Sport in Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27892/all en Rugby-Ireland flyhalf Sexton to leave Leinster for France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/rugby-ireland-flyhalf-sexton-leave-leinster-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton will leave European champions Leinster to play his club rugby in France next season, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said in a statement on Friday.</p> <p>Sexton, who won three Heineken Cups in four seasons with Leinster and has become one of Ireland's most influential players, has been linked by local media with a move to Racing Metro and was out of contract at the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/rugby-ireland-flyhalf-sexton-leave-leinster-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Jonathan Sexton Rugby union Sport in Ireland Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739365 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Six Nations championship winners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-six-nations-championship-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Six Nations championship winners (* denotes Grand Slam): 1883 England 1884 England 1885 Not completed 1886 England &amp; Scotland 1887 Scotland 1888 Not completed 1889 Not completed 1890 England &amp; Scotland 1891 Scotland 1892 England 1893 Wales 1894 Ireland 1895 Scotland 1896 Ireland 1897 Not completed 1898 Not completed 1899 Ireland 1900 Wales 1901 Scotland 1902 Wales </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/rugby-six-nations-championship-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Sport in Ireland Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741615 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Ireland 6 England 12 - Six Nations championship result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rugby-ireland-6-england-12-six-nations-championship-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - England beat Ireland 12-6 (halftime 6-0) in their Six Nations championship match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Ireland: Penalties: Ronan O'Gara (2)</p> <p>England: Penalties: Owen Farrell (4) (Edited by Tom Pilcher)</p> Rugby union Six Nations Championship Sport in Ireland Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751904 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland's Zebo out for 10 weeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-irelands-zebo-out-10-weeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland wing Simon Zebo is set to miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after being ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a broken bone in his right foot, team coach Declan Kidney said Sunday.</p> <p>Zebo went off injured early in Ireland's 12-6 second round Six Nations defeat by England at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Sunday and was replaced by utility back Keith Earls.</p> <p>As well as the rest of the Championship, which finishes on March 16, Zebo is also in line to be ruled out of Munster's European Cup quarter-final away to English champions Harlequins on April 7.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-irelands-zebo-out-10-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Simon Zebo Simon Zebo Sport in Ireland AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:01:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752000 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Sexton "doubtful" for Scotland match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/rugbyu-sexton-doubtful-scotland-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton was rated "doubtful" on Monday for their Six Nations clash against Scotland after a Dublin defeat by England on Sunday left them with several injury worries. </p> <p>Sexton went off after half an hour in what an Ireland team statement Monday labelled a "particularly attritional international match" and was replaced by veteran stand-off Ronan O'Gara, who struggled as England won 12-6 at a rainswept Lansdowne Road.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/rugbyu-sexton-doubtful-scotland-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752871 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: O'Shea rules himself out of Ireland running http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rugbyu-oshea-rules-himself-out-ireland-running <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Conor O'Shea insisted Tuesday he had no immediate interest in becoming the next coach of Ireland as speculation surrounding the future of current boss Declan Kidney intensified.</p> <p>Kidney, in charge of Ireland since 2008, is out of contract at the end of the season and the team's inconsistent form since he oversaw their 2009 Grand Slam, as exemplified by Sunday's 12-8 loss to Scotland in the Six Nations, could count against him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/rugbyu-oshea-rules-himself-out-ireland-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conor O'Shea Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767705 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rugby-Ireland's Sexton ruled out of France clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-rugby-irelands-sexton-ruled-out-france-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, quotes)</p> <p>DUBLIN, March 5 (Reuters) - Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton has been ruled out of his side's Six Nations championship match against France on Saturday through injury leaving a place open for either Paddy Jackson or Ian Madigan.</p> <p>Coach Declan Kidney, who named the remainder of his team on Tuesday, will decide later this week whether to give Leinster's Madigan his debut or retain Ulster's Jackson who struggled with place kicking in his debut against Scotland last time out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-rugby-irelands-sexton-ruled-out-france-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian rules football in Ireland Rugby union Sport in Ireland Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773908 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Iconic former dual Irish international Martin dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/football-iconic-former-dual-irish-international-martin-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Con Martin, whose appearances for both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland prompted a rule change by FIFA, has died aged 89.</p> <p>Martin, whose son Mick also enjoyed a successful footballing career and played 51 times for the Republic, played for both of the Irelands during the 1950 World Cup qualifying campaign.