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Cathal McCarron Lays Out Tyrone’s Goal For The Rest Of The Year

Tyrone

Tyrone beat Down yesterday to successfully defend an Ulster title for the first time since 2010, and now look to push on in the All-Ireland series. Having fallen to Mayo after their provincial triumph 12 months ago, Mickey Harte’s side will be eager to push on and bring their Ulster form to Croke Park. However, they are certainly taking stock …

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Dick Clerkin Pinpoints What Is Separating Monaghan And The Country’s Top Teams

Dick Clerkin Monaghan

In the week leading up to last Saturday night’s Ulster semi-final between Monaghan and Down, hype was already starting to build for a Tyrone vs Monaghan decider. Following last year’s 19-point hammering in the same fixture, nobody was giving Down a chance. Malachy O’Rourke’s side put down a promising League campaign, backed up by victories over Fermanagh and Cavan. Surely …

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Opinion: Irish Rugby Is On The Right Track But There Are Still Improvements To Be Made

With the national and provincial season complete, the timing is right to investigate and delve into the movements the IRFU have been making for both province and country this season. This is alongside new plans which have been put in place for elite player development, provincial and club game investment plus the growth of an ever-improving Sevens programme. While all …

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A Statistical Review Of The Guinness Pro12 2016/17 Season

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Season, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 23/8/2016 Pictured today at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness PRO12 Season Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby), John Muldoon (Connacht Rugby), Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby), Billy Holland (Munster Rugby), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby), George Biagi (Zebre Rugby) and Lewis Evans (Newport Gwent Dragons) Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scarlets emphatically secured their maiden Pro12 title this year in somewhat surprising fashion against a much-fancied Munster side that have been on their best form in years after the untimely passing of head-coach Anthony Foley. For the second year in a row, Rhys Patchell was the tournament’s top points scorer – overtaking Kiwi Tyler Bleyendaal’s tally of 144 points in …

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Munster Dominate As PRO12 Announce Team Of The Season

PRO12

With just one round of games left in the PRO12 season before the semi-finals, the competition chiefs have announced their dream team for the season. Munster dominate the side, with six representatives. Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan and Billy Holland all make the cut. Despite being the top tryscorers in the competition, Leinster do not have any representatives in …

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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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