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Is A Career In Professional Sport A Bridge To Nowhere?

As professions go, professional sport tends to be seen as a fairly desirable one, coming complete with perks and plaudits, yet despite these modest benefits therein often only apathy awaits thereafter. As soon as the sporting career is over, it’s not clear why others should really care. Defining oneself by the past is rarely as interesting as refining oneself for …

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Ireland Fans Distraught At Losing 2023 Rugby World Cup Recommendation

Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Presentation Preparation, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/9/2017 Finishing touches - Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) presents Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Brian O’Driscoll with Ireland 2023 ties and tie-pins as they go through the final preparations for tomorrow’s crucial Rugby World Cup bid presentation to World Rugby, in London. Ireland will propose a ‘tournament like no other, full or Irish spirit and commercial success’. The Ireland bid team are confident that their bid is the most lucrative and secure ever presented for a Rugby World Cup, with support and guarantees from the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland offering an unsurpassable opportunity for World Rugby to host the 2023 tournament to another first time host. Pictured (L-R) Brian O'Driscoll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) Mandatory Credit ©

World Rugby has dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup by recommending a rival bid from South Africa. Although the recommendation is just that, a recommendation, it does carry a significant amount of weight when it comes to the actual voting process on November 15th. The news, understandably, was met with bitter disappointment …

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Irish Rugby Release Defiant Statement Following 2023 RWC Setback

Irish Rugby’s aspirations of winning the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup suffered a huge blow today, as World Rugby officially recommended South Africa. Ireland failed to finish on top in any of the categories considered. However, all hope is not lost, as this now goes to ballot amongst the unions on November 15. Since the announcement, Irish Rugby …

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Ireland’s Bid To Host The Rugby World Cup Suffers Huge Blow

World Cup..Pictured today Brian OÕDriscoll .Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***.Governments re-affirm support for Ireland RWC 2023 Bid, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 2/9/2015.The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, together with Jonathan Bell MLA, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport today attended a meeting of IrelandÕs Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board. The group reaffirmed the GovernmentsÕ commitment to the project and expressed their desire to see Ireland win the bid to host the 2023 Rugby

Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has today been dealt a huge blow, after World Rugby made their official recommendation. The sport’s governing body today have made their recommendation, and South Africa have been tipped to host it. Ireland were regarded as firm favourites to land the tournament, but this is a major set-back. Before today’s announcement, …

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