</p> <p>However, after Martin's last appearance for Northern Ireland, his sixth in all, in a Home International against Wales but also counting towards World Cup qualification, FIFA ruled that turning out for the two sides could not be repeated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/football-iconic-former-dual-irish-international-martin-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football in the Republic of Ireland Con Martin Dual Irish international footballers Sport in Ireland AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788131 at http://www.globalpost.com Leinster's Schmidt to be interviewed for Ireland job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/leinsters-schmidt-be-interviewed-ireland-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN (Reuters) - Leinster coach Joe Schmidt will be interviewed for the vacant Ireland coaching job this week, the New Zealander said on Tuesday, as the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) look to appoint a successor to Declan Kidney.</p> <p>Kidney's five-year tenure as Ireland coach ended earlier this month after a poor Six Nations campaign and Schmidt, who has guided Leinster to two successive Heineken Cup titles, said he is scheduled to speak to the IRFU on Wednesday or Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/leinsters-schmidt-be-interviewed-ireland-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joe Schmidt Rugby union Rugby union in Ireland Sport in Ireland Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:31:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5817700 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Schmidt hopeful of getting Irish job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/rugbyu-schmidt-hopeful-getting-irish-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time European Cup-winning coach Joe Schmidt told AFP on Tuesday he was hopeful he would be named the new Ireland coach after Leinster allowed him to speak to the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) last week.</p> <p>The New Zealander - who guided Leinster to the 2011 and 2012 European Cups - was one of four candidates who were interviewed by the IRFU to replace Declan Kidney, who was sacked last month after a poor Six Nations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/rugbyu-schmidt-hopeful-getting-irish-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Declan Kidney Joe Schmidt Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:02:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823410 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland pick Kiwi Schmidt as new head coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/rugbyu-ireland-pick-kiwi-schmidt-new-head-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) on Monday said they had appointed New Zealand's Joe Schmidt to the job of Ireland head coach as replacement for the sacked Declan Kidney.</p> <p>Schmidt will leave his role as Leinster head coach to succeed Kidney, who was dismissed earlier this month after Ireland finished fifth in the Six Nations tournament.</p> <p>The IRFU, which announced the appointment on its website irishrugby.ie, selected Schmidt, a two-time European Cup-winning coach, ahead of Les Kiss and Ewen McKenzie, who were also candidates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/rugbyu-ireland-pick-kiwi-schmidt-new-head-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Declan Kidney Joe Schmidt Rugby union Sport in Ireland Technology AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:28:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827583 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Aussie O'Connor lands Leinster role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/rugbyu-aussie-oconnor-lands-leinster-role-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's Matt O'Connor has been appointed as the new head coach of Leinster on a three-year deal starting on July 1, the Irish province announced Monday.</p> <p>The 42-year-old O'Connor, currently with English giants Leicester, will take over from Joe Schmidt following the New Zealander's appointment as <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ireland">Ireland</a> coach in succession to Declan Kidney.</p> <p>Former Australia international O'Connor has been with Leicester, working under Richard Cockerill, since 2009 and in that time has helped the Tigers win two Premiership titles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/rugbyu-aussie-oconnor-lands-leinster-role-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leinster Rugby Matt O'Connor Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 13:01:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831786 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland squad for USA, Canada tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/rugbyu-ireland-squad-usa-canada-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland's 28-player squad named on Sunday for the upcoming tour of the United States and Canada:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/rugbyu-ireland-squad-usa-canada-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ireland national rugby union team tours Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 11:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841284 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Edinburgh end Munster jinx in style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131012/rugbyu-edinburgh-end-munster-jinx-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Edinburgh ended a run of six successive defeats by two-time European Cup winners Munster in style on Saturday with a 29-23 victory over the Irish province in their opening European Cup Pool Five clash. </p> <p>Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw was the driving force, kicking 19 points including converting the two Edinburgh tries as they made an impressive start to their campaign.</p> <p>Munster, who also lost their opening pool match last term, took the consolation of a defensive bonus point.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131012/rugbyu-edinburgh-end-munster-jinx-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ian Keatley Rugby union Sport in Ireland AFP Sat, 12 Oct 2013 15:46:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5959308 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland's O'Brien in doubt for Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/rugbyu-irelands-obrien-doubt-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien could miss the Six Nations championship after suffering a dislocated shoulder which requires surgery, his club Leinster confirmed on Monday.</p> <p>O'Brien, who made his British and Irish Lions debut in the second Test against Australia in June, injured himself during Saturday's inter-provincial clash against Ulster.</p> <p>The 26-year-old was forced off after 53 minutes in the tie which Leinster won.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/rugbyu-irelands-obrien-doubt-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rugby union Sean O'Brien Sport in Ireland Technology AFP Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:31:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6032120 at http://www.globalpost.com