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#Grassroots

# grassroots - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From The42 Connacht must make progress across the board after Keane sacking Vision

Connacht must make progress across the board after Keane sacking

The westerners haven’t performed as expected on the pitch but have strides to make off it too.

# grassroots - Saturday 14 April, 2018

From The42 Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow Grassroots

Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow

Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.

# grassroots - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'

Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.

From The42 'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’' Irish Football

'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'

Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.

# grassroots - Friday 24 November, 2017

From The42 Tasty top of the table clash in Division 1A and all of the weekend's AIL previews Ulster Bank League

Tasty top of the table clash in Division 1A and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# grassroots - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Lansdowne tighten their grip on the top spot and all of last night's Division 1A action Ulster Bank League

Lansdowne tighten their grip on the top spot and all of last night's Division 1A action

Reports from Friday night’s four games. Buccaneers and Cork Con face off at 2.30pm today.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From The42 Lethal Lansdowne continue their 100% start: catch up on all of today's action in UBL Division 1A Grassroots

Lethal Lansdowne continue their 100% start: catch up on all of today's action in UBL Division 1A

Terenure, Clontarf and Cork Con all kept pace at the business end with wins on Saturday.

From The42 Table-toppers Lansdowne face Garryowen in classic clash and all of the weekend's AIL previews Grassroots

Table-toppers Lansdowne face Garryowen in classic clash and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.

# grassroots - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From The42 Young Munster see off Cork Con with last gasp penalty, while pacesetters Terenure College suffer 1st loss Domestic Matters

# grassroots - Friday 27 October, 2017

From The42 Table-toppers Terenure face last season's runners-up and all of the weekend's AIL previews Clubbin'

Table-toppers Terenure face last season's runners-up and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.

# grassroots - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent Promise

No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent

This Sunday sees a repeat of last season’s Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium.

# grassroots - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From The42 'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while' Grassroots

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From The42 Garryowen tumble down the table as 1A leaders Lansdowne lose UBL Wrap

Garryowen tumble down the table as 1A leaders Lansdowne lose

Here is your round-up of the weekend’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A action.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From The42 Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL Friday Night Lights

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL

The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.

# grassroots - Saturday 28 January, 2017

From The42 Lansdowne still top of 1A after Christmas break despite loss and all the weekend's UBL action On The Home Front

Lansdowne still top of 1A after Christmas break despite loss and all the weekend's UBL action

Meanwhile, St Mary’s College came out on top against south Dublin rivals.

# grassroots - Sunday 4 December, 2016

From The42 Lansdowne stay top of 1A for the winter break, while Buccaneers can also enjoy the festive season that bit more UBL Wrap

Lansdowne stay top of 1A for the winter break, while Buccaneers can also enjoy the festive season that bit more

All the weekend’s action from both Division 1A and 1B.

# grassroots - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From The42 Joy Neville made her latest piece of Irish rugby history yesterday In The Middle

Joy Neville made her latest piece of Irish rugby history yesterday

Grand Slam winner becomes the first woman to referee a UBL Division 1A fixture.

# grassroots - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 Don't forget the UBL - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action Grassroots

Don't forget the UBL - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Division 1A leaders after six rounds, Young Munster travel to play Terenure this afternoon.

# grassroots - Friday 28 October, 2016

From The42 Munster centre Arnold set for return and all your UBL 1A and 1B previews Club Scene

Munster centre Arnold set for return and all your UBL 1A and 1B previews

Meanwhile in Division 1B, Shannon will look for their first win of the season in the Mardyke.

# grassroots - Friday 7 October, 2016

From The42 Never mind the Pro12 - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action Grassroots

Never mind the Pro12 - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Old Belvedere and Terenure kick off the Division 1A action in Anglesea Road this evening.

# grassroots - Saturday 24 September, 2016

From The42 Lansdowne power top of the table and all the rest of the weekend's UBL action Clubbing

Lansdowne power top of the table and all the rest of the weekend's UBL action

Young Munster produced an impressive display with a little help from a raucous crowd in Cork.

