3-year old Ireland Rugby fan Harry Beausang gets ready for the Six Nations. Source: Water Babies
HomeThe 15 who’ll kick off Ireland’s Six Nations campaign against Italy were named by Joe Schmidt today.There was controversy in the Sigerson Cup as both Queens and Sligo IT were kicked out for fielding ineligible players.
This weekend’s AIB All-Ireland club hurling semi-finals have been moved from Semple Stadium after it failed a pitch inspection today.
Semple Stadium during a warmer spell. Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan
In more positive GAA news, the organisation say they hope to make Croke Park the home of American college football in Europe. Shelbourne’s Dylan Connolly became the latest Irish player to make the move the Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich.Cabinteely Cricket Club could face a hefty bill after vandals set fire to their artificial pitch.Away
Conrad Smith in action for New Zealand. Source: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images
New Zealand legend Conrad Smith will join former Munster number eight James Coughlan in Pau next season. The Italian team hoping to shock Ireland on Saturday was named today.Former footballer Clark Carlisle spoke out about his recent suicide attempt.Everton unveiled plans for a plaque in memory of the 96 Hillsborough victims. The best thing we shared today
Jessie and Thomas Barr emphasise the importance of schools athletics.
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On the record
Niamh Briggs on her unexpected new role as Ireland captain.
Where we were today
Murray Kinsella arrived in Italy ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener.
Irish fans rejoice as the start of the Six Nations moves ever closer. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
The fixture listThe Ireland U20sThe Ireland U20s take on their Italian counterparts at the Stadio Pozzi Lamarmora at 6pm Irish time. Florence is the venue as the Ireland women kick off their Six Nations campaign against Italy.While Wales and England get the men’s Six Nations under-way at 8.05pmShowbiz, baby!
Liverpool players are definitely feeling good about how their season has turned around.
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