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# irfu - Friday 25 September, 2015

From The42 Chris Henry: ‘You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself’ Staking A Claim

Chris Henry: ‘You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself’

Ulster star will line out at openside flanker for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

# irfu - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 ‘The Galway Sportsground is a place teams don’t like coming to’ Bright Future

‘The Galway Sportsground is a place teams don’t like coming to’

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion was speaking at the launch of the province’s new European jersey.

# irfu - Monday 21 September, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor defends calling people who run Irish rugby ‘West Brits’

Micheál Mac Donncha made the remarks on Facebook at the weekend.

# irfu - Saturday 5 September, 2015

From The42 Brian Cody’s speech to sixth class pupils? It’s the comments of the week Below The Line

Brian Cody’s speech to sixth class pupils? It’s the comments of the week

What are we gonna do with you lot?

# irfu - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

‘One of the best’: Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains images

‘One of the best’: Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen

Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.

# irfu - Friday 21 August, 2015

From The42 ‘I love what Munster stands for… the spirit, culture, never-say-die attitude’ Interpros

‘I love what Munster stands for… the spirit, culture, never-say-die attitude’

Niamh Briggs and her squad are preparing to defend their interprovincial title in the coming weeks.

# irfu - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

From The42 Leinster confirm Leo Cullen as permanent head coach on two-year deal Top Man

Leinster confirm Leo Cullen as permanent head coach on two-year deal

Defence coach Kurt McQuilkin has also extended his contract to two years.

# irfu - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 ‘The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France’ Spending Power

‘The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France’

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne is aware of the ever-growing threat from the Top 14.

From The42 Reports of €50m Vodafone deal ‘totally off the wall,’ says IRFU chief Finances

Reports of €50m Vodafone deal ‘totally off the wall,’ says IRFU chief

However, Philip Browne did say the IRFU has a new lead sponsor lined up for 2016.

# irfu - Friday 14 August, 2015

From The42 Provinces get financial top-up as IRFU reports €8.7 million surplus Money

Provinces get financial top-up as IRFU reports €8.7 million surplus

The union says the club game will benefit from an encouraging financial season.

# irfu - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Reports: Ireland lined up to face the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016

New Zealand are hoping to play two games in Chicago in 2016.

# irfu - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland handed favourable draw for Dublin-hosted sevens tournament 7s Fever

Ireland handed favourable draw for Dublin-hosted sevens tournament

An absolutely crucial sevens event takes place in the UCD Bowl next month.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business Opinion

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business

The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.

From The42 Joe Schmidt has signed a new contract with the IRFU Great News

Joe Schmidt has signed a new contract with the IRFU

The New Zealand native will stay on as Ireland head coach until 2017.

# irfu - Monday 13 July, 2015

From The42 IRFU remain tight-lipped on reported €50m Vodafone deal Money Money Money

IRFU remain tight-lipped on reported €50m Vodafone deal

The IRFU won’t comment on record-breaking sponsorship deal.

# irfu - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From The42 7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow 7s Boom

7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow

Marble City Sevens founder James Blanchfield tells us about the growth of the tournament.

# irfu - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The42 Were these 3 games Paul O’Connell’s best-ever performances for Munster? Legend This post contains videos

Were these 3 games Paul O’Connell’s best-ever performances for Munster?

The Munster legend will bow out after Saturday’s Pro12 final with Glasgow.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt Extension

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

# irfu - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid Bod's Bid

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# irfu - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From The42 The Champions Cup final definitely won’t be in Ireland next season Strong Bid

The Champions Cup final definitely won’t be in Ireland next season

The FFR has made a bid to bring the 2016 decider to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.

# irfu - Friday 24 April, 2015

From The42 Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management Inaccuracies

Schmidt and IRFU answer ‘grossly inaccurate’ O’Connor criticisms of player management

David Nucifora and Joe Schmidt have underlined the value of Ireland’s player management system.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The42 Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup Men In The Middle

Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.

