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#academy

# academy - This year 2022

Ex-Munster back row O'Donnell re-joins province as academy coach
# Tod
From The42
# Tod

Ex-Munster back row O'Donnell re-joins province as academy coach

Aug 23rd 2022, 1:54 PM 7,847 Views 5 Comments

Brendan O’Connor and Matt Brown have also been appointed.

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night
# Top Gong
From The42
# Top Gong

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night

May 14th 2022, 12:13 AM 5,743 Views 3 Comments

Matthew Devine is academy player of the year after helping the Ireland U20s to their Grand Slam.

'That was a big week for Limerick rugby... it has to be about the whole province'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
From The42
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'That was a big week for Limerick rugby... it has to be about the whole province'

Mar 24th 2022, 11:27 AM 7,095 Views 5 Comments

Munster academy manager Ian Costello was the latest guest on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# academy - Last year 2021

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'
# Canberra To Connacht
From The42
# Canberra To Connacht

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'

Oct 21st 2021, 7:30 PM 26,542 Views 11 Comments

Irish-qualified back Mack Hansen has made a strong start to life with Connacht.

Connacht announce two key academy appointments
# Young Coaches
From The42
# Young Coaches

Connacht announce two key academy appointments

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:46 PM 7,508 Views 3 Comments

Andrew Browne and Mark Sexton will take up positions as Elite Player Development Officers with the province.

'When it didn't work out in Leinster, I wasn't sure if it was me being a journeyman'
# Sevens
From The42
# Sevens

'When it didn't work out in Leinster, I wasn't sure if it was me being a journeyman'

May 23rd 2021, 10:00 AM 38,790 Views 4 Comments

Gavin Mullin is now part of the Ireland 7s set-up who are targeting Olympics qualification.

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:43 PM 14,218 Views 4 Comments

The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap
# Academy
From The42
# Academy

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap

Jan 19th 2021, 5:50 PM 8,300 Views 13 Comments

The northern province’s young guns showed their quality again last Friday night.

# academy - All time

Leinster's O'Brien takes inspiration from Keenan and Connors' rise to Ireland caps
# Looking Up
From The42
# Looking Up

Leinster's O'Brien takes inspiration from Keenan and Connors' rise to Ireland caps

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,871 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old back has impressed for the province in recent weeks.

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
# Bienvenue
From The42
# Bienvenue

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français

Sep 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,823 Views 10 Comments

20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.

Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic
# Update
From The42
# Update

Munster academy player who tested positive for Covid-19 now asymptomatic

Aug 17th 2020, 5:47 PM 7,735 Views 1 Comment

Six other players remain in self-isolation but have tested negative so far.

Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19
# Precautionary Steps
From The42
# Precautionary Steps

Munster cancel training after Academy player tests positive for Covid-19

Aug 13th 2020, 3:33 PM 32,542 Views 32 Comments

Six more players are also self-isolating, the province revealed today.

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,979 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'

Jul 30th 2020, 5:00 AM 15,554 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,487 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake

Jun 11th 2020, 4:08 PM 7,782 Views 3 Comments

The western province have brought eight new players on board.

Munster promote 21-year-old hooker Barron to senior squad
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

Munster promote 21-year-old hooker Barron to senior squad

Jun 9th 2020, 1:33 PM 8,523 Views 16 Comments

The Cashel native has signed a one-year deal with the province.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
# RISE UP
From The42
# RISE UP

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,933 Views 15 Comments

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy
# Finishing Up
From The42
# Finishing Up

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

Jun 2nd 2020, 11:16 AM 5,828 Views 4 Comments

The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'

May 17th 2020, 7:45 AM 11,665 Views 1 Comment

Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht
# Moving West
From The42
# Moving West

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

May 14th 2020, 9:56 AM 15,373 Views 109 Comments

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Apr 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,439 Views 90 Comments

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

Apr 9th 2020, 1:04 PM 10,575 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

Ireland U20 stars Flannery and Hodnett enter Munster academy
# First Years
From The42
# First Years

Ireland U20 stars Flannery and Hodnett enter Munster academy

Jul 18th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,303 Views 26 Comments

The southern province have added four new players to their academy for the 2019/20 season.

