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# Grassroots
6 talking points after champions fall and titles are handed out in the weekend's club hurling action
Cuala, Kilcormac-Killoughey and Thurles Sarsfields were some of the big names to bow out yesterday.
# Vision
Connacht must make progress across the board after Keane sacking
The westerners haven’t performed as expected on the pitch but have strides to make off it too.
# Grassroots
Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow
Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.
# Irish Football
'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'
Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.
# Irish Football
'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'
Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.
# ulster bank league
Tasty top of the table clash in Division 1A and all of the weekend's AIL previews
All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.
# ulster bank league
Lansdowne tighten their grip on the top spot and all of last night's Division 1A action
Reports from Friday night’s four games. Buccaneers and Cork Con face off at 2.30pm today.
# Grassroots
Lethal Lansdowne continue their 100% start: catch up on all of today's action in UBL Division 1A
Terenure, Clontarf and Cork Con all kept pace at the business end with wins on Saturday.
# Grassroots
Table-toppers Lansdowne face Garryowen in classic clash and all of the weekend's AIL previews
All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.
# domestic matters
Young Munster see off Cork Con with last gasp penalty, while pacesetters Terenure College suffer 1st loss
Here’s your weekend AIL review.
# Clubbin'
Table-toppers Terenure face last season's runners-up and all of the weekend's AIL previews
All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.
# promise
No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent
This Sunday sees a repeat of last season’s Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium.
# Grassroots
'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'
Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.
# UBL wrap
Garryowen tumble down the table as 1A leaders Lansdowne lose
Here is your round-up of the weekend’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A action.
# Friday Night Lights
Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL
The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.
# On the home front
Lansdowne still top of 1A after Christmas break despite loss and all the weekend's UBL action
Meanwhile, St Mary’s College came out on top against south Dublin rivals.
# UBL wrap
Lansdowne stay top of 1A for the winter break, while Buccaneers can also enjoy the festive season that bit more
All the weekend’s action from both Division 1A and 1B.
# In The Middle
Joy Neville made her latest piece of Irish rugby history yesterday
Grand Slam winner becomes the first woman to referee a UBL Division 1A fixture.
# Grassroots
Don't forget the UBL - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action
Division 1A leaders after six rounds, Young Munster travel to play Terenure this afternoon.
# club scene
Munster centre Arnold set for return and all your UBL 1A and 1B previews
Meanwhile in Division 1B, Shannon will look for their first win of the season in the Mardyke.
# Grassroots
Never mind the Pro12 - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action
Old Belvedere and Terenure kick off the Division 1A action in Anglesea Road this evening.
# clubbing
Lansdowne power top of the table and all the rest of the weekend's UBL action
Young Munster produced an impressive display with a little help from a raucous crowd in Cork.
# Real Rugby
There's a busy line-up of domestic action for Ireland's rugby clubs this weekend
Promoted Dublin University host college rivals UCD in a Division 1A derby on Saturday afternoon.
# Grassroots
Bohemians return to historical home in the Phoenix Park with the help of the FAI
The Dublin club’s schoolboy teams will play at the Fifteen Acres for the foreseeable future.
The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend
Here are the fixtures across the divisions today in the Ulster Bank League.
# Students' Success
Smeeth's Trinity surprise Terenure on opening night of Ulster Bank League
Dublin University made a winning return to Division 1A.
# Grassroots
GAA, FAI and IRFU share €7.4 million government investment
The announcement was made at the National Sports Campus this morning.
# Grassroots
From Killybegs to Saint-Denis: charting Seamus Coleman's rise to the top
In the second of a three-part series, we track the Everton defender’s rise from humble beginnings at St Catherine’s in Donegal.
# Grassroots
From Gortnahoe to the Stade de France: charting Shane Long's incredible rise
In the first of a three-part series, we track the Southampton hitman’s rise from humble beginnings at Two-Mile-Borris/St Kevin’s in Tipperary.
# column
We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them
John O’Sullivan believes League of Ireland clubs could be sending players to schools to assist with PE and help lower the age profile of those attending matches.
# Renford Rejects
Stuart Pearce, 53, joins 'England's worst football team' for relegation battle
Longford AFC have lost 19 games from 19 and have a goal difference of minus 180.
# Grassroots
After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down
The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.
# Top Job
Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? 'I couldn't do the politics'
The Sky Sports pundit and ex-Ireland striker isn’t looking for a career change anytime soon.
# Harsh truths
Brian Kerr: System isn't good enough and that's why other countries have moved ahead of us
The former Ireland underage and senior manager believes our most-talented kids should be getting more regular contact with the country’s best coaches.
# Opinion
'If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses'
Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.
# Grassroots
Rugby could be the winner in planned switch to summer football
National leagues at U17 and U19 level will align with the SSE Airtricity League from March of next year, writes John O’Sullivan in his latest column.
Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars
Clontarf centre Matt D’Arcy was named Ulster Bank Player of the year in Division 1A.
# Grassroots
'We've the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers' - John Delaney
The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.
# Prospects
The most talented U18 club players in Ireland have been picked for the Three Union Festival
The Irish side face two tough fixtures against England and France early next month.
# best practice
Here's what you need to know about concussion protocols in domestic rugby
Professionals can return to play within a week, but amateurs must be given at least 21 days to recover from a concussion.