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# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad
# Tight Calls
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# Tight Calls

Five players unlucky to miss out in Andy Farrell's Six Nations squad

Updated Wed 7:29 PM 59,821 Views 46 Comments

The Ireland head coach faced some interesting calls in finalising his 37-man group.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Former Ireland and Leinster centre Kevin Flynn dies aged 82
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former Ireland and Leinster centre Kevin Flynn dies aged 82

Tue 9:46 AM 4,433 Views 2 Comments

Kevin Flynn scored the winning try against England in Twickenham in 1972.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Leinster and Ireland await update after Tadhg Furlong suffers fresh calf injury
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Leinster and Ireland await update after Tadhg Furlong suffers fresh calf injury

Sun 4:25 PM 9,735 Views 10 Comments

The tighthead limped off in the early stages of the province’s win against Montpellier today.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

'He’s been outstanding all year' - Friend backs Marmion for Ireland recall
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

'He’s been outstanding all year' - Friend backs Marmion for Ireland recall

Jan 12th 2022, 7:15 AM 4,882 Views 11 Comments

The scrum-half was last capped at Test level in November 2020.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'
# Grief
From The42
# Grief

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'

Dec 28th 2021, 6:03 PM 97,192 Views 3 Comments

Read an extract from Willie Anderson’s ‘Crossing the Line’.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Conor Murray 'grateful to be able to continue living this dream' as he extends IRFU contract
# Fresh Deal
From The42
# Fresh Deal

Conor Murray 'grateful to be able to continue living this dream' as he extends IRFU contract

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 5:00 PM 29,951 Views 68 Comments

The Munster scrum-half’s deal runs until July 2024.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Finlay Bealham latest player to sign new contract with Connacht
# Two More Years
From The42
# Two More Years

Finlay Bealham latest player to sign new contract with Connacht

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 5,185 Views 4 Comments

The tighthead had agreed an extension which will take him to the end of the 2023/24 season.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Ultan Dillane to leave Connacht at end of the season
# Exit
From The42
# Exit

Ultan Dillane to leave Connacht at end of the season

Dec 21st 2021, 12:10 PM 23,530 Views 24 Comments

The lock has been linked with a move to the French Top 14.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 20 December, 2021

In-form Jack Carty hoping to play his way back into Ireland squad
# Leading Man
From The42
# Leading Man

In-form Jack Carty hoping to play his way back into Ireland squad

Dec 20th 2021, 7:15 AM 8,135 Views 15 Comments

The out-half has delivered a series of impressive displays for Connacht this season.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
# What Could Have Been
From The42
# What Could Have Been

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 81,331 Views 8 Comments

In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract
# Pen To Paper
From The42
# Pen To Paper

Garry Ringrose signs new three-year IRFU contract

Dec 8th 2021, 11:15 AM 7,325 Views 11 Comments

The new deal will keep the centre at Leinster until the end of the 2024/25 season.

How Josh van der Flier became a more explosive ball-carrier
# Levelling Up
From The42
# Levelling Up

How Josh van der Flier became a more explosive ball-carrier

Dec 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,254 Views 4 Comments

The Leinster flanker has worked hard on improving his carrying game.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 December, 2021

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'
# Tough Times
From The42
# Tough Times

'You definitely miss playing for Ireland and being involved'

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:35 AM 23,077 Views 17 Comments

Leinster scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to force his way back into the Ireland squad.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Keith Earls' 'Fight Or Flight' wins Sports Book of the Year
# Good Read
From The42
# Good Read

Keith Earls' 'Fight Or Flight' wins Sports Book of the Year

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 8,193 Views 4 Comments

It overcame competition from five other nominees.

'I'm not going anywhere' - Healy determined to remain part of Farrell's plans
# Still Got It
From The42
# Still Got It

'I'm not going anywhere' - Healy determined to remain part of Farrell's plans

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 8,525 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old prop says that 12 years into his international career, he remains as driven as ever.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 22 November, 2021

Ireland rugby great Ray McLoughlin passes away
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Ireland rugby great Ray McLoughlin passes away

Nov 22nd 2021, 10:27 PM 8,037 Views 8 Comments

McLoughlin was the first Connacht player to represent the Lions.

'It was unbelievable, I only found out just before kick-off that I'd be playing'
# Late Call
From The42
# Late Call

'It was unbelievable, I only found out just before kick-off that I'd be playing'

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 12:00 PM 35,147 Views 5 Comments

Ulster back row Nick Timoney recalls a whirlwind Sunday which saw him travel down from Belfast to win his second cap for Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'We still have a long way to go' - Beirne backs Ireland to hit another level in 2022
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

'We still have a long way to go' - Beirne backs Ireland to hit another level in 2022

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 7,488 Views 13 Comments

Tadhg Beirne says Ireland can build on what was an impressive November Test window.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Autumn Nations Series From The42
Live Nov 21st 2021, 1:18 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Autumn Nations Series

Griffin's star turn papers over cracks as Ireland close the book on a difficult year
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

Griffin's star turn papers over cracks as Ireland close the book on a difficult year

Nov 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 2,624 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland captain scored two tries in a comeback win against Japan, but for large periods the home team struggled at the RDS.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Ireland back Carbery to build on New Zealand performance
# Time To Shine
From The42
# Time To Shine

Ireland back Carbery to build on New Zealand performance

Nov 20th 2021, 1:00 PM 4,921 Views 8 Comments

The Munster player will start at out-half against Argentina on Sunday.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 19 November, 2021

'They'll be looking to rough us up a bit' - Henderson braced for Pumas' physicality
# Packing A Punch
From The42
# Packing A Punch

'They'll be looking to rough us up a bit' - Henderson braced for Pumas' physicality

Nov 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 4,300 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland lock hopes Ireland can build on their superb performance against New Zealand.

