Experienced Ireland selection for Chicago game

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From Last Word on Rugby, Rory Boyd Joe Schmidt has gone for the most experienced Ireland starting 15 available to play New Zealand in Chicago. Ireland’s record against New Zealand is atrocious, with just one draw to go with the 27 defeats in the 28 games between the sides. Despite many exciting young players knocking […] READ MORE



UFC’s Big Mistake Leading Up To UFC 202

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With the UFC’s biggest star’s highly anticipated rematch just around the corner, the UFC has made what can only be described as a poorly informed business choice. With two weeks until the return of Conor McGregor, the UFC made the decision to pull Ireland from the ppv section of UFC Fight Pass. For those who […] READ MORE


Team GB Rugby Sevens Squad’s Announced for Rio Olympic’s

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The Great Britain Rugby Sevens squad’s for the 2016 Olympic Games have been announced, and it seems both the men’s and women’s side’s mean business as top-class names have been included in the packs travelling to Rio. Tom Mitchell will lead an experienced and exciting men’s team to the tournament that features rugby for the […] READ MORE


Liverpool Football Club And Its Irish Connection

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Liverpool Football Club and its Irish connection is historically a very important facet of the club. Cultural and geographical ties between the city of Liverpool and Ireland are centuries old. Historically, the ferry from Liverpool to Dublin and vice versa was the major link between the two islands. Thousands of Irish people emigrated to work […] READ MORE


Springboks Defeat Ireland to Clinch Series

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A vociferous Port Elizabeth crowd witnessed the Springboks defeat Ireland to clinch the series two Tests to one. South Africa 19 Ireland 13 South Africa (JP Pietersen try; Elton Jantjies conversion, 3 penalties, Ruan Combrinck penalty)  Ireland (Luke Marshall try; Paddy Jackson conversion, 2 penalties) The three Test series was level at one each going into […] READ MORE


Springboks Fail to Turn up Against Ireland

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It is unfair to judge a coach on his first game, but why did Alister Coetzee’s Springboks fail to turn up against Ireland? When we weighed up the prospects of this tour in an earlier piece, we did suspect that an upset may just be on the cards. What was not predictable though was the abysmal […] READ MORE


Under-20 Championship: Round Two Results

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Overnight in Manchester, England the World Rugby Under-20 Championship continued. Round two games were played in all three Pools between the 12 competing nations and there were massive upsets and ill-discipline, that will alter the standings after these Round two results. Under-20 Championship: Round Two Results RESULTS – Saturday June 11 POOL A – New Zealand […] READ MORE