Shane Geraghty, was it the right choice?

Shane Geraghty recently made the tough decision to represent the red rose army (England) over the mighty high-flying Ireland. Ireland find themselves not in their usual mid-table “also ran” position currently but favourites to take a team to win their first Grand Slam in 60 years. England, well – England are England and currently have… Read more »

Who exactly are the IRB?

The IRB is the International Rugby Board, and were found in 1886 in Dublin – they are the governing and law making body for Rugby Union. Membership: 95 Country Unions 20 Associate Member 6 Regional Assocations Day to day running is handled by a staff of just over 40, but the overall management decisions are… Read more »

Club International

A 49 man squad has been named by Ireland to take on England Counties on 23rd February. The AIB Club International is part of the IRFU Community Rugby Programme that was launched last season and gives non contracted club players the opportunity to win representative honours for Ireland and to showcase the club game at… Read more »

What do the fixtures mean for Ireland?

With the RWC 2007 game times now announced we take a look at what could be the journey for the men in green. Open their Rugby World Cup journey against Namibia in Bordeaux on the first Sunday of the tournament (September 9) at 7pm. Moving on face Georgia at 8pm on September 15, again in… Read more »

Ireland Rugby will not see the light of day!

(well not in the pool stages at least). It appears that the Rugby World Cup orgainsers have clearly favoured certain teams in the released fixture lists. Whilst New Zealand and Australia do not have a floodlit pool game between them, Ireland will scarcely see the light of day during the tournament with their earliest kick… Read more »