'I've got a text off one or two fellas saying they've now gone and spoke to someone'
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

'I've got a text off one or two fellas saying they've now gone and spoke to someone'

Nov 19th 2021, 12:00 PM 37,876 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s Keith Earls says he takes pride in the reaction he’s received since opening up about his mental health.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 18 November, 2021

'Getting back into rugby has been a lot harder than getting over the injury'
# Patience Paying Off
From The42
# Patience Paying Off

'Getting back into rugby has been a lot harder than getting over the injury'

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,282 Views 5 Comments

Joey Carbery is hoping to kick on after a strong showing off the bench against New Zealand.

'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan
# Learning From The Best
From The42
# Learning From The Best

'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan

Nov 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,183 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland lock is in good form after a difficult season last year.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

James Ryan relishing latest chance to take on Ireland captaincy
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

James Ryan relishing latest chance to take on Ireland captaincy

Nov 17th 2021, 4:00 PM 6,572 Views 12 Comments

The lock is captaining the squad with Johnny Sexton out injured.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test
# Different Ball Game
From The42
# Different Ball Game

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test

Nov 14th 2021, 5:08 PM 17,099 Views 5 Comments

‘They were able to play a fantastic match. There’s no superlative available to describe their performance,’ the coach added.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 November, 2021

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series From The42
Live Nov 13th 2021, 2:59 PM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series

Four wins, two defeats and plenty of magic – Beauden Barrett's record against Ireland From The42

Four wins, two defeats and plenty of magic – Beauden Barrett's record against Ireland

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 13,873 Views 1 Comment

The out-half has enjoyed plenty of strong performances in his six previous appearances against Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 November, 2021

Can Andy Farrell's new faces match the All Blacks? Talking points ahead of Ireland-New Zealand
# William Hill
From The42
# William Hill

Can Andy Farrell's new faces match the All Blacks? Talking points ahead of Ireland-New Zealand

Nov 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 5,194 Views 1 Comment

The Aviva Stadium hosts a highly-anticipated Test on Saturday afternoon.

'Everyone is aware that every part of our game has to step up' - Ryan
# Locked And Loaded
From The42
# Locked And Loaded

'Everyone is aware that every part of our game has to step up' - Ryan

Nov 12th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,306 Views 1 Comment

James Ryan says when that he thinks about New Zealand, he thinks of the 2019 World Cup loss more than the 2018 win in Dublin.

'If you’re an Irish rugby player, this is the place to be' - Farrell confident squad are ready for All Blacks
# Up For It
From The42
# Up For It

'If you’re an Irish rugby player, this is the place to be' - Farrell confident squad are ready for All Blacks

Nov 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,186 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland head coach says his team will set out to take their game to New Zealand.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 11 November, 2021

'They've got more threats in attack than perhaps they would have had 24 months ago'
# Foster
From The42
# Foster

'They've got more threats in attack than perhaps they would have had 24 months ago'

Nov 11th 2021, 8:32 PM 9,047 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster sees an evolution in the way Ireland play.

Scoring tries only a small part of the package for in-form Conway
# All Rounder
From The42
# All Rounder

Scoring tries only a small part of the package for in-form Conway

Nov 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,136 Views 8 Comments

The winger scored a hat-trick against Japan, but took as much pride from his work without the ball.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Sexton urges Ireland to be clinical in the face of All Blacks' intensity
# Taking Your Chances
From The42
# Taking Your Chances

Sexton urges Ireland to be clinical in the face of All Blacks' intensity

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 12:02 PM 13,917 Views 16 Comments

The out-half has faced New Zealand 13 times in his career with Ireland and the Lions, winning on three occasions.

'My most enjoyable game so far' - Doris thrives in Ireland's new attacking set-up
# Mixing It Up
From The42
# Mixing It Up

'My most enjoyable game so far' - Doris thrives in Ireland's new attacking set-up

Nov 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,481 Views 8 Comments

The versatile back-rower hopes Ireland can continue to play positive rugby when New Zealand come to town on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'One out-half isn’t going to win you the World Cup, you need two'
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

'One out-half isn’t going to win you the World Cup, you need two'

Nov 9th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,413 Views 26 Comments

Ronan O’Gara says Ireland need to be careful in managing their out-halves ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Performance of Jamison Gibson-Park leaves Andy Farrell facing a big selection call
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

Performance of Jamison Gibson-Park leaves Andy Farrell facing a big selection call

Nov 9th 2021, 12:00 PM 23,026 Views 43 Comments

The Leinster scrum-half made a number of positive contributions in Saturday’s defeat of Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 8 November, 2021

Robbie Henshaw returns to training as Ireland prepare for New Zealand
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Robbie Henshaw returns to training as Ireland prepare for New Zealand

Nov 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 25,057 Views 39 Comments

However Munster’s Gavin Coombes will not train this week due to illness.

Hard work paying off as Josh van der Flier grows as an attacking option
# Dynamic
From The42
# Dynamic

Hard work paying off as Josh van der Flier grows as an attacking option

Nov 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 4,441 Views 1 Comment

The flanker says Ireland will look to play with the same attacking intent on display against Japan when New Zealand visit Dublin this weekend.

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