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#World Rankings

# world-rankings - Monday 17 January, 2022

'It's new territory for me' - Seamus Power on cracking top 50 in the world for the first time
# On The Up
# On The Up

'It's new territory for me' - Seamus Power on cracking top 50 in the world for the first time

Jan 17th 2022, 1:31 PM 5,022 Views 2 Comments

The Waterford native had a third-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

# world-rankings - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Leona Maguire jumps to career-high 63rd in world rankings ahead of PGA Championship
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Leona Maguire jumps to career-high 63rd in world rankings ahead of PGA Championship

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:34 PM 6,099 Views 3 Comments

It continues a steady rise for the 26-year-old.

# world-rankings - Monday 14 October, 2019

Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown

Oct 14th 2019, 10:52 AM 15,757 Views 9 Comments

The Brave Blossoms jump ahead of France into seventh.

# world-rankings - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff
# Top Spot
# Top Spot

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff

Aug 29th 2019, 5:08 PM 10,569 Views 18 Comments

Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.

# world-rankings - Saturday 24 August, 2019

England set to displace Ireland in world rankings after Twickenham trouncing
# Drop
# Drop

England set to displace Ireland in world rankings after Twickenham trouncing

Aug 24th 2019, 7:28 PM 18,365 Views 43 Comments

Ireland had an eye on top spot before kick-off.

# world-rankings - Friday 21 September, 2018

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?
# Lancet Study
From TheJournal.ie
# Lancet Study

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Sep 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 34,659 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

# world-rankings - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Tiger Woods returns to top 50 in world rankings after impressive Open display, Molinari sixth
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Tiger Woods returns to top 50 in world rankings after impressive Open display, Molinari sixth

Jul 24th 2018, 12:37 AM 6,246 Views 1 Comment

Dustin Johnson remains at the top, although Englishman Justin Rose is the new world number two.

# world-rankings - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Spain down to 10th as hosts Russia go into World Cup as lowest-ranked team
# Rankings
# Rankings

Spain down to 10th as hosts Russia go into World Cup as lowest-ranked team

Jun 7th 2018, 11:07 AM 8,609 Views 3 Comments

Ireland remain unchanged as the 31st ranked side.

# world-rankings - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Martin O'Neill's side unchanged but Northern Ireland drop 3 places in Fifa world rankings
# Steady Ship
# Steady Ship

Martin O'Neill's side unchanged but Northern Ireland drop 3 places in Fifa world rankings

Apr 12th 2018, 10:05 AM 4,859 Views 2 Comments

Germany remain top of the pile.

# world-rankings - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Ireland up to 31st in latest Fifa world rankings
# Climbing
# Climbing

Ireland up to 31st in latest Fifa world rankings

Feb 15th 2018, 9:24 AM 6,193 Views 9 Comments

A dramatic fall for Egypt has benefited Martin O’Neill’s men.

# world-rankings - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland up to third in the world following November clean sweep
# Rising Tide
# Rising Tide

Ireland up to third in the world following November clean sweep

Nov 27th 2017, 5:00 PM 33,075 Views 52 Comments

Ireland’s opening Six Nations opponent, France, have slipped to ninth.

# world-rankings - Monday 9 October, 2017

Dunne's sensational form sees him become second-highest ranked Irish golfer in the world
# Star On The Rise
# Star On The Rise

Dunne's sensational form sees him become second-highest ranked Irish golfer in the world

Oct 9th 2017, 4:07 PM 26,939 Views 26 Comments

The 24-year-old has moved into the top 100 in the world rankings.

# world-rankings - Monday 2 October, 2017

Ireland back up to third in the world rankings ahead of November internationals
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Ireland back up to third in the world rankings ahead of November internationals

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:07 PM 10,597 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side leapfrog South Africa without kicking a ball.

# world-rankings - Monday 19 June, 2017

Joe Schmidt's Ireland leapfrog Australia into third in latest world rankings
# Climbing High
# Climbing High

Joe Schmidt's Ireland leapfrog Australia into third in latest world rankings

Jun 19th 2017, 1:37 PM 13,109 Views 33 Comments

Only New Zealand and England are ahead of Ireland.

# world-rankings - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings
# Progress
# Progress

Ireland climb a place in latest Fifa world rankings

Mar 9th 2017, 1:47 PM 8,197 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland remain unchanged in 35th, as do Wales (12th) and Scotland (67th).

# world-rankings - Monday 21 November, 2016

Ireland move up one spot in world rankings despite defeat to NZ
# Movers And Shakers
# Movers And Shakers

Ireland move up one spot in world rankings despite defeat to NZ

Nov 21st 2016, 1:58 PM 16,243 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Argentina have slipped into the dreaded ninth position months out from the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

# world-rankings - Monday 7 November, 2016

Ireland return to world's top five for first time since Argentina World Cup loss
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

Ireland return to world's top five for first time since Argentina World Cup loss

Nov 7th 2016, 2:25 PM 14,100 Views 11 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side move up one spot on the back of their historic win against New Zealand.

# world-rankings - Thursday 15 September, 2016

No change for Ireland in Fifa rankings as Wales break into top 10 while Spain and Italy drop out
# Numbers Add Up
# Numbers Add Up

No change for Ireland in Fifa rankings as Wales break into top 10 while Spain and Italy drop out

Sep 15th 2016, 10:21 AM 6,775 Views 7 Comments

It’s 31st again for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# world-rankings - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?
# Factcheck
From TheJournal.ie
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

Aug 30th 2016, 8:03 PM 29,556 Views 37 Comments

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

# world-rankings - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

Ireland up two places in Fifa world rankings while Wales overtake England

Jul 14th 2016, 9:46 AM 13,089 Views 28 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side are in 31st, three places behind Northern Ireland.

