32 AM 7,530 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Released
# Released

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

Aug 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,653 Views 16 Comments

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
# Vital Games
# Vital Games

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

Mar 6th 2015, 3:11 PM 6,222 Views 0 Comments

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
# Showtime
# Showtime

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

Jan 10th 2015, 7:00 AM 4,116 Views 7 Comments

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
# My Goodness
# My Goodness

Guinness confirmed as new Pro12 title sponsor

Jul 10th 2014, 12:00 PM 11,558 Views 13 Comments

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
# Friendlies
# Friendlies

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Jul 8th 2014, 10:53 AM 6,342 Views 3 Comments

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
# Legacy
# Legacy

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

Mar 27th 2014, 3:00 PM 16,015 Views 23 Comments

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
# Live
# Live

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

Jan 14th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,689 Views 8 Comments

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
# Good Times
# Good Times

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

Dec 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,742 Views 2 Comments

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
# Back To Reality

SLIDESHOW: Leinster welcome Ireland internationals back

Nov 26th 2013, 8:10 PM 5,226 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Tradition
# Tradition

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

Jul 24th 2013, 11:20 AM 2,551 Views 8 Comments

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
# Fixtures
# Fixtures

Here’s what the GAA schedule looks like this week

Jul 1st 2013, 4:30 PM 2,861 Views 10 Comments

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
# Bonus Point
# Bonus Point

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

Jan 19th 2013, 9:30 AM 20,757 Views 26 Comments

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
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

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

Jan 13th 2013, 7:50 PM 11,226 Views 31 Comments

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

# provinces - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Let's meet the new men in charge
# Bosses
# Bosses

Let's meet the new men in charge

Jan 5th 2013, 10:30 AM 2,279 Views 1 Comment

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
# Shifting Gear
# Shifting Gear

Reaction: Leinster in rude health to leather Scarlets next week

Jan 4th 2013, 10:13 PM 12,610 Views 15 Comments

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
# Previews
# Previews

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

Dec 14th 2012, 4:21 PM 7,294 Views 0 Comments

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
# Telly Box
# Telly Box

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

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:00 AM 1,034 Views 0 Comments

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
# Provinces
# Provinces

As It Happened: 2013 All-Ireland senior championship draws

Oct 4th 2012, 7:25 PM 13,444 Views 11 Comments

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
# High Hopes

VIDEO: Provincial captains gearing up for Heineken Cup campaigns

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:02 AM 349 Views 0 Comments

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
# Game On
# Game On

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

Oct 2nd 2012, 2:38 PM 6,190 Views 5 Comments

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

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