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Birr men making an impression as Leinster's Dooley gets back into swing of things
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Birr men making an impression as Leinster's Dooley gets back into swing of things

Oct 31st 2020, 8:45 AM 10,799 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old loosehead was in excellent form last season before the lockdown.

'It's great to see Munster being brave and selecting some of the younger guys'
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'It's great to see Munster being brave and selecting some of the younger guys'

Oct 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,290 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Connell has been impressed by the likes of Ben Healy and John Hodnett.

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
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'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Sep 30th 2020, 3:14 PM 33,714 Views 35 Comments

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

'It’s our job to get the message out about why Munster is so special'
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'It’s our job to get the message out about why Munster is so special'

Jun 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,271 Views 58 Comments

CEO Ian Flanagan joined the province last year after years of working in football.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad
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Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,838 Views 15 Comments

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season
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U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season

Apr 29th 2020, 1:46 PM 7,743 Views 0 Comments

There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.

'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut
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'Just a country boy from Glarryford': Marcus Rea poured his all into Ulster debut

Apr 29th 2019, 12:54 PM 7,804 Views 7 Comments

The 21-year-old was the surprise hero of Ulster’s win over Leinster.

It's 20 years to the day since a Premier League club last selected an all-English XI
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It's 20 years to the day since a Premier League club last selected an all-English XI

Feb 27th 2019, 10:21 AM 14,996 Views 9 Comments

Aston Villa fielded an all-English side against Coventry City in 1999, and it hasn’t happened since.

Brexit plan would see Premier League clubs restricted to signing less foreign players
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Brexit plan would see Premier League clubs restricted to signing less foreign players

Nov 13th 2018, 1:35 PM 5,960 Views 13 Comments

The FA has reportedly put forward a proposal that would ensure each squad is made up of at least half ‘homegrown’ players.

‘I didn't want to feel inferior’ – Joe Gamble on being the last domestic player to play for Ireland
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‘I didn't want to feel inferior’ – Joe Gamble on being the last domestic player to play for Ireland

Nov 12th 2016, 9:45 AM 7,250 Views 5 Comments

Tonight, Dundalk duo Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan could join a select group of players to represent the national team while playing in the League of Ireland.

Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin
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Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin

Nov 7th 2016, 9:28 PM 25,654 Views 38 Comments

The two Lilywhites stars will link up with the rest of the group ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna, but James McCarthy is out.

Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future
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Top 14 returns as Jackman's Grenoble look to homegrown future

Aug 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 6,191 Views 1 Comment

The Irishman is now director of rugby at the French club.

Midfield playmaker Scannell a bright prospect for Munster's future
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Midfield playmaker Scannell a bright prospect for Munster's future

Apr 2nd 2016, 9:00 AM 9,175 Views 13 Comments

The 22-year-old Corkman has had an excellent breakthrough season.

Munster are set to hand Anthony Foley a one-year contract extension
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Munster are set to hand Anthony Foley a one-year contract extension

Dec 17th 2015, 11:05 AM 9,350 Views 85 Comments

The former number eight looks likely to be head coach of the province again next season.

There'll be no repeat of Seanie Johnston transfer saga under Cian O'Neill's watch
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There'll be no repeat of Seanie Johnston transfer saga under Cian O'Neill's watch

Dec 16th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,164 Views 3 Comments

However, the new Kildare boss has not ruled out drafting in non-native players.

Two talented backs from Galway get two-year deals at Connacht
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Two talented backs from Galway get two-year deals at Connacht

Dec 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 11,125 Views 15 Comments

The western province continue to underline the importance of homegrown talent.

'To line up alongside Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll was unbelievable'
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'To line up alongside Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll was unbelievable'

Nov 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 16,266 Views 22 Comments

Brendan Macken has settled into life at Wasps after leaving home province Leinster.

Martin O'Neill planning to 'keep an eye' on one of the LOI's top full-backs
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Martin O'Neill planning to 'keep an eye' on one of the LOI's top full-backs

Apr 16th 2015, 6:02 PM 4,990 Views 1 Comment

Stuey Byrne might get his wish after all.

