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#IRFU

# irfu - Friday 15 July, 2016

From The42 'IRFU no longer has the capacity to absorb increasing costs of the professional game' Provincial

'IRFU no longer has the capacity to absorb increasing costs of the professional game'

Rising player costs are eating in to increased broadcast revenues.

# irfu - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From The42 IRFU boss Browne opposed to changing worldwide rugby season structure Status Quo

IRFU boss Browne opposed to changing worldwide rugby season structure

“There’s not much point changing it if it’s going to make things worse.”

# irfu - 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.

# irfu - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

# irfu - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future Talent Pool

IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future

The IRFU performance director feels earlier intervention can produce better professionals.

# irfu - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

From The42 Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future Paulie

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future

The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.

From The42 'It's up to Leinster and Leo to ask for help if they think that’s required' Experience

'It's up to Leinster and Leo to ask for help if they think that’s required'

IRFU performance director David Nucifora indicated that Cullen ‘possibly’ requires experience around him.

# irfu - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From The42 IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup Ireland 2023

IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby today announced seven key criteria it will use to select a host.

# irfu - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

From The42 Ireland U20s affected by injury but welcome new faces for World Championship Global Game

Ireland U20s affected by injury but welcome new faces for World Championship

Head coach Nigel Carolan says his side need to balance ‘risk versus reward’.

# irfu - Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 'The IRFU has to take a top-down approach and look at how the game is managed' Forward Thinking

'The IRFU has to take a top-down approach and look at how the game is managed'

David Wallace speaks to The42 about how the IRFU needs to plan for the future and a new start for Munster.

# irfu - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 IRFU CEO Browne confirms cash injection for struggling Irish provinces Finances

IRFU CEO Browne confirms cash injection for struggling Irish provinces

Munster have required particular attention after a poor financial season.

From The42 'We are happy with three years' - IRFU content with residency regulations Eligibility

'We are happy with three years' - IRFU content with residency regulations

IRFU CEO Philip Browne supports Cian Kelleher’s decision to leave Leinster for Connacht.

# irfu - Monday 2 May, 2016

From The42 IRFU reveal ticket prices for November games against New Zealand, Australia and Canada Tickets There

IRFU reveal ticket prices for November games against New Zealand, Australia and Canada

Fans can get their hands on tickets from June onwards.

# irfu - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

From The42 'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster Moving On

'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster

Ireland’s new defence coach liked what he saw in Munster.

From The42 One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup Speed King

One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup

Nick Winkelman is the IRFU’s new Head of Athletic Performance and Science.

# irfu - Thursday 17 March, 2016

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

# irfu - Saturday 12 March, 2016

From The42 Jamie Heaslip scored a contender for try of the championship today

Jamie Heaslip scored a contender for try of the championship today

The Leinster man has a brace.

# irfu - Saturday 27 February, 2016

From The42 'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat

'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat

Ireland are in a transitional period, according to the head coach.

# irfu - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The42 'The IRFU have done some sterling work to keep them in euros' - Schmidt Contract Season

'The IRFU have done some sterling work to keep them in euros' - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach is relieved to see the back of the re-contracting period of the season.

# irfu - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan joins Murray Kinsella to talk Paulie, Paris and more Engage

The42 Six Nations Show: Trevor Hogan joins Murray Kinsella to talk Paulie, Paris and more

Watch the first of our new video series.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Paul O’Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas

Alan English is working with former Ireland star.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From The42 Boost for Ireland as Schmidt says Sexton is 'ready to go' for Wales opener Six Nations

Boost for Ireland as Schmidt says Sexton is 'ready to go' for Wales opener

Sexton was taken off in last Saturday’s game for Leinster against Wasps.

# irfu - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From The42 Former England coach Andy Farrell to take up role with Munster Drafted In

Former England coach Andy Farrell to take up role with Munster

The Englishman is set to link up with Anthony Foley’s side for the remainder of the season.

