A largely unchanged starting side has been named, as Ireland prepare to take on the English in Ashbourne this Friday night. At the half-way point in this year’s Six Nations, the fixture will be streamed live online by the IRFU.
In the team’s first competitive fixture since their historic World Cup campaign – and since massive changes to the squad and back room set-up – Ireland kick off their Six Nations bid against Italy in the Stadio Mario Lodigiani in Florence. You can watch Italy v Ireland LIVE on Gaelick.com this evening – kick-off is at 6pm Irish time.
Should Ireland beat Italy tomorrow (and oh yes they should), they will have won every game. All five. This hardly ever happens and is called the Grand Slam. Now that’s something to celebrate this Paddy’s weekend.
Thirty fit women tackling, tumbling and rolling in slippery mud wearing tight shorts and sports bras, all while chasing after one egg-shaped ball. Sounds like the lesbian wet dream.
The subject of women’s rugby generated a lot of discussion – and huge support – at the inaugural meeting of The Rugby Business Network last night in Dublin, with guest speakers Shane Byrne and Jim Glennon taking the lead
Former Leinster, Ireland & Lions rugby player, Shane Byrne, will join rugby legend Jim Glennon tomorrow night in Dublin to host a Rugby Business Network (the RBN) event to discuss opportunities for the sport and businesses. The evening will include the topic of women’s rugby and how women’s rugby influences business
Ireland’s 7s squad booked their place yesterday in the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013, nicking the final available spot with a win over the Ukraine. The team was at the FIRA/AER European Championship tournament, which also served as the Qualifiers for the World Cup taking place in Russia next year. Ireland’s qualification is … [Read more...]
Things look a promising for Ireland’s 7s rugby squad, who have been almost unbeatable since the seven-a-side team was formed just a few short months ago. Now the real work begins, however: To get to the World Cup, which is exactly 365 days away, Ireland must rank among the top five teams in this weekend’s qualifying tournament in Moscow.
New Zealand schmealand. It’s all about Belgium this weekend, when Ireland’s only international 7s squad travels to Ghent for the FIRA/AER European Championship 2012.
A meeting will take place in Dublin later this week to consider the challenges and opportunities facing women in sport in Ireland. Members of Sport for Business will gather this Thursday, 31st May, at Jury’s Croke Park. There, representatives from sports governing bodies, existing partners of women’s sport, athletes and others will look … [Read more...]
The Amsterdam Sevens took place last weekend, where Irish rugby’s newest team, the international Sevens squad, had their first real taste of international competition – and came away with the Heineken Boot trophy. The results indicated a steep but definite learning curve for the players. Their hectic summer schedule culminates in June with World Cup Qualifiers in Ghent and Moscow.