Rugby World Cup

Bayonne, a win with a cost?

Bayonne 6 – Ireland 42 The news every Ireland fan dreaded, O’Driscoll left the pitch after an hour with a punch to the face, an X-Ray post mat revealed he will be out for 3-4 with a fracture to his sinus and a deep cut under his right eye. Leamy and Wallace also took heavy… Read more »

O’Driscoll Out

Initial fears that O’Driscoll would be out for the entire World Cup look to have been relieved after X-rays revealed the injury is not as bad as first feared. He has a fractured sinus after being punched in Thursday’s 42-6 victory over Bayonne, by Mikaera Tewhata in the second half. He will miss the warm-up… Read more »

Ireland at Full Strength Tonight!

12 changes mean a virtually full strength side will play in Ireland’s warm up game tonight against Bayonne (@ 2000 BST). Only the injured Shane Horgan and David Wallace are absent from the front line. O’Driscoll is joined in the backs by Girvan Dempsey, Andrew Trimble, Gordon D’Arcy, Denis Hickie, Ronan O’Gara and Peter Stringer…. Read more »

Duffy’s Call – Ireland’s Call

Ballina’s Gavin Duffy has regularly documented the ups and down of a professional athlete in his column in The Mayo News, but on Monday – there was a serious up as his wait for a squad place with the boys in green was finally realised. “It’s a great feeling to have made the squad,” said… Read more »

Ryanair put on World Cup Flights!

Low-cost airline Ryanair will put on extra flights to Paris from England and Ireland to Paris for the Rugby World Cup in September & October. More details on these flights can be found on the news pages of cheapflights.co.uk. Ireland is currently 14/1 to win the Rugby World Cup with Ladbrokes. England is at 33/1… Read more »