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# Irish Abroad

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# 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.
# Barnhall Bruiser
'He's one of the great players in the history of the club... the definition of a warrior'
Trevor Brennan made a massive success of his move to Toulouse and remains part of the club’s fabric.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.
# Irish Abroad
'The Pro14 hasn't been competitive outside the Irish teams. It's the worst I have seen it'
Former Munster man Jerry Flannery is now in charge of the Harlequins defence.
# Au Revoir
Top 14 side Clermont confirm the signing of JJ Hanrahan from Munster
The 28-year-old will move to France at the end of the season.
# free agent
Former Ireland U19 international Cotter released by Ipswich Town
The former Limerick FC man made just four appearances for the League One outfit
# Irish Abroad
Ireland striker scores winner on restart as Köln stay top in Germany
Amber Barrett was in impressive form earlier today.
# Irish Abroad
21-year-old Irish wing Barrett earns new contract with Top 14 club Pau
The former Ireland U19 wing scored his first Top 14 try in January.
# Irish Abroad
'I will cherish being able to play with guys I had looked up to for a long time'
22-year-old Irish wing Angus Kernohan is now playing with Ealing in the English Championship.
# Irish Abroad
23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.
# Irish Abroad
'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.
# Irish Abroad
Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.
# Exiles
Galway man Heffernan signs with Northampton Saints
The tighthead will soon be playing Premiership rugby.
# Irish Abroad
Considine suffers suspected concussion in AFLW game after 'dangerous tackle'
Elsewgere in the AFLW action, Orla O’Dwyer helped Brisbane blitz Gold Coast.
# Irish Abroad
Rowe and Sheridan help Collingwood to maintain perfect start
Sinead Goldrick’s Melbourne side are also two wins from two in the new season.
# Irish Abroad
Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.
# Irish Abroad
Anderlecht allay concerns over injury to Ireland midfielder Josh Cullen
The 24-year-old is recovering from an ankle injury he sustained while playing for the Belgian club.
# Irish Abroad
'People probably think we're a bit obsessed. Sometimes you have to be'
Collingwood’s Irish duo, Sarah Rowe and Aishling Sheridan, are gearing up for another big season in Australia.
# next chapter
'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.
Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.
# Irish Abroad
'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.
# Irish Abroad
Glasgow confirm signing of Ian Keatley until end of the season
The experienced 33-year-old recently left Italian club Benetton.
# Irish Abroad
Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont
The Cork man gathered Finn Russell’s cross-field kick to seal the victory.
# Irish Abroad
Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.
# Irish Abroad
US-qualified out-half Luke Carty signs for the Los Angeles Giltinis
The former Connacht academy man is now hoping to push his career forward in America.
# Irish Abroad
Referendum on vote in presidential elections among key priorities in new diaspora strategy
Addressing barriers facing emigrants who are returning home is another key commitment in the strategy.
# Irish Abroad
'Part of me was thinking, 'You're working in a Test match against the All Blacks''
Cobh man Shane Lehane has joined the Wallabies set-up in recent months.
# 85s
'This is something to be grasped around the world, it could be a massive success'
Irishman Declan Bannon coached the Eden Lizards to a national under 85kg rugby title in New Zealand.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol
The Irish pair have signed new one-year deals ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
# Irish Abroad
Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing
Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten have been key men in the English club’s rise.
# Irish Abroad
Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success
The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.
# Irish Abroad
'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman Maguire involved against Leinster after earning short-term deal in Dragons
The loosehead prop was part of Leinster’s training squad earlier this year.
# Attack
Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars
The 43-year-old has earned an ever-growing reputation in French rugby.
# donners
'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines
The Tipperary man came in for big praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# finalists
Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.
# Irish Abroad
'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'
Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence
The French club’s attack coach is enjoying working with compatriots Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan.
# Irish Abroad
Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle
Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.
# Irish Abroad
'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'
Jerry Flannery is back in the professional game as lineout coach with Premiership club Harlequins.