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‘It Was On In The Background So I Was Half-watching’ – Simon Zebo On Ireland’s Grand Slam Win

Having represented Ireland on countless occasions, one would have expected Simon Zebo to have been on the edge of his seat when Joe Schmidt’s men strutted out at Twickenham with a Grand Slam at stake.  However, having been cut from the Kiwi’s selection after announcing his decision to join Racing 92 next season, Zebo simply stated that he has ‘made peace’ …

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Ireland Goalkeeper Colin Doyle Set For A Second Game In 24 Hours

Ireland Colin Doyle

Last night in Antalya, Colin Doyle won his second cap for Ireland, a remarkable 11 years after his debut against Ecuador in 2007. The Bradford City shot-stopper put in a solid shift throughout, being called into action with some of Turkey’s long-range efforts, and he couldn’t have been blamed for the goal which was conceded. Doyle will be hoping that he …

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Hammer Blow For Munster Ahead Of Toulon Tie As They Issue Update On Keith Earls

Following the highs of a Grand Slam triumph in Twickenham last week, Irish rugby focuses back to the provinces, as Leinster, Munster and Connacht gear towards European action next weekend. Munster face Toulon in Limerick on Saturday, as they aim to go further than last year’s semi-final loss. In their way stand the three-time European champions who will fancy their chances …

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Declan Rice Compared To Roy Keane By Richard Dunne After Ireland Debut

Ireland came away from Antalya tonight after a 1-0 loss, but there were positives for Martin O’Neill’s men. Declan Rice made his debut in green, and the promising West Ham teenager certainly lived up to the hype, with a commanding display. In defence during the first half, Rice seemed to have a reliable understanding with Shane Duffy and Kevin Long, looking …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Fall To Turkey Despite Some Promising Performances


Ireland were defeated 1-0 in Turkey this evening’s friendly, but there were some positive signs for Martin O’Neill as he looks to rebuild… Colin Doyle: 6 The Bradford shot-stopper’s distribution didn’t always look completely assured. When some of the long shots began to hit the target, Doyle was equal to them. There’s wasn’t much he could do about the goal. …

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Watch: The Moment A Surprised Jacob Stockdale Told He Won Six Nations Player Of The Tournament

It has been quite a season for Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale. The 21-year-old seized his opportunity in green with both hands in November, finding the try line with ease in wins over South Africa and Argentina. Heading into the Six Nations, there were concerns about his form with Ulster over the Christmas period, but he silenced any doubters by becoming the …

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