Ciara will answer Ireland’s call again

Ciara Griffin will lead Ireland out this evening against England at Donnybrook in the Women’s Six Nations Championship opener.

The game, which is available live on Sky Sports Mix and RTÉ at 5pm, sees Griffin resume her role as Irish captain as she returns to the back row with little doubt of the obstacle that lies in store.

Speaking to the media Griffin said, “You could see it is a tough start, England are a great team to play against and the fact that we’re at home is an added bonus. You love a challenge, so we are all looking forward to it; all focused on the first of February at 5pm. We’re looking forward to kicking off the Six Nations at home.”

No doubt, locals will be keeping an eye on the popular Ballymac player and indeed will have plenty to talk about ahead of the clubs BBQ fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday (2pm).

The event, which starts at 4pm, will also have a viewing of the Ireland v England Six Nations game. There is also a chance to win some great spot prizes with tickets on sale €10 per person.

Be in with a chance to win a signed Ireland rugby jersey

MACE have teamed up with Brand Ambassador and Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton to offer its Kerry customers the opportunity to win an Ireland rugby jersey signed by the legendary World Rugby Player of the Year.


As part of the MACE Right Options digital and in-store campaign, during Ireland’s defence of their Six Nations Championship crown, MACE stores around Ireland will be running an in-store competition whereby customers can win signed Ireland jerseys.


To enter this competition, all customers have to do is take a selfie with the Johnny Sexton cut-out instore and post the selfie to either the @MACEIreland twitter handle or the official MACE Ireland Facebook page using the #rightoptions hashtag and naming the store they are in to be in with a chance to win.

There are 10 prizes in total, with 2 winners being picked on the Monday after each of the Ireland Six Nations Championship games.


MACE Right Options highlights for shoppers the foods and drinks in their stores that are better for customers to select. Whether looking for foods to fuel an active lifestyle; following a specific dietary routine, or for those who simply want to eat more healthily, MACE has the right options in foods and drinks for you.


The online campaign which consists of three videos featuring Johnny can be viewed on the MACE Ireland channel on YouTube over the course of the campaign.

Tralee clinch Pat Lawlor Tournament in UL Bohs

Tralee Rugby Club under 13’s captured the Pat Lawlor Cup after travelling to Annacotty yesterday to participate in the prestigious tournament for its 35th year running.

They played their hearts out and came away with the cup.

This is another huge achievement by this team.