# grassroots - Friday 23 September, 2016

From The42 There's a busy line-up of domestic action for Ireland's rugby clubs this weekend Real Rugby

There's a busy line-up of domestic action for Ireland's rugby clubs this weekend

Promoted Dublin University host college rivals UCD in a Division 1A derby on Saturday afternoon.

# grassroots - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Bohemians return to historical home in the Phoenix Park with the help of the FAI Grassroots

Bohemians return to historical home in the Phoenix Park with the help of the FAI

The Dublin club’s schoolboy teams will play at the Fifteen Acres for the foreseeable future.

# grassroots - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The42 The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend UBL

The cream of Ireland's domestic rugby talent back in action this weekend

Here are the fixtures across the divisions today in the Ulster Bank League.

# grassroots - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The42 Smeeth's Trinity surprise Terenure on opening night of Ulster Bank League Students' Success

Smeeth's Trinity surprise Terenure on opening night of Ulster Bank League

Dublin University made a winning return to Division 1A.

# grassroots - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

From The42 GAA, FAI and IRFU share €7.4 million government investment Grassroots

GAA, FAI and IRFU share €7.4 million government investment

The announcement was made at the National Sports Campus this morning.

# grassroots - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From The42 From Killybegs to Saint-Denis: charting Seamus Coleman's rise to the top Grassroots

From Killybegs to Saint-Denis: charting Seamus Coleman's rise to the top

In the second of a three-part series, we track the Everton defender’s rise from humble beginnings at St Catherine’s in Donegal.

# grassroots - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 From Gortnahoe to the Stade de France: charting Shane Long's incredible rise Grassroots

From Gortnahoe to the Stade de France: charting Shane Long's incredible rise

In the first of a three-part series, we track the Southampton hitman’s rise from humble beginnings at Two-Mile-Borris/St Kevin’s in Tipperary.

# grassroots - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them Column

We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them

John O’Sullivan believes League of Ireland clubs could be sending players to schools to assist with PE and help lower the age profile of those attending matches.

# grassroots - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From The42 Stuart Pearce, 53, joins ‘England’s worst football team’ for relegation battle Renford Rejects

Stuart Pearce, 53, joins ‘England’s worst football team’ for relegation battle

Longford AFC have lost 19 games from 19 and have a goal difference of minus 180.

# grassroots - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

# grassroots - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

From The42 Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? 'I couldn't do the politics' Top Job

Is Niall Quinn interested in becoming FAI chief? 'I couldn't do the politics'

The Sky Sports pundit and ex-Ireland striker isn’t looking for a career change anytime soon.

# grassroots - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 Brian Kerr: System isn't good enough and that's why other countries have moved ahead of us Harsh Truths

Brian Kerr: System isn't good enough and that's why other countries have moved ahead of us

The former Ireland underage and senior manager believes our most-talented kids should be getting more regular contact with the country’s best coaches.

# grassroots - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 'If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses' Opinion

'If we’re going to throw stones at Fifa over transparency, let’s make sure we’re not living in glass houses'

Former Cork City chief John O’Sullivan talks transparency in Irish domestic football.

# grassroots - Friday 15 May, 2015

From The42 Rugby could be the winner in planned switch to summer football Grassroots

Rugby could be the winner in planned switch to summer football

National leagues at U17 and U19 level will align with the SSE Airtricity League from March of next year, writes John O’Sullivan in his latest column.

# grassroots - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars UBL

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars

Clontarf centre Matt D’Arcy was named Ulster Bank Player of the year in Division 1A.

# grassroots - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From The42 ‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney Grassroots

‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney

The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.

# grassroots - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 The most talented U18 club players in Ireland have been picked for the Three Union Festival Prospects

The most talented U18 club players in Ireland have been picked for the Three Union Festival

The Irish side face two tough fixtures against England and France early next month.

# grassroots - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From The42 Here's what you need to know about concussion protocols in domestic rugby Best Practice This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about concussion protocols in domestic rugby

Professionals can return to play within a week, but amateurs must be given at least 21 days to recover from a concussion.

# grassroots - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Grassroots

President Higgins on why the League of Ireland is important and how it can thrive Exclusive

We were invited to the Áras ahead of tomorrow’s President’s Cup game.

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