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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Donny B. » December 18th, 2015, 3:04 pm

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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » December 18th, 2015, 3:09 pm

Great news!

I wonder if the IRFU had something clarified or if they were just full of sh!t and finally saw reason?
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby jimbobjoe » December 18th, 2015, 3:09 pm

Donny B. wrote:http://www.the42.ie/ian-mckinley-irfu-goggles-trial-2510560-Dec2015/

Brilliant news!!! :D



That's great to hear. IRFU's stance changing after they released a statement about it is pretty surprising though.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Donny B. » December 18th, 2015, 3:48 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:
Donny B. wrote:http://www.the42.ie/ian-mckinley-irfu-goggles-trial-2510560-Dec2015/

Brilliant news!!! :D



That's great to hear. IRFU's stance changing after they released a statement about it is pretty surprising though.


Yes, but fair play to them for doing so.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby jimbobjoe » December 18th, 2015, 4:16 pm

Donny B. wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:
Donny B. wrote:http://www.the42.ie/ian-mckinley-irfu-goggles-trial-2510560-Dec2015/

Brilliant news!!! :D



That's great to hear. IRFU's stance changing after they released a statement about it is pretty surprising though.


Yes, but fair play to them for doing so.
For once, this internet yoke is good for something! :-)


Definitely.. It's great to see a backtrack and a change of opinion. I think a lot of organisations would be happy to shut the door on such a matter following a statement like that. Well done to the IRFU for being open to change.

It'd be great to see McKinley get a full contract now that he may be able to play in all league games.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Xanthippe » December 18th, 2015, 5:14 pm

Donny B. wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:
Donny B. wrote:http://www.the42.ie/ian-mckinley-irfu-goggles-trial-2510560-Dec2015/

Brilliant news!!! :D



That's great to hear. IRFU's stance changing after they released a statement about it is pretty surprising though.


Yes, but fair play to them for doing so.
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To be fair to them their last statement was that they were asking World Rugby for the data/feedback received to date and they would base their decision as to whether to join the trial on this information. So delighted that they were prepared to look at the data and acknowledge that there is no reason for them to continue with their original decision.

Great news, not only for Ian McKinley but for all the kids/youths who up until now have been blocked from playing the game. I wonder how many fantastic players we've missed out on over the years - just imagine if Brian O'Driscoll's eye condition had meant he was unable to play without glasses :shock:
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » December 18th, 2015, 5:16 pm

They let Fitzgibbon away with it so I'm sure it would have been fine.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Xanthippe » December 18th, 2015, 5:42 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:They let Fitzgibbon away with it so I'm sure it would have been fine.



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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Dave Cahill » December 18th, 2015, 5:54 pm

Xanthippe wrote:
To be fair to them their last statement was that they were asking World Rugby for the data/feedback received to date and they would base their decision as to whether to join the trial on this information. So delighted that they were prepared to look at the data and acknowledge that there is no reason for them to continue with their original decision.

Great news, not only for Ian McKinley but for all the kids/youths who up until now have been blocked from playing the game. I wonder how many fantastic players we've missed out on over the years - just imagine if Brian O'Driscoll's eye condition had meant he was unable to play without glasses :shock:


It should be remembered that the trial is for one make of goggle in one size - everything else is still barred. Hopefully in the future the product will be scaled to other sizes on foot of this trial, but at the moment...
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Grumpy Old Man » December 18th, 2015, 8:45 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
It should be remembered that the trial is for one make of goggle in one size - everything else is still barred. Hopefully in the future the product will be scaled to other sizes on foot of this trial, but at the moment...


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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Dave Cahill » December 18th, 2015, 8:57 pm

:lol:

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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 18th, 2015, 11:39 pm

The back story on this 'volte face' will probably place a group of parents from Sherries rugby at the centre of this change of heart by the IRFU. They petitioned Leinster Rugby to allow a 12 year old play using these goggles but the Province were unable to get any change from the IRFU position. They then sought details of external medical and eye-wear specalists opinions and there was significant support from the experts for the protective qualities of these new models.

Well done Skerries!
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Oldschoolsocks » December 18th, 2015, 11:57 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:The back story on this 'volte face' will probably place a group of parents from Sherries rugby at the centre of this change of heart by the IRFU. They petitioned Leinster Rugby to allow a 12 year old play using these goggles but the Province were unable to get any change from the IRFU position. They then sought details of external medical and eye-wear specalists opinions and there was significant support from the experts for the protective qualities of these new models.

Well done Skerries!


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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby alanair » February 2nd, 2016, 4:25 pm

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For immediate release: Tuesday 2 February 2016
Issue on behalf of Irish Rugby Football Union
IRFU Accepted onto World Rugby's Raleri Goggles Trial
The Irish Rugby Football Union has been accepted onto the World Rugby Raleri Goggle trial allowing those requiring the use of goggles to now apply to World Rugby to participate in the trial and purchase a pair of Raleri goggles, if accepted onto the trial.

The IRFU reminds all players, coaches, referees and parents that the trial is limited to the Raleri goggle only, and in accordance with the terms of the World Rugby trial, no other eye-wear will be permitted, for health and safety reasons, in contact forms of the game.

