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Daly, Fitzgerald & Lloyd the latest to sign contracts with Connacht

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have announced that Tom Daly, Stephen Fitzgerald and Angus Lloyd have all signed contracts with the province ahead of 2019/20 season.     The trio had all featured for...

Easter Schedule Confirmed For Ireland U-18 And U-19 Teams

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

The traditional Easter window of fixtures for the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 teams has been confirmed with three teams in action over the period. The Ireland Under-18 Schools side will travel to England...

2019 Women’s All Ireland Cup Final Highlights

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

UL Bohemian claimed the Women’s All-Ireland Cup for a record sixth time with a 17-5 win over Blackrock College in Ashbourne. It was a tense final with a coveted trophy at stake and the knowledge that...

Engrossing All-Irish Quarter-Final Decided By Byrne’s Boot

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Ross Byrne’s reliable right boot sent defending champions Leinster through to the last-four of the Heineken Champions Cup as his coolly-struck 71st-minute penalty decided a gruelling all-Irish quarter-final...

Women’s All-Ireland Cup Finals: Results Round-Up

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

WOMEN’S ALL-IRELAND CUP FINAL: Saturday, March 30 UL BOHEMIAN 17 BLACKROCK COLLEGE 5, Ashbourne Scorers: UL Bohemian Tries: Laura Sheehan, Aine Staunton; Cons: Niamh Briggs 2; Pen: Niamh Briggs Blackrock...

Two-Try Earls Shoots Munster Through To Third Straight European Semi-Final

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Munster showed their European smarts once again as Keith Earls’ 70th-minute try – his second of the game – drove the province past hosts Edinburgh and into a record 14th Heineken Champions...

Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Leinster v Ulster

3 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

The Saturday evening slot on a busy day of Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals will see provincial rivals Leinster and Ulster meet for only the second time in Europe’s top tier tournament. They...

Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Edinburgh v Munster

3 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Captain Peter O’Mahony says Munster will need to produce ‘our biggest performance of the season so far’ in order to lower the colours of Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield and progress to a...

Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Sale Sharks v Connacht

3 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Qualification for their first European Challenge Cup semi-final since 2010 is the prize on offer for Connacht when they travel to Sale Sharks for the second time this season. Captain for the night, hooker...

Ross Byrne To Lead Leinster Back-Line Against Provincial Rivals Ulster

3 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

With a leg muscle injury ruling out Jonathan Sexton, Rhys Ruddock will captain Leinster in Saturday evening’s sold-out Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off...