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Niamh Briggs honoured in World Cup postage stamp

UL Bohemian & Munster’s Niamh Briggs honoured in World Cup postage stamp. The launch of a commemorative Women’s Rugby World Cup stamp was a milestone for the sport and a wonderful day for team captain Niamh Briggs and her family. Video credit Irish Rugby. Niamh Briggs – Stamp Of Approval The launch of a commemorative Women's Rugby World Cup stamp was a milestone for the sport and a wonderful day for team captain Niamh Briggs and her family. Posted by IrishRugby on Friday, July 14, 2017...

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Shannon’s Greg O’Shea amongst try scorers as Ireland book 7s World Cup place

Irish Men’s Sevens squad join female counterparts in qualifying for next summer’s Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco. It also marks the first time this has been achieved by the IRFU Sevens programme. Ireland have competed in five previous Men’s RWC Sevens tournaments – 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009 – with the Women’s team making their Sevens World Cup debut four years ago in Moscow. Qualification was achieved through a third place finish at the Exeter 7s, the final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series. Anthony Eddy’s side suffered their only defeat of the...

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Ireland run England close in World Hockey League

Ireland women’s hockey team were narrowly beaten 3-2 by England in Johannesburg today. Ireland suffered defeat to world number two side England today in their final pool game of the Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament.The 3-2 defeat – Ireland’s first in the competition – means they will play world number three Argentina in a Tuesday quarter final. The Argentinians topped their pool with a 100% record winning four games from four.The final pool standings. England were on top early on and built a 2-0 first half lead. The first goal came via a Sarah Haycroft’s attempted cross that Zoe Wilson...

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Ireland make book Cup Semi Final spot on opening day of Exeter 7s

Ireland were the standout team on the opening day of the Exeter 7s tournament.  Anthony Eddy’s side made it three wins from three games, scoring 16 tries in the process as they beat Portugal 36-7, Belgium 40-7 and World Series side France 26-0 to top Pool A. Jimmy O’Brien and Jordan Conroy were top scorers with four tries each. You can see highlights of the Portugal and Belgium games below. FULL VIDEO REPLAY – IRELAND 36 PORTUGAL 7 (5:55-30:13) by Rugby Europe FULL VIDEO REPLAY – IRELAND 40 BELGIUM 7 (1:51-24:00) by Rugby Europe IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS Squad (2017 Rugby...

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Limerick GAA confirm upcoming Hurling & Football club championship fixtures

Limerick GAA confirm upcoming Hurling & Football club championship fixtures. The upcoming fixtures for the Limerick club hurling and football championships have been confirmed and with both inter county teams out of their respective All-Ireland Championships their is nothing to prevent the club games going to planned. The Senior Hurling Championship games are as follows. Senior Football Championship. Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship. Intermediate Football...

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