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# irfu - Thursday 25 October, 2012

From The Score Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland? He Is Bod

Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?

The Leinster centre will continue as skipper according to Declan Kidney. But is it the right decision at this stage?

From The Score Here’s Your ‘Cian Healy As You’ve Never Seen Him Before’ Picture of the Day Destiny's Church

# irfu - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From The Score Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’ Injury Blow

Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’

Rob Kearney will have surgery on a back injury and will miss Ireland’s November internationals, Declan Kidney confirms.

From The Score Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad Rugby

Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad

Richardt Strauss, Iain Henderson, Luke Marshall and David Kilcoyne have all been called into Declan Kidney’s squad for the Guinness Series internationals.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The Score Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty Internationals

Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty

“The number seven position is my home now,” declared the Ulster flanker ahead of the November Series announcement.

# irfu - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The Score RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017 Rugby

RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017

The four-year extension of the exclusive Irish right covers TV, radio and online coverage.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From The Score Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts Quids In

Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts

The Cardiff Blues centre, who is studying to be a doctor, may get a fancy mála scoile out of this.

# irfu - Monday 1 October, 2012

From The Score Your ‘Shane Jennings Is The Big Guy On Campus’ Pic of the Day Vrooom

Your ‘Shane Jennings Is The Big Guy On Campus’ Pic of the Day

Some people call him the space cowboy…

# irfu - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From The Score Ronan O’Gara’s advice for one online critic: ‘Concentrate on achieving something in your own life…’ Kick On

# irfu - Friday 21 September, 2012

From The Score Kidney names three uncapped players for training camp Call-ups

Kidney names three uncapped players for training camp

Iain Henderson, Dave O’Callaghan and Luke Marshall have been included in the 33-strong squad.

# irfu - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The Score ‘Who are these guys?’ Declan Kidney set to name 30-man Ireland training squad Fresh

‘Who are these guys?’ Declan Kidney set to name 30-man Ireland training squad

The Ireland coach will show his hand ahead of the November Series when the IRFU announce the chosen ones.

# irfu - Monday 17 September, 2012

Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence Nevin Spence This post contains images

Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence

The family has issued a statement to say the three Spence men expressed their love for each in their final moments by “trying to help one another”.

# irfu - Friday 14 September, 2012

From The Score Interview: Murphy still taking the outside line Easy Tiger

Interview: Murphy still taking the outside line

The former Ireland fullback is intent on making rugby his legacy, not an off-field squabble.

# irfu - Thursday 13 September, 2012

From The Score BT Vision chief flags Heineken Cup alternative Euro Vision

BT Vision chief flags Heineken Cup alternative

“We are looking to set up a dazzling new European tournament with a fantastic new format, with, we hope, all the best clubs,” the TV chief said today.

# irfu - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From The Score Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU RWC2023

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.

# irfu - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The Score GAA ready to back 2023 Rugby World Cup bid RWC 2023?

GAA ready to back 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

The association have agreed to discuss the issue at congress, a move which allows the IRFU continue its feasibility study.

# irfu - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From The Score The breakdown: 5 areas of interest ahead of the new Irish rugby season Rugby

The breakdown: 5 areas of interest ahead of the new Irish rugby season

‘The Olympics are great but the new rugby season can’t come quick enough,’ according to Tom Fox. Here’s what to expect.

# irfu - Monday 2 July, 2012

From The Score Thumbs up! Stephen Ferris will be back playing rugby soon Cast Away

Thumbs up! Stephen Ferris will be back playing rugby soon

… but not a moment too soon judging by Ireland’s dismal tour of New Zealand.

# irfu - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The Score Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back? Humbled

Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back?

Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.

# irfu - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Score Hanrahan helps U20s secure fifth place in Junior World Championships JWC

Hanrahan helps U20s secure fifth place in Junior World Championships

The Munster outhalf kicked six penalties to hand Ireland victory over France in Cape Town today.

From The Score Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule Summer Tour

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule

The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.

# irfu - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The Score Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland Opinion

Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland

“The selectors need to build on the knowledge that the All-Blacks were rattled because we attacked them in the right places,” writes Emmet O’Rafferty.

# irfu - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From The Score No Dan Carter in All Blacks’ XV to face Ireland in final test Perfect 10

No Dan Carter in All Blacks’ XV to face Ireland in final test

The fly-half star is suffering from a hamstring problem and will be replaced by Aaron Cruden in Hamilton.

From The Score The Deccie Dilemma: Where do we stand now on the Irish coach? Rugby

The Deccie Dilemma: Where do we stand now on the Irish coach?

Whether his detractors like it or not, it was he who oversaw this excellent performance, one which almost saw him achieve something which no other Irish coach has managed to do: beat New Zealand.

From The Score Ronan O’Gara: ‘I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty’ Last Call

Ronan O’Gara: ‘I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty’ Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

From The Score Ireland’s Call – Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney Summer Tour

Ireland’s Call – Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# irfu - Monday 18 June, 2012

From The Score Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

# irfu - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The Score Heaslip and D’Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks Big Blows

Heaslip and D’Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.

# irfu - Friday 15 June, 2012

From The Score Preview: ‘Controlled abandon’ the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks Believe

Preview: ‘Controlled abandon’ the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

# irfu - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From The Score O’Driscoll urges Irish team-mates to go for the win against All Blacks Down Under

O’Driscoll urges Irish team-mates to go for the win against All Blacks

“No matter what country you play for, I think you play with a huge amount of pride and we’re not playing for second best this weekend,” said the centre.

# irfu - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

From The Score 3 ways Ireland can be more competitive against New Zealand on Saturday Breakdown

3 ways Ireland can be more competitive against New Zealand on Saturday

What else would you want to after a comprehensive defeat to the world champions, than play them again on their own turf seven days later?

From The Score In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch’s Red Zone Summer Tour This post contains images

In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch’s Red Zone

Declan Kidney and the boys stopped off to take in the city’s earthquake-devastated area earlier today.

# irfu - Friday 8 June, 2012

From The Score Preview: Avoid front row woes and we will run the All Blacks very close First Test

Preview: Avoid front row woes and we will run the All Blacks very close

Hopes are high that Ireland can end a 107 year wait to beat the All Blacks but McCaw, Carter and Woodcock are not ones for rolling over.

# irfu - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From The Score Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test Summer Tour

Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test

The coach that has been consistently maligned for being ultra conservative in his selection policy has only gone and thrown a spanner in the works in New Zealand.

From The Score Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks Down Under

Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks

Declan Kidney has thrown convention to the wind as he shakes up the Ireland backline and hands out two new caps.

# irfu - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

From The Score Summer Tour Diary: Ma’a Nonu’s Irish impersonation – “Tanks a million!” GAA Blacks

Summer Tour Diary: Ma’a Nonu’s Irish impersonation – “Tanks a million!”

What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.

From The Score Ireland’s Call: Put your question to Declan Kidney and Brian O’Driscoll in New Zealand Ask The Experts

Ireland’s Call: Put your question to Declan Kidney and Brian O’Driscoll in New Zealand

We are giving you the opportunity to put your best comment forward to the Irish rugby team days before they face the All Blacks.

# irfu - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

From The Score Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else Tour

Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else

Eoin Reddan is amazed by Tiger Woods’ winning charge and Simon Zebo sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’.

# irfu - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The Score Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland’s First Test against All Blacks Banana Skin

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland’s First Test against All Blacks

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

# irfu - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From The Score The Black Tour: Can Ireland upset New Zealand? Summer Daze

The Black Tour: Can Ireland upset New Zealand?

As Ireland prepare for their summer tour, Tom Fox takes a close look at their prospects in the three-test series.