The World Rugby site advises:

"It should be noted that only those Rugby Goggles carrying the official World Rugby Trial Approved logo will be permitted to be used in the trial, and all participants must demonstrate their need for the Rugby Goggles through a letter from their ophthalmologist (or similar expert) stating that there is an ophthalmic or medical need for their use. Inspections and checks may be performed by match referees to ensure that all participants have complied with these conditions.”

The IRFU encourages parents, players, coaches and volunteers to review information available from World Rugby in relation to the trial - http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/goggles.

To assist those seeking a greater understanding of the trial, the IRFU presents the following frequently asked question:

What is the World Rugby goggles trial?

World Rugby is conducting a trial to test the safety of goggles/eye-wear in rugby.

The trial covers one goggle only (manufactured by Raleri Italy) in one size

The trial was due to be completed in May 2015 but has been extended on two occasions and is now due to be completed in late 2016

Players can wear goggles if they are members of a union that is partaking in the trail, they register for the trial with World Rugby, they are accepted onto the trial and they wear the Raleri trial goggles. Players must present a letter, to the referee, from their eye expert confirming their need to wear goggles

Has the IRFU ever allowed people to wear glasses or goggles on the field of play?

No; for health and safety reasons eyewear has never been permitted, with the exception of non-contact forms of the games such as Leprechaun, Tag and Touch rugby.
Those playing non-contact forms of the game can continue to wear sports goggles. However, if they move to the contact form of the game they will be required to apply to World Rugby and purchase the Raleri trial goggle to continue to play rugby, if they are accepted onto the trial.
The IRFU's medical department advises people with sight in just one eye (ie monocular) to consider avoiding contact rugby entirely.

What advice does the IRFU have for any coach/parent/player or referees?

The World Rugby trial permits the wearing of Raleri goggles only. ALL OTHER GOGGLES WILL REMAIN PROHIBITED IN LINE WITH WORLD RUGBY LAWS .
The following information on the trial is taken from the World Rugby Welfare site (http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/goggles)

1. Who can use the goggles?
Only players with chronic eyesight conditions may use the goggles while playing contact Rugby. This includes people who require corrective lenses, people with monocular vision and people with restricted vision in one or both eyes.
The goggles must only be worn on recommendation from an ophthalmologist (or similar expert) and the wearer must provide the match referee with a letter from their ophthalmologist (or similar expert) detailing the need for the participant to wear the goggles.
Only the person who has completed the application form for inclusion in the Global Law Trial (or the person for whom the applicant is a legal parent or guardian) may wear the Rugby Goggles while playing contact Rugby.
Rugby Goggles may not be used by an individual to enable them to play contact Rugby while recovering from a temporary eye or face injury.

2. How do I order a pair of goggles?
The World Rugby Goggles Global Law Trial is open to all players in all Unions who fulfil the criteria set out above. Participants must register (if not already registered) on the World Rugby Passport System. Following World Rugby Passport registration all parts of a short application form need to be completed before a Unique Purchase Code (UPC) will be issued.
Once you have you been issued with your UPC (which will also be emailed to you) you can then go to the Raleri website to purchase your Rugby Goggles.
Each UPC permits the registrant to purchase one pair of Rugby Goggles only and can only be used once.
As part of the purchase process you will be required to register on the Raleri website. This registration is completely independent of the World Rugby Passport System and all information provided will be stored by Raleri.

3. What kind of lenses can be used in the insert?
Only polycarbonate lenses (or similar plastics) should be used in the Rugby Goggles' insert. Glass must never be used to manufacture the lenses used in the insert.

4. Who should fit the lenses?
Only a qualified optician should fit the lenses to the Rugby Goggles Insert. The insert itself should not be altered in any way. The directions supplied by the manufacturer should be followed when fitting the lenses. Glass should never be used to manufacture the lenses fitted to the Rugby Goggles insert.




For further information please contact:
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Email: Stephen.McNamara@irfu.ie
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby curates_egg » February 2nd, 2016, 5:28 pm

Now that gets interesting. It is not impossible that McKinley might get another shot with Zebre during the 6 Nations, as they will definitely lose at least one if not both Canna and Haimona.
McKinley is going very well in the Ecellenza. Captaining Viadana (and scoring a try at the weekend).
Could we see him in the RDS in ten days? That would be nice. It is a 6 Nations weekend, so possible.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby El Diablo » February 3rd, 2016, 12:09 am

curates_egg wrote:Could we see him in the RDS in ten days?

we could all wear swimming goggles/masks in his support :idea:
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby Dave Cahill » May 2nd, 2017, 6:29 pm

Ian McKinley has been named in the preliminary Italian summer tour squad
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby simonokeeffe » May 2nd, 2017, 6:32 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Ian McKinley has been named in the preliminary Italian summer tour squad


Belissimo
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby colster » May 2nd, 2017, 6:32 pm

Brilliant.
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Re: Ian McKinley

Postby hugonaut » May 2nd, 2017, 6:45 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Ian McKinley has been named in the preliminary Italian summer tour squad


Fantastic news for McKinley. Delighted for him!
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