# irfu - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From The42 IRFU warns fans about buying from touts after 144 Six Nations tickets go missing LOST IN TRANSIT

IRFU warns fans about buying from touts after 144 Six Nations tickets go missing

An Post is investigating the incident and supporters attempting to gain entry with the cancelled tickets will be turned away.

# irfu - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The42 The men’s All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight History

The men’s All-Ireland League will have its first-ever female referee tonight

IRFU match official Helen O’Reilly takes charge of her first Ulster Bank League clash.

# irfu - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From The42 ‘That’s out of our hands’ – Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park Player Welfare

‘That’s out of our hands’ – Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park

The IRFU’s management of their leading internationals meant some high-profile absentees last night.

# irfu - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From The42 IRFU looking for the best athletes in Ireland for sevens trials Crossover

IRFU looking for the best athletes in Ireland for sevens trials

David Nucifora joins us to outline the organisation’s plans for Talent Identification Days next month.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The42 IRFU name first woman to national refereeing panel Woman In The Middle

IRFU name first woman to national refereeing panel

The Union’s director of referee development Owen Doyle credited Helen O’Reilly’s ‘hard work, dedication and strong refereeing performances’.

# irfu - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The42 Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz

How much attention were you paying to the week’s sporting events?

From The42 IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid Cross Border

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

# irfu - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The42 IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid Ireland 2023

IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid

The 2023 bid is set to be unveiled tomorrow morning.

# irfu - Friday 31 October, 2014

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Rooney’s fitness update, Schmidt’s plans for 13 & all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Rooney’s fitness update, Schmidt’s plans for 13 & all today’s sport

Meanwhile David Silva’s been ruled out for City, and Ben Te’o dons Drico’s Leinster jersey for the first time.

# irfu - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From The42 Positive progress for IRFU in re-contracting top players as Schmidt focuses on November Discussions

Positive progress for IRFU in re-contracting top players as Schmidt focuses on November

‘We have opened negotiations with all the players who are coming off national contracts.’

From The42 IRFU admit private money is ‘helpful’ but deny seeking out investors Cash

IRFU admit private money is ‘helpful’ but deny seeking out investors

‘There’s probably not a lot of guys out there who can drive that sort of external financial interest,’ says David Nucifora.

From The42 Ireland men’s sevens team re-launched as development tool for 15s game New Dawn

Ireland men’s sevens team re-launched as development tool for 15s game

A group of academy, sub-academy and club players will represent Ireland at the European Championships in 2015.

# irfu - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The42 Connacht’s Carolan appointed Ireland U20s coach after Ruddock steps down Changes

Connacht’s Carolan appointed Ireland U20s coach after Ruddock steps down

The Grand Slam-winning Welshman plans to focus his full attention on his job with Lansdowne.

From The42 IRFU ready to embrace men’s 7s with 2020 Olympics in target New Ground

IRFU ready to embrace men’s 7s with 2020 Olympics in target

TheScore.ie has learned that plans are in place to launch a men’s sevens team from 2015 onwards.

From The42 Academy-inspired Connacht looking to keep up their side of the IRFU bargain Development

Academy-inspired Connacht looking to keep up their side of the IRFU bargain

‘The strength of our academy is that they actually get game time at the top level,’ says manager Tim Allnutt

# irfu - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The42 Munster’s BJ Botha: I can’t see myself playing anywhere else Pillar

Munster’s BJ Botha: I can’t see myself playing anywhere else

The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current season, but he is keen to stay with the province.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The42 ‘Joe doesn’t sleep at night thinking about how we can get better’ – Bowe Cult Of The Coach

‘Joe doesn’t sleep at night thinking about how we can get better’ – Bowe

The Ulster wing outlines what work Ireland carried out during their two-day camp at Carton House.

# irfu - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The42 Ireland’s new Canterbury home kit features a retro white collar New Stash

Ireland’s new Canterbury home kit features a retro white collar

The IRFU and Canterbury have unveiled the playing kit, including the ‘bosphorus’ green home jersey.