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Targetting the next generation of Irish women rugby starts

Aug 27, 2014 • Nenagh Guardian
The Irish Rugby Football Union are aiming to capitalise on the success and interest in the recent Women's Rugby World Cup by supporting anyone who wants to develop girls minis rugby teams across the country with the launch of a new initiative – "Give ... More

Ensuring an Impact Beyond Women's Rugby World Cup 2014

Aug 31, 2014 • Boxscore
The Irish Rugby Football Union shared their project which targets increasing participation of girls under the age of 12 by developing a girls specific mini rugby programme as part of their 'Give it a Try' women's rugby programme. New Zealand Rugby ran ... More

New Zealand Rugby bans stadium fireworks following pyrotechnics accident in ...

Aug 25, 2014 •
The Ireland fly-half, Jonny Sexton, is expected to announce that he has rejected a contract extension with the Paris club Racing Métro, to sign a four-year deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union that will take him back to Leinster next season. Sexton ... More

Maybe it's time schoolboys gave hands-off rugby a try

Aug 24, 2014 •
Her findings are supported by a study funded by the Irish Rugby Football Union, which noted a rise in the numbers of serious injuries to schoolboy players in the past year. Pooler Archbold, an orthopaedic surgeon involved in the study, suggests that ... More

Leinster CEO confirms Sexton offer

Aug 27, 2014 • Irish Examiner
However since then both the Irish Rugby Football Union and Leinster Rugby have been rushing to deny this. However, speaking this afternoon as Bank of Ireland announced a new five-year sponsorship deal with the province, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick ... More

Heavier pupils making rugby 'too dangerous': Teenagers hitting the gym to ...

Aug 24, 2014 • Daily Mail
School rugby is becoming more dangerous – because children are heavier than ever before, doctors believe. Young players are hitting the gym to bulk up and may now weigh in at 16 stone or more in an effort to emulate the game's professional stars, it is ... More

Ireland U18's Girls' Sevens Squad for UK School Games Announced

Aug 26, 2014 • SportsNewsIRELAND
The Irish Rugby Football Union today (26th August) announced the Ireland Under 18′s Girls' Sevens squad to take part in the 2014 Sainsbury's UK School Games which will take place in Manchester from 4th – 7th September 2014. The 12 strong squad ... More

Munster mash of All Blacks all-time low point

Aug 9, 2014 •
Guinness - brewer of the official beer of the Irish Rugby Football Union - has commissioned a short clip immortalising the plucky club side's historic 12-0 win over the All Blacks during the side's 1978 tour of the UK, the only time any Irish team ... More

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