World Rugbyâ€™s oldest trophy lands in Ireland
Dublin, IRELAND - An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. today (Wednesday, 17 April 2013) officially marked the arrival in Ireland of the Rugby League World Cup Trophy, the oldest trophy in world rugby.
Thomond Park in Limerick will be the only Irish venue to host a match in this year's Rugby League World Cup tournament, which is being hosted by Wales and England. The home of Munster Rugby will see Ireland play Australia in their Group A clash on November 9th in front of an expected global TV audience of over 20 million viewers.
Two second-half tries from winger Rob Armstrong helped Ireland come from behind to beat Malta 34-22 in a friendly at the Melita Ground in Malta on Saturday night.
Ireland wasted no time getting on the board, with man of the match Gareth Gill touching down in only the third minute, Casey Dunne kicking the first of his five conversions for the night.
On a wet and windy day the Northern Ireland Elks showed their mettle to not only win an absorbing game but to also take rugby league’s McGettigans State of Origin series for the very first time.
Rugby League Ireland is ready for the forthcoming challenge in the European Championship and confident that their progress made this year will be beneficial.
Last season the Wolfhounds just lost out in the Euros on points’ difference, the margin being a try, and they open their 2015 campaign in Albi against France on 17th October before travelling to Scotland and then facing Wales at home, in their new headquarters at Bray.
Ireland got a rude awakening at the hands of a powerful and abrasive Jamaican team when they met in their rugby league international in Bray
Ireland Head Coach Mark Aston has today announced a 29 man train on squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championship during which the Wolfhounds will face France, Scotland and Wales.
The squad includes eight of 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad in the form of Bob Beswick, Luke Ambler, Stuart Littler, Matty Hadden, Josh Toole, Colton Roche, Danny Bridge and Apirana Pewhairangi.
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Rugby League Ireland is delighted to announce a new sponsor following an agreement with G Frac to sponsor Ireland Students ahead of the upcoming Student 4 Nations and also to provide sponsorship of other domestic activity during the 2014 season.
On December 10th at 10am a Rugby League Club in Ireland will take part in a unique radio show when the Ballyfermot Bears will feature on a radio documentary profiling minority sports on West Dublin Access Radio.