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Scientists call on sporting authorities to take concussion seriously

Sep 11, 2014 • Irish Times
... Ben Robinson in 2011, due to brain swelling after he received three head blows during the same rugby match. Both the Irish Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board have recently put in place protocols to assess the severity of head ... More

Many Irish teens skipping breakfast

Sep 16, 2014 • Irish Health
The survey was carried out on behalf of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU). The union is advising all young people involved in sport, particularly rugby, that breakfast is an essential part of their daily diet. "A healthy breakfast will provide the ... More

British and Irish Lions could be rebranded 'The Lions' if Scotland gains ...

Sep 12, 2014 • Telegraph.co.uk
However, by then the Republic of Ireland had become an independent country, although the Irish Rugby Football Union remained an all-Ireland institution, selecting players from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The name 'British Isles' for the ... More

Ireland flyhalf Sexton to rejoin Leinster next season

Sep 4, 2014 • Yahoo!7 News
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton will rejoin Leinster from French side Racing Metro for the 2015/16 season, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said in a statement on Thursday. Sexton won three European Cups in four seasons with the ... More

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

Aug 24, 2014 • Telegraph.co.uk
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

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

Aug 25, 2014 • Telegraph.co.uk
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

Ireland: Jonathan Sexton agrees to Leinster return

Sep 4, 2014 • ESPNScrum.com
Jonathan Sexton will return to Leinster ahead of the 2015-16 season after signing a central contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union which takes him through to November 2019. Sexton will see out this season with Racing Metro before returning to ... More

Targetting the next generation of Irish women rugby starts

Aug 29, 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

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