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#IRFU

# irfu - Friday 6 December, 2019

From The42 Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance Grassroots

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

# irfu - Thursday 5 December, 2019

From The42 IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations New Boss

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

From The42 'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is' Mental Hurdle

'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'

The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.

# irfu - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review Hindsight

Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review

The union’s performance director, David Nucifora, also stressed the need to focus on Irish players’ skills.

# irfu - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

From The42 Paul Dean steps down as Ireland rugby team manager Vacancy

Paul Dean steps down as Ireland rugby team manager

The former Ireland international spent three seasons in the position having succeeded Mick Kearney in 2016.

# irfu - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From The42 Connacht positive that new Bundee Aki deal is 'getting closer every day' Central Contract

Connacht positive that new Bundee Aki deal is 'getting closer every day'

The 29-year-old Ireland international has been negotiating with the IRFU.

# irfu - Friday 1 November, 2019

From The42 Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed Down Under

Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed

Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.

# irfu - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins Lessons

IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins

The latest underperformance in the biggest competition in the sport leaves many questions.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times Cleared

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.

# irfu - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match RWC2019

IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match

The union have hit back at a report in the Sunday Times.

# irfu - Monday 30 September, 2019

From The42 Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive The42 Rugby Weekly

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

# irfu - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From The42 Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture Home Comforts

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture

The Ireland flanker is determined to enjoy the experience of being on tour with Ireland.

# irfu - Sunday 8 September, 2019

From The42 'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby' Pathway

'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'

The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.

# irfu - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From The42 'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan' Ref

'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan'

Andrew Brace is the only IRFU match official involved in the upcoming World Cup.

# irfu - Thursday 22 August, 2019

From The42 'For us to be together for those four or five days was the best time of my life' Family Man

'For us to be together for those four or five days was the best time of my life'

CJ Stander and his wife, Jean-Marié, now have a baby daughter named Everli.

# irfu - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

From The42 Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut On The Plane

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

# irfu - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From The42 'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role' Coaching

'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role'

IRFU head of coach development, Matthew Wilkie, told The42 about his work around the country.

# irfu - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid

IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

From The42 'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup Tough Tests

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

From The42 Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt Finances

Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says union and province ‘have an agreement in place and everyone’s happy about that.’

# irfu - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From The42 Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations? Broadcasting

Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”

From The42 'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks Debut

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

From The42 'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly' Inappropriate

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'

Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.

# irfu - Friday 19 July, 2019

From The42 IRFU records best-ever financial year with revenues of €87.5 million Good Health

IRFU records best-ever financial year with revenues of €87.5 million

The men’s international game now accounts for 81% of all IRFU revenues.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

From The42 Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan World Cup Target

Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan

The plan aims to have Ireland in ideal shape for the World Cup Qualifiers in September 2020.

# irfu - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

From The42 Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility Sports Campus This post contains videos

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

# irfu - Sunday 23 June, 2019

From The42 Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup Done Deal

Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup

The former World Cup winner will join Ireland after completing his World Cup duties with Conor O’Shea’s Italy.

# irfu - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension Done Deal

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

# irfu - Monday 27 May, 2019

From The42 Rob Kearney signs new one-year IRFU deal to stay with Leinster New Contract

Rob Kearney signs new one-year IRFU deal to stay with Leinster

The 33-year-old fullback has extended his deal with the union.

From The42 IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship On The Fence

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

# irfu - Friday 24 May, 2019

From The42 IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From The42 IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years The Boss

IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years

The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

From The42 IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup Appointments

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup

Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.

# irfu - Thursday 25 April, 2019

From The42 'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility' Craic Agus Ceol

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.

# irfu - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From The42 'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity' Grow The Game

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From The42 Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy Appointment

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# irfu - Thursday 28 February, 2019

From The42 Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster Switch

Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster

The Ireland international is understood to have initiated the discussions over a possible move.

# irfu - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

From The42 Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland Contract

Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland

The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.

# irfu - Thursday 7 February, 2019

From The42 Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later Mike Drop

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later

‘I’d rather that happen now than in a quarter-final of a World Cup,’ the former Ireland prop said.

# irfu - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From The42 Ireland Women’s 7s clinch spot in first World Series semi-final in Sydney 7 Up

Ireland Women’s 7s clinch spot in first World Series semi-final in Sydney

They’ll take on hosts Australia tonight.

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