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# pathway

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2022
# rugby weekly extra
'That was a big week for Limerick rugby... it has to be about the whole province'
Munster academy manager Ian Costello was the latest guest on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
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# pathway
'The young lads were so calm and composed.. it was a unique opportunity'
Munster academy boss Ian Costello deserves major credit for his role in the past fortnight.
# pipeline
Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies
The Irishman is now in a wide-ranging role as the RFU’s director of performance rugby.
# pathway
What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?
Ex-Ireland international Sean St Ledger on his past and future in football.
# Looking Up
Leinster's O'Brien takes inspiration from Keenan and Connors' rise to Ireland caps
The 22-year-old back has impressed for the province in recent weeks.
# negatives
Connacht and Ulster players cleared for contact training
Munster and Leinster will undergo a second round of testing in the weeks ahead.
# pathway
'I wouldn’t have had it any other way' - how coming through League of Ireland helped make Damien Delaney
Cork City legend Neal Horgan discusses the importance of the League of Ireland with former-international.
# pathway
'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'
The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.
# looking ahead
Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan
The upcoming AIBA-run world championships in Russia in September and October will not, as is usually the case, offer places to the event.
# pathway
O'Brien loving journey from half-time mini to big-hitting centre
The powerful young centre is happy to defer to Robbie Henshaw, for now.
# pathway
“I've no doubt we have players here that will go on and play for Ireland': McNamara not concerned by U20 losing run
The head coach is content that players are progressing under his watch, even if this past week’s results have not gone their way.
# pathway
'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'
We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.
# union vision
Better coaches, basic skills, 7s, more Exiles - the IRFU's plans for development
The union’s performance director, David Nucifora, explains the latest goings-on in the development pathway.
# slippery pathway
Attitude of Laois' young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won't be left behind
Eoghan Masterson could have been cut adrift after battling through age grade rugby, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer.