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# Skills

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Australian schoolboy sensation Ponga destined for rugby league
Check out the talented fullback who had professional offers from Super Rugby, the NRL and the AFL.
American scrum-half sets up try with class around-the-back dummy pass
It takes guts to try something like this.
Analysis: Ireland show depth to seal first-ever World Cup semi-final
We’ve picked apart the tries Lynne Cantwell’s team scored in their final pool fixture against Kazakhstan
Zebo invites the pressure ahead of new senior role with Munster
The 24-year-old is hopeful that his brittle feet won’t stunt his season for the third time in-a-row.
Osborne striving to improve skill levels at Conor O'Shea's Harlequins
We spoke to the man in charge of skill development at the Irishman’s Premiership club.
Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.
The 'lemon ninja' will blow your mind
Life gave him lemons… he sliced them up.
Pollard goes straight from U20s into Springboks' number 10 shirt
The 20-year-old recently helped South Africa into the final of the Junior World Championship.
Analysis: Offloading is a thrilling spectacle but high risks involved
We use GIFs and videos to look at Glasgow’s passing out of contact in the Pro12 final against Leinster.
Laporte confirms coaching role for retiring Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon
The English out-half looks set to help with the Top 14 side’s kicking and skills training next season.
Irish businesses are among the EU's best for selling abroad online
It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.
These Irish artists prove that age is never a barrier to creating art
The Wandering Methods project was part of the Bealtaine Festival, and saw older people create art inspired by Dublin Castle.
This article will show you a brilliant skill you never knew you had
It was inside you the whole time, padawan.
Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?
A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.
Hairdressers, shearers and librarians are in demand in South Australia
South Australian Immigration Department has added these occupations to their newly published list.
Petr Cech showcases crazy new goalkeeping drill
Rather him than us.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt recreated David After Dentist and it was wonderful
'If you have to chin someone in training, just to make sure, then you do that'
Former Leicester, England and Lions captain Martin Corry talks us through the concept of leading teams.
Donnacha O'Callaghan set to surpass O'Gara as Munster's most capped player
The second row is in line to make his 241st appearance for the province this weekend.
VIDEO: Here's why Man United are paying £37m for Juan Mata
The player’s move to the Red Devils is expected to be confirmed today.
Nick Williams on the perfect offload, rekindling his career and repaying 'Cowboy'
The Ulster number eight has endured highs and lows during his time in Europe.
Earls' try was an example of 'where we're trying to get' - Rob Penney
The Munster head coach was ‘rapt’ with his side’s tactical appreciation against Gloucester last weekend.
VIDEO: Indoor star is better at football than you
Introducing the highly talented Belgian street soccer player Issy Hitman.
Is this the best crossbar challenge you've ever seen?
A special shot from behind the goal at a deserted Celtic Park last week.
VIDEO: Watch Brian O'Driscoll's magical between the legs pass
The Leinster centre pulled off this moment of sublime skill against Northampton in the Heineken Cup last night.
VIDEO: Was this the best pass of the rugby weekend?
New Zealand’s Charles Piutau came up with a peach of an offload against France on Saturday.
More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growth
A Forfás report has called for more and better ICT courses and says that for social welfare changes should be introduced to encourage take-up.
Here's why Clermont stick with out-half Brock James
The Australian play maker produced this exquisite pass in a derby win over Brive on Saturday.
International Clown Convention deny involvement in killing of drug cartel leader
Gunmen dressed as clowns, with rubber noses and wigs, opened fire on the former leading member of Tijuana drug cartel.
Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.
Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?
You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.
Does beer make you better at sport?
In the specific case of this Padres fan, it would seem so.
Shawarma ninja speed-kebabs to Mortal Kombat music
This is what you want from your late night kebab creator.
World freestyle champion shows off his skills on the London Underground
Andrew Henderson is decent at keepy-uppys.
Irish graduates in Australia sought for jobs back home
Recruiters at Robert Walters want Irish emigrants who have gained experience in financial services.
Van Persie shows off his skills to youngsters at football tournament in Rotterdam
The Dutch international shows off his skills.
Watchdog's report into training fund finds problems with nearly €1m in spending
A €4 million training fund administered by a senior SIPTU official was used to pay for promotions, travel and hospitality.
VIDEO: WWE wrestler Sheamus trains with London Irish
Looks like we’ve just found Sean O’Brien’s replacement for the Springbok game.
Business people to share skills during Ethiopia trip
A group of Irish business people, including chef Kevin Thornton and hotel expert Francis Brennan, will go on a week-long mission to Lalibela in Ethiopia.
Committee says improvement needed in ICT skills among teachers
The committee report also recommended the development of a Technology Visa to enable skilled workers from abroad to fill IT skill shortages in Ireland.