Features

With Wales second half demolition of Italy, Ireland’s job was always going to be that bit tougher. Ireland went into the game knowing they needed a 21 point winning margin to keep their tournament hopes alive, so it was all to do from an Irish perspective.

Excellent work by Cian Healy in the opening minute saw the prop steal the ball at the breakdown as Scotland attacked. T...

With the ceremony over and Paul O’Connell’s 100th test cap duly celebrated it was down to business as Ireland took on Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 14th March.

In truth it was an error strewn Irish performance, however full credit must be given to Wales for forcing those errors and storming ahead to take the victory and keep their tourn...

If ever the Ireland team needed an inspirational hug, Jennifer Malone from Clane, Co Kildare was on hand today to administer said inspiration.

Jennifer Malone hugs Martin Moore, left, and Tadhg Furlong at the Ireland training session in Carton House

Jennifer is well...

Women Winning out west - 12/03/2015

Straight talking Pat Lam may be making all the news headlines in the Guinness Pro 12, and while the men are certainly enjoying a terrific season, it is the women of Connacht who are blazing a trail that others will follow.

With the womens game reaching unprecedented levels of participation and support on the global scale, in Connacht, the sterling work undertaken by a hardcore group ...

A bulging neck disk: that short, practically colourless introduction is enough to make me grimace. You too?

Yeah, I thought as much. Most of us are fortunate enough to meander through life without sustaining serious injury. More of us on top of that are blessed to escape the uncomfortable, painful inconvenience of a neck injury.

And no position in any other field sport that s...

Eight Leinster Academy players were recently awarded their QQI Diplomas in Professional Rugby at a special ceremony in the President's Room, in the RDS having graduated from the Academy after three years. 

John Glackin, President of Leinster Rugby presided over the ceremony and welcomed special guest, Louis Magee, President of the IRFU as well as the players and their fam...

Japan comes to town - 03/03/2015

Japan came to Dubin recently to roll out the 12 Cities & Venues picked to host the 2019 RWC.

By Frank Quinn

Bernard Lapasset Chairman of the World Rugby was on hand at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin with the Members of the Japanese organising Committee (Tatsuzo Yabe, Chairman JRFU and Akira Shimazu, CEO Japan Rugby 2019) to officially announce the real start of the RWC 2019...

Ireland pulled off an impressive win over England in the 2015 RBS Six Nations keeping their plans on track to win back to back Six Nations tournaments.

Pictured: Man of the match: Robbie Henshaw scores his first international home try against England

With Jordi Murphy the only addition to the Irish starting XV, in for the injured Jamie Heaslip in the backrow, this I...

The smoke settled from the rousing pre-match fireworks and it was time to get down to business. Ireland went into this game with Jonny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip restored to the starting XV while long term injury layoff Cian Healy had been named on the bench.

Pictured above, Man of the Match Jonathan Sexton and Tommy Bowe celebrate Ireland's win over France

Sean O&rsqu...

In the wake of the latest concussion furore, Hugh Foyle asks is it time for World Rugby to follow the example of the NFL and introduce injury spotters?

The National Football League introduced 'injury spotters' at all games from 2012 to help alleviate the growing concern over head injuries within the sport.

The time for talking and gesturing is over, as the constant iss...

Displaying results 81-90 (of 370)
 |<  <  5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14  >  >|