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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 June, 2022

What are your thoughts on Ireland rugby's new home kit?
# New Threads
From The42
# New Threads

What are your thoughts on Ireland rugby's new home kit?

Updated Thu 5:08 PM 41,810 Views 40 Comments

The jerseys will be worn for the first time when the Ireland men’s team face the Maori All Blacks.

Ferris: One Test win in New Zealand would make for a positive summer for Ireland
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

Ferris: One Test win in New Zealand would make for a positive summer for Ireland

Thu 4:29 PM 5,434 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland star on Johnny Sexton at U20 level, Andy Farrell’s back-row dilemma, and an inevitable Kiwi backlash.

# irish-rugby - Monday 20 June, 2022

Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy comes out as gay
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy comes out as gay

Mon 3:53 PM 48,688 Views 45 Comments

‘I contemplated walking away from rugby,’ McCarthy said.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 18 June, 2022

Ireland women to visit Japan for two-Test invitational tour this August
# Going East
From The42
# Going East

Ireland women to visit Japan for two-Test invitational tour this August

Jun 18th 2022, 9:38 AM 2,382 Views 2 Comments

World Rugby have invited Ireland to assist Japan with their preparations for October’s World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 June, 2022

Ulster unchanged while Stormers to start Willemse for semi-final clash
# URC
From The42
# URC

Ulster unchanged while Stormers to start Willemse for semi-final clash

Jun 10th 2022, 12:53 PM 6,879 Views 22 Comments

The game in Cape Town kicks off at 2pm on Saturday.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Carty ruled out of New Zealand tour after surgery on wrist
# Unfortunate
From The42
# Unfortunate

Carty ruled out of New Zealand tour after surgery on wrist

Jun 7th 2022, 3:30 PM 9,355 Views 32 Comments

The 29-year-old said his season ‘ends here’ but vowed to come back bigger and better next term.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Denis Leamy to leave Leinster role and join Munster as defence coach
# Coming Home Again
From The42
# Coming Home Again

Denis Leamy to leave Leinster role and join Munster as defence coach

Jun 1st 2022, 11:58 AM 20,027 Views 12 Comments

The Cashel man described the move as ‘an opportunity that I feel I have to take to grow as a coach and for family reasons.’

# irish-rugby - Monday 23 May, 2022

Friday night fixture for Ulster and Munster as URC quarter-final details confirmed
# URC
From The42
# URC

Friday night fixture for Ulster and Munster as URC quarter-final details confirmed

May 23rd 2022, 11:42 AM 12,770 Views 8 Comments

Leinster’s quarter-final clash with Glasgow is one of three games to take place on Saturday, June 4.

# irish-rugby - Friday 13 May, 2022

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht
# 2025
From The42
# 2025

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht

May 13th 2022, 1:23 PM 6,234 Views 6 Comments

Prendergast had 12 months remaining on his current deal.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups
# New Frontiers
From The42
# New Frontiers

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups

May 12th 2022, 12:50 PM 7,299 Views 9 Comments

The women’s tournament is set for England (2025), Australia (2029) and the United States (2033).

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals
# Autumn Internationals
From The42
# Autumn Internationals

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals

May 12th 2022, 12:09 PM 18,818 Views 14 Comments

World champions South Africa are among Ireland’s opponents.

# irish-rugby - Monday 2 May, 2022

Greg McWilliams: 'At the end of the day, next year our goal has to be to get in the top three' From The42

Greg McWilliams: 'At the end of the day, next year our goal has to be to get in the top three'

May 2nd 2022, 8:15 AM 2,860 Views 1 Comment

Ireland completed the current campaign with two wins from five.

'She has nerves of steel that girl, but she didn’t doubt herself for a second'
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

'She has nerves of steel that girl, but she didn’t doubt herself for a second'

May 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 4,294 Views 0 Comments

Enya Breen’s nerveless kick secured a dramatic 15-14 triumph over Scotland.

