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Ireland’s Captain Niamh Briggs Ruled Out of Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland’s Captain Niamh Briggs Ruled Out of Women’s Rugby World Cup

| July 31, 2017

Ireland’s captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the Women’s Rugby World Cup through injury. The experienced Munster full-back and Limerick Garda had successfully recovered from the hamstring injury that had ruled her out of the Six Nations but suffered an injury to her Achilles in training. The injury comes just a week after […]

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Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

| July 26, 2017

LIMERICK rugby will be well represented at next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup with five Limerick players named in the 28 woman squad. Fullback Niamh Briggs will captain the side alongside backs Nicole Cronin, Eimear Considine, and forwards Ciara Griffin, and Anna Caplice. All five players are currently playing with UL Bohemians and scrum-half Nicole […]

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Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad Announced

Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad Announced

| July 24, 2017

Ireland’s head coach Tom Tierney has named his squad for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017.  Ireland will face Australia, Japan and France in Pool C on the 9th, 13th and 17th August in the UCD Bowl. The squad is comprised of 28 players and will be captained by Limerick Garda and UL Bohemians and Munster full-back […]

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#WATCH: Conor Murray’s Dad surprises him for Maximuscle Challenge

#WATCH: Conor Murray’s Dad surprises him for Maximuscle Challenge

| June 2, 2017

Ireland & Munster scrum-half Conor Murray has taken part in a series of fitness challenges to help relaunch Maximuscle, a supplement for high-performing athletes. Murray challenged Paul Olima, former professional footballer, former rugby player, personal trainer and body double for Usain Bolt and Mario Balotelli, in tests designed to push them both to their maximum. What Murray […]

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Munster’s Murray, Stander and O’Mahony selected for Lions Tour

Munster’s Murray, Stander and O’Mahony selected for Lions Tour

| April 19, 2017

MUNSTER Rugby’s Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander have been selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand this summer. The Munster trio are part of an 11 man Irish contingent that will travel, along with 12 Welsh, 16 English and just two Scots. Those to miss out, from a Munster […]

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Munster’s Malone to lead Ireland U/20 at World Cup

Munster’s Malone to lead Ireland U/20 at World Cup

| March 23, 2017

The IRFU have today announced that Peter Malone will be the PwC Ireland U20s interim Head Coach for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia in June. Malone, Munster Rugby’s Elite Player Development Manager, has been assistant coach to Nigel Carolan with the Ireland U20s since 2015.   Kieran Campbell, the Ulster Academy Manager and […]

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Ireland name squad for remaining Six Nations games

Ireland name squad for remaining Six Nations games

| March 2, 2017

THE IRELAND Coaching Group have named a 36 man squad for the final two rounds of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations Championship.  Ireland travel to Cardiff in Round 4 to take on Wales at the Principality Stadium on Friday 10th March before hosting England on Saturday 18th March at the Aviva Stadium. IRELAND squad for […]

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Opinion – Them’s the Rules

Opinion – Them’s the Rules

| February 25, 2017

UNDER the current World Rugby regulations, if a person lives in this country, or any country for that matter, for three years, they are eligible to play for that country on the international stage. That is the rule. I don’t like the rule, but that is the rule. So what has baffled me in recent […]

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Limerick’s Nash to captain Irish U/20’s against France

Limerick’s Nash to captain Irish U/20’s against France

| February 22, 2017

IRISH HEAD coach, Nigel Carolan has named the Ireland U20 side, sponsored by PwC to face France this Friday night in Donnybrook. There a number of changes to the side that will run out in their first home game of the U20 Six Nations. Ulster and Queen’s Rob Lyttle comes into the team at full-back […]

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Munster’s O’Shea and Mc Mahon in Irish 7s squad

Munster’s O’Shea and Mc Mahon in Irish 7s squad

| February 17, 2017

AS THE Ireland Men’s 7s programme continues its preparation for the Rugby Europe Grand Prix in June and July, IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby, Anthony Eddy has named a 14-man squad to take part in a three day training camp in Portugal commencing on Friday this week. The squad will train with the Portugal 7s […]

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