Saturday July 4, 2020

Irish Rugby: First through the posts

Can Irish rugby continue to win on and off the pitch?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
15th August, 2015
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Tommy Bowe: Ulster’s budget now pales in comparison to French giants. Picture:INPHO

Financial realities could spell trouble ahead for Irish rugby, as it strives to keep holding its own against the monetary muscle of England and France. Barry J Whyte reports

Donal Spring, the brother of the former tánaiste and Labour leader Dick Spring, is a solicitor nowadays. But on October 31, 1978, Spring was one of the 15 men who pulled on the red jersey for perhaps the most famous day in Munster rugby’s history.

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