Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime

Tom McGurk: Irish rugby blossoms in a new springtime
Joey Carbery is heading the new wave of Leinster players Picture: Sportsfile

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

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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