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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney
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Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney

Mar 8th 2013, 3:42 PM 5,220 Views 24 Comments

Kidney and his France counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre are desperate for a win in Dublin.

In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium
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In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium

Mar 8th 2013, 3:04 PM 2,978 Views 5 Comments

Ireland take on France at Lansdowne tomorrow.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
# ROG
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# ROG

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney

Mar 4th 2013, 11:46 AM 2,056 Views 9 Comments

The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.

End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures
# Legend
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# Legend

End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures

Mar 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 13,877 Views 23 Comments

The country’s most capped player may have donned the green jersey for the last time after being dropped for the Six Nations meeting with France.

# grand-slam - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Here's Your Cian Healy Is The Next Tom Brady Picture Of The Day
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Here's Your Cian Healy Is The Next Tom Brady Picture Of The Day

Feb 28th 2013, 6:19 PM 1,924 Views 0 Comments

‘How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?’

France lock Pascal Pape to miss Dublin trip, rest of 6 Nations
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France lock Pascal Pape to miss Dublin trip, rest of 6 Nations

Feb 28th 2013, 3:33 PM 554 Views 0 Comments

Pape picked up the injury while he was captain of the side that lost 23-18 to Italy in Rome on 3 February.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

7 people who think Cian Healy is a lucky boy this evening
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# Properchurch

7 people who think Cian Healy is a lucky boy this evening

Feb 27th 2013, 6:11 PM 3,283 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forward is free to face Les Bleus in Dublin next time out.

Good news for Ireland as Cian Healy’s 6 Nations ban appeal upheld
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Good news for Ireland as Cian Healy’s 6 Nations ban appeal upheld

Feb 27th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,775 Views 50 Comments

The Leinster man is now free to face France in Dublin.

# grand-slam - Monday 25 February, 2013

Injury update: Scans for Gilroy and O'Callaghan as Sexton expected to be up and running this week
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# 6 Nations

Injury update: Scans for Gilroy and O'Callaghan as Sexton expected to be up and running this week

Feb 25th 2013, 6:53 PM 8,931 Views 26 Comments

Next up, France in Dublin.

'There was too much damage... so I carried on', said Tuilagi after almost losing ear
# Ouch!
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# Ouch!

'There was too much damage... so I carried on', said Tuilagi after almost losing ear

Feb 25th 2013, 4:44 PM 3,999 Views 3 Comments

ESPN report that the centre’s left ear was “partly ripped from the side of his head”.

Opinion: ‘Giving Jamie Heaslip the captaincy of Brian O’Driscoll’s team could never work’
# Post-mortem
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# Post-mortem

Opinion: ‘Giving Jamie Heaslip the captaincy of Brian O’Driscoll’s team could never work’

Feb 25th 2013, 11:20 AM 11,448 Views 43 Comments

Kidney has made a cardinal mistake according to Emmet O’Rafferty.

History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest
# Protect This House
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# Protect This House

History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest

Feb 25th 2013, 10:33 AM 1,175 Views 0 Comments

The Irish women have already sealed a Triple Crown and lead the table with two games remaining.

Opinion: Allow Kidney his 6 Nations farewell but new coach is needed for summer tour
# Borrowed Time
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# Borrowed Time

Opinion: Allow Kidney his 6 Nations farewell but new coach is needed for summer tour

Feb 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,207 Views 61 Comments

It would be pointless to have an outgoing coach take a young Irish squad to play America and Canada in June.

# grand-slam - Friday 22 February, 2013

Snapshot: So, Donncha O'Callaghan seems excited about heading to Edinburgh this evening
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# Flying Form

Snapshot: So, Donncha O'Callaghan seems excited about heading to Edinburgh this evening

Feb 22nd 2013, 6:01 PM 17,502 Views 24 Comments

‘Bagsy the window seat!’