# irfu - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The42 Dublin footballers' highly-rated physical trainer has new role with the IRFU Switching Codes

# irfu - Monday 28 December, 2015

From The42 Here's the full transcript from David Nucifora's Aviva Stadium media briefing The Boss

Here's the full transcript from David Nucifora's Aviva Stadium media briefing

The Australian performance director answered questions about NIQ signings, Robbie Henshaw and more.

# irfu - Thursday 24 December, 2015

From The42 'In the creation of Brian O'Driscoll, I was the butterfly' No Borders

'In the creation of Brian O'Driscoll, I was the butterfly'

In his excellent new oral history, Tom English recalls a famous win in Paris for Irish rugby.

# irfu - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From The42 Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers Big Plans

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers

The IRFU’s performance director says he has no doubt the provinces can remain competitive in Europe.

From The42 'Connacht are putting their best foot forward to be able to keep Robbie' Player Movement

'Connacht are putting their best foot forward to be able to keep Robbie'

David Nucifora says that Ian Madigan would be at a disadvantage by moving to France.

From The42 IRFU chief David Nucifora says he didn't block Munster's move for Moore Imports

IRFU chief David Nucifora says he didn't block Munster's move for Moore

The Australian performance director suggested the IRFU and Munster’s valuations of the hooker were some way apart.

# irfu - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

From The42 Balance between Ireland and the provinces is an important battle for IRFU Primary Focus

Balance between Ireland and the provinces is an important battle for IRFU

Should national team success come at a cost for the provinces?

# irfu - Thursday 3 December, 2015

From The42 Healy excited about Leinster’s future as IRFU prepare new deal Contract Season

Healy excited about Leinster’s future as IRFU prepare new deal

The 28-year-old loosehead’s current deal expires in the summer of 2016.

# irfu - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

From The42 Contract boost for Connacht as Irish international signs new two-year deal Staying Put

Contract boost for Connacht as Irish international signs new two-year deal

Kieran Marmion has extended his stay.

# irfu - Monday 23 November, 2015

From The42 'I'll have to see what's best for my career' - Henshaw addresses talk of Connacht exit Centre Stage

'I'll have to see what's best for my career' - Henshaw addresses talk of Connacht exit

The Ireland centre is ‘not ruling out’ a move to Leinster.

# irfu - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From The42 IRFU block Munster’s move to sign Australia captain Stephen Moore No Go

IRFU block Munster’s move to sign Australia captain Stephen Moore

The southern province were close to finalising a deal with the 102-times capped Australian.

# irfu - Friday 13 November, 2015

From The42 The Wallabies are coming to Dublin next year as part of their ‘Grand Slam’ tour November Reign

The Wallabies are coming to Dublin next year as part of their ‘Grand Slam’ tour

Plus there are reports of two Tests against the All Blacks…

# irfu - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From The42 Spectacular drone video shows just how much the National Sports Campus has come along Aerial View This post contains videos

Spectacular drone video shows just how much the National Sports Campus has come along

The facility will be impressive when it’s finished.

# irfu - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 The IRFU have paid tribute to retiring kitman 'Rala' with this great video Goodbye Rala This post contains videos

The IRFU have paid tribute to retiring kitman 'Rala' with this great video

Paddy “Rala” O’Reilly retires after 21 years with the team.

# irfu - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

'A quiet presence that takes up a lot of space' - Schmidt speaks about O'Connell loss

Schmidt speaks about the loss of O’Connell, O’Mahony and Payne.

# irfu - Monday 12 October, 2015

From The42 In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning Masterclass This post contains videos

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning

Fitzgerald sent his driver further than the ball.

# irfu - Friday 9 October, 2015

From The42 'It's a huge thing for us and women's rugby' Spence hoping for more women's tests Stepping Stone

'It's a huge thing for us and women's rugby' Spence hoping for more women's tests

The World Player of the Year nominee says Donnybrook move is huge for the game.