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Brian O'Driscoll laments Ireland's absence from sevens scene

Mar 26, 2015 • South China Morning Post (subscription)
In September 2013, the Irish Rugby Football Union said it was unlikely the country would have a team at the Rio Olympics, although it did not rule out entering a team in the repêchage qualifiers. In December, the body launched talent identification ... More

Tom English: Scotland must look back if they are to go forward

Mar 22, 2015 • BBC Sport
Geoghegan said, sarcastically, that Ireland would be better off playing Zimbabwe every year instead of the Scots, the English, the French and the Welsh. He was disciplined by the Irish Rugby Football Union for speaking his mind. That was the way of it ... More

Ireland bid for 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

Mar 2, 2015 • Herald.ie
Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v England. Ashbourne RFC, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. 02 March 2015 02:22 PM. The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced its bid to host the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. Also in this section ... More

'It's almost more dangerous at amateur level, there isn't the same structure ...

Mar 14, 2015 • Irish Independent
There are concussion-management guidelines available from the Irish Rugby Football Union and the GAA. "I know now there is a huge spotlight on rugby and the concussion element, but if you look at the amount of people playing Gaelic games there is a ... More

Ulster and Ireland wing Andrew Trimble signs two-year deal

Mar 3, 2015 • BBC Sport
Ireland wing Andrew Trimble will remain at Ulster until at least June 2017 after signing a new two-year Irish Rugby Football Union deal. The 30-year-old, who is sidelined with a toe injury, made his Ulster debut against Cardiff in 2005 and has scored ... More

Women's Sport Pioneers: What is it like to be a female referee?

Mar 4, 2015 • BBC Sport
Helen O'Reilly is the first woman the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) appointed to its National Referee Panel. She also officiated at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup. Janie Frampton is a former football referee and became one of the Football ... More

Will the law strike a knockout blow on concussion in rugby?

Mar 1, 2015 • New Zealand Doctor Online
An example of that sensitivity can be seen in Ireland where, in light of what it called “disappointing and inaccurate commentary in the media by individuals with no medical expertise”, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) took the unprecedented step ... More

BJ Botha, Niall Scannell and Kevin O'Byrne sign new Munster contracts

Mar 11, 2015 • SkySports
Munster front row trio BJ Botha, Niall Scannell and Kevin O'Byrne have all signed contract extensions with the province and the Irish Rugby Football Union. Botha has extended his current deal by six months, Scannell a two-year full deal and O'Byrne a ... More

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