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Friday 17 October, 2014

From The Score Jacko’s back as Ulster make three changes for Champions Cup opener in Leicester Starting XV

Jacko’s back as Ulster make three changes for Champions Cup opener in Leicester

Andrew Trimble has not recovered from his toe injury.

From The Score Everybody was kung fu fightin’ in this Argentinian football brawl last night Calm The Head Lads This post contains videos

Everybody was kung fu fightin’ in this Argentinian football brawl last night

Of course there’s no place for this sort of thing in football (pass the popcorn).

Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The Score Bowe setting new PBs, but won’t be turned into a centre any time soon Next In Line?

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From The Score Ulster lose lock Alan O’Connor to three match ban Lock Out

Ulster lose lock Alan O’Connor to three match ban

The 23-year-old was cited for an incident that left Glasgow’s Mark Bennett unconscious.

From The Score 5 questions for Ulster ahead of their latest European adventure Northern Exposure

5 questions for Ulster ahead of their latest European adventure

Can Neil Doak guide his province to greatness, or will it all end in heartbreak again?

From The Score 18 reasons why John O’Shea is Ireland’s greatest national treasure Big John

18 reasons why John O’Shea is Ireland’s greatest national treasure

Who put the ball in the German’s net?

From The Score ‘What’s the point of sitting in, losing 1 – 0 and feeling as if you’ve a moral victory?’ – O’Neill Party With Marty

‘What’s the point of sitting in, losing 1 – 0 and feeling as if you’ve a moral victory?’ – O’Neill

The Ireland manager says he was happy to risk falling 2 – 0 down in search of what could prove a “vital” point.

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From The Score Here’s how Leinster’s pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off Scouting Ahead

Here’s how Leinster’s pool rivals Harlequins are set before the Champions Cup kick-off

The don’t face each other until December, but those games look likely to decide Pool 2.

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From The Score No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill Gelsenkirchen

No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill

The Ireland boss also hailed the achievement of John O’Shea, who could win his 100th cap tonight.

From The Score ‘This scrawny little kid with glasses…: The Brian O’Driscoll story is coming to TV screens this week BOD ON THE BOX
From The Score 5 big questions for Connacht before their return to Challenge Cup action West In Europe

5 big questions for Connacht before their return to Challenge Cup action

It’s back to (the other) European competition for Pat Lam’s men.

From The Score Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster Wounded

Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster

Sean Cronin says the inter-pro defeat is a low from from which Leinster must rise above.

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From The Score Rory Best: Not enough for Ulster to learn harsh lessons, it’s time to deliver Suftum

Rory Best: Not enough for Ulster to learn harsh lessons, it’s time to deliver

The Ulster captain insists the loss of some big name players can have its benefits this season.

Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Score Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace’s timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O’Callaghan Retrospective

Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace’s timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O’Callaghan

The sides meet this Saturday and the lock is aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2005 trip to Edgeley Park.

From The Score Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals Baby Calf Down

Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals

Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.

From The Score Snapshot: ‘Outstanding athlete’ Ben Te’o had his first Leinster training session today Convert
From The Score Ulster coach Doak giving players platform to ‘express themselves’ on the field Philosophy

Ulster coach Doak giving players platform to ‘express themselves’ on the field

The newly promoted coach can see tougher challenges than Glasgow ahead, so for now his pokerface is firmly in tact.

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From The Score Gilroy primed and ready to take big chances in Ulster’s big games Winging It

Gilroy primed and ready to take big chances in Ulster’s big games

“I just had to remember to relax and try to get my hands on the ball.”

Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Score Bowe delighted to overcome the ‘potholes’ and end mini try drought T-bowe Time

Bowe delighted to overcome the ‘potholes’ and end mini try drought

The winger admitted to feeling frustrated at being unable to find his way onto the scoresheet this season.

From The Score Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off Not The Heineken Cup

Here’s all you need to know before rugby’s new look Champions Cup kicks off

There haven’t been many changes after the kerfuffle of the ERC breakaway, but here’s how the new competition will play out.

