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# Irish Abroad

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# 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.
# Irish Abroad
Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read
The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.
# Irish Abroad
O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.
# Familiar faces
Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals
The wing and loosehead prop have signed on until the end of the 2019/20 season.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ulster lock Jack Regan named in Mitre 10 Cup squad in New Zealand
The 23-year-old is part of the Otago set-up for the upcoming Kiwi competition.
# Irish Abroad
Irish players involved as English Premiership has first midweek games
36-year-old Gareth Steenson helped Rob Baxter’s Exeter to victory last night.
# Irish Abroad
'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'
20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ulster back row Montgomery makes Premiership debut for Worcester
Former Ireland U20 centre Oli Morris also featured in the defeat to Wasps.
# Irish Abroad
Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians drawn in Europa League against sides from Finland and Hungary
Derry City will meet Lithuanian side Riterai.
# New Challenge
Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster
The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Ireland U20 prop Trenier signs for Premiership club Harlequins
The 26-year-old tighthead has spent the past three seasons in the Championship.
# Irish Abroad
Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster
The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.
Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd
Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.
# heartbreak hotel
Contrasting emotions for Irish stars in Germany as Barrett's winner not enough to save Köln from relegation
A win over Diane Caldwell’s SC Sand ultimately made no odds, while Claire O’Riordan’s MSV Duisburg survived the drop.
# Bears
Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis
The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.
# irlandais
21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.
# Irish Abroad
'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player'
Ricky Andrew played for Ulster 21 times but now coaches and plays in Valencia in Spain.
# Irish Abroad
'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'
Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.
# Irish Abroad
'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'
Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.
# Irish Abroad
'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'
19-year-old Dublin native Karl Keane is part of the USA U20s squad.
# Au Revoir
Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal
The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.
# Irish Abroad
'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'
Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.
# Irish Abroad
'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'
24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.
# Irish Abroad
'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'
Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.
# Irish Abroad
'Leicester is a very hard-nosed, tough, working-class environment'
Cobh man Shane Lehane is now head of S&C for the Melbourne Rebels after more than five years with the Tigers.
# Irish Abroad
'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling
The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.
# Irish Abroad
'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone'
Eoghan Grace had spells with Munster, Exeter and Connacht during his playing days.
Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.