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After 21 rounds of the regular season we are down to the semi- finals of two Irish teams Leinster and Munster, one Welsh - the holders Scarlets and one Scottish Glasgow. No Italian or South African team managed to get to this stage of the competition.

Leinster host Munster in the RDS on a Saturday and the other semi is the day before on Friday night in Scotstoun.
The final is ...

Pictured above: Oldest living and youngest living British & Irish Lions captains Ronnie Dawson (#388) and Sam Warburton (#800) and Chairman Tom Grace (#524) with their ceremonial caps.

THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS are recognising the contribution of all Lions by awarding ceremonial caps for the first time.

As members of the 188...

 

Limerick’s Joy Neville scoops top sport gong at People of the Year Awards

Limerick rugby sensation Joy Neville says that all young sportswomen should be able to dream and achieve after being honoured at the People of the Year Awards.

Joy was named as Sports Person of the Year at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Re...

Great rugby, enthusiastic players and a brilliant team of volunteers and supporters resulted in Ballyclare RFC Mini Rugby’s 2018 festival being a great success. Even the good weather turned up!

Around 1,400 young rugby players attended the event on Saturday (April 14th) representing 104 teams of boys and girls from 22 different rugby clubs.

Clubs from across Uls...

A memorable NatWest 6 Nations campaign for Ireland just got even better as record-breaking winger Jacob Stockdale was named the 2018 NatWest Player of the Championship.

The Ulster star bagged a NatWest 6 Nations record seven tries as he helped Ireland secure an historic Grand Slam for only the third time in their history. Stockdale, who scored against England, Italy, Scotland and Wal...

STATSports strikes deal to supply revolutionary Apex device to Ireland rugby team

 

Newry company STATSports has signed a deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to provide its GPS tracking and performance monitoring technology for every senior professional rugby player on the island of Ireland.

 

The sports technology firm will supply the Ir...

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have announced it will honour former Newcastle Falcons and Scotland legend Doddie Weir at the 2018 RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby, which takes place on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution, London.

Doddie has been confirmed as one of two recipients of the RPA Blyth Spirit Award, in association with Towergate...

The Daily Schmidt - 27/02/2018

Ireland manager Joe Schmidt's briefing for the daily newspapers as imagined

by DEREK FOLEY @OnlyOneFinFoley

"AW MATE, I'm chuffed, what a terrific footie match.

"Of course we all have to be grateful to Jacob for coming in and ma...

The Grobler affair - 31/01/2018

Much has been written about Gerbrandt Gobler, South African - and should he be playing rugby for Munster?

In all the sports players who have tested positive - have received a ban and come back into their sport after the banned period has expired. There are numerous such individuals in tennis, cycling, football etc.

Each spor...

Tommy Bowe has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season, 14 years after making a try-scoring debut for Ulster, against Connacht.

In an open letter, Tommy has thanked those who have supported him throughout his career...

An Open Letter from Tommy Bowe

As the saying goes, time stands still for no man (or sp...

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