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'I felt I could immediately offer value to the coaching staff and the players'
New Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell says he was surprised to be offered the job by Andy Farrell.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
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'Brutal' virus leaves Newcastle players struggling to walk
Steve Bruce says some of the club’s coronavirus victims are battling extreme exhaustion.
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Connacht and their 'bouncers' out to cause major upset against Racing
Andy Friend’s side are looking for a big performance from their entire matchday 23.
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Everton loanee scores magnificent solo goal in PSG win
Moise Kean was on target, while it was also a landmark night for Kylian Mbappe.
'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby
The 22-year-old has quickly become an important figure for Andy Farrell’s side.
# Papa
Connacht excited about potential of 'big and physical man' Abraham Papali'i
The Kiwi number eight only moved into professional rugby union last year.
# Red DEvils
Super-sub union as Solskjaer hails high-flying Rashford after stunning hat-trick
Manchester United enjoyed a thumping 5-0 win over RB Leipzig last night.
# Boost
Ighalo makes impact as Man United reach FA Cup quarters
There was no fairytale moment for Wayne Rooney in a reunion with his former club.
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Jesus strikes late to see Man City past Leicester despite Aguero penalty miss
Pep Guardiola’s team now have a seven-point gap over the Foxes.
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Super sub Liddle strikes late to save point for Derry
The visitors had looked on course to record a first ever league win at the Brandywell.
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Liverpool march on thanks to magnificent Mane
Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won 17 consecutive Premier League games as they close in on the title.
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Super sub McLoughlin bags late goal against Meath to hand Mayo first league win
Kevin McLoughlin dispatched 1-2 after his half-time introduction.
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Brilliant free kick from ex-Ireland U21 international not enough, as Newcastle break Oxford hearts
Liam Kelly caught the eye while Wayne Rooney helped set up a reunion with former club Man United, as Derby beat Northampton.
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Ireland internationals Hogan and Robinson make impressive debuts
Elsewhere, Eoin Doyle recommenced his prolific run with Swindon.
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Erling Haaland labelled 'incredible' after unforgettable debut
Dortmund’s dramatic comeback against Augsburg featured a star turn on debut from Erling Haaland that thrilled Lucien Favre.
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Championship wrap: Michael O'Neill makes winning start as Stoke boss
Jake Livermore was on target as West Brom saw off Hull City, while there were wins for Preston North End and Leeds United.
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'Shame and stigma' mean women with endometriosis suffer in silence over painful sex
The condition affects one in 10 women in Ireland and has a debilitating effect on the lives of sufferers.
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Former lifeguard keeps Wales' Euro hopes afloat
Kieffer Moore scored on his international competitive debut as Ryan Giggs’ side drew 1-1 with Slovakia.
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Rhys Ruddock puts his hand up with powerful performance for Ireland
The 28-year-old was named man of the match against Russia yesterday.
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Alexis Sanchez scores, gets sent off for diving on Inter debut
Antonio Conte’s side beat Sampdoria to make it six victories from six in Serie A.
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Neymar has objects thrown at him but responds by scoring winner
Paris Saint-Germain restored their three-point lead at the top of the table after a late win over Lyon.
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Liverpool loan player on target, as Rangers overcome Feyenoord on emotional night
Sheyi Ojo got the game’s only goal in tonight’s Europa League encounter.
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Ireland's Jeff Hendrick comes off the bench to score crucial late equaliser
Meanwhile, Aaron Connolly made his home debut for the Seagulls
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New signing James keeps cool to give United victory over AC Milan
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down rumours that Paul Pogba’s absence is down to his trying to force through a move to Real Madrid.
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'He's been giving out, he hasn't had anything to do in games. Tonight, he was massive for us'
Stephen Bradley praised Alan Mannus for his display in the win over Pat’s.
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'I have eight minutes, I'd better not screw up': Shanahan powering through pivotal season
The scrum-half had to bide his time for his breakthrough season at his adoptive province.
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Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans
The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.
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McEneff returns to haunt Derry City in deserved Rovers win
The fans packed into the new stand at Tallaght Stadium enjoyed a successful opening night.
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'It feels great': Connacht's Dillane delighted to be back in green
The second row came off the bench at Murrayfield to win his first cap since November 2017.
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€35 million man enjoys full debut to remember as Milan beat Napoli to reach Coppa semis
Krzysztof Piatek registered a brace after only signing for the club last week.
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Weah scores on debut as Celtic march on in Scottish Cup
Their bid for a ‘treble-treble’ remains alive after today’s win over Airdrie at Parkhead.
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Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht
The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.
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'I want to play': Super-sub Hazard makes his point to new Chelsea boss
The Belgian was again limited to a cameo off the bench, but set up Marcos Alonso for Chelsea’s winner.
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Series success and squad development - Schmidt comes up trumps
Jordan Larmour and Tadhg Beirne made an impression off the bench for Ireland.
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Rare De Gea blunder gifts Ronaldo his second in thrilling Group B clash
The Man United ‘keeper won’t want to see this again.
# gg
Munster confirm 'top-quality player' Grobler will leave this summer
The second row was impressive once again in Munster’s draw with Ulster.
# shut down
Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.
# youth
Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt
Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.
# Leavy Led
Van der Flier to miss Italy clash as Schmidt hails Ireland's bench impact
Dan Leavy was immense for Ireland after replacing van der Flier in the first half.