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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

'His workrate is unbelievable' - Ringrose continues to shine in Ireland's midfield
# Engine
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# Engine

'His workrate is unbelievable' - Ringrose continues to shine in Ireland's midfield

Feb 8th 2022, 7:00 AM 9,514 Views 13 Comments

Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi believes Robbie Henshaw will be spurred on by the form of his Ireland teammates.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 7 February, 2022

'It’s where I want to be' - Hume aiming to build on first taste of Six Nations rugby
# More To Come
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# More To Come

'It’s where I want to be' - Hume aiming to build on first taste of Six Nations rugby

Feb 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,253 Views 1 Comment

The in-form Ulster centre won his second Test cap in Saturday’s win over Wales.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'Andy said, 'If you can't be yourself, there's no point putting on the jersey''
# Dream Debut
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# Dream Debut

'Andy said, 'If you can't be yourself, there's no point putting on the jersey''

Feb 5th 2022, 7:30 PM 15,823 Views 7 Comments

Mack Hansen reflected on a debut to remember after playing a starring role in Ireland’s win against Wales.

Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their victory over Wales?
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their victory over Wales?

Feb 5th 2022, 4:23 PM 19,052 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell’s team made an impressive start to their Six Nations campaign.

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut
# The First Cap
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# The First Cap

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut

Feb 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 27,341 Views 6 Comments

Twenty years ago, a young Paul O’Connell won his first Test cap in a Six Nations clash with Wales at Lansdowne Road.

Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener
# William Hill
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# William Hill

Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 5,750 Views 2 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men host Wales at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Caelan Doris 'in a way better place' after sitting out last year's Six Nations
# Ready For Battle
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# Ready For Battle

Caelan Doris 'in a way better place' after sitting out last year's Six Nations

Feb 1st 2022, 6:14 PM 6,165 Views 4 Comments

The Leinster man missed the 2021 tournament due to concussion issues.

Sexton: No fear of complacency as Ireland look to hit 'new level'
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

Sexton: No fear of complacency as Ireland look to hit 'new level'

Feb 1st 2022, 3:15 PM 3,951 Views 1 Comment

Andy Farrell’s squad head into the Six Nations aiming to build on an impressive November campaign.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Ireland Women's Sevens side narrowly lose World Series final to Australia
# Agonising
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# Agonising

Ireland Women's Sevens side narrowly lose World Series final to Australia

Jan 30th 2022, 9:57 PM 26,379 Views 14 Comments

The Irish side picked up silver medals after a historic performance in Seville.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 January, 2022

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell
# First Day Of Camp
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# First Day Of Camp

'The aim is 100% to kick on and push the boundaries even further' - Farrell

Jan 27th 2022, 9:20 AM 13,263 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell has challenged his Ireland squad to improve on their impressive November campaign in this year’s Six Nations.

Jack Carty gets his reward for 'not giving up' on Ireland dream
# Jack's Back
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# Jack's Back

Jack Carty gets his reward for 'not giving up' on Ireland dream

Jan 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 7,949 Views 3 Comments

Andy Farrell has been impressed with how the out-half has responded to his feedback this season.

'He performed above what we expected' - Wales boss Wayne Pivac on Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets stint
# Familiar Foes
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# Familiar Foes

'He performed above what we expected' - Wales boss Wayne Pivac on Tadhg Beirne's Scarlets stint

Jan 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 11,118 Views 0 Comments

The Munster player was coached by Pivac during his time with the Welsh region.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid

Jan 26th 2022, 10:01 PM 9,110 Views 1 Comment

Les Bleus host Andy Farrell’s side in Paris on 12 February.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Lancaster: Ireland can benefit from stability in Six Nations
# Cohesion
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# Cohesion

Lancaster: Ireland can benefit from stability in Six Nations

Jan 25th 2022, 6:30 AM 6,047 Views 3 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell included 16 Leinster players in his 37-man squad for the tournament.

# 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 Jan 19th 2022, 7:29 PM 61,086 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

Jan 18th 2022, 9:46 AM 4,536 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

Jan 16th 2022, 4:25 PM 9,789 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
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# Stepping Up

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

Jan 12th 2022, 7:15 AM 4,965 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
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# Grief

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

Dec 28th 2021, 6:03 PM 97,334 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
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# 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 30,074 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
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# Two More Years

Finlay Bealham latest player to sign new contract with Connacht

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 5,251 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 23,707 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
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# Leading Man

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

Dec 20th 2021, 7:15 AM 8,178 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
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# 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 81,666 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 7,364 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
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# Levelling Up

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

Dec 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,333 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 23,110 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
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# Good Read

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

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 8,373 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
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# Still Got It

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

Nov 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 8,553 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
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# Legend

Ireland rugby great Ray McLoughlin passes away

Nov 22nd 2021, 10:27 PM 8,103 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
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# 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 35,180 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 7,507 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 2,641 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 4,946 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
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# Packing A Punch

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

Nov 19th 2021, 5:53 PM 4,312 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
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# 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 37,951 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
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# Patience Paying Off

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

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,317 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 11,228 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 6,605 Views 12 Comments

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