Posts Tagged ‘ rugby ’



Pride of Ireland

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Sport

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.




Diary of a rugby virgin

Nov 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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.




Exclusive: Women’s rugby “the next big thing” in sport

Sep 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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




Spotlight on women’s rugby at major event in Dublin tomorrow

Sep 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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




Rugby: Ireland go through to World Cup 2013!

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

    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 […]




Rugby: Now the real work begins to get to the World Cup

Jun 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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.




Rugby: World Cup bid begins this weekend!

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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.




Meeting will discuss challenges & opportunities facing women in sport

May 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

    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 […]




Rugby: Ireland impress, with eyes on World Cup and 2016 Olympics

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

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.




Rugby: Irish players are back, this time with a new format

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Since the out-of-the-blue announcement by the IRFU that Ireland will field a women’s sevens side, it has been all go for the players in training camps and tournaments – and the pace continues through the summer, starting tomorrow with this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens competition.




Six Nations: England 26-3 Ireland

Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Saturday, St Patrick’s Day, saw Ireland face England away in their final fixture of the Six Nations Championship. England were always the favourites, going into the game undefeated, and having conceded only 6 points and not a single try. Still, though, the final score flattered England somewhat. Ireland can be proud: of their performance on Saturday, and throughout the tournament.




Six Nations: Bourke returns for Ireland’s Triple Crown bid

Mar 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

This St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations Triple Crown is up for grabs for Ireland for the first time; meanwhile an unbeaten England will be clamouring for both it and the Grand Slam title. Kick-off is at 2pm.




Six Nations: Ireland 20-0 Scotland

Mar 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

With their third successive victory, and second consecutive win without conceding a point, Ireland now face England away – where both will contend for the Six Nations Triple Crown on St Patrick’s Day.




Six Nations: Stop press! Doyle makes a change

Mar 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Finally, the moment has arrived when Ireland coach, Philip Doyle, makes a change to the starting line-up for this Friday’s fixture against Scotland. Leinster’s Paula Fitzpatrick makes her first start of the Six Nations Championship in the front row between captain Fiona Coghlan and Ailis Egan, in place of Gillian Bourke




Six Nations: Ireland 36-0 Wales

Mar 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Ireland and Wales finally faced off at Ashbourne, and it was worth the wait. As with the game against Italy, Ireland racked up six tries. Unlike the game against Italy, the opposition failed to make an impact near Ireland’s try line. Ireland’s revenge for last year’s narrow loss was sweet.




Six Nations: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Mar 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

One month on, and Ireland’s replay against Wales finally rolls around, the original game which opened the 2012 Six Nations having been abandoned at half time due to a frozen pitch. And, sticking with his guns, Ireland coach Philip Doyle has opted for the same starting XV and replacements to face the Welsh




Six Nations: Ireland 40-10 Italy

Feb 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Sport

Ireland finally got through 80 minutes of play at home, and in the process firmly put behind them the narrow loss away against France and the abandoned Wales home fixture. The final scoreline amounted to a resounding victory for Ireland, although in fairness to the Italians, doesn’t reflect the ferocity with which they fought.

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