Ireland Rugby

Injuries keep on coming!

It looks like Ireland will be without Horgan, McFadden and Flannery for the tour. Horgan was a late withdrawal from Ireland 29-23 defeat to a stomach bug that saw him heading to hospital instead. McFadden has a broken jaw which will require surgery and a six to eight week recovery. Flannery is staying put to… Read more »

A party for Willie John!

Rugby stars from across Britain and Ireland flew to the Culloden Hotel yesterday to celebrate the 70th birthday of Willie John McBride and as usual he was on fine form! He said : “I am like the Queen this year,” “My official birthday is June 6 but I was celebrating it on June 2, the… Read more »

Ireland Three-Test Tours

Ireland will start three-Test tours again when they visit New Zealand in June 2012. The NZRU announced that Ireland, France and England will take part in three-Test tours with them between 2012 and 2014 as part of the new global schedule agreed by the IRB. June tours to New Zealand from 2012 to 2019: Ireland,… Read more »

Ireland Squad Named For Summer Tour

IRELAND Squad (2010 Summer Tour, June 4-June 26): Backs (15) – Tommy Bowe (Ospreys) Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster) Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) Shane Horgan (Boyne/Leinster) Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)* Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers) Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster) Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin/Munster) Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster) Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) Peter Stringer… Read more »

O2 Team of the Decade

The O2 Team of the Decade has been chosen by a special panel of judges: O2 IRUPA TEAM OF THE DECADE (2000-2009) The pack: 1. Marcus Horan 2. Keith Wood 3. John Hayes 4. Malcolm O’Kelly 5. Paul O’Connell 6. Alan Quinlan 7. David Wallace 8. Anthony Foley Backs: 9. Peter Stringer 10. Ronan O’Gara… Read more »