Ronan O'Gara's retirement from professional rugby brings to an end an achievement-packed career that saw him dominate matches in Ireland and around the world in the colours of Cork Constitution, Munster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions.
IRFU provincial and national age grade coaches - Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-20s - and IRFU elite player development staff from the four provinces gathered recently to review their experiences, discuss challenges and align closer to ensure the development of more effective elite players across the IRFU Elite Player Pathway.
Irish Rugby TV spoke to IRUPA CEO Omar Hassanein at the IRUPA awards ceremony in Dublin earlier this week, discussing what is 'a very exciting night' for the rugby community which offers 'a chance to acknowledge players who have excelled amongst their peers'.
Rob Kearney togged out with some rugby stars of the future to launch Kellogg's 2013 IRFU partnership. Kellogg's has been a proud supporter of Irish rugby for over ten years. During this time participation in the sport has continued to grow from a grassroots level with almost a fifth (18%) of children in Ireland now playing rugby.