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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Friday 21 January, 2022

Lindsay Peat announces retirement from international rugby
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Lindsay Peat announces retirement from international rugby

Fri 4:19 PM 4,088 Views 2 Comments

‘Though I am simply a single thread within a shining green jersey, I hope that I leave a bit of a legacy in the fabric’, wrote Peat in her statement.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Connacht award first professional contracts to six academy players
# Graduates
From The42
# Graduates

Connacht award first professional contracts to six academy players

Wed 1:17 PM 5,501 Views 4 Comments

Cathal Forde, Shane Jennings, Oisín McCormack, Darragh Murray, Ciaran Booth and Diarmuid Kilgallen have signed on the dotted line.

# irish-rugby - Friday 24 December, 2021

Andrew Porter latest Irish international to be tied down to new contract
# Settled Porter
From The42
# Settled Porter

Andrew Porter latest Irish international to be tied down to new contract

Dec 24th 2021, 10:14 AM 9,099 Views 15 Comments

He has renewed to the end of 2024/25 season.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

IRFU appoint Kevin Potts as new chief executive
# CEO
From The42
# CEO

IRFU appoint Kevin Potts as new chief executive

Dec 22nd 2021, 11:45 AM 28,072 Views 22 Comments

Potts replaces Philip Browne, having worked as chief operating officer of the organisation since 2015.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19
# Scramble
From The42
# Scramble

Munster squad member in South Africa tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 28th 2021, 1:34 PM 50,763 Views 29 Comments

The province will return to their Cape Town hotel for an isolation period after a round of PCR testing last night returned a positive test.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Barbarians men's game against Samoa called off due to Covid cases
# Twickenham
From The42
# Twickenham

Barbarians men's game against Samoa called off due to Covid cases

Nov 27th 2021, 1:49 PM 10,349 Views 5 Comments

The fixture was due to be Rob Kearney’s final appearance before retirement.

'It just kind of blindsided me and it took way longer than I thought'
# John Cooney
From The42
# John Cooney

'It just kind of blindsided me and it took way longer than I thought'

Nov 27th 2021, 9:28 AM 9,539 Views 2 Comments

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney on putting his injury concerns behind him after overcoming disc damage in his neck.

Heartbreak for Ireland's Men as Argentina strike late in Dubai Sevens quarter-final
# Late Blow
From The42
# Late Blow

Heartbreak for Ireland's Men as Argentina strike late in Dubai Sevens quarter-final

Nov 27th 2021, 8:34 AM 5,537 Views 3 Comments

Pool B winners Argentina progress to the semi-finals after prevailing on a 17-12 score line in Dubai.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Ireland forward Fryday signs with Exeter in England's Premier 15s
# Tgif
From The42
# Tgif

Ireland forward Fryday signs with Exeter in England's Premier 15s

Nov 25th 2021, 6:05 PM 4,864 Views 4 Comments

‘It’s a great opportunity to come over here and play a high standard of rugby and get some quality rugby time under my belt.’

Furlong extends IRFU deal until 2025
# Tadhger Tadhger Burning Bright
From The42
# Tadhger Tadhger Burning Bright

Furlong extends IRFU deal until 2025

Nov 25th 2021, 11:11 AM 19,547 Views 15 Comments

The Wexford native made his Ireland debut in 2015 and has since amassed 52 caps, as well as six Test starts for the Lions.

'You do miss it when you're watching it, but then I do like having free weekends as well'
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

'You do miss it when you're watching it, but then I do like having free weekends as well'

Nov 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,116 Views 8 Comments

Devin Toner says he’s caught in two minds during international weekends in which he’s not involved with Ireland.

# irish-rugby - Monday 15 November, 2021

Victory over All Blacks marginally pips Portugal's Aviva visit as most watched sporting event of week
# Audience Participation
From The42
# Audience Participation

Victory over All Blacks marginally pips Portugal's Aviva visit as most watched sporting event of week

Nov 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 6,484 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men drew an average of 686,000 viewers to RTÉ2 for their victory over New Zealand, with just 9,000 fewer tuning in for the football on Thursday.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 November, 2021

'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'
# Decline
From The42
# Decline

'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'

Nov 11th 2021, 3:56 PM 10,008 Views 7 Comments

Bernard Jackman spoke about the decline of Irish women’s rugby on The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 October, 2021

'It is a tough place to come, a niggly team that try to get under your skin'
# Leo Cullen
From The42
# Leo Cullen

'It is a tough place to come, a niggly team that try to get under your skin'

Oct 23rd 2021, 11:11 AM 7,964 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen is taking nothing for granted as Leinster came away with all five points from Glasgow.

