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news from Thursday, 5 December 2019

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- On their debut at the World Sevens Series as a full-time member on the circuit, Ireland suffered a 24-19 defeat to last year's runners-up USA.  However, Anthony Eddy's side can take a lot positives out of this game as they pushed a talented USA side all the way and could have come away with a win if they showed a little bit more composure. Despite a promising early attack which resulted in an Ire...

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- Ireland's women suffered an opening day defeat in the Dubai leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series.  Stan McDowell's side went into Thursday's match hoping to get off to a positive start in Pool B but they conceded a converted try at the death to hand Spain the victory after leading throughout the majority of the match. Ireland got off to a superb start when Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, who scored 35 tr...

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news from Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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- For Rory Best, Ireland's premature exit from the 2019 Rugby World Cup was not the way he would have wanted to sign off on his decorated career.  With the rest of the squad, there is an opportunity to right some wrongs by getting back on track at provincial level in the white heat of European Cup rugby and, of course, the 2020 Six Nations, which is less than two months away, will help ease the pai...

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- “Over the next hours and days, spare a thought for the players.” These were the initial thoughts of Mike Ross in the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s 2019 Rugby World Cup exit at the hands of New Zealand. Social media on that Saturday in October and the days which followed were awash with criticism, disappointment and unfortunately, at times, abuse. Ross’ tweet stood out alone amongst much...

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news from Tuesday, 3 December 2019

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- Three members of the 2019 U20 Grand Slam winning side have been included in the Ireland Men's Sevens Development squad for this week's Dubai Invitational tournament.  Ireland's men's and women's senior sides are already in Dubai preparing for the beginning of the HSBC World Series with action getting underway on Thursday. For the men's side this will be the first time they are competing on the wo...

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