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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

Number one v number two: All Blacks name their side for Ireland showdown

New Zealand have made one change from their win over England.

From The42 'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford' Prop Life

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'For me, he certainly has the attributes to work outside of the League of Ireland and at international level as well' Stephen Kenny

'For me, he certainly has the attributes to work outside of the League of Ireland and at international level as well'

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill praised the success of Stephen Kenny, who many see as a potential future Ireland boss.

From The42 'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it' Building Blocks

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

From The42 In-form Ireland defender Doherty ruled out of clashes with the North and Denmark Blow

In-form Ireland defender Doherty ruled out of clashes with the North and Denmark

Wolves player Matt Doherty sustained a facial injury at the weekend.

From The42 'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best Clash Of Styles

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

From The42 Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999 Coming Together This post contains videos

Omagh bombing, a united cause and Griffin’s 30-yard strike: when Northern Ireland came to Dublin in 1999

In May 1999, a charity match was organised to raise funds for victims of the Omagh bombing. Former defender Danny Griffin recalls the game and his winning goal.

From The42 Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

From The42 'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton Perfect 10s

'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton

The world player of the year nominees will go head-to-head on Saturday.

# ireland - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From The42 No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin Here And Now

No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin

‘You don’t need to dip into the past to find a desire to play and play well.’

From The42 All Blacks braced for Ireland 'trying to suffocate us with possession' Relentless

All Blacks braced for Ireland 'trying to suffocate us with possession'

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster hopes to see his side meet Ireland head on and in the air.

From The42 Beauden Barrett happily adapting to get 'excited about chasing kicks' Northern Exposure

Beauden Barrett happily adapting to get 'excited about chasing kicks'

The All Black number 10 is keen to embrace the varied conditions that the northern hemisphere offers

From The42 Connacht's Tom Farrell links up with Ireland squad ahead of All Blacks clash Offload King

Connacht's Tom Farrell links up with Ireland squad ahead of All Blacks clash

Leinster wing Adam Byrne also joined the training camp at Carton House in recent days.

# ireland - Monday 12 November, 2018

From The42 Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double Fresh Faces

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double

Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.

From The42 'He was a great player back then and he's come on leaps and bounds': Crotty braced for Aki reunion Familiar Foe

'He was a great player back then and he's come on leaps and bounds': Crotty braced for Aki reunion

The Connacht star will have a big role to play against the nation of his birth on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener Group B

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener

Alyssa Healy made history as the tournament favourites earned a nine-wicket victory in Guyana.

From The42 Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin The Big One

Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin

The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.

From The42 Impressive first start for Addison after being catapulted in for Henshaw Classy Operator

Impressive first start for Addison after being catapulted in for Henshaw

The Ulster back was sprung into the starting team around 20 minutes before kick-off.

From The42 Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes Pick Your XV

Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes

The Ireland head coach has some big calls to make ahead of the All Blacks clash.

# ireland - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 Steve Hansen expects Conor Murray to play against the All Blacks Competitor

Steve Hansen expects Conor Murray to play against the All Blacks

The New Zealand boss said the Munster man is ‘a real competitor’.

From The42 'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage' Main Event

'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage'

Joe Schmidt and Ireland turn their attention to the All Blacks after overcoming Argentina.

# ireland - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From The42 'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina No Luck

'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the first half at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin Battle

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland take the field in Dublin.

From The42 Promising Ireland U21 striker Curtis named man-of-the-match after FA Cup debut Magic Of The Cup

Promising Ireland U21 striker Curtis named man-of-the-match after FA Cup debut

Ronan Curtis put in a commanding display as Portsmouth eased past Maidenhead United 4-0 on Saturday.

From The42 'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack Sob

'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack

The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.

From The42 Cunning plans, 900kg and bajada - Ireland's November Tests go up a gear Preview

Cunning plans, 900kg and bajada - Ireland's November Tests go up a gear

Joe Schmidt’s side welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium this evening at 6.30pm.

# ireland - Friday 9 November, 2018

From The42 Lightning Larmour backed by Ireland to step up at 15 against Pumas Jordan

Lightning Larmour backed by Ireland to step up at 15 against Pumas

‘When you see the way he goes about preparing for a game, you have a lot of confidence that he’ll deliver.’

From The42 'No matter what Joe does, he has changed Irish rugby' - Rory Best Legacy

'No matter what Joe does, he has changed Irish rugby' - Rory Best

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm his decision before the end of this month.

From The42 All Blacks legend McCaw welcomes prospect of Schmidt return to New Zealand Top Job

All Blacks legend McCaw welcomes prospect of Schmidt return to New Zealand

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm a decision on his future by the end of this month.

From The42 Schmidt promises a place in the stands for players looking beyond Argentina Blackout Zone

Schmidt promises a place in the stands for players looking beyond Argentina

‘One of the dangers that they understand fully is any look that far ahead (and) they compromise what they deliver this weekend.’

# ireland - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From The42 Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out Reaction

Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out

The All Blacks loom large as Joe Schmidt named his team to face Argentina.

From The42 'It's good to have him back' - Apologetic Kyle Lafferty returns to Northern Ireland squad for Dublin friendy Back In Action

'It's good to have him back' - Apologetic Kyle Lafferty returns to Northern Ireland squad for Dublin friendy

Michael O’Neill’s men take on Ireland next Thursday before rounding off their Nations League campaign against Austria.

From The42 Henshaw happy to cover fullback but focused on perfecting centre play Senior PLayer

Henshaw happy to cover fullback but focused on perfecting centre play

The 25-year-old is beginning to step up as a leader within Ireland’s squad.

From The42 Argentina flyer Delguy keen on rematch with Stockdale Bright Young Things

Argentina flyer Delguy keen on rematch with Stockdale

The two young wings were opposing fullbacks in 2016, and could come face to face on a wing in the Aviva Stadium this weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 How well do you remember Ireland's painful World Cup exits at the hands of Argentina? Heartbreakers

Across the way: 11 of Ireland's most breathtaking bridges, in photos

Century-old stone bridges in Cork and contemporary designs in Dublin city.

From The42 Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand Kiwis

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

From The42 'The homework Tadhg does gets him into positions to play the way he does' Bajadita

'The homework Tadhg does gets him into positions to play the way he does'

Argentina have historically been famed for their scrummaging but Ireland should be confident up front.

Pumas promise 'new weapons' as they soak up Dublin

Argentina have bested Ireland three times out of four in World Cups, but their schedule has made winning in Dublin look increasingly unlikely in recent years.

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