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The Ireland team for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France. Back Row (L-R) Nick Popplewell, Gary Halpin, Eric Elwood, David Corkery, Paddy Johns, Neil Francis, Gabriel Fulcher, Paul Wallace and Simon Geoghegan Front Row (L-R) Brendan Mullin, Darragh O’Mahony, Niall Hogan, Conor O’Shea and Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

On June 10th, 1995, 25 years ago this week, Ireland were beaten 36-12 by France in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final in King’s Park, Durban becoming the(...)

Gary Halpin gives a two fingered salute after Ireland scored a try against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever about this featuring in Ireland’s standout World Cup moments, the fact that it is also included on one particular New Zealand rugby website a(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

Ireland captain Claire Molloy addresses the team in the huddle. Display against Australia was critically analysed by former team-mates.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This story is definitely true, it’s just the details that might be a little skew-whiff. It was years ago, no idea how many. England were playing someb(...)

Kayla Sauvao of Australia and Ireland’s Alison Miller at UCD during  a Women’s Rugby World Cup match that ended Ireland 19, Australia 17. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A ball hadn’t been kicked at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, hosted by Ireland, before a lad who wanted some attention tried to grab it. Former rugby pla(...)

IJoe Schmidt poses during the Rugby World Cup 2019 draw in Kyoto, Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland may have received a favourable pool draw in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday morning, but there the chances of reaching a first ever semi-fina(...)

Lansdowne’s Daniel McEvoy on the attack against Garryowen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Table-toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will have home advantage in the Division 1A semi-finals after a tumultuous final day in the U(...)

A display for Anthony Foley is mounted as a book of condolence was opened for  the late Anthony Foley at the  IRFU offices in  Dublin today. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby fans, members of the public and public figures have been paying personal tributes to late former Ireland and Munster rugby star Anthony Foley. (...)

David Corkery: ‘The IRFU need to have a serious look at themselves in the mirror.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Take a bow David Corkery. Never one to mince his words or shy away from giving his opinion, one could question the former Irish back-rower’s choice o(...)

A dejected Ger Slattery of Young Munster after losing Saturday’s Munster Senior Cup final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Young Munster coach David Corkery has branded the decision to pull Dan Goggin and Ger Lyons from his squad for Saturday’s Munster Senior Cup final - (...)

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