Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

With greed consuming the game and a failure to get to grips with injuries, at least the game here is in rude health

16th April, 2017
Joey Carbery is heading the new wave of Leinster players Picture: Sportsfile

Next weekend, Irish rugby returns to the big time as Leinster and Munster play European semi-finals. If they win, we will have an all Irish European final. Next Wednesday, the 2017 Lions touring party for New Zealand will be announced with potentially a significant Irish representation. Despite an unsatisfactory Six Nations, it appears the good times are here again for Irish rugby.

We should count our blessings; across the globe professional rugby is entering troubled and...

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