Latest from Irish camp: Cian Healy dunks his biscuit while wearing a lagging jacket
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Latest from Irish camp: Cian Healy dunks his biscuit while wearing a lagging jacket

Feb 22nd 2013, 2:11 PM 3,082 Views 2 Comments

Somewhere, a boiler is poorly insulated.

Cheese chips and Brucie? 7 things we learned about Brian O'Driscoll from #askbrian
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# The Boss

Cheese chips and Brucie? 7 things we learned about Brian O'Driscoll from #askbrian

Feb 22nd 2013, 11:57 AM 16,260 Views 12 Comments

It’s all cry babies and dirty nappies at the moment. But enough about the post-England team meeting.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

6 Nations: Parisse to miss rest of Six Nations because of ref taunt
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6 Nations: Parisse to miss rest of Six Nations because of ref taunt

Feb 20th 2013, 6:05 PM 2,086 Views 3 Comments

Italy will be without their skipper when Ireland hit Rome in a few weeks.

6 Nations: Scots summon Cross for Sunday service with Ireland
# Scoire
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# Scoire

6 Nations: Scots summon Cross for Sunday service with Ireland

Feb 20th 2013, 1:17 PM 1,160 Views 4 Comments

Geoff Cross has been called up into the Scotland side for Sunday’s Six Nations international against Ireland at Murrayfield.

POLL: Declan Kidney is set to pick Paddy Jackson ahead of Ronan O’Gara… is it the right call?
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POLL: Declan Kidney is set to pick Paddy Jackson ahead of Ronan O’Gara… is it the right call?

Feb 20th 2013, 6:40 AM 6,324 Views 25 Comments

The unproven Ulster star is to start against Scotland.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

In pictures: Ireland's 6 Nations hopefuls back in business ahead of Scotland showdown
# Iresco
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# Iresco

In pictures: Ireland's 6 Nations hopefuls back in business ahead of Scotland showdown

Feb 19th 2013, 2:25 PM 7,303 Views 9 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men face a trip to Edinburgh this weekend.

# grand-slam - Friday 15 February, 2013

6 Nations chiefs confirm Cian Healy is suspended for Leinster’s game this weekend
# Banned
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# Banned

6 Nations chiefs confirm Cian Healy is suspended for Leinster’s game this weekend

Feb 15th 2013, 3:30 PM 6,606 Views 20 Comments

The prop was hit with a three-week ban this week for a stamp on England’s Dan Cole in the Lansdowne Rd defeat last weekend.

# grand-slam - Monday 11 February, 2013

Sexton 'doubtful' for Scotland match as Ireland count cost of capitulation to England
# Injury List
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# Injury List

Sexton 'doubtful' for Scotland match as Ireland count cost of capitulation to England

Feb 11th 2013, 5:46 PM 6,155 Views 10 Comments

Declan Kidney has plenty of injury concerns after the ‘attritional’ clash with England.

Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website
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Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website

Feb 11th 2013, 1:23 PM 4,544 Views 6 Comments

Not so many Irish names this week, Ted.

# grand-slam - Sunday 10 February, 2013

VIDEO: Relive today's game as England smash, grab and kick to victory
# Lowlights
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# Lowlights

VIDEO: Relive today's game as England smash, grab and kick to victory

Feb 10th 2013, 7:16 PM 1,026 Views 2 Comments

Watch in amazement as Jamie Heaslip concedes two kickable penalties in 78 (highlight reel) seconds.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will get on against England today?
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Open thread: how do you think Ireland will get on against England today?

Feb 10th 2013, 7:52 AM 6,803 Views 56 Comments

The Auld Enemy visit Lansdowne Road this afternoon.

