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# ambitions
'There's no way we're going to take our foot off the pedal and just make up the numbers'
Andy Lyons looks ahead to Shamrock Rovers’ Europa Conference League campaign.
# ambitions
Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.
All time
# top dog
'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'
The IRFU’s David Nucifora on the club game, financial problems, and Irish rugby’s reliance on the schools system.
# ambitions
Ed Byrne driving on with Leinster as twin brother Bryan settles in Bristol
The 26-year-old Carlow men have been split up for the first time in their careers.
# locked in
James Lowe confirms new Leinster contract is a three-year deal
The 27-year-old qualifies to play for Ireland in November.
# ambitions
'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'
Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.
# aims
Three home wins the target for Ireland Women in important 2020 Six Nations
After a very poor championship in 2019, Ireland have hopes of a big improvement.
# ambitions
Pogba will stay but Man Utd must challenge for trophies – Raiola
Mino Raiola is not looking to get Paul Pogba out of Manchester United but has warned the club must match his ambitions.
# fetcher
'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster
The 28-year-old openside flanker has suffered greatly with injuries during his career.
# ambitions
'Of course I’d like to coach Ireland... it’s harder in coaching because there's more to learn'
Ronan O’Gara was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
# Connacht Crew
Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership
Former Ireland U19 international Piers O’Conor has been impressed by the likes of Ian Madigan.
# World Cup Plan
Toomua back in Wallabies mix after agreeing move home to Rebels
The 28-year-old playmaker will complete the upcoming season with Leicester Tigers first.
# Test Hopes
Henderson frustrated by 'stupid' yellow after putting himself in Test frame
The 25-year-old Ulsterman was outstanding before being sent to the sin bin.
# project
'There was a fear' - Murray relieved Rassie is staying as Munster build
Now a senior player in the squad, the scrum-half is positive about the province’s future.
# future plans
'Living in Dublin and coaching Leinster, that's an ideal situation' - Sexton
The Ireland out-half is considering life after his playing career ends.
# Interview
The son of a Kerry GAA legend has Ireland ambitions in his sights
The Gillingham youngster speaks to The42 about his impressive season at club level.
# promise
Ambitious for Ireland caps, Munster's James Cronin wants a Pro12 medal
The 23-year-old loosehead prop has enjoyed a breakout season with his home province.
# ambitions
New Connacht signing Bundee Aki is forthright in targeting Irish caps
‘Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, I can play for the Ireland international team.’
Column: What do you want to do with your life?
Life is complicated and has a lot of choices, writes Fergus McCarthy who has some advice for this year’s Leaving Certificate students who have it all ahead of them.
# ambitions
Jim McGuinness not scared of Glasgow Celtic coaching role
The Donegal Football coach wants his side to push on for more All-Ireland titles but would consider a future soccer training position.
# Intense
Tomás O'Leary: English Premiership is much tougher than the PRO12
The Ireland scrum-half believes there are no easy games in England and has his eyes set on an international comeback.
# ambitions
Glasgow Warriors make Pro 12 title statement after Springbok Josh Strauss signs up
Thankfully for Connacht, the talented flanker will not arrive in Scotland in time for Friday’s Pro12 match.