Irish Rugby, Rugby

Ireland Beaten By Spain In First RWC 2021 Qualifier

Spain 8-7 Ireland Ireland suffered a one-point defeat to a physically imposing Spain side in what was a poor start to their Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifier campaign on Monday evening. Adam Griggs’ side made textbook errors throughout the match as the Women’s Six Nations side failed to assert their dominance over the 2019-20 Women’s Rugby Europe champions. Spain …


Fifa World Cup Qualifiers, Football, Irish Soccer, Sports

Stephen Kenny and the Fan Base Split: Should Ireland Stick With The Beleaguered Manager?

Us Ireland fans are no strangers to last-minute losses and agonising draws. Ever since Thierry Henry handpassed the ball to William Gallas in 2009 to crush a nation’s hopes and dreams I have never felt comfortable when Ireland lead in the dying stages. So, when Ronaldo leapt like a salmon to head in the winner in Portugal last week I …


Narcis’sips Founder Cathal O’Reilly Talks Business, Carbon Footprints and the Sustainable Movement

2020 was a big year for reusable cup company Narcis’sips and its founder, Cathal O’Reilly. The Irish company, which pioneered the affordable reusable, appeared in GQ magazine and on national TV. As I sit down virtually with the young accountant on a Friday afternoon, he explains that Narcis’sips began as a side project, while studying for his accounting exams in …

League of Ireland Recap: Rovers Gain on Leaders While Cork Fall Further Behind

The SSE Airtricity Leagues continued last week with rounds three and four of the First Division and Premier Division, along with the rescheduled Derry City – Shamrock Rovers fixture. Local side Treaty United played a 1-1 draw against Cobh Ramblers with 10 men on Friday night in the First Division. Defender Charlie Fleming was dismissed after half an hour, with …

League of Ireland Recap: Treaty Win At Home As Three Go Top of Premier Division

The latest rounds of the League of Ireland saw the Premier Division get even tighter and a goal-fest in the First Division. Local side Treaty United got their first win of the season in their first home game with a slender victory over Wexford Youths. Anthony O’Donnell netted for the home side at Markets Field but a second-yellow for Clyde …

Republic of Ireland Draw with Qatar in Debrecen

The Republic of Ireland earned a draw against Asian Cup holders and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar in Hungary tonight. Stephen Kenny’s side started strong with a goal from James McClean coming in the fourth minute but a decision almost went against them moments later when Qatari full-back Ró-Ró was fouled outside the box. The challenge could have earned the …

League of Ireland Recap: Treaty United Kick-Off While Finn Harps Go Top Of The Premier Division

The League of Ireland First Division kicked off the 2021 season this weekend while the Premier Division had its second round of games. Limerick’s new League of Ireland side Treaty United began life with a 0-0 draw in Bray on Saturday. The side earned the valuable point after midfielder Sean McSweeney was given his marching orders in the 65th minute …

2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Lose To Luxembourg on Lansdowne Road

The Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 to Luxembourg yesterday evening after a torrid display that summed up Stephen Kenny’s reign thus far. Ireland suffered a sixth defeat in 10 under Stephen Kenny with Gerson Rodrigues’ 85th-minute strike proving to be the thorn in the team’s side. Kenny’s men were wasteful in front of the goal, failing to convert several chances …

Munster Rugby and the Joey Carbery Dilemma

When Carbery announced that he was making the move from Leinster to Munster, it was common knowledge that the youngster was making the move to get more game time at out-half rather than coming off the bench for Johnny Sexton and only getting the starting job with Leinster if Sexton was injured.  This reasoning was seen as accurate and sensible to …

2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Net Twice But Fail To Earn Points In Belgrade

Serbia 3-2 Ireland The Republic of Ireland suffered defeat to Serbia in their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after breaking a seven-game goalless streak yesterday evening. Alan Browne and James Collins found the net in Belgrade on the night to add a touch of promise to the night. The Irish set up in a 3-5-2 formation …