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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

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# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Andrew Trimble on scaling Machu Picchu, setting up a hometown gym and multi-coloured fixies

The winger is determined to follow up on a superb 2013/14 season and is thriving in life away from the rugby field.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 6 July, 2014

The sport in which ‘men and women are seen as equals’

With a 25% growth since the turn of the year, tag rugby is proving to be increasingly popular.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 4 July, 2014

Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team

Former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin suggests Dan McFarland may be another option to replace John Plumtree.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Why did Ireland reject an invitation to the 1950 World Cup in Brazil?

The country’s World Cup adventure could have started 40 years before Italia 90.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 23 June, 2014

Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future

The Wexford native was in fine form for Emerging Ireland during the Nations Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won

The Munster-bound forward received ample help from his Emerging Ireland team-mates but a super solo burst had them flying.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 20 June, 2014

Second half surge sees New Zealand past Ireland U20s

Mike Ruddock’s men had led at the break.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Bucharest to the World Cup in 12 months: JJ thinks it’s possible

The Munster out-half is currently in Romania with Emerging Ireland as part of the 2014 Nations Cup.

Game by game, Ireland building for ‘something special’ at World Cup – O’Connell

The Irish captain believes his team but ultimately benefit from a less than stellar Argentina tour.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Schmidt: ‘That’s not going to be good enough when it comes to South Africa in November’

The Ireland coach says some fringe players acquitted themselves well while others have some work to do.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Argentina series win for Ireland as Madigan and Zebo add garnish

Joe Schmidt’s men trailed 10-9 at the break but their superior set-piece was crucial in a second-half comeback.

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test Winning Habit This post contains videos

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions sought a rare, southern hemisphere series win.

Alex Wootton: Plucked from Northampton, thriving at Munster, targeting England

The Ireland U20s winger has hit the ground running since forcing his way into the Junior World Championship reckoning.

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’ The Long Goodbye This post contains videos

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’

The retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker opens up about his all-too-short comeback from a debilitating ankle injury.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 13 June, 2014

Dominic Ryan: ‘I’ve no doubt players in this squad will be at the World Cup next year’

The Emerging Ireland captain believes at least five players could make the step up to the senior squad.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 9 June, 2014

Henderson and Diack make strong case for Second Test inclusion

The Ulster forwards both did their chances of featuring in Tucuman next weekend no harm.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Paul O’Connell never looked more Irish than during today’s pool recovery session

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell led the charge into the swimming pool at Hotel Turismo this morning.

Your Sexton on fire highlights from Ireland’s win over Argentina Los Reflejos This post contains videos

Your Sexton on fire highlights from Ireland’s win over Argentina

Featuring a bonus Andrew Trimble steal.

They already have a trophy but Paul O’Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win

The Ireland captain was happy with his team’s victory at Estadio Centenario but admitted his team’s performance was lacking.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Cave and Sexton star as Ireland survive early scare in Argentina

Joe Schmidt’s men looked in trouble after Manuel Montero’s first-half try but they battled back with fine tries before and after the break.

Argentina’s Montero leaves Trimble and Sexton for dead to score wonder try Unstoppable This post contains videos

Argentina’s Montero leaves Trimble and Sexton for dead to score wonder try

Chris Henry got over the whitewash to edge Ireland back ahead.

Ahead of his 100th Test cap, here is Paul O’Connell’s debut try for Ireland Fear Of God This post contains videos

Ahead of his 100th Test cap, here is Paul O’Connell’s debut try for Ireland

Ireland scored off a rolling maul at Lansdowne Road to rock Wales all of 12 years ago.

IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video Tallyho This post contains videos

IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video

This is for anyone who ever wished to see Paul O’Connell going for a run in grainy, celluloid glory.

Argentina game offers Felix Jones chance to put himself in World Cup picture Rich Rewards This post contains videos

Argentina game offers Felix Jones chance to put himself in World Cup picture

The Munster fullback is hoping to grasp his chance in the Irish 15 jersey.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ian ‘Giteau’ Madigan’s future may lie in Leinster and Irish midfield

The versatile back may benefit from a run in the 12 jersey rather than playing back-up to Jonny Sexton in Argentina.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Ireland’s rugby stars hit the weights room hard on start of Argentina tour

’1001, 1002, 1003. I don’t know if you noticed…’

Sean O’Brien played Junior B football for Carlow’s Fighting Cocks last night

Pity the poor lad that got landed with the man-marking job.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 2 June, 2014

Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour Breaking Up The Band This post contains videos

Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour

The departing forwards coach is returning to live in New Zealand after eight years away from home.

Watch out Argentina, Paul O’Connell is here

The Ireland captain and his teammates have touched down after their long-haul flight from Dublin.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 1 June, 2014

IRFU confirm forwards coach John Plumtree to take up NZ coaching role

The New Zealander has been linked with the Hurricanes.

Donncha O’Callaghan and Joe Rokocoko teaming up to bring down England

The Munster lock will make his BaaBaas debut on Sunday at Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 30 May, 2014

Lack of international caps Coughlan’s driving force for France switch

Former Munster teammate David Wallace has paid tribute to the Pau-bound forward.

This Legends League star could be facing Ireland at the Women’s World Cup

Former gridiron player Chloe Butler should make her Australia debut against New Zealand or Canada next month.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Robbie Henshaw to miss Ireland’s tour of Argentina

Joe Schmidt has not yet made a decision on a replacement.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Edinburgh sign up Irish prop John Andress on two-year deal

The former Ulster and Ireland A forward has made the switch from Worcester Warriors.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Paul O’Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today

The Ireland captain was joined by Joe Schmidt and his teammates for the visit to Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings.

Ian Madigan can bin Lonely Planet’s guide to Romania… he’s off to Argentina

Ulster out-half Paddy Jackson limped out of his team’s Pro12 semi-final loss to Leinster at the weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 May, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: United hire LVG, Schmidt’s squad and the rest of today’s sports news

A busy day of announcements and retirements had us on our toes.

Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D’Arcy and Madigan miss out

Tommy Bowe and Sean O’Brien also miss out as Schmidt calls upon Felix Jones, Robbie Diack, James Cronin, Rob Herring and Kieran Marmion.

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