# irish-rugby - Friday 22 April, 2022

'It is going to be, for a lot of these players, the toughest opposition they’ve played against'
# The Underdogs
From The42
# The Underdogs

'It is going to be, for a lot of these players, the toughest opposition they’ve played against'

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:50 PM 4,656 Views 0 Comments

Greg McWilliams insists his charges are in an upbeat mood ahead of their Six Nations showdown with England.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Munster confirm quarter-final to be held at the Aviva Stadium due to Ed Sheeran concerts
# Ed In Thomond
From The42
# Ed In Thomond

Munster confirm quarter-final to be held at the Aviva Stadium due to Ed Sheeran concerts

Apr 17th 2022, 6:42 PM 54,956 Views 70 Comments

The fixture against Toulouse will take place on the weekend of May 6/7/8.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Michael Lowry agrees new long-term contract with Ulster
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Michael Lowry agrees new long-term contract with Ulster

Apr 13th 2022, 10:04 PM 4,421 Views 4 Comments

It comes after Robert Baloucoune and Stewart Moore also agreed new contracts.

# irish-rugby - Friday 8 April, 2022

Here's the state of play as reigning champions Cork Con look to extend semi-final run
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Here's the state of play as reigning champions Cork Con look to extend semi-final run

Apr 8th 2022, 7:44 PM 2,881 Views 1 Comment

It is set to be a dramatic day of action in the Energia All-Ireland League.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Rob Baxter urges Exeter to maximise opportunities in ‘golden years’ ahead of Munster clash
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Rob Baxter urges Exeter to maximise opportunities in ‘golden years’ ahead of Munster clash

Apr 6th 2022, 12:44 PM 6,413 Views 2 Comments

Baxter wants his players to kick on following Chiefs’ 2020 European and domestic double.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'
# Mack Hansen
From The42
# Mack Hansen

'We’re stoked to be here, but we’re not here to participate. We’re here to win these games'

Apr 5th 2022, 3:48 PM 4,781 Views 7 Comments

Man Hansen and Connacht seek to defy the odds and overcome the challenge of Leinster in the Champions Cup.

# irish-rugby - Monday 4 April, 2022

Ireland international John Ryan to leave Munster at end of the season
# Wasps
From The42
# Wasps

Ireland international John Ryan to leave Munster at end of the season

Apr 4th 2022, 12:49 PM 21,231 Views 17 Comments

The prop leaves to join Premiership side Wasps.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Dan McFarland: 'I'm really proud of what we've done out here'
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

Dan McFarland: 'I'm really proud of what we've done out here'

Apr 3rd 2022, 10:04 AM 5,187 Views 1 Comment

On Saturday Ulster suffered a 34-16 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Edel McMahon: Wasps team-mate Monaghan throws outrageous offloads 'most nights of the week'
# Picking The Lock
From The42
# Picking The Lock

Edel McMahon: Wasps team-mate Monaghan throws outrageous offloads 'most nights of the week'

Mar 31st 2022, 6:20 AM 5,387 Views 0 Comments

‘We’re going to relish the challenge to play against a top-three team in the world,’ the back row says of this weekend’s trip to France.

Larmour working way back to fitness after frustrating couple of months
# No Shortcuts
From The42
# No Shortcuts

Larmour working way back to fitness after frustrating couple of months

Mar 31st 2022, 6:10 AM 5,627 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster outside back says he’s ‘probably looking at a few more weeks on the sidelines’ before he returns to action.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Amée-Leigh Murphy Crowe: Blessington 'chats', backing your gut, and Beibhinn Parsons' speed
# Team Player
From The42
# Team Player

Amée-Leigh Murphy Crowe: Blessington 'chats', backing your gut, and Beibhinn Parsons' speed

Mar 30th 2022, 9:15 PM 4,850 Views 0 Comments

‘I’m afraid of heights and people might not have known that about me — and I was abseiling down this massive wall and people were just so encouraging!’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

'When I take a step back and look at it objectively that is a big shame'
# Dan McFarland
From The42
# Dan McFarland

'When I take a step back and look at it objectively that is a big shame'

Mar 29th 2022, 7:41 AM 6,997 Views 3 Comments

URC head of officials Tappe Henning admitted Callum Reid’s disallowed try should have stood.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Lansdowne seal semi-final spot with victory over UCC
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Lansdowne seal semi-final spot with victory over UCC

Mar 27th 2022, 6:19 PM 6,934 Views 1 Comment

Mark McHugh’s men had the bonus point tucked away by half-time.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Power of the outcast mentality: 'We always take pride in our home performances'
# WEST AWAKE
From The42
# WEST AWAKE

