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Jamie Heaslip Explains The Real Reason Behind THAT Reaction To World Cup Draw

Irish fans breathed a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday morning when they were drawn in Pool A alongside Scotland and tournament hosts, Japan, for the 2019 World Cup.  That’s not to say that the group won’t pose some challenges, Scotland beat Ireland in this year’s Six Nations championship and Japan, as tournament hosts, will likely prove formidable opposition. However, when …

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Video: Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt Wary Of Host Nation’s Threat

KYOTO, JAPAN - MAY 10: Joe Schmidt Head Coach of Ireland attends a press conference after the Rugby World Cup Pool Draw at the Kyoto State Guest House on May 10, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, while picking up what is deemed a favourable group for the 2019 World Cup by most, is wary of the threat the host nation, Japan, pose in particular in Pool A. Ireland will also face Scotland in two years’ time at rugby’s showpiece event and, as Schmidt points out, likely Romania along with whoever the …

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Simon Zebo: “Hurling Is The Best Sport In The World”

Hurling is something ingrained in every Irishman to a certain degree. Some of our most famous sporting stars have a background in the ancient game. Simon Zebo is of course one suc athlete. For the Cork native, hurling was his first love. Playing with Blackrock, the Munster-winger always held the Clash of the Ash close to his heart, since starting from …

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Tyler Bleyendaal Emerges As A Serious Doubt For Munster’s PRO12 Semi-Final

One of Munster’s standout performers this season has undoubtedly been Tyler Bleyendaal. The former Crusaders man finally put his injury troubles behind him and has racked up a huge number of appearances for the southern province this season.  He was nominated for the PRO12 Players’ Player of the Year alongside Leinster’s Jack Conan but the award was ultimately won by …

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Munster Boss Erasmus Scoops Pro 12 Coach Of the Year Award

The Guinness Pro 12 season has reached the semi-final stages and ahead of the culmination of another competitive season, accolades have been bestowed on those most deserving. In what was the winningest season ever in the Pro 12, Munster sit top of the table after 22 games. With an incredible 19 victories, the Limerick based side contribute six to the Pro …

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Watch: Clontarf Winger’s Massive Bosh In All-Ireland League Final

Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 7/05/2017 Clontarf vs Cork Constitution Clontarf's Mick McGrath with Jason Higgins of Cork Con Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Yesterday in the Aviva Stadium, Cork Con overcame Clontarf 25-21 to be crowned AIL Champions. However, it was a player on the losing side that caught the eye on several occasions. Mick McGrath was outstanding on the day and was arguably the most influential player on the pitch in the first half. Capped 7 times for Leinster, the former CUS Senior Cup …

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