Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

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Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts. Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing their ...

Ireland looking to break World Cup hoodoo

/ Jun 21, 2017

Ireland looking to break World Cup hoodoo

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The Ireland rugby team believes it deserves to be considered among the favorites to lift the 2019 World Cup in Japan and has little time for suggestions that the six-time quarterfinalist is jinxed in the competition. "We're ranked third in the world and we were ...

Ireland hammers Japan in test

/ Jun 17, 2017

Ireland hammers Japan in test

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Ireland handed Japan a harsh lesson with a 50-22 victory in the first of two test matches between the 2019 Rugby World Cup group rivals on Saturday. Japan went into the game at Ecopa Stadium looking to beat Ireland for the first time in eight ...

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Jun 8, 2017

Prince William, Ireland's Kenny mark WWI battle in Belgium

Britain's Prince William and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny led a ceremony in Belgium on Wednesday marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines in World War I. The iconic June 1917 battle in northeast Belgium cost the lives of thousands of soldiers and ...

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

/ Jun 4, 2017

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

Political leaders in Northern Ireland are casting Thursday's British election as a referendum on whether voters want to be part of the United Kingdom or neighboring Ireland. Britain's vote to leave the European Union has raised the stakes in the long and divisive dispute over ...