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Jack Kyle: A sporting legend, brilliant medic and my dad...

Oct 27, 2014 • Belfast Telegraph
In 2002, official recognition came his way as the Irish Rugby Football Union named Jack as their greatest ever player - the accolade earned from a glittering 11-year career, during which he made 46 appearances for his country in the days when ... More

Jersey joy at Chambers Park as Portadown pick up international Ireland and ...

Oct 28, 2014 • Portadown Times
Mark Crozier (left, Portadown president) and Andy Crawford (past president, Irish Rugby Football Union) with David Busby during the presentation of his international jersey to the club. Published on the 28 October 2014 21:56. Published 28/10/2014 21:56. More

Pat Lam: Ireland call-ups a boost for rugby in Connacht

Oct 23, 2014 • The Sport Review
So often the poor relations in Irish rugby, once seen as a mere development club by the Irish Rugby Football Union, Connacht have enjoyed a promising start to the Guinness PRO12 season and, after the opening six rounds, are fifth in the league ... More

Stuart Lancaster's new deal removes distractions on road to World Cup

Oct 1, 2014 • The Guardian (blog)
Long-term contracts à la Alan Pardew, Arsène Wenger and Brian Ashton (once signed on a six-year deal by the Irish Rugby Football Union) do not necessarily guarantee success. Not many will be queueing up to salute the RFU's masterstroke should ... More

Neil Doak named Ulster coach with Les Kiss to return after World Cup

Oct 7, 2014 • BBC Sport
Kiss will leave the Ulster interim role next week but will return next October. The Irish Rugby Football Union made Kiss available to Ulster in July after previous coach Anscombe was sacked a couple of weeks after the surprise departure of previous ... More

Father Of Rugby Death Teen Makes Safety Plea

Oct 5, 2014 • MSN UK
Benjamin's death has also led to concussion awareness programmes being implemented by the Irish Rugby Football Union and by schools in Northern Ireland. Mr Robinson believes rugby has begun to address the issue of concussion more than many other ... More

Ben Robinson's father calls for concussion education following son's death at ...

Sep 30, 2014 • BBC News
His death has led to concussion awareness programmes being organised by schools in Northern Ireland and the Irish Rugby Football Union. Ben's parents feel that warnings need to be given to all pupils, no matter what sport they play, as Chris Buckler ... More

'Zero tolerance' approach to concussion in sport needed

Oct 9, 2014 • Irish Times
Dr Rod McLoughlin, head of medical services at the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said education was at the heart of cultural change within rugby circles in Ireland. “We need to aspire to where concussion is considered a serious injury with player ... More

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