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What Six Nations Challenge Will Ireland Face Against The Unknown Quantity That Is France On Saturday?

The NatWest 6 Nations finally gets underway this weekend and following a November of mixed fortunes for the home nations involved, fans will be wondering just how the squads will have weathered the winter. Much has been made of England’s push for world domination and their clash with New Zealand towards the end of this year. Eddie Jones’ side is …

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2018 Season Preview: Can Dundalk Bring The Title Back To Oriel Park?

I​n the latest of our 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division previews, we take a look at last season’s runners-up, Dundalk. After three seasons of league dominance, Stephen Kenny’s Lilywhites finally relinquished control in 2017. A similar fate befell them in the FAI Cup final wherein they lost to Cork City for the second year running, and while they did …

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Six Nations Squad News – The Early Statistics That Suggest An Enthralling Championship Battle Awaits

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: The Six nations trophy is displayed during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Two weeks out from another glorious instalment of the Six Nations, all but Italy have announced their squad for the first pair of fixtures and if nothing else, the respective squads make for very interesting reading. Coming off the back of a blistering November Test Series that saw England, Ireland and Scotland deliver strong and, at times, emphatic, performances, things are …

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Ten Players To Watch Out For In This Year’s Fitzgibbon Cup

This Thursday night sees the start of the 2018 Fitzgibbon Cup as the eagerly anticipated opening game sees Leeside rivals Cork IT and UCC face off in group C. With UCD also in this group, both Cork colleges will be eager to get off to a good start in this cut-throat competition. With 13 third-level institutions battling it out to be crowned …

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