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# 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.

# irfu - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The42 IRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with Canterbury Signed Up

IRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with Canterbury

Canterbury’s deal will commence on September 1st next.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The42 GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding Synergy

GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding

Director General, Páraic Duffy, says six of the organisation’s grounds are likely to be used in the bid.

# irfu - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The42 Coaching lessons helping Ulster to outsmart Europe’s elite Teacher's Pet

Coaching lessons helping Ulster to outsmart Europe’s elite

Hooker Niall Annett tells TheScore.ie that 16 senior players are all chasing their coaching qualifications.

# irfu - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The42 Wallace commends IRFU on securing services of ‘inspirational’ O’Connell Munster4life

Wallace commends IRFU on securing services of ‘inspirational’ O’Connell

The former Munster flanker is hopeful that Keith Earls will follow suit and pen a new deal.

# irfu - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From The42 Sean O’Brien remains the most important player in Irish rugby Opinion

Sean O’Brien remains the most important player in Irish rugby

The Leinster flanker is the man around whom Joe Schmidt’s Ireland plans will revolve.

From The42 Sean O’Brien to sign new IRFU contract and stay with Leinster Pen To Paper

Sean O’Brien to sign new IRFU contract and stay with Leinster

Great news for Irish rugby fans.

# irfu - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The42 Going to Ireland v Italy? Stay for free and support the Grand Slam Women’s team Slam Dunk

Going to Ireland v Italy? Stay for free and support the Grand Slam Women’s team

Ireland take on Italy in an Aviva Stadium double-header on 8 March.

# irfu - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The42 IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions Statement

IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions

The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.

# irfu - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The42 ‘WRU has failed miserably’: Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with ‘facts’ Statement Wars

‘WRU has failed miserably’: Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with ‘facts’

‘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

From The42 ‘Jamie hasn’t signed for anyone’ – Gibbes scotches Heaslip to Toulon rumours In Demand

‘Jamie hasn’t signed for anyone’ – Gibbes scotches Heaslip to Toulon rumours

Another stray tweet caused an online stir at the weekend but Leinster are determined to keep their No.8.

# irfu - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The42 IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip’s contract bluff says George Hook Hardball

IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip’s contract bluff says George Hook

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

From The42 Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion Player Welfare

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

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

From The42 Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task New Era

Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task

The Kiwi head coach must make international rugby a truly unique experience for players, supporters and coaches.

# irfu - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The42 Muldoon signs new two-year deal with Connacht Dotted Line

Muldoon signs new two-year deal with Connacht

The Galway flanker will remain with the province until 2016.

# irfu - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The42 Best commits to new two-year contract with Ulster Suftum

Best commits to new two-year contract with Ulster

The Ireland and Lions hooker has signed up to play at Ravenhill until 2016.

# irfu - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From The42 Munster sign Donnacha Ryan up for three more years Staying Put

Munster sign Donnacha Ryan up for three more years

The Nenagh native will be charging into rucks in a red shirt until the summer of 2017 at least.

# irfu - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster Future Proof

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster

‘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

From The42 ‘If a player gets three concussions in a season they should get expert neurology advice’ Line Of Fire

‘If a player gets three concussions in a season they should get expert neurology advice’

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

From The42 ‘We’ve already had a fatality’ – IRFU launch new guide on concussion Head On

‘We’ve already had a fatality’ – IRFU launch new guide on concussion

Dr Rod McLoughlin believes there needs to be a culture change to remove inappropriate pressure on concussed players.

# irfu - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From The42 ‘No greater allure than the world’s best team’ – Schmidt on potential All Blacks rematch Future Plans

‘No greater allure than the world’s best team’ – Schmidt on potential All Blacks rematch

Ireland could be set to play New Zealand again.

# irfu - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The42 No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad Player Welfare

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

The Ireland out-half will be putting his feet up this weekend in Paris.

From The42 The Heineken Cup lives on… for now Opinion

The Heineken Cup lives on… for now

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

From The42 Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid? RWC2023

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.

From The42 Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# irfu - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The42 What Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid? Venues

What Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

Where should the games be played if Ireland end up hosting the event in 10 years time?

From The42 GAA wanted to ‘put the country first’ by backing 2023 World Cup bid RWC 2023?

GAA wanted to ‘put the country first’ by backing 2023 World Cup bid

“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

Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup

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

From The42 Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup Ambition

Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.

# irfu - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The42 FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report Incentive

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report

Pierre Camou, the president of the FFR, apparently held a meeting with representatives of the Top 14 sides last week.

# irfu - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From The42 IRFU confirms that Australia test is a sell-out Full House

IRFU confirms that Australia test is a sell-out

The second game of the autumn schedule joins the New Zealand fixture in selling out.

# irfu - Monday 4 November, 2013

From The42 November tests set to give economy €60 million boost Money

November tests set to give economy €60 million boost

Tickets for the All Blacks match are sold out with just 4,000 left for the Wallabies game.

# irfu - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The42 Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road Meet The Greens This post contains images

Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road

Hundreds of young rugby supporters had a mid-term treat to remember this afternoon.

# irfu - Monday 28 October, 2013

From The42 Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players? Diet

Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players?

The IRFU’s Performance Nutritionist, Ruth Wood-Martin, joined us to explain her concerns over supplementation.

# irfu - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From The42 The enigma of Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly Rala

The enigma of Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly

The Ireland and Lions bagman released his book this week.

# irfu - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The42 Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against – Mike Ross Prop Life

Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against – Mike Ross

The Ireland international tight head prop gives an insight into how the law changes at scrum time have impacted.

# irfu - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The42 The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic Guru

The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic

Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.