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# irfu - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The42 Tickets sold out for All Blacks test in November IRFU

Tickets sold out for All Blacks test in November

The IRFU has announced that the Aviva Stadium is a sell-out for the visit of New Zealand.

# irfu - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From The42 IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament European Rugby

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

# irfu - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From The42 Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season Referee

Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season

The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.

# irfu - Friday 20 September, 2013

From The42 ‘We’ve been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years’: IRFU chief on Heineken Cup Speaking Out

‘We’ve been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years’: IRFU chief on Heineken Cup

Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.

# irfu - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The42 Declan Kidney named Director of Sport at UCC New Role

Declan Kidney named Director of Sport at UCC

The ex-head coach of Ireland’s senior rugby team has been handed the position ahead of the upcoming academic year.

# irfu - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From The42 Scrum coach still to come for Ireland ‘when we need it’ — Plumtree Going Forward

Scrum coach still to come for Ireland ‘when we need it’ — Plumtree

Ireland’s new forwards coach expects to have some help with the set-piece.

# irfu - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From The42 Plumtree appointed forwards coach as Schmidt puts his mark on Ireland Backroom Team

Plumtree appointed forwards coach as Schmidt puts his mark on Ireland

The arrival of the former Natal Sharks coach means there will be no place for Anthony Foley.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The42 Sexton hoping to kick on in Paris as French adventure gets going Bonjour

Sexton hoping to kick on in Paris as French adventure gets going

The Ireland No 10 was unveiled to the French media in Paris today. And he’s raring to go.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

From The42 IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing Anti-doping

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# irfu - Friday 19 July, 2013

From The42 IRFU play down €14.9m profit as Fitzgerald appointed president AGM

IRFU play down €14.9m profit as Fitzgerald appointed president

The union say the large surplus is down to a ‘once off’ €11.5 million.

# irfu - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The42 Illness in Irish camp hits preparations for Canada clash Sick And Tired

Illness in Irish camp hits preparations for Canada clash

Les Kiss may have to change tack ahead of Saturday.

# irfu - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From The42 Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions

Kangaroo courts, cross-dressing prop forwards and some pretty good rugby too…

# irfu - Friday 31 May, 2013

From The42 ‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on Hard Ball

‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on

The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.

# irfu - Friday 10 May, 2013

Ireland has some more competition to host the Rugby World Cup

The South Africans have thrown their name into the ring as a possible host for the 2023 tournament.

# irfu - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The42 ‘IRFU didn’t rate me as highly as I rated myself’ – Jonny Sexton on Metro move Bon Voyage

‘IRFU didn’t rate me as highly as I rated myself’ – Jonny Sexton on Metro move

The outgoing Leinster outhalf was eager to sign a four-year contract with his home province.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

From The42 Geordan Murphy to retire from rugby this summer Farewell

Geordan Murphy to retire from rugby this summer

The former Ireland full back has decided to call it a day.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From The42 Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU Backroom Staff

Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU

The current Leinster coach will try not to raid the province for too much.

# irfu - Monday 29 April, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Schmidt installment just 1 of the changes needed in Irish Rugby IRFU

Opinion: Schmidt installment just 1 of the changes needed in Irish Rugby

He’s the right man for the job, no question. But what about the other job?

From The42 O’Connell and O’Driscoll vital for Irish success – Joe Schmidt Irish Totems

O’Connell and O’Driscoll vital for Irish success – Joe Schmidt

The new Ireland coach is eager to keep the forward and backline stars in the green jersey.

From The42 Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together About Schmidt

Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together

Richie Murphy insists he hasn’t talked to the new Ireland boss about following him out the door at Leinster.

From The42 Meet the new boss: the rise and rise of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt Ireland's Call

Meet the new boss: the rise and rise of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

A new era in Irish rugby starts here.

From The42 Joe Schmidt named as new Ireland head coach Fresh Kiwi

Joe Schmidt named as new Ireland head coach

The New Zealander was officially confirmed to the new role by the IRFU today.

# irfu - Sunday 28 April, 2013

From The42 Opinion: IRFU show Schmidt who’s boss before big announcement Coach In Waiting

Opinion: IRFU show Schmidt who’s boss before big announcement

The Leinster coach has now set three deadlines but he is being made to wait.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The42 GAA wait for IRFU to select venues for Rugby World Cup bid RWC Bid

GAA wait for IRFU to select venues for Rugby World Cup bid

The GAA’s Congress carried a motion last month to allow the use of its grounds for a potential bid.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The42 Keith Wood ‘impressed’ with interviewees for Ireland job Optimism

Keith Wood ‘impressed’ with interviewees for Ireland job

The former Ireland star described how he was called by the IRFU “out of the blue”.

# irfu - Monday 22 April, 2013

From The42 Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Job Search

Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Exclusive

The former Ireland captain is sitting on the interview panel to decide Declan Kidney’s successor.

# irfu - Friday 19 April, 2013

From The42 Joe Schmidt expecting IRFU decision on Ireland job next week Top Job

Joe Schmidt expecting IRFU decision on Ireland job next week

The Leinster boss said he had a ‘really good chat’ with union officials.

From The42 Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete BOD This post contains videos

Brian O’Driscoll thinks Henry Shefflin is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete

And 5 other things we learned from his latest Lions Q and A.

From The42 Ireland target Jake White rules himself out of the running Not Interested

Ireland target Jake White rules himself out of the running

The World Cup-winning coach has turned down the opportunity to be interviewed by the IRFU.

# irfu - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From The42 McKenzie and White interviewed for Ireland job – reports Top Job

McKenzie and White interviewed for Ireland job – reports

The Australian media claim that both coaches have had video conferences with the IRFU.

# irfu - Monday 15 April, 2013

From The42 Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job IRFU

Joe Schmidt open to hearing what IRFU have to say on vacant Ireland job

The Leinster chief hinted he’s interested in talking to Irish rugby chiefs.

# irfu - Sunday 14 April, 2013

From The42 IRFU confirm approach to Leinster coach Joe Schmidt One Step Closer

IRFU confirm approach to Leinster coach Joe Schmidt Exclusive

The New Zealander looks set to meet Irish rugby bosses in the coming days.

# irfu - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The42 Reports in Wales linking Shaun Edwards to Ireland head coach job The Outsider

Reports in Wales linking Shaun Edwards to Ireland head coach job

The Englishman has won 11 trophies in 12 years with Wasps and Wales.

# irfu - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

From The42 Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early Column

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Conor O’Shea and Mark McCall would be reluctant to take the head coach job.

From The42 Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way – Browne It Begins

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way – Browne

The CEO of the IRFU also said they had hired “professional consultants” to help them in their search for a new coach.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From The42 Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney Looking Back

Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney

The three line-ups he named for the Tests against the All Blacks summed up the Corkman’s tenure.

From The42 Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland The End This post contains videos

Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland

From the heady days of 2009 to this year’s turgid campaign, Kidney’s term in charge of Ireland has been a rollercoaster ride.

From The42 Here’s how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney’s contract will not be renewed So Long This post contains images

Here’s how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney’s contract will not be renewed

Ireland are in the hunt for a new head coach after this afternoon’s announcement.

# irfu - Thursday 28 March, 2013

From The42 IRFU opt against appealing O’Driscoll ban Missing

IRFU opt against appealing O’Driscoll ban

The Leinster centre will see out his three-week suspension for a stamp on Italy’s Simone Favaro.

# irfu - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.