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# ireland - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
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# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Feb 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,279 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

# ireland - Friday 19 February, 2021

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Ireland defender Egan to miss opening World Cup qualifiers as injury lay-off confirmed

Feb 19th 2021, 11:28 AM 3,531 Views 3 Comments

Sheffield United say the Corkman will be out for eight weeks with a dislocated toe.

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'

Feb 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 15,071 Views 73 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip
# Concerns
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# Concerns

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip

Feb 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 3,522 Views 11 Comments

After a blunt performance against France, the Mike Catt-coached Ireland attack needs to improve.

# ireland - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
# Head Injury
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# Head Injury

Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'

Feb 18th 2021, 2:24 PM 17,758 Views 9 Comments

However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.

# ireland - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?
# Front Row Union
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# Front Row Union

Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?

Feb 17th 2021, 7:40 PM 14,409 Views 26 Comments

The Wexford man has made two encouraging sub appearances but Porter has been in excellent form.

# ireland - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Zander Fagerson banned for rest of Six Nations after red card against Wales
# Repercussions
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# Repercussions

Zander Fagerson banned for rest of Six Nations after red card against Wales

Feb 16th 2021, 10:44 PM 12,558 Views 23 Comments

His suspension is a week longer than Peter O’Mahony’s, in spite of the fact he committed a similar offence.

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
# Selection
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# Selection

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,615 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'
# Future View
From The42
# Future View

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:46 PM 9,985 Views 11 Comments

This week’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved plenty of discussion of Ireland’s attack.

Carbery a step closer to Munster return as he increases training load
# Good News
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# Good News

Carbery a step closer to Munster return as he increases training load

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 3:41 PM 24,896 Views 39 Comments

The 26-year-old last played for the province in January 2020.

Ireland name 24-man squad for training camp as Farrell releases 12 players
# Back On The Horse
From The42
# Back On The Horse

Ireland name 24-man squad for training camp as Farrell releases 12 players

Feb 16th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,001 Views 40 Comments

The likes of Bundee Aki will get game time this weekend in the Guinness Pro14.

# ireland - Monday 15 February, 2021

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
# Support
From The42
# Support

FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean

Feb 15th 2021, 10:00 PM 28,309 Views 41 Comments

The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
From The42
# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,402 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

'Boris's Burrow': Underwater Irish Sea tunnel prompts derision despite report of 'green light'
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

'Boris's Burrow': Underwater Irish Sea tunnel prompts derision despite report of 'green light'

Feb 15th 2021, 5:31 PM 56,006 Views 72 Comments

First it was a bridge, now it’s a tunnel, apparently.

Dan Leavy's season is over after undergoing a knee procedure
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Dan Leavy's season is over after undergoing a knee procedure

Feb 15th 2021, 2:25 PM 31,805 Views 28 Comments

The 26-year-old has been dealt another tough injury blow.

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018
# Nearly Men
From The42
# Nearly Men

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018

Feb 15th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,289 Views 72 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s methods worked – Ireland need to re-introduce them.

Hugo Keenan: 'It was our accuracy that let us down'
# Near Miss
From The42
# Near Miss

Hugo Keenan: 'It was our accuracy that let us down'

Feb 15th 2021, 1:00 AM 8,168 Views 27 Comments

Ireland full back picked some positives from his side’s 15-13 defeat to France.

# ireland - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France
# Back Foot
From The42
# Back Foot

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France

Feb 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 7,453 Views 26 Comments

The head coach rued his team’s failure to score when France were down to 14 players.

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin
# Optimistic
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# Optimistic

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 6:37 PM 6,919 Views 36 Comments

The stand-in skipper rued Ireland’s inability to take advantage of France’s yellow card.

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin
# Les Bleus
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# Les Bleus

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,060 Views 208 Comments

The home side battled hard in the closing minutes but have now lost two from two in this championship.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

Feb 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 52,892 Views 78 Comments

France beat Ireland 15-13 in a scrappy but tense game at the Aviva.

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test
# Big Issues
From The42
# Big Issues

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 12:11 PM 19,143 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s season is on the line today – and coach Andy Farrell knows it.

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
# Big Ask
From The42
# Big Ask

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit

Feb 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,303 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

# ireland - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’
# On The Up
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# On The Up

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’

Feb 13th 2021, 8:19 PM 3,304 Views 2 Comments

Les Bleus will take to the field against Ireland in Dublin as tournament favourites.

John Cooney and Harry Byrne link up with Farrell's Ireland as injury cover
# Cover
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# Cover

John Cooney and Harry Byrne link up with Farrell's Ireland as injury cover

Feb 13th 2021, 2:22 PM 17,554 Views 46 Comments

Injuries to Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have seen the Ulster and Leinster halfbacks drafted in.

# ireland - Friday 12 February, 2021

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules
# Covid-19 Fines
# Covid-19 Fines

Gardaí issue 132 fines to people passing through airports and ports since new rules

Feb 12th 2021, 8:31 PM 28,731 Views 58 Comments

Gardaí have also said that traffic volumes have also dropped in border areas.

Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages
# Dog Walkers
# Dog Walkers

Senator criticises 'phenomenal' amount of poo in Irish villages

Feb 12th 2021, 7:54 PM 49,391 Views 94 Comments

Senator Doherty said people do not want to be “on the bag” while walking their dog.

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'

Feb 12th 2021, 6:03 PM 8,257 Views 25 Comments

The Ireland wing wins his 90th cap on Sunday.

Colm Henry: 'We need to make sure this vaccine reaches every road in Ireland'
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Colm Henry: 'We need to make sure this vaccine reaches every road in Ireland'

Feb 12th 2021, 6:02 PM 17,901 Views 57 Comments

The nursing home vaccine roll out is now almost complete, as the next phase is set to begin on Monday.

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton' From The42

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton'

Feb 12th 2021, 5:37 PM 5,522 Views 5 Comments

The France coach also said his team have improved in the last 12 months.

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
# Selection
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# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,175 Views 19 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 59,669 Views 106 Comments

Iain Henderson will captain the side while there is also a recall for Rhys Ruddock as Andy Farrell names his team for Sunday’s Six Nations tie against France.

Conor Hourihane on Wembley saga: ‘People are trying to stick the knife in'
# Videogate
From The42
# Videogate

Conor Hourihane on Wembley saga: ‘People are trying to stick the knife in'

Feb 12th 2021, 8:14 AM 11,964 Views 1 Comment

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane could not believe how controversy arose from the motivational video shown by Ireland boss Stephen Kenny.

# ireland - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Shelbourne confirm signing of Cork City star Noonan
# Pen To Paper
From The42
# Pen To Paper

Shelbourne confirm signing of Cork City star Noonan

Feb 11th 2021, 8:32 PM 3,637 Views 0 Comments

Noonan won an FAI Cup medal with Cork City in 2017.

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
From The42
# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,610 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The problem is the backlog... Some of these lads should be moved on loan'

Feb 11th 2021, 6:23 PM 26,093 Views 25 Comments

Bernard Jackman put forward his theory on Ireland’s succession planning at out-half.

Neale Richmond: To tackle knife crime we should take our cues from Scotland
# Knife Crime
# Knife Crime

Neale Richmond: To tackle knife crime we should take our cues from Scotland

Feb 11th 2021, 7:39 AM 15,670 Views 23 Comments

The Fine Gael TD says we should look to Scotland and how they handled a surge in knife crime if we are to tackle our knife problem here.

# ireland - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 6:55 PM 45,962 Views 120 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 50,737 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,457 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.