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Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster

‘Penney is halfway through a pretty thorough rebuilding job and is trying to establish a new playing identity around which Munster can build a sustainable future.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 November, 2013

What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?

Fiji are gonna freak when they see Breffni Park.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 31 October, 2013

In pics: Man-bags, buggies and BOD out in force at Ireland training Carton House This post contains images

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic

Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Simon Hick column: A whole new ball game as rugby world tears itself apart

The game is facing civil war and a redrawn world map. But what next for the Irish provinces?

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Tommy O’Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season

The flanker is hoping to start against the US Eagles next Saturday after impressing for his province.

# irish-rugby - Friday 31 May, 2013

‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on

The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Mike McCarthy: Paulie’s leadership will be massive for Lions

The Munster talisman deserves to lead out the tourists, says McCarthy.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’

The 23-year-old Munster forward will let his rugby do the talking against the USA and Canada this summer.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Rugbaí Beo: TG4 to broadcast Ireland’s summer tour in the wee small hours

How do you say ‘blood the young lad, Les’ as gaeilge?

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 May, 2013

US Rugby invites Irish fans to take part in epic tailgating contest

Southern Comfort are giving out prizes to the supporters that set up the best pre-match party.

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 April, 2013

Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together

Richie Murphy insists he hasn’t talked to the new Ireland boss about following him out the door at Leinster.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Schmidt critical of the system, not O’Connell

The Leinster coach spoke out about last week’s incident on The Late Late Show last night.

Check out this brilliant tribute to Connacht’s outgoing coach Eric Elwood

Johnny O’Connor, Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Hallornan pay tribute to the man who is soon to be replaced by Pat Lam.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 April, 2013

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete BOD

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete

And 5 other things we learned from his latest Lions Q and A.

# irish-rugby - Monday 15 April, 2013

Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job

The Leinster chief hinted he’s interested in talking to Irish rugby chiefs.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

‘I’ve had mixed times with him’ — Ronan O’Gara’s typically frank farewell to old boss ‘Deccie’ ROG

‘I’ve had mixed times with him’ — Ronan O’Gara’s typically frank farewell to old boss ‘Deccie’

“I was omitted from the squad a couple of weeks ago and that’s really, really disappointing,” said O’Gara in Cork today.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Opinion: ’09 will never be forgotten, but it’s about time we moved on

The sacking of Declan Kidney paves the way for the IRFU to restructure its coaching hierarchy.

Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland

From the heady days of 2009 to this year’s turgid campaign, Kidney’s term in charge of Ireland has been a rollercoaster ride.

Poll: Who should replace Declan Kidney as Ireland coach? Vox Pop This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should replace Declan Kidney as Ireland coach?

As the IRFU announce their decision to part company with Kidney, we ask who you think should replace him.

In pictures: Declan Kidney’s tenure as Ireland coach The Deccie Years This post contains images

In pictures: Declan Kidney’s tenure as Ireland coach

We’ll always have Cardiff.

# irish-rugby - Friday 22 March, 2013

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 March, 2013

I didn’t wake up on Sunday, see them lose and capitalise on that – McKenzie on Ireland

The Australian revealed in a newspaper column, however, that he hopes to be in a new coaching job by August.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Declan Kidney’s Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting

After almost five years at the helm, the Cork native may have coached his last Ireland game.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Healy and O’Brien may be Ireland’s only Lions starters – Shane Byrne

The former Ireland and Lions hooker believes Jamie Heaslip is in for a nervy time ahead of Warren Gatland’s squad selection.

Curse of the O2 Irish Rugby advert

Every Ireland player featured in the mobile phone company’s advertisement met with adversity in the Six Nations.

# irish-rugby - Monday 18 March, 2013

O’Driscoll and Murray on 6 Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

There are four Welshmen [champions] and four players from France [sixth] included.

Troubles mount for Irish rugby as Jackson and Gilroy need jump-start

“You’ve got to be starting something”

Ireland’s injured XV: A line-up of woe and 6 Nations disasters

18 Irish players that have been knocked by injury or suspensions.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 17 March, 2013

The 8 signs you’re a Munster Rugby fan

PJ’s, All Blacks and blagging your way into away games.

‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation

Ireland finished the Six Nations campaign with just one win from five matches.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland’s players against Italy

Few Irish players put their hands up and took the fight [legally] to the victorious Italians.

Report: Injuries mount as Italy deliver knock-out blow to Ireland’s 6 Nations

Head coach Declan Kidney will be under huge pressure to vacate his role.

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, 6 Nations

National pride, and Lions selection chances, were at stake in Rome.

‘Substantial difference between finishing 3rd and bottom of the pile’ – Declan Kidney

The Ireland head coach has warned that Italy will be going full gas in Rome this afternoon.

# irish-rugby - Friday 15 March, 2013

The 8 signs you’re a Connacht Rugby fan

The Wesht’s Awake, and so on…

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 March, 2013

‘The whole squad is 100% behind the management’ – Jamie Heaslip

The Ireland captain has highlighted Alessandro Zanni as the Italian danger man.

Opinion: Dam breaks as Ireland finally bemoan injuries

They said they would not talk about them but [media] people kept digging away.

Update: O’Driscoll named in starting line-up to face Italy, Sexton injured

The Leinster outhalf was named in the starting XV and replaced in the space of 90 minutes.

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