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Six Nations organisers are hopeful this year’s competition can go ahead, however the fate of the tournament hangs on discussions being held today in France. The Six Nations is due to begin on February 6th, with organisers optimistic it will go ahead as planned in empty stadiums. However after forcing the suspension of this season’s Heineken […]

The Government’s discussing ways to bring supporters back to sporting fixtures in a safe way. It won’t happen in time for the GAA All Ireland finals this year. But Junior Sports Minister Jack Chambers is hoping fans will return in the New Year. “I’m hopeful that we can see some of our sporting fixtures in […]

Conor Murray could be given the nod to start at out half in Ireland’s Autumn Nations League clash with England. Captain Johnny Sexton misses the game due to a hamstring injury picked up against Wales last week, while Billy Burns is following return to play protocols. It means that Ross Byrne is the only fit […]

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton says he accepts he made a mistake in his reaction to being substituted in the Six Nations defeat to France in Paris. The Leinster out half was criticised after shaking his head repeatedly when he was called ashore after 70 minutes at the Stade de France. Sexton confirmed last week that […]

Cork Con’s Shane Daly is one of three uncapped players in Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad for the upcoming Nations Cup series. The versatile back has been named in a 34 man squad for the games with Wales, England and Georgia, and the final game against either Fiji, France, Italy or Scotland. Ulster out half Billy Burns […]

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs has named the match day 23 to host Italy in the Women’s Six Nations Championship at Energia Park on Saturday 24th October. Dorothy Wall will make her first start for the Ireland Women’s 15s side, having come off the bench in the all three of the competition’s earlier rounds. Joining her in the […]

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says they can’t worry too much about the expectation from the Irish public when they return to Six Nations action this weekend. Italy are the visitors to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon in their refixed game (3.30). Farrell named his team yesterday, handing debuts to Leinster’s Will Connors and […]

The Irish team to face Italy in the Six Nations On saturday has been named Captain Johnny Sexton is joined in the half backs by Conor Murray with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose paired in the midfield. Jacob Stockdale is named at fullback with Andrew Conway and the uncapped Hugo Keenan on the wings. Upfront Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter make up the front row, while James Ryan and Tadgh Beirne fill the second row berths. In […]

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has named six uncapped players in his Six Nations squad for the games with Italy and France. Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have all been included. Leinster out half Johnny Sexton continues as captain. Ireland face Italy at the Aviva Stadium on October […]

Next year’s Six Nations could be moved to later in the calendar, according to reports this morning. According to the tournament’s chief executive Ben Morel, the 2021 competition could be delayed in order to allow it go ahead with supporters in attendance. Morel says they’re worried about the financial impacts on unions if games go ahead behind […]


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