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Ireland’s Best Sporting Double Acts

To celebrate Lottoland‘s Double Jackpot feature, we have racked our brains and searched the archives to pay tribute to some of Ireland’s greatest ever sporting partnerships, both past and present. A connection in sport that is like no other and is easily identified, if natural. 1. Robbie Keane & Niall Quinn – Irish Soccer. A strike partnership that will linger …

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Munster and Lions Fans Rejoice – Conor Murray Is Back

One of the biggest worries going into the business end of this season was the fitness of Conor Murray. The Limerick man’s importance to Munster, Ireland and The Lions cannot be understated and his presence is key for a successful Lions Tour. Murray has not played rugby since suffering a ‘stinger’ injury to his shoulder in Ireland’s loss to Wales …

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Ireland To Welcome Bitter Old Foes For 2017 November Internationals

Ireland’s 2017 November international fixtures have been announced and they look set to reacquaint themselves with one of their biggest bogey teams of the professional era.   Ireland will welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 25 and revenge will definitely be on the minds of the Irish players after suffering a heartbreaking exit from the 2015 World …

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Ireland U20’s facing injury crisis ahead of World Championships

Ireland U20’s interim coach Peter Malone faces disrupted preparations ahead of the World Championships. With the competition set to get underway in Georgia at the end of the month, his side is now facing an injury crisis. A report in the Irish Times confirmed back three player Jordan Larmour will miss the tournament. The St Mary’s College man was in outstanding …

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Donncha O’Callaghan Named Worcester Warriors’ Player Of The Season

Pre-Season Friendly, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/8/2016 Munster vs Worcester Warriors Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan

Donncha O’Callaghan has been awarded Worcester Warriors’ player of the season, adding to his already impressive trophy collection.   The much loved former Munster and Ireland lock has proved a massive success since joining the English Aviva Premiership side in 2015 and has recently been rewarded with a contract extension for the upcoming 2017/18 season. O’Callaghan who also won the fans player of the …

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Former Ireland Under-20 Star Named In Italy Squad For Summer Tests

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ian McKinley of Benetton Treviso wearing his protective eyewear during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester Rugby and Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Another Irish element has been added to the Italy rugby squad for their summer tests. Former Ireland Under-20 and Leinster star Ian McKinley has been drafted into Italy’s by head coach Conor O’Shea for the Azzurri’s upcoming fixtures against Scotland, Fiji and Australia. #Italrugby, 44 Azzurri per 31 posti al tour estivo Il 9 maggio la lista dei convocati per …

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Irish Players’ Player Of The Year Nominees Are Out And It’s Impossible To Pick A Winner

It’s certainly been a rollercoaster year for many Irish players. At international level, there has been some success with a win over the All Blacks in November followed by a disappointing Six Nations showing which yielded losses against Scotland and Wales.  On the club front, players involved with Munster and Leinster have thrived – reaching the last four of the …

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Watch: Top Five Tries Scored During The Month Of April

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Stade de Gerland, Lyon 23/4/2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Garry Ringrose runs in a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

After 30 days of some scintillating rugby in both the southern and northern hemispheres, here’s a list of the top five tries for the month of April. Following on from Sky Sports New Zealand show Post-Match’s look back at the history of Super Rugby and the top five individual tries ever scored in the competition. I have decided to compile a video of the best …

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