# grand-slam - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Opinion: Discipline key if Ireland are to derail England's chariot at Lansdowne Road
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Opinion: Discipline key if Ireland are to derail England's chariot at Lansdowne Road

Feb 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,198 Views 5 Comments

Two cards like last Saturday and it won’t be a fun day out in D4.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Ireland v England: Stuart Lancaster keeps his midfield options open
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Ireland v England: Stuart Lancaster keeps his midfield options open

Feb 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

Centres Billy Twelvetrees, Brad Barritt and Manu Tuilagi have all been included in the 25-man squad for Sunday’s trip to Dublin.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Rob Kearney staying with Leinster, signs new two-year deal
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

Rob Kearney staying with Leinster, signs new two-year deal

Feb 5th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,846 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland man is going nowhere.

Robshaw expecting Irish backlash after Twickenham demolition
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Robshaw expecting Irish backlash after Twickenham demolition

Feb 5th 2013, 7:33 AM 3,732 Views 8 Comments

The young England captain will be content ‘grind out’ any manner of win in Dublin this Sunday.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 February, 2013

Ireland v England: Manu Tuilagi fit for trip to Dublin
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Ireland v England: Manu Tuilagi fit for trip to Dublin

Feb 4th 2013, 4:47 PM 7,587 Views 36 Comments

The Leicester Tigers star has recovered from the ankle injury that kept him out of the Scotland game.

# grand-slam - Sunday 3 February, 2013

5 things we learned from the first weekend of 6 Nations action
# Winning Feeling
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# Winning Feeling

5 things we learned from the first weekend of 6 Nations action

Feb 3rd 2013, 8:36 PM 31,068 Views 38 Comments

With France’s loss to Italy, the clash between Ireland and England may prove to be a championship decider.

'Zonked' -- Heaslip hails team effort after leaving it all on the field in Cardiff
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'Zonked' -- Heaslip hails team effort after leaving it all on the field in Cardiff

Feb 3rd 2013, 12:30 AM 3,191 Views 4 Comments

“To come away with a win from the Millennium Stadium, I’m absolutely chuffed to bits.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 2 February, 2013

England too strong for Scots ahead of trip to Dublin
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England too strong for Scots ahead of trip to Dublin

Feb 2nd 2013, 6:17 PM 2,363 Views 0 Comments

England visit the Aviva Stadium in eight days’ time.

Match report: Ireland up and running after epic clash in Cardiff
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Match report: Ireland up and running after epic clash in Cardiff

Feb 2nd 2013, 4:05 PM 13,356 Views 36 Comments

The game appeared dead and buried at half-time but Wales fought back with tries from Alex Cuthbert, Leigh Halfpenny and Craig Mitchell.

Open thread: So, what did you make of Ireland's performance in Wales?
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Open thread: So, what did you make of Ireland's performance in Wales?

Feb 2nd 2013, 3:31 PM 10,412 Views 70 Comments

Not bad, eh?

VIDEO: This pass from Brian O'Driscoll to Simon Zebo was the best George Hook 'has ever seen'
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# 6 Nations

VIDEO: This pass from Brian O'Driscoll to Simon Zebo was the best George Hook 'has ever seen'

Feb 2nd 2013, 2:49 PM 11,168 Views 18 Comments

The lad can play.

VIDEO: Check out THAT Simon Zebo flick and Cian Healy try in Cardiff
# Flick To Kick
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# Flick To Kick

VIDEO: Check out THAT Simon Zebo flick and Cian Healy try in Cardiff

Feb 2nd 2013, 2:21 PM 18,344 Views 15 Comments

Take a bow son.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, 6 Nations From The42
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As it happened: Wales v Ireland, 6 Nations

8 things to get you pumped up for Wales v Ireland
# Pre-match Prep
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# Pre-match Prep

8 things to get you pumped up for Wales v Ireland

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:35 PM 7,336 Views 6 Comments

Paul O’Connell and others have some words of inspiration for Declan Kidney’s men ahead of today’s game.

Rugby clichés we'd love to kick to touch
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# Grand Slam

Rugby clichés we'd love to kick to touch

Feb 2nd 2013, 12:08 PM 3,851 Views 4 Comments

Ahead of the start of the Six Nations, we’ve put together a list of excuses and statements you hear at almost every game.