Category Archives: International Rugby

Ireland U20s Build-Up To Italy Home In Six Nations Championship: Ian Keatley – The42.ie – February 9 2024

‘I always wanted to be a good coach’: Ian Keatley embracing new challenge with U20s Grand Slam bid Ireland U20s take on Italy in Cork later this evening. SINCE BRINGING A long and varied playing career to an end in … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Build-Up To Italy Home In Six Nations Championship: Wilhelm de Klerk – The42.ie – February 8 2024

Wilhelm de Klerk: South Africa’s loss is Ireland’s gain as U20s chase another Slam “It’s our shot. It’s our year to do it,” says Ireland U20s centre ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. SOUTH AFRICA’S LOSS is proving to be … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Build-Up To France Away In Six Nations Championship: Willie Faloon – The Irish Examiner – February 3 2024

Ireland U20s ‘in a strong position’ as defence of Grand Slam begins Having been part of the Grand Slam successes that the Irish have enjoyed at this age grade in the past two seasons, the ex-flanker would dearly love to … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Build-Up To France Away In Six Nations Championship: Ben O’Connor – The42.ie – February 2 2024

The former Cork underage hurling star now looking to hit big time with Ireland Ben O’Connor won All-Ireland minor and U20 championship titles but is now starting in the Six Nations U20s opener in France. IT WAS A decision that … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Build-Up To France Away In Six Nations Championship: Brian Gleeson – The42.ie – February 1 2024

‘We haven’t spoken about a third Grand Slam in a row. That has never once come up’ Brian Gleeson and the Ireland U20s begin their Grand Slam defence in France on Saturday evening. HE WAS AN integral part of a … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Six Nations Squad Announcement: Jack Murphy – The Irish Examiner – January 27 2024

Jack Murphy ready to follow footsteps of brother Ben Murphy always had his sights set on making the cut for the Ireland U20s. DAIRE WALSH If he is selected to face France at Stade Maurice David in Aix-en-Provence next Saturday, … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Squad Announcement: Hugh Gavin – The Irish Examiner – January 23 2024

Gavin: I was fairly into GAA, but rugby had my heart from start Daire Walsh He may come from a part of Galway with a strong GAA tradition, but for Salthill native Hugh Gavin – rugby was always going to … Continue reading

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Ireland U20s Six Nations Squad Announcement: Richie Murphy – The Irish Examiner – January 17 2024

Ireland U20 head coach Richie Murphy silences talk of Grand Slam hat-trick Just five players from last year’s set-up are back again and for this reason Murphy is purely focused on his side’s opening round clash away to France on … Continue reading

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Ireland Sevens Media Day: Terry Kennedy – The42.ie – December 1 2023

Ireland’s 2022 World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year delighted to back Terry Kennedy recently opted to take an extended break from a set-up that he had been a part of since 2015. FOLLOWING AN extended spell away from … Continue reading

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Ireland Sevens Media Day: Vikki Wall – The42.ie – November 18 2023

‘An unbelievable opportunity’ – Meath star on switch to Ireland Sevens rugby Vikki Wall on switching codes ahead of next summer’s Olympics in Paris. WHILE SHE WASN’T anticipating a smooth transition, Vikki Wall has said that switching over to Sevens … Continue reading

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