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Two Ireland rugby players deny rape accusations

RugbyA Belfast court has heard two Ireland rugby players – accused of rape – deny all allegations against them. The case against Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has been brought before a Judge for the first time. This case was called just before 11 this morning and lasted less than ten minutes. Neither Paddy Jackson […]

Ireland womens rugby team get winning start

rugby-post-17Ireland women’s rugby head-coach Tom Tierney says there’s plenty of room for improvement from his side after their 19-17 win over Australia at the World Cup last night. Subs Sophie Spence and Ciara Griffin both crossed for second-half tries as the tournament hosts got off to a winning start at UCD. Larissa Muldoon also got […]

Connacht sign Scholes

rugbyConnacht Rugby and the IRFU can announce the signing of former Ulster and Ireland U20 winger Rory Scholes for the 2017/18 season. Scholes moves from Edinburgh where he spent last season having previously scored five tries in 26 appearances for Ulster. The Belfast-born 24-year-old made nine appearances for the Ireland U20s in the 2013 season, scoring […]

Host nation Ireland name team for World Cup opener

irfu-aClaire Molloy will captain Ireland from openside flanker in their Women’s Rugby World Cup opener against Australia at UCD tomorrow. Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney and Ailis Egan form the front-row with Marie-Louise Reilly and Paula Fitzpatrick the locks. Ashleigh Baxter and Heather O’Brien join Molloy in the back-row. Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton are the […]

Former Ireland prop Philip Orr has become the 130th president of the IRFU.

rugbyFormer Ireland prop Philip Orr has become the 130th president of the IRFU.  The Old Wesley clubman played for Ireland for 12 seasons and was inducted into the Irish Rugby Hall of Fame last year. He also toured New Zealand in 1977 and South Africa in 1980 with the Lions. The IRFU say the cost […]

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