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# Irish Abroad

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2022
# Irish Abroad
'Limerick and Newport are similar places, working-class people'
Former Munster out-half JJ Hanrahan has settled happily into life with the Dragons.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland U19s back row Hickey gets first start for the Ospreys
The 21-year-old back row will play against the Bulls in the URC tomorrow.
# weekend wrap
Denise O'Sullivan's mixed emotions, Irish history-makers and a deepened injury crisis
A run-down of Vera Pauw’s overseas players from the last weekend of action before next week’s all-important World Cup play-off.
# Irish Abroad
Cronin, Ryan, Byrne, O'Brien - Irish players set for big Premiership season
The English top flight returns this weekend with a big crop of Irishmen involved.
# Irish Abroad
'It has gone in the blink of an eye. English is nearly my second language'
Toulon forwards coach James Coughlan is heading into his ninth season in French rugby.
# Irish Abroad
O'Gara, Dillane, Arnold - Irish interest aplenty as the Top 14 gets underway
ROG and Donnacha Ryan are aiming for more success with La Rochelle.
# Irish Abroad
Irish players set for key roles as France's second tier kicks off tomorrow
The likes of Darren Sweetnam, Eoghan Masterson, and Dave O’Callaghan play in the Pro D2.
# Irish Abroad
La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane
The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Ronan O’Gara’s side.
# Irish Abroad
Irish centre Peter Robb to join Ealing Trailfinders
The 27-year-old moves to the English Championship club after seven years with Connacht.
# Irish Abroad
'The lads have been slagging me saying I've got more clubs than Tiger Woods!'
Ex-Ireland U20 hooker Sean McNulty is part of the Seattle squad aiming for MLR glory today.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season
Kilkenny man Martin Mulhall is joining Pat Lam’s squad this summer.
# Irish Abroad
Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.
# Irish Abroad
'It was a massive opportunity but I knew it was a life-changer. I've no regrets'
22-year-old Cork man Eoghan Barrett has been making excellent progress with Pau in France.
# Irish Abroad
Stephanie Meadow moves up the leaderboard, Padraig Harrington slips back
There was disappointment for Leona Maguire and Padraig Harrington who both slipped down the leaderboard.
# Flying the flag
Irish disappointment as Chelsea and City reach FA Cup semi-finals, Barrett brilliant in Germany
Super sub Amber Barrett scored two and assisted one as FC Koln all but secured their place in the Frauen-Bundesliga for another year.
# Irish Abroad
Noel Reid signs for London Irish on short-term deal
The 31-year old has been signed as injury cover for out-half Rory Jennings.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Munster man Flannery handed permanent contract at Harlequins
The former Ireland hooker joined the Premiership club in 2020.
# Irish Abroad
Michael Obafemi header guides Swansea to victory but Wes Hoolahan's FA Cup dream dies
Irish international striker’s 16th-minute header was enough to claim all three points – but Wes Hoolahan’s Cambridge United lost to Luton Town.
# Irish Abroad
Debuts for Jamie McGrath, Jeff Hendrick and Crystal Palace's 19-year-old Irish whizz-kid
Tayo Adaramola made his first appearance for the Eagles in their FA Cup win over Hartlepool.
# Irish Abroad
'It’s nowhere near as PC as normal jobs. You get to run around and hit people'
Conor Carey’s career has taken him from Ulster to Connacht and on to Northampton Saints.
# Irish Abroad
Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre
The former Ireland international joined the club in 2017.
All time
# ROG
O'Gara's La Rochelle jump up to fourth in the Top 14 heading into 2022
Forwards coach Donnacha Ryan will have been happy with their 25-3 win over Lyon last night.
# Irish Abroad
'The days of the heavy, slow neanderthal are gone. The game is too fast'
Brendan Whelan was part of the Wallabies’ tour of Europe last month.
# covid cert
Irish passport holders vaccinated outside the EU can now apply for an EU Covid Certificate
Adults who hold an Irish passport and are vaccinated with one of the four EMA approved vaccines can apply.
# Irish Eye
Moloney's Reading see off Irish-heavy Birmingham, Jarrett on target in the Championship
Meanwhile in Scotland, Niamh Farrelly scored again for Glasgow City.
# Irish Abroad
'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.
# Irish Abroad
'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.
# Irish Abroad
'You can't just say 'Leinster are the best, let's copy Leinster''
Hugh Hogan will face his native province as defence coach of the Scarlets this weekend.
# Irish Abroad
The Mallow man working with Benetton via a stint in Westside Barbell
Jim Molony spent time in Munster and Connacht’s S&C programmes before heading abroad.
# Irish Abroad
'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'
Nigel Carolan has taken on a new challenge as attack coach for the Glasgow Warriors.
# Irish Abroad
Irish coaches abroad add another layer of interest for new URC season
Nigel Carolan, Hugh Hogan, and Noel McNamara moved abroad over the summer.
# Irish Abroad
'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'
Edel McMahon has pushed her game forward with Wasps over in England.
# Irish Abroad
Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title
Luke Carty, Sean McNulty, Sean O’Brien, and Harry McNulty all featured this season.
# Irish Abroad
Leinster assistant Hugh Hogan joins Scarlets as defence coach
Hogan is the latest young Irish coach to head abroad.
# Buccaneer
'If you told me a year ago I'd be playing against Ireland, I'd have said you were lying'
23-year-old Athlone man Luke Carty made his debut for the US last weekend.
# Irish Abroad
James Cronin set to join Biarritz in the Top 14 after leaving Munster
The 30-year-old Ireland international is set for a move to France.
# Irish Abroad
Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.
# Irish Abroad
Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.
# Irish Abroad
'It's as close as you'll get in the US to the Munster or Leinster set-up'
Mark O’Keeffe is in excellent form for Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby.
# Wrap
Ireland captain McCabe involved in both goals as Arsenal virtually seal Champions League football
The Dubliner scored one and won a last-gasp penalty penalty on a big day of top-flight action across the water.