Organisation: Blackrock College
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
There are two debutants today and they both happen to be No 8s – but whereas Caelan Doris has come through that well-established development pathway of Blackrock College, the Leinster Academy and the Leinster senior side, Scotland’s new face is a bolter from the blue.
Sat, 01 Feb, 2020
He may share the same name and position as an international star of the recent past, but Ireland U20s flanker Sean O’Brien plans to make his own reputation.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
David McCann will captain the Ireland Under-20s as part of a 37-man Six Nations squad dominated by Leinster players.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
There’s something iconic about the mix of red and blue.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
Leinster star Hannah O’Connor had described the province’s historic clash against Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium tomorrow (7pm) as being like ‘a double Christmas’.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
Cork has been without a team in the top level of the women's club game in Ireland for the past two seasons.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
No team in Europe has played as many matches in the Challenge Cup as Connacht
Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
There are six uncapped players in Adam Griggs's Ireland women's squad to face Wales in a test match on Sunday.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
Connacht full-back Tiernan O’Halloran said they were shocked how unfit Russia were when they played them in Moscow in their final World Cup warm-up match.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
Back in May 2009, the rugby analyst Liam Toland wrote a brilliant column on what it was like to be in Croke Park when the ground was full for a Leinster against Munster Heineken Cup semi-final.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
If an average Six Nations fixture takes place on the day of the apocalypse, a Rugby World Cup is a declaration of war.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
As Japan prepares to get Asia’s first Rugby World Cup underway at the Tokyo Stadium tonight (11.45am Irish time), it would be all too easy to forget their opponents as the planet turns its gaze towards the Brave Blossoms.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2019
It is part of a global movement by young people campaigning for radical and systemic action on the climate crisis.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
Ireland’s most successful women’s head coach Philip Doyle has been lured back into Test rugby by the chance to revive Scotland’s fortunes ahead of World Cup qualifying.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
St Michael’s College produced a remarkable final-quarter fightback at Donnybrook to claim the Leinster Schools Junior Cup title at the expense of previous champions Blackrock College.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2019
A year which began with a frustrating hamstring injury which sidelined him for four months has taken a massive upward swing for newly appointed Irish U20 captain Caelan Doris.
Tue, 22 May, 2018
The man who rules European rugby astride a turbo-charged zimmer frame is contracted to make his last stand next year at the age of 37, assuming he lasts that long.
Sat, 24 Mar, 2018
Ireland have announced their Women's team to take on Scotland in the final home game of the Women's Six Nations this weekend.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
The body was sore after his long-awaited return to first-team action but Conor Oliver is relishing the opportunity to prove his worth in the Munster back row all over again.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
Christchurch feels very safe and secure. And the Ireland in me had forgotten how much you savour those things. The contrast from Paris is huge. There is no anger in this world. On the RER in Paris, every nationality in the world is around you.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Munster are hoping for another new contract boost with the retention of Ireland back-three star Andrew Conway to follow extended deals announced last night for forwards Billy Holland, Stephen Archer, and Kevin O’Byrne.
Thu, 11 Jan, 2018
Rugby star Sophie Spence wants female Irish players to “receive an equal level of respect and treatment” as their male counterparts.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
The first volume of a new biography of Éamon de Valera delves into such areas as his childhood and also his difficult relationship with Michael Collins, writes.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
The past weekend was a golden one for the Irish provinces against their English counterparts, but Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster isn’t getting carried away with talk of a power shift in the Champions Cup.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017
EVERY morning, Paul Howard and his dog set off from Dublin at 7am to drive to Avoca, where he spends the day writing.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
If there is any further dragging of heels by the banks, he must exercise the full range of powers at his disposal — and demand more from Donohoe if necessary, writes
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
The darkest part of Éamon de Valera’s political life is chronicled in a new book that whets the appetite for the second volume, writes.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Eight of the very best Leaving Certificate grades would be the pinnacle of any young person’s achievement, but it doesn’t beat an All-Ireland camogie medal for one Limerick student.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Dublin schools have cleaned up with seven out of 13 students receiving eight H1's in today's Leaving Cert results.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2017
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Security will be tight in the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey tomorrow night for the clash between the USA and Ireland but AJ MacGinty is no stranger to being escorted in and out of this fixture.
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions could be about to surprise a few sceptics in New Zealand over the next six weeks.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Wed, 17 May, 2017
The Ireland Women’s management team has confirmed a 48-strong training panel to prepare for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin and Belfast in August.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Wed, 08 Feb, 2017
Cistercian College, Roscrea will face Gonzaga College in the quarter-finals of the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup, following their narrow victories over CBC Monkstown and Castleknock College yesterday.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
Andrew Conway was such a superb schoolboy rugby player at Blackrock College that many shrewd judges tipped him to have banked a hatful of Irish senior caps by the time he reached his mid twenties.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
When you’ve locked horns and beaten women’s rugby giants New Zealand and World Cup champions England in the recent past, taking on highly-ranked Canada isn’t quite the frightening prospect it could be.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2016
Thu, 17 Nov, 2016