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2020-21 International Rugby Men Ireland Men

John Cooney left out of Irish squad… again

Having omitted John Cooney from his international squad for the final 2020 Six Nations matches, many thought the scrum half had done enough to force his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans for the Autumn Nations Cup with his PRO14 performances recently Cooney is the notable absentee from the squad announced on Thursday while Iain…

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Railway Union RFC Ulster

Club Women: Railway Union player development key to success.

We visited Railway Union a couple of weeks ago to find out how their preparations are going for what promises to be an interesting season. We caught up with this Niamh Byrne to find out how the players have been coping with the restricted return to rugby. Having Railway working more on their skills set,…

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2019-20 Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC

Club Spotlight: Railway Union

It’s turning in to quite an interesting season in Irish Women’s Rugby. As part of our Club Members Spotlight  we caught up with Railway Union’s Director of Rugby, John Cronin to find out their ambitions for the coming season.  Interesting comments on the women’s game from a top level coach.  What’s the playing philosophy at…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals

Autumn Series: Ireland 52 Canada 21

Ireland (21) 52 TRY: Keith Earls, Luke Marshall, Tiernan O’Halloran (2), Penalty Try, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmion, James Tracy. CON: Paddy Jackson (6). Canada (14) 21 TRY: DTH vd Merwe, Taylor Paris, Matt Evans. CON: Gordon McRorie (3). A 31 point win was just about par for the course for Ireland’s second-string against a hard working Canadian…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals

Autumn Series: Teams up for Ireland v Canada

The teams were announced yesterday for Saturday’s match between Ireland and Canada in the Autumn Series at the Aviva Stadium. Kick off 7:15 pm. Live on Sky Sports 3, RTE TWO. With just under three years to go to the next World Cup this is more like the sort of Ireland team that I want…