# world-rankings - Monday 11 April, 2016

Augusta magic sees Willett break into world top 10 for the first time
# Riding High
# Riding High

Augusta magic sees Willett break into world top 10 for the first time

Apr 11th 2016, 10:56 AM 6,602 Views 9 Comments

Shane Lowry, meanwhile, has moved up one place after the first Major of the year.

# world-rankings - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Wales will be officially better than Brazil if they win tomorrow
# Underdogs
# Underdogs

Wales will be officially better than Brazil if they win tomorrow

Sep 5th 2015, 2:53 PM 6,541 Views 16 Comments

Chris Coleman’s men could also go third in the world if they win their pivotal match tomorrow.

# world-rankings - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Why Fifa's world rankings are ridiculously flawed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why Fifa's world rankings are ridiculously flawed

Jul 12th 2015, 1:16 PM 13,933 Views 11 Comments

How does Wales — a country that has never qualified for a European Championship — end up 10th in the world?

# world-rankings - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Ireland's rocky road to World Cup 2018 confirmed in latest Fifa rankings
# Climb
# Climb

Ireland's rocky road to World Cup 2018 confirmed in latest Fifa rankings

Jul 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,034 Views 33 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s men will be fourth seeds in qualifying.

# world-rankings - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Tiger has sabotaged his own career. Time hasn’t robbed his game, he’s done this to himself'
# Decline
# Decline

'Tiger has sabotaged his own career. Time hasn’t robbed his game, he’s done this to himself'

Jun 8th 2015, 4:08 PM 7,917 Views 3 Comments

The 14-time Major winner finished last at the Memorial.

# world-rankings - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Despite not playing since November, Ireland have moved up in the world rankings
# Boost
# Boost

Despite not playing since November, Ireland have moved up in the world rankings

Mar 12th 2015, 8:31 PM 8,072 Views 14 Comments

Germany remain top, with Argentina and Colombia second and third respectively.

# world-rankings - Monday 29 December, 2014

Rory McIlroy is golf's Christmas number one
# Winning
# Winning

Rory McIlroy is golf's Christmas number one

Dec 29th 2014, 6:57 PM 3,653 Views 7 Comments

The star started the year at number six, but ended it almost three ranking points clear of second-placed Henrik Stenson.

# world-rankings - Monday 23 June, 2014

10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby's top 10
# Global Game
# Global Game

10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby's top 10

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:51 PM 5,273 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

# world-rankings - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Pádraig Harrington: 'I'm not going into TV commentary just yet'
# Ryder List
# Ryder List

Pádraig Harrington: 'I'm not going into TV commentary just yet'

May 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,602 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s most successful golfer on his quest to reach the 2014 Ryder Cup from his current world ranking low of 206.

# world-rankings - Monday 10 March, 2014

France move above Ireland in IRB rankings before Six Nations clash
# Outranked
# Outranked

France move above Ireland in IRB rankings before Six Nations clash

Mar 10th 2014, 5:50 PM 11,962 Views 9 Comments

Philippe Saint-André’s men are one place above Joe Schmidt’s on the official list.

# world-rankings - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Ireland move up one place in IRB world rankings despite Twickenham defeat
# Fifth
# Fifth

Ireland move up one place in IRB world rankings despite Twickenham defeat

Feb 25th 2014, 7:37 PM 10,239 Views 11 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side advance up the list mainly thanks to France’s poor result.

# world-rankings - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Rankings slide continues as Ireland drop out of world top 40
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Rankings slide continues as Ireland drop out of world top 40

Dec 19th 2012, 11:06 AM 7,847 Views 37 Comments

Giovanni Trapattoni’s side finish the year on a par with Bolivia and Gabon, according to the latest FIFA update.

# world-rankings - Monday 17 December, 2012

Of course he's smiling -- McIlroy finishes year on top of the world
# Number One
# Number One

Of course he's smiling -- McIlroy finishes year on top of the world

Dec 17th 2012, 12:56 PM 782 Views 0 Comments

It hasn’t been a bad year for young Rory.

# world-rankings - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands
# Job Done
# Job Done

Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands

Nov 24th 2012, 10:02 PM 2,665 Views 2 Comments

Donnacha Ryan picked up the official man of the match award for an excellent outing at lock.

November tests: McCaw stars as All Blacks edge closer to unbeaten 2012
# Unstoppable
# Unstoppable

November tests: McCaw stars as All Blacks edge closer to unbeaten 2012

Nov 24th 2012, 8:01 PM 1,371 Views 0 Comments

Wales’ losing run continues thanks to an 18-point haul from Aaron Cruden and a super effort from his captain.

#IreARG: How Ireland's match-winners rated today
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

#IreARG: How Ireland's match-winners rated today

Nov 24th 2012, 6:01 PM 18,434 Views 41 Comments

A host of Irish players put in fantastic shifts at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s side won 46-24.

Declan Kidney hails 'great day' for Ireland after Argentina blow-out
# Happy Chappie
# Happy Chappie

Declan Kidney hails 'great day' for Ireland after Argentina blow-out

Nov 24th 2012, 5:02 PM 8,235 Views 18 Comments

The Irish coach was delighted with the effort of his pack and international newcomers Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy.

Match report: Seven-try Ireland rout Argentina
# IreArg
# IreArg

Match report: Seven-try Ireland rout Argentina

Nov 24th 2012, 3:59 PM 8,838 Views 11 Comments

Craig Gilroy provided the backline spark for the Irish as the Pumas were blown away.

November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina
# IreArg
# IreArg

November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina

Nov 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,390 Views 1 Comment

The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.

# world-rankings - Friday 23 November, 2012

November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina
# Nine On It
# Nine On It

November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina

Nov 23rd 2012, 6:22 PM 963 Views 7 Comments

The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.

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