The Ulster Bank League fixtures for the 2016/17 season have been announced. Reigning champions Clontarf will kick off with a repeat of last season's semi-final when they travel to UCD on the first weekend of the league.
Showcased on Ireland's tour to South Africa and officially launched today by Robbie Henshaw, the new Irish Rugby jersey is the most innovative and technically advanced rugby jersey ever worn by an Irish rugby team.
Bruff RFC recently launched the 11th Bull N Booze in conjunction with former Lions, Ireland and Munster Prop John "Bull" Hayes and the exciting news that this year IRFU Volkswagen Tag are coming on board to help run the competition on Saturday, August 6th.
Teams from Volkswagen Tag venues in each of the four provinces contested each grade's respective trophy on a day basking in sunshine, with tunes pumping and the BBQ sizzling for the biggest championships yet.
The IRFU are inviting applications for the position of Head of Coach Development. Reporting to the Director of Rugby Development, this is a new role within the IRFU's Rugby Department, working to implement the Union's national strategy for development.
Stephen R Hilditch, an Honorary Life member of Grosvenor RFC, Belfast was enrolled as the 129th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union at today's annual Council meeting, held at the Aviva Stadium.
Philip Browne, Chief Executive of the Irish Rugby Football Union, has warned that the IRFU can no longer be the 'lender of last resort' for the professional game as the governing body does not have the capacity to absorb ever increasing player wage inflation.
The Irish Rugby Football Union provided an unbudgeted additional 1 million euro in the 2015/16 season to the provinces (250,000 euro each) to assist with the difficulties experienced by all in the player contracting market.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, made the announcement today as part of an overall investment package of 7.4 million euro from Sport Ireland to support grassroots development in Rugby, Football and Gaelic Games.