Ryan and Turner among Leinster's new academy players for 2019/20 season
# First Years
From The42
# First Years

Ryan and Turner among Leinster's new academy players for 2019/20 season

Jul 9th 2019, 12:20 PM 11,842 Views 18 Comments

The eastern province have confirmed their roster for the upcoming season.

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'
# 7s
From The42
# 7s

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'

Apr 26th 2019, 3:23 PM 48,768 Views 3 Comments

Greg O’Shea has overcome injury and disappointment with Munster to become an Ireland 7s star.

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract
# RISE UP
From The42
# RISE UP

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Apr 9th 2019, 4:36 PM 10,188 Views 7 Comments

Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny will also step up from the academy next season.

Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster
# Loosehead
From The42
# Loosehead

Academy prop Eric O'Sullivan shining with opportunity in Ulster

Dec 9th 2018, 7:45 AM 9,447 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old has come through the AIL with Trinity and Banbridge.

'The sky's the limit for that one' - Wexford man Paul Boyle shines for Connacht
# Gorey's Finest
From The42
# Gorey's Finest

'The sky's the limit for that one' - Wexford man Paul Boyle shines for Connacht

Sep 8th 2018, 8:37 PM 14,462 Views 11 Comments

The 21-year-old was man of the match as Connacht earned a bonus-point win against Zebre.

Oscars to postpone controversial 'Best Popular Film' category as it needs more study
# Academy Awards
# Academy Awards

Oscars to postpone controversial 'Best Popular Film' category as it needs more study

Sep 7th 2018, 8:47 AM 9,105 Views 9 Comments

The move came after some backlash from people in the film industry.

Cristiano Ronaldo's son joins Juventus youth academy
# Chip Off The Old Block
From The42
# Chip Off The Old Block

Cristiano Ronaldo's son joins Juventus youth academy

Aug 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 17,924 Views 23 Comments

Other senior Juventus players have children in the team at underage level.

Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht
# Impact
From The42
# Impact

Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht

Aug 26th 2018, 7:30 AM 10,703 Views 21 Comments

The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.

The Academy is to create an Oscar award for 'popular' films
# Hollywood
# Hollywood

The Academy is to create an Oscar award for 'popular' films

Aug 8th 2018, 7:23 PM 15,909 Views 25 Comments

It’s unclear whether the category will be in place for next year’s ceremony.

'We're trying to develop something that leaves a legacy'
# Forging New Talent
From The42
# Forging New Talent

'We're trying to develop something that leaves a legacy'

Aug 6th 2018, 10:30 AM 14,706 Views 3 Comments

We spent a day within the Ulster academy, where Kieran Campbell is putting structures and frameworks in place to develop great people as well as players.

Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy

Jul 25th 2018, 2:22 PM 10,312 Views 9 Comments

The northern province have brought six youngsters into Year 1 of their academy programme.

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy

Jun 28th 2018, 4:25 PM 22,988 Views 22 Comments

Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.

Munster release seven young players from academy programme
# Departures
From The42
# Departures

Munster release seven young players from academy programme

May 8th 2018, 6:03 PM 25,443 Views 17 Comments

The departing players include Shannon’s Conor Fitzgerald and former Ireland U20 fullback Jack Power.

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from the film Academy
# Expelled
# Expelled

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from the film Academy

May 3rd 2018, 10:50 PM 13,727 Views 0 Comments

The Academy last October also voted to expel disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'
# Pathway
From The42
# Pathway

'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'

Mar 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,868 Views 11 Comments

We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.

Saoirse Ronan celebrated her third Oscar nomination with a candle on some brown bread with jam
# Celebrations
From The Daily Edge
# Celebrations

Saoirse Ronan celebrated her third Oscar nomination with a candle on some brown bread with jam

Jan 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,021 Views 1 Comment

We can only assume they went on the piss after this.

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