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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Grand Slam

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Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London
The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.
Snapshot: Rugby heroines return home with trophy
Mammies, babies and even an IRFU president were photo-bombing at the airport today.
President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side
Ireland claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 6-3 victory over Italy earlier on Sunday.
Ireland win the Grand Slam: Here's how Twitter reacted
Will you be at Dublin Airport to welcome the ladies home?
'If they win the Grand Slam, I hope people make a big deal out of it' - Rob Kearney
The Ireland fullback has praised the efforts of the women’s team ahead of their Grand Slam decider.
Declan Kidney: I'll have to think about new contract
“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” the Corkman said after the loss in Rome.
Open thread: what's your verdict on Ireland's 6 Nations campaign?
Is it the end of the road for Declan Kidney? Did they do as well as expected considering injuries? Have your say.
VIDEO: 'The Greatest' -- RTÉ tribute to Brian O'Driscoll feels a lot like a goodbye
Let’s watch your best bits, Brian.
Cian Healy unsure of Brian O'Driscoll plans after today's 6 Nations finale
‘He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it.’
In Pictures: Ireland's Women's rugby team set off for Rome
Their Grand Slam decider takes place in Italy on St. Patrick’s Day.
Italy boss Brunel wary of 'fighting' Irish ahead of St Patrick's weekend tie
“It will probably be O’Driscoll’s final match, so that will add an extra dimension to their game. But overall, Ireland is a team full of good, talented players.”
Jonny Sexton out of trip to Rome, Paddy Jackson to start
The Leinster out half went over on his foot during training this morning.
RTE to broadcast live women's rugby game for first time as Ireland eye Grand Slam
The unbeaten Irish women face Italy in Rome on Sunday.
6 Nations: Ireland to delay Italy team announcement, as potential BOD farewell in the balance
O’Driscoll suffered concussion, a lacerated ear and a dead leg in the 13-13 draw with France over the weekend.
In pics: Ireland Women secure historic win over France
Michael D was among those in attendance at Ashbourne tonight.
Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney
Kidney and his France counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre are desperate for a win in Dublin.
In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium
Ireland take on France at Lansdowne tomorrow.
Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.
End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures
The country’s most capped player may have donned the green jersey for the last time after being dropped for the Six Nations meeting with France.
Here's Your Cian Healy Is The Next Tom Brady Picture Of The Day
‘How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?’
France lock Pascal Pape to miss Dublin trip, rest of 6 Nations
Pape picked up the injury while he was captain of the side that lost 23-18 to Italy in Rome on 3 February.
7 people who think Cian Healy is a lucky boy this evening
The Ireland forward is free to face Les Bleus in Dublin next time out.
Good news for Ireland as Cian Healy’s 6 Nations ban appeal upheld
The Leinster man is now free to face France in Dublin.
Injury update: Scans for Gilroy and O'Callaghan as Sexton expected to be up and running this week
Next up, France in Dublin.
'There was too much damage... so I carried on', said Tuilagi after almost losing ear
ESPN report that the centre’s left ear was “partly ripped from the side of his head”.
Opinion: ‘Giving Jamie Heaslip the captaincy of Brian O’Driscoll’s team could never work’
Kidney has made a cardinal mistake according to Emmet O’Rafferty.
History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest
The Irish women have already sealed a Triple Crown and lead the table with two games remaining.
Opinion: Allow Kidney his 6 Nations farewell but new coach is needed for summer tour
It would be pointless to have an outgoing coach take a young Irish squad to play America and Canada in June.
Snapshot: So, Donncha O'Callaghan seems excited about heading to Edinburgh this evening
‘Bagsy the window seat!’
Latest from Irish camp: Cian Healy dunks his biscuit while wearing a lagging jacket
Somewhere, a boiler is poorly insulated.
Cheese chips and Brucie? 7 things we learned about Brian O'Driscoll from #askbrian
It’s all cry babies and dirty nappies at the moment. But enough about the post-England team meeting.
6 Nations: Parisse to miss rest of Six Nations because of ref taunt
Italy will be without their skipper when Ireland hit Rome in a few weeks.
6 Nations: Scots summon Cross for Sunday service with Ireland
Geoff Cross has been called up into the Scotland side for Sunday’s Six Nations international against Ireland at Murrayfield.
POLL: Declan Kidney is set to pick Paddy Jackson ahead of Ronan O’Gara… is it the right call?
The unproven Ulster star is to start against Scotland.
In pictures: Ireland's 6 Nations hopefuls back in business ahead of Scotland showdown
Declan Kidney’s men face a trip to Edinburgh this weekend.
6 Nations chiefs confirm Cian Healy is suspended for Leinster’s game this weekend
The prop was hit with a three-week ban this week for a stamp on England’s Dan Cole in the Lansdowne Rd defeat last weekend.
Sexton 'doubtful' for Scotland match as Ireland count cost of capitulation to England
Declan Kidney has plenty of injury concerns after the ‘attritional’ clash with England.
Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website
Not so many Irish names this week, Ted.
VIDEO: Relive today's game as England smash, grab and kick to victory
Watch in amazement as Jamie Heaslip concedes two kickable penalties in 78 (highlight reel) seconds.