# irfu - Today’s News
# irfu - Monday 19 May, 2014
The western province are set to improve their strength and conditioning facilities and have appointed Paul Bunce as their new head of fitness.
The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.
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
‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’
# irfu - Monday 5 May, 2014
The 33-year-old will become the first ever All Black to play for the province.
# irfu - Friday 18 April, 2014
The Australian’s newly-created position was born in a post-2011 Rugby World Cup review by the IRFU.
# irfu - Thursday 17 April, 2014
The IRFU’s newly-appointed Performance Director wants to see more young Irish players in first-team action.
The European Rugby Champions Cup comes into being next season.
# irfu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.
# irfu - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
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
‘I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go’.
# irfu - Monday 17 February, 2014
The Munster winger hasn’t made the extended panel for this weekend’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
# irfu - Monday 27 January, 2014
Canterbury’s deal will commence on September 1st next.
# irfu - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
Director General, Páraic Duffy, says six of the organisation’s grounds are likely to be used in the bid.
# irfu - Tuesday 21 January, 2014
Hooker Niall Annett tells TheScore.ie that 16 senior players are all chasing their coaching qualifications.
# irfu - Monday 20 January, 2014
The former Munster flanker is hopeful that Keith Earls will follow suit and pen a new deal.
# irfu - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The Leinster flanker is the man around whom Joe Schmidt’s Ireland plans will revolve.
Great news for Irish rugby fans.
# irfu - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
Ireland take on Italy in an Aviva Stadium double-header on 8 March.
# irfu - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.
# irfu - Saturday 4 January, 2014
‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’
# irfu - Monday 30 December, 2013
Another stray tweet caused an online stir at the weekend but Leinster are determined to keep their No.8.
# irfu - Sunday 29 December, 2013
The RTÉ rugby pundit feels the IRFU could get two quality players in for the Kildare man’s current wages.
# irfu - Saturday 28 December, 2013
A survey carried out by IRUPA also revealed that one in five players have been concussed between four and five times.
# irfu - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
The Kiwi head coach must make international rugby a truly unique experience for players, supporters and coaches.
# irfu - Thursday 19 December, 2013
The Galway flanker will remain with the province until 2016.
# irfu - Tuesday 17 December, 2013
The Ireland and Lions hooker has signed up to play at Ravenhill until 2016.
# irfu - Sunday 15 December, 2013
The Nenagh native will be charging into rucks in a red shirt until the summer of 2017 at least.
# irfu - Thursday 12 December, 2013
‘Penney is halfway through a pretty thorough rebuilding job and is trying to establish a new playing identity around which Munster can build a sustainable future.’
# irfu - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
The IRFU launched new concussion guidelines for the amateur game but Dr Rod McLoughlin has strong views on the professional game.
# irfu - Monday 9 December, 2013
Dr Rod McLoughlin believes there needs to be a culture change to remove inappropriate pressure on concussed players.
# irfu - Thursday 5 December, 2013
Ireland could be set to play New Zealand again.
# irfu - Friday 29 November, 2013
The Ireland out-half will be putting his feet up this weekend in Paris.
With the English seemingly set to come on board, all looks rosy for the ERC but this battle will resume next year.
# irfu - Friday 22 November, 2013
We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.
The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.
# irfu - Thursday 21 November, 2013
Where should the games be played if Ireland end up hosting the event in 10 years time?
“If we wanted to, we could have killed it, but we wanted to put the country first,” says GAA President Liam O’Neill.
# irfu - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
# irfu - Monday 18 November, 2013
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.