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Ballyclare Rugby Club’s Clare Hares to host prestigious festival

AN international rugby event for young people with a learning disability will be held in County Antrim next year.
The prestigious Wooden Spoon Tag Rugby Festival will take place at Ballyclare Rugby Football Club on Saturday, June 8th 2019.

The annual festival is sponsored by children’s ...

The IRFU have confirmed that Ireland will play four fixtures in August and September 2019 in preparation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Ireland will host Italy on Saturday 10th August at the Aviva Stadium before playing England at Twickenham (Saturday 24th August) and Wales at the Principality Stadium (Saturday 31st August).

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IRFU & WRU launch The Celtic Cup to Develop Emerging Talent

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have joined forces to create a new development competition – The Celtic Cup – for the emerging professional players from the four Irish provinces and four Welsh regions.

The competition which features development sq...

IRFU CEO, Philip Browne (pictured), said;
“Putting the results into context”

“The 2017/18 season was a record breaking one in terms of team and financial performance, and it is thanks to Joe Schmidt and his management team, the provincial management teams and all the players, as well as the loyal and ever increasing number of support...

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...

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