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#Irish Abroad

From The42 Contrasting emotions for Irish stars in Germany as Barrett's winner not enough to save Köln from relegation 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.

From The42 Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis 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.

From The42 21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad 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.

From The42 'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player' 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.

From The42 'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster' 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.

From The42 'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over' 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.

From The42 'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby' 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.

From The42 Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal 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.

From The42 'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done' 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.

From The42 'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day' 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.

From The42 'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability' 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.

From The42 'Leicester is a very hard-nosed, tough, working-class environment' 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.

From The42 'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling Irish Abroad

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling

The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.

From The42 'It's easy to get toxic. You're with other lads who can also be in a negative zone' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic Irish Abroad

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.

From TheJournal.ie Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney Irish Abroad

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

From The42 'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that' Irish Abroad

'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'

Former Ulster and Ireland U20s hooker Niall Annett is now well settled with Worcester Warriors.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are living on the edge': Irish people in Madrid say the city has been transformed by the coronavirus Spain

'People are living on the edge': Irish people in Madrid say the city has been transformed by the coronavirus

Madrid remains the worst-hit part of Spain as the country suffers from the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many of us are staying here to avoid infecting our family at home': Irish people in London amid the coronavirus crisis Irish Abroad

'Many of us are staying here to avoid infecting our family at home': Irish people in London amid the coronavirus crisis

Irish people in London describe the mood in the city, which is now facing a major lockdown to tackle coronavirus.

From The42 'It's going to be tough, so this has to be the players' bit of escape' Irish Abroad

'It's going to be tough, so this has to be the players' bit of escape'

Bristol Bears’ head of athletic performance, Kevin Geary, explains how the club is training remotely.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people cutting short trips abroad over coronavirus uncertainty The Voyage

Irish people cutting short trips abroad over coronavirus uncertainty

Washington DC Dulles airport was noticeably quiet on Saturday as President Trump’s countries came into effect.

From The42 20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut Irish Abroad

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut

The 20-year-old scrum-half was a key player for the Australia U20s last year.

From The42 Madigan slots penalty for Bristol and 20-year-old Scannell debuts in Biarritz Irish Abroad

Madigan slots penalty for Bristol and 20-year-old Scannell debuts in Biarritz

There were plenty of Irish players involved in England, France, Italy, and the US over the weekend.

From The42 'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of' Irish Abroad

'It's something new, something very different... I thought it would be cool to be part of'

Former Munster and Pau back row Paddy Butler has joined Japanese club Yamaha Júbilo.

From The42 Ex-Connacht prop named on Highlanders bench after joining on short-term deal Irish Abroad

Ex-Connacht prop named on Highlanders bench after joining on short-term deal

23-year-old Conán O’Donnell has linked up with the Kiwi franchise as injury cover.

From The42 Big Irish influence as Major League Rugby season kicks off in North America Irish Abroad

Big Irish influence as Major League Rugby season kicks off in North America

The likes of Cathal Marsh, David Busby, Cormac Daly, Tomas Quinlan, and John Poland have joined the league.

From The42 Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders Irish Abroad

Irish prop Jager gets second consecutive Super Rugby start for Crusaders

The 24-year-old has been involved with the Kiwi franchise since 2017.

From The42 'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate'' Irish Abroad

'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate''

Former Munster scrum-half John Poland is now with the New England Free Jacks in the US.

From The42 Murphy moves to director of rugby role as Leicester bring in Borthwick Irish Abroad

Murphy moves to director of rugby role as Leicester bring in Borthwick

The former Ireland fullback has been the club’s head coach since 2018.

From The42 Irishmen O'Donnell and Glynn involved in Super Rugby pre-season games Irish Abroad

Irishmen O'Donnell and Glynn involved in Super Rugby pre-season games

Melbourne Rebels and the Crusaders have handed the Irish pair opportunities.

From The42 'At this level of rugby it’s ruthless' - Racing's Prendergast feels Munster aren't far away Irish Abroad

'At this level of rugby it’s ruthless' - Racing's Prendergast feels Munster aren't far away

The French side are targeting trophy glory in the Champions Cup this season.

From The42 'If you look at the Irish market, there's only five jobs if you include the national team' Irish Abroad

'If you look at the Irish market, there's only five jobs if you include the national team'

Michael Bradley is in his third season as head coach of Italian club Zebre.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections Irish Abroad

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for TheJournal.ie.

From The42 O'Shea 'never had discussions' with Irish rugby as he moves on to RFU role Caesar

O'Shea 'never had discussions' with Irish rugby as he moves on to RFU role

The 49-year-old has joined the English union as its new performance director.

From The42 Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam Irish Abroad

Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam

The 36-year-old Irishman joined the Premiership club as defence coach last year.

From The42 'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him' Irish Abroad

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

From The42 Ireland international trials with West Ham on busy day of representation across the water Flying The Flag

Ireland international trials with West Ham on busy day of representation across the water

Meanwhile, Girls in Green goalkeeper Grace Moloney hit the 150 mark at Reading.

From The42 Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32 Irish Abroad

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32

The former Munster coach was brought on board by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus.

From The42 Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City Irish Abroad

Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City

Some of the weekend’s interesting stories for Irish women’s football stars overseas.

From The42 Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

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