Month: May 2010

IRFU Disputes Advert

The Irish Rugby Football Union has called for the withdrawal of a crisp maker’s advert describing the company as “proud sponsors of Irish rugby”.

The Largo Foods poster for Hunky Dorys crisps features a woman in a low-cut vest leaning over a rugby ball and asking, “Are you staring at my crisps?”

IRFU lawyers have contacted the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland over the “misleading claims”. Largo Foods admitted it sponsored Navan Rugby Club and not the Irish team.

Ferris Ruled Out

Stephen Ferris is in serious danger of missing Ireland’s Tests against New Zealand and Australia next month after suffering a broken cheekbone. Ferris sustained the injury in Ulster training on Tuesday and is expected to be ruled out for six to eight weeks. An Ulster Rugby statement said that Ferris would require surgery. Ireland will […]

Munster Hailed before Semis

The Celtic Tiger may seem as endangered as its sabre-toothed predecessor right now, but some examples of Irish success still prowl.

Two Irish teams play in rugby’s Heineken Cup semifinals this weekend: Leinster, which visits Toulouse, is the current holder but it is Munster, which play Biarritz in San Sebastian on Sunday, that is the true phenomenon.

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