Power of the outcast mentality: 'We always take pride in our home performances'

Mar 26th 2022, 10:00 AM 16,632 Views 0 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran and Aidan O’Halloran discuss Connacht, Clifden, Offaly and why culture matters.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 13 March, 2022

'We ground out the win. I think the guys should take a lot of confidence from that'
# Double
From The42
# Double

'We ground out the win. I think the guys should take a lot of confidence from that'

Mar 13th 2022, 9:35 AM 8,260 Views 3 Comments

Dan McFarland was delighted to complete a regular-season double over Leinster with an 18-13 win on Saturday night.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman

Mar 8th 2022, 2:26 PM 9,764 Views 0 Comments

Munster prop Jeremy Loughman has been called up to the senior Ireland squad for the first time.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 March, 2022

IRFU director of women's rugby Eddy leaves post with immediate effect
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

IRFU director of women's rugby Eddy leaves post with immediate effect

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 4:36 PM 27,768 Views 11 Comments

The union will tomorrow reveal details of an independent report into the World Cup qualification failure.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Bench impact helps Connacht to priceless comeback win over Stormers
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Bench impact helps Connacht to priceless comeback win over Stormers

Feb 26th 2022, 3:22 PM 25,233 Views 13 Comments

Playing into the wind in the second half, Andy Friend’s men came from 10 points down to seal victory in the first ever meeting of the two sides.

# irish-rugby - Friday 25 February, 2022

'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'
# The Switch Up
From The42
# The Switch Up

'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 12:02 PM 25,310 Views 0 Comments

The42 takes a look at some cases in Irish sporting history where athletes and coaches moved between different sports.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Noel Reid signs for London Irish on short-term deal
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Noel Reid signs for London Irish on short-term deal

Feb 24th 2022, 5:30 PM 16,642 Views 16 Comments

The 31-year old has been signed as injury cover for out-half Rory Jennings.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Friend: Shrewd move by Farrell to release Carty back to Connacht for Scarlets trip
# Get Him Firing
From The42
# Get Him Firing

Friend: Shrewd move by Farrell to release Carty back to Connacht for Scarlets trip

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:00 AM 13,444 Views 3 Comments

‘Pretty much straight after that France game he contacted us to say, ‘if we release Jack, will you use him?’ And it was, ’100% we’ll use him.”

# irish-rugby - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Galwegians book AIL Conference final spot while Old Belvedere secure first league win of 2022
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Galwegians book AIL Conference final spot while Old Belvedere secure first league win of 2022

Feb 20th 2022, 7:43 PM 4,348 Views 0 Comments

The Conference decider and the overall league final will both televised live on TG4 next week.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Robin McBryde: France scrummaging a lot more intelligently than they have been in the past
# Blue On Bleu
From The42
# Blue On Bleu

Robin McBryde: France scrummaging a lot more intelligently than they have been in the past

Feb 15th 2022, 8:00 AM 6,848 Views 0 Comments

Despite obvious concerns for Rónan Kelleher, the Leinster assistant coach was pleased to see Dan Sheehan get such exposure to the French in Paris.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 13 February, 2022

The abandoned Five Nations and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Best Sportswriting
From The42
# Best Sportswriting

The abandoned Five Nations and more of the week's best sportswriting

Feb 13th 2022, 8:30 AM 5,980 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a selection of some of our favourite pieces published elsewhere over the last seven days.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Murphy makes four changes to Ireland U20s team to play France
# U20 Six Nations
From The42
# U20 Six Nations

Murphy makes four changes to Ireland U20s team to play France

Feb 10th 2022, 8:24 AM 8,367 Views 4 Comments

Ireland take on France in Aix-en-Provence on Friday.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Munster and Ireland rugby legend Tom Kiernan dies aged 83
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Munster and Ireland rugby legend Tom Kiernan dies aged 83

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:50 PM 24,095 Views 12 Comments

Kiernan won 54 caps for Ireland and coached Munster to a legendary win against the All Blacks in 1978.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Munster confirm signing of Malakai Fekitoa
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Munster confirm signing of Malakai Fekitoa

Feb 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 34,540 Views 46 Comments

The former All Black centre, now a Tonga international, will join from Wasps on a two-year deal from next season.

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