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The Ireland women’s rugby team are RBS 6 Nations champions for 2015.

Ireland won their final match against Scotland 73-3, a championship record score.

G’wan na mban!

Match Report: Ireland v Scotland









This afternoon.

The men’s Ireland rugby team led by Paul O’Connell return to Dublin Airport following their victory over Scotland in Edinburgh and securing the Six Nations Championship.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)


Like pizza?

Love rugby??

You can combine both.

Brian Healy writes:

The last round in this Years Six nations comes to a head. Ireland, England & Wales are drawn so far but can Ireland pull it out of the bag to retain the Six Nations championship??? Find out this Saturday 21st March from 2.30pm in The George Bar.. Oh! and there’s Free Pizza.

‘Nom Ireland!

Six Nations Event: The George Bar

Emerald Warriors RFC

  Rugby referee Steve Walsh


Controversial bearded boulevardier and ladies favourite Steve Walsh has called time on his rugby refereeing career less than a week after ducking out of officiating Ireland’s loss to Wales.

Steve Walsh citing personal business reasons for his retirement said:

I have lived my dream and I am truly grateful for every experience that I have had in rugby. It’s been an incredible journey.

Aww mate.

Steve Walsh blows whistle on career (New Zealand Herald

Thanks Richie McCormack

match programme stub

For the weekend that’s in it.

Saturday, February 2nd, 1980.

Ireland faced Scotland off the back of a whipping from her old master.

Ballerina-footed Ollie Campbell and the greased ferret like elusiveness of Colin Patterson lead the charge, backed by southern musclemen, Donal Spring and first-time in green try scorer Moss Keane.

Niall Kiely wrote in the following Monday’s Irish Times:

Our resident Scotsman in a busy restaurant came from Troon, and named, inevitably one-felt, Brown. He had found problems to transcend the day’s woes, one of which led him to beseech every woman present for a needle and thread – a terrace scrimmage had seen him split his only pair of trousers – yet further tragedy stalked in that he had belatedly discovered that Galway , where he wanted to visit an old flame, was not a suburb of Dublin.


Previously: Giving It A McLash, 1985

Retro Rugby on Broadsheet



McGurk! You’re cut.

Ryan!! You’re in.

A passive aggressive defence of Joe Schmidt’s “kicking game” is the theme for RTÉ’s Jonathan Ryan-narrated promo ahead of Ireland versus Wales in Cardiff Arms Park Nua, Wales, today.

It gets results in fairness.

Previously: How Green Was Their Valley

RTÉ Rugby: Six Nations

Thanks Richie McCormack


Wales win 23-16.

The breakdown; Ireland need to beat Scotland next week and hope other results go our way.

Easy, easy.

RTÉ 2FM’s Off The Ball Second Captains Game On is back in the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua Fan Studio tonight ahead of Sunday’s rugby international with England.

Broadcasting loive from 7pm in front of 50 Ireland fans, host, Hugh Cahill oversees a panel comprising Shane “Munch” Byrne, Alan Quinlan, Kevin McLaughlin, Gary Murphy and Bryan Cullen.

All fanboy no girl?


RTÉ Aviva Fan Studio

Earlier: Rose & Crown



Ah here.

Thanks Rory Fitzgerald


..But not too much.

A recent Ulster Bank Rugby survey revealed:

Some of you think England are the next best side in the 6 Nations Championship after Ireland.

Some of you would even like to see England’s Mike Brown in green.

Alan Quinlan, commenting on the Ulster Bank rugby survey said:

Once again the Ulster Bank Rugby Survey has thrown up some very interesting results from fans across the country. Most interestingly for me is our backing of England in this year’s World Cup but no doubt that will be forgotten during this weekend’s contest


Full Survey: Ulster Bank Rugby