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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Monday 19 March, 2018

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week
# The Master
From The42
# The Master

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 59,932 Views 33 Comments

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

# grand-slam - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:51 PM 18,556 Views 16 Comments

20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
# SKILL
From The42
# SKILL

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

Mar 18th 2018, 3:01 PM 16,377 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:55 AM 27,431 Views 13 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall
# It's Off
From The42
# It's Off

Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall

Mar 18th 2018, 11:51 AM 8,426 Views 5 Comments

Adverse weather conditions means the free-entry event due to take place at 4.30pm has been cancelled.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The Daily Edge
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:26 AM 12,126 Views 5 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

Mar 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 78,634 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step

Mar 17th 2018, 10:29 PM 16,110 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'
# Celebrations
From The42
# Celebrations

'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'

Mar 17th 2018, 8:08 PM 39,789 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires
# Lady Luck
From The42
# Lady Luck

'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires

Mar 17th 2018, 7:36 PM 25,209 Views 17 Comments

England’s decision to make the in-goal area longer made a difference in the end.

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win
# Slam Dunk
From The42
# Slam Dunk

'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win

Mar 17th 2018, 6:41 PM 20,306 Views 8 Comments

There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Mar 17th 2018, 5:47 PM 11,519 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London
# Champs
From The42
# Champs

Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London

Mar 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 68,108 Views 103 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side matched the achievements of 1948 and 2009 in convincing style.

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider From The42
Live Mar 17th 2018, 1:45 PM

As it happened: England v Ireland, Grand Slam decider

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt
# Youth
From The42
# Youth

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 25,810 Views 24 Comments

Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.

Ireland's momentum brings belief for their Grand Slam shot in London
# History Beckons
From The42
# History Beckons

Ireland's momentum brings belief for their Grand Slam shot in London

Mar 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,914 Views 10 Comments

An intriguing mental and tactical battle lies ahead against an England team fighting for their lives.

# grand-slam - Friday 16 March, 2018

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Mar 16th 2018, 2:47 PM 12,871 Views 3 Comments

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

# grand-slam - Thursday 15 March, 2018

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam
# Pragmatic
From The42
# Pragmatic

3-0 would do: Schmidt ready to accept boring badge if it comes with a Slam

Mar 15th 2018, 4:24 PM 7,634 Views 1 Comment

‘I don’t think we would be uninspired by a 3-0 victory, because we know what’s at stake.’

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham
# Team-Sheet
From The42
# Team-Sheet

Henderson handed starting role as Ireland chase Grand Slam in Twickenham

Mar 15th 2018, 1:47 PM 31,966 Views 39 Comments

Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony are cleared to play despite sitting out training early this week.

Stockdale ready to follow in Bowe's footsteps and make Grand Slam history
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

Stockdale ready to follow in Bowe's footsteps and make Grand Slam history

Mar 15th 2018, 9:01 AM 20,811 Views 25 Comments

The 21-year-old seems to be breaking records every weekend for Ireland.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'
# First Win
From The42
# First Win

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'

Mar 14th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,402 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s Six Nations title is the Munster man’s first title success at senior level.

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'
# Christy
From The42
# Christy

'We were trying to get him to sing 'Joxer Goes To Twickenham' but he couldn’t pull it off!'

Mar 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 26,067 Views 11 Comments

Ireland aren’t getting distracted with a Grand Slam on the line in London this weekend.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training
# Running Repairs
From The42
# Running Repairs

Ankle keeps Kearney out of Ireland session, but Healy and Sexton in full training

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 8,303 Views 19 Comments

Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton got through their respective extra work in the scrum and goal-kicking on top of the field session.

# grand-slam - Monday 12 March, 2018

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot
# Bring It On
From The42
# Bring It On

'The opportunity that exists is really precious' - Schmidt set for Grand Slam shot

Mar 12th 2018, 5:50 AM 7,305 Views 8 Comments

There are battered bodies in Ireland’s squad but no one will be letting up this week.

# grand-slam - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'
# Grand Slam Is On
From The42
# Grand Slam Is On

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:48 PM 13,053 Views 4 Comments

The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'
# Within Reach
From The42
# Within Reach

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Feb 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,354 Views 19 Comments

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# grand-slam - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open
# 20 And Counting
From The42
# 20 And Counting

Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Jan 28th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,407 Views 30 Comments

Federer secured his 20th Grand Slam on Sunday after beating Croaita’s Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Bankrupt Boris Becker pleads for help in hunt for missing trophies
# Troubled Times
From The42
# Troubled Times

Bankrupt Boris Becker pleads for help in hunt for missing trophies

Jan 24th 2018, 11:15 PM 11,166 Views 10 Comments

The German shook up the tennis world when he became the then youngest-ever male Grand Slam champion at the age of 17,

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Joy Neville wins World Rugby Referee of the Year award to round off an incredible 2017
# Well Deserved
From The42
# Well Deserved

Joy Neville wins World Rugby Referee of the Year award to round off an incredible 2017

Nov 26th 2017, 9:23 PM 13,448 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland international refereed the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup earlier this year.

# grand-slam - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Tennis great Martina Hingis retires for third time with over 20 titles
# Time To Say Goodbye
From The42
# Time To Say Goodbye

Tennis great Martina Hingis retires for third time with over 20 titles

Oct 26th 2017, 6:22 PM 8,695 Views 5 Comments

She had five Grand Slam singles titles to her name when she first retired in 2003.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 September, 2017

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final

Sep 4th 2017, 9:19 AM 3,029 Views 2 Comments

This year’s Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up was the oldest woman in this year’s US Open draw.

# grand-slam - Sunday 3 September, 2017

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York
# Flushed Out
From The42
# Flushed Out

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:50 PM 5,269 Views 6 Comments

The Russian was beaten in three sets by Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof
# Overheads
From The42
# Overheads

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof

Aug 15th 2017, 1:47 PM 4,736 Views 0 Comments

Rain delays for the big matches at SW19 will soon be but a distant memory from your childhood.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Andy Murray faces confidence crisis after Queen's shocker
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Andy Murray faces confidence crisis after Queen's shocker

Jun 21st 2017, 9:43 AM 5,123 Views 4 Comments

Jordan Thompson, originally beaten in the qualifying rounds, was only playing him as a last-minute replacement.

# grand-slam - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales
# HIAgate
From The42
# HIAgate

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

Mar 19th 2017, 5:15 PM 23,457 Views 30 Comments

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson

Mar 14th 2017, 8:46 PM 10,852 Views 13 Comments

But the former England captain believes Ireland could be beaten heavily if they’re not at their best.

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France
# Dream Alive
From The42
# Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Feb 26th 2017, 2:35 PM 24,147 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# grand-slam - Monday 23 January, 2017

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open
# It's A Wrap
From The42
# It's A Wrap

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open

Jan 23rd 2017, 1:03 PM 3,379 Views 2 Comments

The Canadian is chasing his maiden Grand Slam victory.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?
# Australian Open
From The42
# Australian Open

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

Jan 17th 2017, 12:35 PM 4,544 Views 1 Comment

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

# grand-slam - Friday 13 January, 2017

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open
# The Promised Land
From The42
# The Promised Land

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

Jan 13th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,691 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner took another major step forward today.