Why this man is building a million euro centre for homegrown food in Waterford
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Why this man is building a million euro centre for homegrown food in Waterford

Apr 12th 2015, 10:15 AM 27,859 Views 24 Comments

There is too much “food apathy” out there – but Michael Kelly wants to change that.

Connacht's 'grassroots to green shirts' mantra driving improvement
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Connacht's 'grassroots to green shirts' mantra driving improvement

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 6,509 Views 2 Comments

Experienced forward Andrew Browne explains the motivational power of playing for his home province

22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster
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22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster

Dec 31st 2014, 8:15 AM 3,953 Views 2 Comments

The powerful number eight credits his swift rise to formative years with Old Belvedere in the AIL.

Ballymena man Andrew Warwick making powerful impression at Ulster
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Ballymena man Andrew Warwick making powerful impression at Ulster

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:45 AM 2,797 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old loosehead prop made his European debut for the province last weekend in Leicester.

Barry Murphy and Richie Towell are alongside Messi on the new FIFA 15 cover
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Barry Murphy and Richie Towell are alongside Messi on the new FIFA 15 cover

Sep 25th 2014, 1:15 PM 10,204 Views 8 Comments

You would understand if Leo was a little star-struck.

Too many foreign players in the Top 14? 'Bullsh*t' says Boudjellal
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Too many foreign players in the Top 14? 'Bullsh*t' says Boudjellal

Jun 30th 2014, 6:57 PM 7,931 Views 9 Comments

The Toulon president feels the French national team’s problems are due to the lack of a game plan.

More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald
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More quality Irish coaches available than ever before, says Munster CEO Fitzgerald

May 21st 2014, 4:39 PM 3,652 Views 8 Comments

The southern province’s chief also insists ‘it was never policy’ to recruit an entirely Irish coaching ticket.

5 reasons to look forward to this weekend's Pro12 inter-pros
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5 reasons to look forward to this weekend's Pro12 inter-pros

Jan 3rd 2014, 2:46 PM 3,280 Views 0 Comments

With Ulster v Munster tonight and Connacht v Leinster tomorrow, it should be a cracking weekend of action.

Meet the Kilbrittain man plotting Ireland's downfall against Samoa
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Meet the Kilbrittain man plotting Ireland's downfall against Samoa

Nov 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,561 Views 3 Comments

Cork man Micheal Deasy is the strength and conditioning coach for Saturday’s visitors to the Aviva Stadium.

SNAPSHOT: Irish provinces lead the way for home-qualified players
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SNAPSHOT: Irish provinces lead the way for home-qualified players

Oct 4th 2013, 4:41 PM 4,396 Views 4 Comments

Leinster and Munster have fielded high percentages of Irish players in recent weeks.

Last night's Love/Hate... in diggers, kegs and tweets
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Last night's Love/Hate... in diggers, kegs and tweets

Nov 12th 2012, 12:28 PM 21,335 Views 39 Comments

Did you watch last night? Are you still a bit shook? (Minor Spoiler Alert)

Stevens set for baptism of fire in first Premier League start
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Stevens set for baptism of fire in first Premier League start

Nov 9th 2012, 12:32 PM 1,392 Views 2 Comments

The former Shamrock Rovers full-back could be thrown into the deep end against Manchester United at Villa Park tomorrow.

Irish-grown cannabis more potent than imported variety - report
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Irish-grown cannabis more potent than imported variety - report

Nov 29th 2011, 1:42 PM 6,032 Views 61 Comments

The National Advisory Committee on Drugs also warned of the surge in cannabis cultivation in Ireland.

Garcia dedicates home win in memory of Ballesteros
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Garcia dedicates home win in memory of Ballesteros

Oct 23rd 2011, 5:38 PM 88 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard won the Castelló Masters by an incredible 11 shots, ending an almost three-year winless in the process.