Head coach McFarland ‘still learning’ with Ulster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admits his transition from the backroom to the top job is a work in progress after his side’s impressive European win over Leicester.

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Women’s All-Ireland League: Round 3 Review

Reigning champions UL Bohemians and Old Belvedere gained ground in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend, while Belfast club Cooke secured their first win by defeating St. Mary’s 20-0 in Templeogue. Katie Byrne rounds up Saturday’s three mat…

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All-Ireland League Division 1A: Round 2 Review

Thrilling Friday night derby wins for Shannon and leaders Cork Constitution, coupled with Garryowen’s hard-fought defeat of defending champions Lansdowne on Saturday, were the highlights of a memorable second round in Division 1A.

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Ulster coach and captain heap praise on Lowry after first start

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland and captain Rory Best are impressed by ‘brave young man’ Michael Lowry after the full-back made his first start in the Leicester win.

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‘We had to dig deep’ – Best and McFarland reflect on Ulster’s win over Leicester Tigers.

Ulster captain Rory Best says their opening European Champions Cup Pool Four win over Leicester Tigers at Kingspan Stadium was a result of hard work on the training pitch.

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European Rugby Champions Cup: CJ Stander try earns Munster draw at Exeter

CJ Stander’s second-half try earns Munster a 10-10 draw as Exeter’s resolute defence are unable to hold out for a win at a windy Sandy Park.

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All-Ireland League: Results Round-Up

Clontarf and Garryowen have joined Cork Constitution on two wins apiece at the top of All-Ireland League Division 1A, while three of the games in the top two tiers finished in draws on a wet and windy day around the country.

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All-Ireland League: Division 2B Previews

The front-running trio of MU Barnhall, Greystones and Sunday’s Well are all targeting their third win on the trot, while Skerries, Corinthians and Rainey Old Boys are hoping to break their duck before the first break in the Division 2B schedule.

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Women’s All-Ireland League: Round 3 Previews

St. Mary’s and Cooke continue on their quest for their first win of the season, Old Belvedere and Blackrock are set to celebrate new caps, while reigning champions UL Bohemians return home to Annacotty in round 3 of the Women’s All-Ireland League. Kat…

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All-Ireland League: Results Round-Up

Jamie McGarry’s 51st-minute try, coupled with a Jake Flannery penalty with nine minutes remaining, steered Shannon to a memorable 23-10 derby win over Young Munster at Thomond Park tonight. Meanwhile, Cork Constitution took the spoils against UCC at t…

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