From The Score Doak delights in negating Glasgow as McCloskey provides heart of defensive effort Centre Of Attention

Doak delights in negating Glasgow as McCloskey provides heart of defensive effort

Ulster’s new head coach was behind Glasgow’s first loss of the season.

Saturday 11 October, 2014

From The Score Bowe and Gilroy tries seal Ulster win over Warriors Suftum

Bowe and Gilroy tries seal Ulster win over Warriors

Ian Humphreys put the hosts into a winning position in Belfast with five penalties.

From The Score As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12

Neil Doak’s first official game in charge of the province is tough one, so we went minute-by-minute.

Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Score Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O’Callaghan Interview

Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O’Callaghan

When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”

Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Score Munster bring Peter O’Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap First XV

Munster bring Peter O’Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side after the win over Leinster.

From The Score ‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback Luuuuuke

‘Unfair’ to put timeframe on Luke Fitzgerald comeback

The utility back had hinted that he would be back training in a fortnight, but Leinster insist they won’t rush his return.

Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Score Doak appointment has Ulster in ‘a better place’ than last year — Rory Best Suftum

Doak appointment has Ulster in ‘a better place’ than last year — Rory Best

The international hooker hopes an indigenous coach will help Ulster discover their ‘true identity’.

From The Score Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January Change Of Direction This post contains videos

Leinster will go to Coventry for crucial Wasps clash in January

The fixture could be Wasps’ first European tie after move.

Ulster wing Michael Allen ruled out for up to eight weeks, Jackson stood down for concussion protocol

The winger dislocated his shoulder against Connacht A last week while Jackson did not finish the bonus point win over Edinburgh.

From The Score This video proves how painfully slow the evolution of Ireland’s rugby jersey was until this century Up Your Jumper This post contains videos

This video proves how painfully slow the evolution of Ireland’s rugby jersey was until this century

Still gotta love that 2003 kit with the stripes on the sleeves though.

Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Score Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview Close The Book This post contains videos

Roy Keane talks Grealish, Germany, Cork and definitely not his new book in this FAI interview

See how long you can listen without getting lost in all that facial hair.

From The Score Ulster’s gain in Kiss-Doak axis will be Ireland’s post-World Cup loss Opinion

Ulster’s gain in Kiss-Doak axis will be Ireland’s post-World Cup loss

We can see few downsides to the news from Ulster today, but some questions will remain until he takes the role in November 2015.

From The Score O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track Zebre Hunting

O’Connor in the thick of it as Leinster aim to get back on track

A slight change of plan meant the serious portion of Leinster’s session was on view today, and there was no shortage of intensity in training.

Monday 6 October, 2014

From The Score 41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend Filthy Gorgeous This post contains images

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend

You’re gonna need a hose-down after looking at these.

From The Score ‘Another little hand grenade they threw at me’ — Keane’s account of his final days at Manchester United Explosive

‘Another little hand grenade they threw at me’ — Keane’s account of his final days at Manchester United

In hindsight, Keano might regret bringing Carlos Queiroz’ wife into the argument.

From The Score Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like Eyes On The Prize This post contains videos

Here’s what European rugby’s new Champions Cup looks like

Now, can anyone keep it from ending up in the south of France?

From The Score Connacht caught late by the Blues, Ulster stroll past Edinburgh and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights Icymi

Connacht caught late by the Blues, Ulster stroll past Edinburgh and the rest of the weekend’s Pro12 highlights

Here’s where you can see what all this Stuart McCloskey hype is about.

From The Score Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell Hard Yards

Leinster win a ‘monkey off our back’, but Munster must quickly refocus — Tommy O’Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

From The Score Ronaldo celebrated scoring by copying James’ super-smooth salsa dance routine Hamez
From The Score As it happened: Your Sunday GAA club championship match tracker Club Call

As it happened: Your Sunday GAA club championship match tracker

We go around the grounds all over the country to keep you up to date with today’s club action.