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A Tale Of Two Chris Henrys

With Irish Rugby player Chris Henry in the news due to a blocked blood vessel in his brain, the names evokes memories of his namesake in the NFL, whose life so tragically came to an end. Dublin, Ireland, November 8th, 2014. – Ulster rugby player Chris Henry pulls out of the Irish squad to play South Africa complaining of severe headaches. Tests show the …

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Ireland’s Chris Henry To See Brain Specialist

Ulster flanker Chris Henry is set for a spell on the sidelines, following the shocking news that the Ireland international suffered a blocked blood vessel in his brain. Henry had been due to start for Ireland in their crunch November international with South Africa just under two weeks ago, but was withdrawn prior to kick-off with complaints of a severe …

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Dominic Ryan: It Was Like Waking Up On Christmas Morning

Irish debutant Dominic Ryan spoke of the anticipation leading up to playing his first senior international as Ireland defeated Georgia 49-7. Having played at U20s, Emerging Ireland and Wolfhounds level, Ryan is now cherishing his first senior cap. “I was very nervous. It was like waking up on Christmas morning. It’s kinda like ‘today is the day’. I got butterflies. …

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David Kilcoyne Delighted With Maiden Irish Try

Irish prop David Kilcoyne was savouring the moment as his try opened the floodgates for Ireland as they defeated Georgia, 49-7 at the Aviva Stadium. The victory was the second win of the series after their victory over South Africa last week and he felt it was important to back it up with a victory this week. “It was good …

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AIL GOTW In Pictures: St. Mary’s 21 -15 Young Munster

Kevin Hegarty was present at the clash between St. Mary’s and Young Munster, which saw the Dublin side come out victorious thanks to a superb kicking display from Cathal Marsh. Marsh was outstanding with the set piece, putting Mary’s 6-0 ahead after 14 minutes after two early penalties. However, Young Munster hit back through a Yasin Browne try, which was …

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The Top 3 Sporting Movies Waiting To Be Made

For every Raging Bull there’s a Green Street. For every Escape to Victory there’s a Goal!. For every Caddyshack there’s a Caddyshack II. The history of sports movies lurches from the sublime to the ridiculous. David Sheehan counts down three stories that are ready made for Oscar worthy attention.   3. ‘A Danish Fairytale’ – Denmark come off the beach …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

After another action-packed weekend of international rugby, Matt Cassidy is here to analyse the performances of the week’s heroes and zeros.    Who’s Hot? Dave Foley The U.L. Bohemians man had a Test debut to remember as he was named Man of the Match at the Aviva on Sunday. Foley put himself about the pitch with numerous carries and tackles against the hard-hitting …

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Darren Cave: Opportunity For Me To Stop Complaining

Having watched the centre partnership of Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy rock on the caps for Ireland, Ireland’s Darren Cave was biding his time. Despite being brought in to an Irish squad for the firsttimethe  during 2009 6 Nations, the Ulster centre has amassed just 7 senior caps since . Waiting for a chance in a role which saw O’Driscoll and D’Arcy become the …

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Georgian Rugby In Need of Piano Players

Todays’s fixture against Georgia may not be the most glamorous tie in the eyes of Irish rugby fans but for Ireland’s Georgian community it’s a weekend of celebration and recognition of their love for the sport. Shota Maisuradze is a Georgian ex-pat and rugby fan that has been living in Dublin since 1997. By his estimates there are between one …

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Focus Friday – The 3 Players Joe Schmidt & Ireland Need

After a comprehensive victory against the heavily fancied Springboks this past weekend, Ireland look to be in position to complete a clean sweep in their November Internationals. Back to back wins against Australia and Georgia are definitely within the realms of this side, and it would be a big statement for Ireland to make considering their injury problems, and the …

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