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2019 Rugby World Cup: Japanese fairytale run continues following Scottish win

Japan and Scotland faced off in the final pool game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC). After the worries concerning Typhoon Hagibis, the game was allowed to go ahead, much to the delight of Scottish, Japanese, and neutral fans everywhere. With a win (or draw), Japan would finish Pool A as the winners and face South Africa in the …


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2019 Rugby World Cup: Ireland cruise to victory over Samoa

Ireland 47 – Samoa 7 Ireland concluded their Rugby World Cup (RWC) pool with a match against Samoa. Ireland were looking to redeem themselves after their disappointing displays in previous games and advance to the quarter-finals. Samoa, already on their way home, were looking to spoil the party and send the previous world number one packing. The two played out …


UL Journalism graduate and Off The Ball producer Neil Treacy visits UL

By: James Clancy Wednesday October 9th saw Neil Treacy, a producer and director with Off the Ball, give a talk to budding sports journalists. Treacy occupies the position of Off The Ball’s resident rugby expert, and shared some advice to those present. The symposium covered various aspects of producing and presenting a radio sports show. Off the Ball broadcasts 11 …

An Focal’s GAA Team Of The Decade

This decade will be remembered for the drive for 5, where Dublin created history last month by winning the Sam Maguire cup for the 5th time in a row. Also, this decade had its problems with blanket defences and defensive systems ruining the spectacle of Gaelic Football. It will also be remembered for the change in structure and the introduction …

Rugby World Cup 2019: England see off Argentina in ill-tempered affair

England 39 – 10 Argentina England played Argentina this morning in what was probably the biggest game of the week in this Rugby World Cup (RWC). With a victory, England would essentially knock out Argentina and keep their fight up for Pool winner. Argentina were looking to find consistent form in this game. Argentina have been a team of two …

2019 Rugby World Cup: Back to business for Ireland with Russia win

Ireland 35 – Russia 0 Ireland faced off against Russia in their penultimate Rugby World Cup (RWC) pool game. Ireland, favourites in this tie, were looking to get back on track after a humbling loss to hosts, Japan. With Russia having minimal chances of getting past the pool stages, this was thought to be an easy win for the Irish …

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales hold on to see off Australia

Australia 25 – Wales 29 Wales and Australia went head-to-head this morning that was billed as Pool D’s decider for its group winner. Wales, at one point 1st in the world, came into the game as favourites and were tipped by many to edge past Australia. The big news before the game was Wales lock, Alun Wyn Jones, with his …

Rugby World Cup 2019: What the hell just happened? Japan stun Ireland

Japan 19-12 Ireland Ireland continued their Rugby World Cup (RWC) campaign with a game against Japan, but with Ireland being Ireland, veered off-script. Ireland were viewed as favourites, being second in the world, but the Japanese were not to be underestimated. Ireland started off strongly, with Garry Ringrose notably giving the Japanese defence early nightmares. Japan started off well also, …