# irish-rugby - Friday 22 October, 2021

Ireland women's November internationals to be played at RDS
# New Home
From The42
# New Home

Ireland women's November internationals to be played at RDS

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:36 PM 2,018 Views 1 Comment

In Adam Griggs’ final games in charge, Ireland face USA on Friday 12 November and Japan on Saturday 20 November.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
From The42
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 5:01 PM 14,567 Views 8 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions
# Tried And Tested
From The42
# Tried And Tested

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions

Oct 14th 2021, 4:32 PM 3,345 Views 2 Comments

Robert Baloucoune, Rob Lyttle and David O’Connor all resumed training during the week but won’t be involved tomorrow, nor will Marty Moore.

# irish-rugby - Monday 27 September, 2021

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
From The42
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

Sep 27th 2021, 7:29 PM 21,969 Views 5 Comments

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 26 September, 2021

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'
# Postmortem
From The42
# Postmortem

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 10:19 AM 42,199 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying dream came to a gut-wrenching end last night.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution
# Power To The Players
From The42
# Power To The Players

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution

Sep 21st 2021, 6:14 PM 17,783 Views 7 Comments

‘I know it’s going to be a big change and I know that some clubs may be a little bit hesitant’, says Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark, ‘but at the end of the day, it’s about growing the sport.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Monaghan to make first Test start as Ireland make four changes for crucial Italy encounter From The42

Monaghan to make first Test start as Ireland make four changes for crucial Italy encounter

Sep 18th 2021, 1:13 PM 3,454 Views 1 Comment

Laura Feely, Edel McMahon and Eve Higgins are the other three players introduced to Adam Griggs’ starting XV.

# irish-rugby - Friday 27 August, 2021

Ireland prop Linda Djougang set to join French club ASM Romagnat
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Ireland prop Linda Djougang set to join French club ASM Romagnat

Aug 27th 2021, 3:04 PM 4,788 Views 3 Comments

The move will not stop Djougang from representing Ireland after the IRFU brokered a deal.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'
# Evolution
From The42
# Evolution

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 66,250 Views 3 Comments

James Lowe on whether or not the Lions tour was actually ‘boring’, online criticism and the work he has put into his defence, and his first season with Ireland.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism
# Horses For Courses
From The42
# Horses For Courses

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism

Jul 20th 2021, 8:04 PM 39,645 Views 16 Comments

Former Ulster and Ireland lock Tuohy told the Telf Rugby podcast last month that players often felt ‘belittled and scared’ under Schmidt’s watch.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

France's power in reserve tells as they pip never-say-die Ireland to second in U20s Six Nations
# Effort Boys
From The42
# Effort Boys

France's power in reserve tells as they pip never-say-die Ireland to second in U20s Six Nations

Jul 13th 2021, 7:01 PM 10,010 Views 10 Comments

Les jeunes Bleus emerged 34-28 winners after a seismic second-half effort, but they still had to hold Richie Murphy’s men off at the death.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain
# Skips
From The42
# Skips

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain

Jun 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 10,220 Views 1 Comment

The Saracens and England hooker says he got ‘really close’ to Murray during the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose
# Centre Of Attention
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose

Jun 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 11,312 Views 17 Comments

The 22-year-old centre impressed this season while starting on 19 occasions for Ulster.

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 March, 2021

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,513 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season
# New Chapter
From The42
# New Chapter

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:45 PM 8,743 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU has announced that Kieran Campbell is set to ‘take up a new challenge.’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster
# Signed And Sealed
From The42
# Signed And Sealed

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster

Mar 16th 2021, 6:03 PM 9,881 Views 37 Comments

Head coach Cullen has opted for a one-year rolling contract for personal reasons, while his trio of colleagues have signed on for two further seasons.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 45,201 Views 52 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt
From The42
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland

Mar 11th 2021, 5:41 PM 7,943 Views 7 Comments

The Glasgow lock says Ireland ‘probably haven’t changed much’ and that ‘we know what they’ll bring.’

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht
# Retention
From The42
# Retention

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht

Mar 11th 2021, 4:24 PM 9,138 Views 11 Comments

Oran McNulty and Cian Prendergast have signed professional deals, while 19 of the existing senior squad have signed on for next season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 February, 2021

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton

Feb 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,314 Views 24 Comments

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discussed the Munster man’s positional future ahead of his return to action last night.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,214 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster captain saluted the coaches behind Ireland’s improved set piece, which has been a rare bright spark in a poor Six Nations to date.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 February, 2021

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,571 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 28 January, 2021

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'

Jan 28th 2021, 2:43 PM 48,788 Views 42 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Irish rugby’s contractual bottleneck on Thursday’s rugby pod.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 January, 2021

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

Jan 25th 2021, 7:07 PM 32,985 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

# irish-rugby - Friday 8 January, 2021

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash
# Summit Meeting
From The42
# Summit Meeting

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,485 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey looked ahead to tonight’s top-of-the-table clash on our Rugby Weekly podcast.

# irish-rugby - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
From The42
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 58,331 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

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