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# 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.

# irfu - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From The42 Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara Blessings

Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara

The former Ireland out-half is now part of the coaching set-up at Racing Métro.

From The42 Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth Homecoming

Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth

The return of the Ireland out-half follows up on last season’s new deals for Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip.

From The42 Racing Métro linked with Talès as replacement for Jonny Sexton J10

Racing Métro linked with Talès as replacement for Jonny Sexton

The Parisian club’s president says the pressure on Sexton has been an unwelcome feature of the start of the season.

# irfu - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From The42 Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women’s rugby forward Goose

Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women’s rugby forward

The Ireland head coach has brought about major improvements since first taking the job in 2003.

# irfu - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 Former Leinster lock Louis Magee elected new IRFU president Top Man

Former Leinster lock Louis Magee elected new IRFU president

The Bective Rangers clubman continues a long-standing tradition by taking over from Pat Fitzgerald.

From The42 IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph Money

IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph

Irish rugby’s governing body has urged caution in the long-term despite this success.

# irfu - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The42 Ireland ‘up to 40%’ more likely to win with Brian O’Driscoll on the field ESRIreland's Call

Ireland ‘up to 40%’ more likely to win with Brian O’Driscoll on the field

That’s according to a report by two leading economists.

# irfu - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The42 5 common mistakes inexperienced athletes make about nutrition Fitness

5 common mistakes inexperienced athletes make about nutrition

Probably best you don’t eat that, RG3.

# irfu - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The42 IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video Tallyho This post contains videos

IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video

This is for anyone who ever wished to see Paul O’Connell going for a run in grainy, celluloid glory.

# irfu - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The42 Here’s how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina Balance

Here’s how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina

We caught up with IRFU nutritionist Dr Ruth Wood-Martin before she headed off to South America ahead of the squad.

# irfu - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU Windfall

Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU

The western province are set to improve their strength and conditioning facilities and have appointed Paul Bunce as their new head of fitness.

From The42 Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests Dilemma

Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests

The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.

From The42 Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D’Arcy and Madigan miss out Summer Tour

Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D’Arcy and Madigan miss out

Tommy Bowe and Sean O’Brien also miss out as Schmidt calls upon Felix Jones, Robbie Diack, James Cronin, Rob Herring and Kieran Marmion.

# irfu - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The42 IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby The Future

IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby

‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’

# irfu - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The42 Connacht confirm capture of New Zealand full-back Mils Muliaina Now We're Talking This post contains videos

Connacht confirm capture of New Zealand full-back Mils Muliaina

The 33-year-old will become the first ever All Black to play for the province.

# irfu - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The42 Nucifora to bring ‘greater alignment across all areas’ of Irish rugby High Performance

Nucifora to bring ‘greater alignment across all areas’ of Irish rugby

The Australian’s newly-created position was born in a post-2011 Rugby World Cup review by the IRFU.

# irfu - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The42 ‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition Next Step

‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition

The IRFU’s newly-appointed Performance Director wants to see more young Irish players in first-team action.

From The42 ‘The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy’ – The IRFU’s take on Europe’s new rugby deal Champions Cup

‘The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy’ – The IRFU’s take on Europe’s new rugby deal

The European Rugby Champions Cup comes into being next season.

# irfu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The42 The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The42 IRFU set to introduce David Nucifora as Performance Director Brains Trust

IRFU set to introduce David Nucifora as Performance Director

The Australian won a Super Rugby title as head coach of the Brumbies, while Joe Schmidt worked under him at the Blues.

# irfu - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The42 Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll Homecoming

Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll

‘I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go’.

# irfu - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The42 Zebo left out of 33-man squad for England test Team News

Zebo left out of 33-man squad for England test

The Munster winger hasn’t made the extended panel for this weekend’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham.