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Balls.ie tweetz:

Peter O’Mahony got the goods delivered to Japan.

Ireland are back on track….


…a bonus-point win for Joe Schmidt’s men against Samoa on Saturday will seal a place in the quarter-finals.

After that they can just sit back and relax in complete comfort knowing that they are assured of facing either the current and back-to-back World Cup winners or the Rugby Championship title holders.

Pool A permutations: What Ireland need to progress (RTE)

We didn’t even know it was on.

Last night.

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Rugby-loving ‘revellers at a party hosted by Heino Heineken – the Official Worldwide Partner to Rugby World Cup 2019- ahead of the tournament kick-off in Tokyo, Japan on September 20.


From top: ; from left: Alan Quinlan, Fiona Coughlan, Mario Rosenstock, Stephen Ferris, Andrea Farrell, Wayne Barnes, Malcolm O’Kelly; Fergal Walsh and Sarah Hession; from left: Mickie O’Loughlin, Conor White and Ian Cassells; from left: Alan Barnewell, Emma Barnewell, Michelle Sharkey and Colin Sharkey; from left: Sarah Hession, Tracey Walsh, Greg Starr, Peter James and Sarah Tobin; from left: lan Quinlan, Andrea Farrell, Fiona Coughlan, Malcolm O’Kelly, Wayne Barnes, Mario Rosenstock and Stephen Ferris

This morning.

Central London.

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid team, including from left: Dick Spring, Kyran McLaughlin, Phil Orr and Brian O’Driscoll on their way to presenting the island of Ireland’s proposal to host the event in 2023.


Pic via The Embassy of Ireland, London


Taoiseach leo Varadkar (second left) and sports minister Shane Ross (third left  join the team at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High Street, west London.


This afternoon.

Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua, Dublin 4

The announcement of Ireland’s entry into the ‘candidate’ phase of the selection process to determine the host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. An all-island bid will compete against France and South Africa to host the championship.


From Top: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and unidentified; Enda Kenny; from left: Enda Kenny, former Tanaiste and rugby international Dick Spring, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross; Martin Mc Guinness, former Ireland Rugby International Brian O Driscoll, Enda Kenny and Dick Spring.

Rugby World Cup 2023: Ireland ready to stage a tournament ‘like no other’ (Irish Times)

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