Eating the right food is only one part of nutrition for young players. Hydration is a key element. How much? How often? Check out our #eat2compete guide to hydration and dowloand the factsheets from www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete
The Ireland Under-18 Girls squad came away from last weekend's inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Sevens Championship as Plate winners (fifth place overall). They won four of their six games in Enkoping, Sweden.
Ireland ran in 11 tries in all on Sunday as they overcame Italy and Portugal on the way to winning the Plate title at the inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Girls Sevens Championship in Enkoping, Sweden.
Simple tips for young players to keep healthy throughout the season - 'Eat Well, Stay Well, Play Well' - it will benefit you on and off the field. For more check out #Eat2Compete or www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete
The 2014/15 IRFU Under-20 Interprovincial Championship is set to go down to the wire next weekend, with unbeaten Ulster currently out in front and Leinster and Connacht - with one win apiece - snapping at their heels.
This exciting role involves a scholarship to attend the inaugural class of IT Carlow's MSc. in Sports Performance Analysis while gaining valuable experience with the national governing body for rugby union in Ireland.
After receiving a number of queries in recent weeks, the IRFU today advises all fans, club members and officials intending to travel to the 2015 Rugby World Cup that they must create an account directly with Rugby World Cup 2015 to participate in the public ticket sale which takes place from September 12 to 29, 2014.
Ulster and Leinster are the early front runners in the IRFU Under-20 Interprovincial Championship having recorded bonus point victories over Connacht and Munster respectively in Friday's opening round.
The new rugby season is upon us and 'In Touch' - the digital magazine of Irish rugby - returns with some great exclusive content. We have a province-by-province guide to the PRO12, interviews with Ulster captain Rory Best and Connacht CEO Willie Ruane and we also catch up with retiring Ireland Women's captain Fiona Coghlan.
The IRFU, in partnership with official kit supplier Canterbury, aim to significantly increase its online sales of official IRFU merchandise through a brand new webshop which is fully integrated into IrishRugby.ie - the union's official website.
Stirring team talks are synonymous with rugby success and today England Rugby 2015, organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has launched 'the ultimate team talk' to kick-start the global tournament ticketing campaign.
The Irish Rugby Football Union are aiming to capitalise on the success and interest in the recent Women's Rugby World Cup by supporting anyone who wants to develop girls minis rugby teams across the country with the launch of a new initiative - 'Give it a Try - Girls minis'.