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Connacht Fall To Bitterly Disappointing Defeat In Italy

Guinness PRO14, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma, Italy 2/12/2017 Zebre vs Connacht Connacht's John Muldoon and James Cannon tackle Matteo Minozzi of Zebre Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Connacht headed to Italy this weekend, expecting to come back with four, if not five points, as they faced off against Zebre. However, the Irish province were shocked by their hosts after Zebre won out on a scoreline of 24-10. Kieran Keane’s side endured an error-strewn first half, as their Italian opposition headed for the dressing room at half-time, 3-0 …

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Austin Healey Believes This Ireland Team Can Win The World Cup

Following the 2015 World Cup, there was soul-searching to be done for Irish rugby. After topping Pool D with a dominant win over France, Joe Schmidt’s side headed for the knockout stages showing form that they could potentially trouble the big guns later in the competition. However, without Jonathan Sexton, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell, they were badly exposed …

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Aidan O’Shea Hits Back At Suggestions Any Player ‘Snubbed’ International Rules Series

Aidan O'Shea

Earlier this month, Ireland fell to Australia in the International Rules series, across two extremely competitive tests, although at home perhaps one of the main talking points was the absence of any Dublin players on the side. A star-studded squad travelled Down Under to represent the country, including Aidan O’Shea, Michael Murphy and Conor McManus. However, some took issue with the …

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CJ Stander Could Be Leaving Munster Next Season [Report]

Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Co. Kildare 20/11/2017 CJ Stander Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After Simon Zebo announced that he will be leaving Munster at the end of the season, shockwaves went through Irish Rugby. The lure of bumper contracts in France is something that has certainly been a factor for Ireland’s top players for some time now, but the country’s stance on international selection among other things has prevented the floodgates from opening …

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Watch: Ireland Shut Out Euro Champs The Netherlands To Earn Crucial Point In World Cup 2019 Qualifiers

Ireland’s women’s team managed to keep the European champions at bay for ninety minutes and in doing so, brought home an absolutely crucial point for their World Cup 2019 dream. For all the doom and gloom that surrounded the Irish men’s team’s unsuccessful attempt to book a place in next summer’s World Cup 2018 and the crushing loss at home …

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FAI Respond To Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill’s Everton Speculation

Copenhagen , Denmark - 10 November 2017; Manager Martin O'Neill during a Republic of Ireland press conference at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The FAI have responded to speculation over the weekend that manager Martin O’Neill could be in line to return to the Premier League. The odds had shortened dramatically by Saturday morning on O’Neill leaving his post as Ireland boss after four years to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton, though those rumours have since died down somewhat. In any event, O’Neill …

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The Latest World Rugby Rankings Have Dropped

Following the November international tests, the dominance of Northern Hemisphere sides over Argentina, South Africa and Australia has continued to grow. Ireland and England went through the series unbeaten, while Scotland’s five-point loss was the sole blemish on their record. After the weekend’s results, which included the Scots hammering the Wallabies in Murrayfield, the World Rankings have been updated, and …

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Ireland Set For One More All Blacks Showdown Before Rugby World Cup

Guinness Series, Soldier Field, Chicago, USA 5/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Ireland’s Conor Murray Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Following Ireland’s clean sweep this month with wins over South Africa, Fiji and Argentina, international focus now turns to the Six Nations Championship. Joe Schmidt’s side will carry a belief that they can win the title back from England, but with Scotland also showing form in the last month, this may be tricky. All of these games are played with …

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