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# ireland - Friday 11 December, 2020

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again
# Big Dev
From The42
# Big Dev

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again

Dec 11th 2020, 8:22 AM 7,589 Views 11 Comments

‘If someone gets injured, would you pick the 34-year-old who has 70 caps or give the young guy a chance?’

'I don't want to be 50 sitting in the pub and thinking, 'I wish I had taken a risk'
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

'I don't want to be 50 sitting in the pub and thinking, 'I wish I had taken a risk'

Dec 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,733 Views 1 Comment

Sammy Arnold made a big decision to switch from Munster to Connacht last summer.

# ireland - Thursday 10 December, 2020

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,361 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# ireland - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery

Dec 9th 2020, 1:41 PM 10,402 Views 13 Comments

The province have welcomed back their Ireland internationals for Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

# ireland - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out
# State Jabs
# State Jabs

Covid-19 vaccine won't be available privately in Ireland as part of roll-out

Dec 8th 2020, 6:11 PM 30,899 Views 21 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said we couldn’t have non-state bodies “off doing their own thing”.

# ireland - Monday 7 December, 2020

Big blows for Ulster as Henderson and Burns ruled out of Toulouse clash
# Injuries
From The42
# Injuries

Big blows for Ulster as Henderson and Burns ruled out of Toulouse clash

Dec 7th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,154 Views 7 Comments

Wing Rob Lyttle is also sidelined after picking up a back injury.

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
# Debut
From The42
# Debut

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,163 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old prop came off the bench in the win over Scotland.

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action

Dec 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,485 Views 9 Comments

The Champions Cup kicks off on Friday night as Toulouse visit Ulster in Belfast.

Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games
# Consistent
From The42
# Consistent

Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games

Dec 7th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,402 Views 18 Comments

The Leinster man was uncapped before this busy run of Tests for Andy Farrell’s side.

# ireland - Sunday 6 December, 2020

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign

Dec 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 28,178 Views 5 Comments

The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.

Opinion: Pat Finucane decision is characteristic of Britain's approach to other dark chapters from its past
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Opinion: Pat Finucane decision is characteristic of Britain's approach to other dark chapters from its past

Dec 6th 2020, 7:30 AM 15,716 Views 31 Comments

International law lecturer Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan looks at the imprint of British colonialism on the North and other parts of the world after the recent Finucane inquiry decision.

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Farrell encouraged but Ireland are 'a work in progress' heading into 2021

Dec 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,814 Views 19 Comments

The head coach has had an up-and-down first year in charge of Ireland.

# ireland - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France
# Kick On
From The42
# Kick On

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France

Dec 5th 2020, 6:34 PM 5,098 Views 18 Comments

‘We’re happy with the way we’re improving,’ says the Ireland captain while pointing out a ‘difference of opinion’ with the media.

'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby

Dec 5th 2020, 6:17 PM 9,373 Views 25 Comments

The 22-year-old has quickly become an important figure for Andy Farrell’s side.

Earls double helps Ireland to end 2020 on a positive note with win over Scotland
# Brace
From The42
# Brace

Earls double helps Ireland to end 2020 on a positive note with win over Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 4:12 PM 36,861 Views 104 Comments

Cian Healy also got on the scoresheet as Andy Farrell’s side claimed third spot in the Autumn Nations Cup.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Dec 5th 2020, 1:19 PM 44,878 Views 51 Comments

Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 7:44 AM 7,027 Views 20 Comments

Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.

If not now, when? Pauw's Ireland have serious potential, but Euro 2022 campaign a missed opportunity
# Big Wheel Keep On Turning
From The42
# Big Wheel Keep On Turning

If not now, when? Pauw's Ireland have serious potential, but Euro 2022 campaign a missed opportunity

Dec 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 1,758 Views 2 Comments

Emma Duffy reviews the Girls In Green’s campaign as a whole, and looks to the future.

# ireland - Friday 4 December, 2020

Five talking points ahead of Ireland versus Scotland tomorrow
# The Big Issues
From The42
# The Big Issues

Five talking points ahead of Ireland versus Scotland tomorrow

Dec 4th 2020, 1:48 PM 10,467 Views 29 Comments

Can Stockdale find form? Are Scotland overrated? Is Rob Herring underrated? We look at the big issues ahead of tomorrow’s international.

'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 5,167 Views 23 Comments

The wing-turned-fullback put his passing range on display against Georgia.

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure
# Evolution
From The42
# Evolution

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure

Dec 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,990 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says he is comfortable under the spotlight as his first year in charge draws to a close.

# ireland - Thursday 3 December, 2020

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
# First Cap
From The42
# First Cap

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:29 PM 8,221 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:32 PM 12,495 Views 10 Comments

Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:14 PM 27,401 Views 69 Comments

Uncapped Eric O’Sullivan has been named on the bench by Andy Farrell for the Scotland match on Saturday

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Out-half Van der Walt set for Scotland debut against Ireland on Saturday

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:59 PM 9,704 Views 13 Comments

Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his team for the visit to Dublin.

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:51 AM 13,397 Views 12 Comments

The veteran prop feels the mood in the current camp is the best he has experienced.

# ireland - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
From The42
# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,550 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

# ireland - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Shiels' Northern Ireland make history and reach Euro 2022 play-offs
# Qualification Dream
From The42
# Qualification Dream

Shiels' Northern Ireland make history and reach Euro 2022 play-offs

Dec 1st 2020, 11:42 PM 3,817 Views 2 Comments

On a night where the Republic’s dream of reaching a first-ever major championships ended, the North’s lives on.

'To say that we didn't give it our everything would be a lie' - Ireland's Quinn looks to future
# Pauw Patrol
From The42
# Pauw Patrol

'To say that we didn't give it our everything would be a lie' - Ireland's Quinn looks to future

Dec 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 3,497 Views 1 Comment

The centre-half believes Vera Pauw is ‘the right one for the job’ going forward.

'My heart is fully with this team,' but Ireland boss Pauw undecided on future after Euro dream dies
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'My heart is fully with this team,' but Ireland boss Pauw undecided on future after Euro dream dies

Dec 1st 2020, 8:37 PM 2,825 Views 0 Comments

It remains to be seen whether the Dutchwoman’s contract will be extended.

Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on

Dec 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 22,577 Views 22 Comments

Ever-impressive Germany were 3-1 winners at Tallaght Stadium – though Vera Pauw’s side went down fighting.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Germany, Euro 2022 qualifier
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Germany, Euro 2022 qualifier

Dec 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 35,827 Views 11 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side were beaten 3-1 at Tallaght Stadium and have missed out on a spot in the play-offs.

Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Ireland opt to start Reading goalkeeper as Pauw names XI for Germany showdown

Dec 1st 2020, 4:07 PM 5,241 Views 1 Comment

Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is 5pm, with the game live on RTÉ 2.

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere

Dec 1st 2020, 4:03 PM 9,434 Views 10 Comments

‘Sometimes we’re seeing it and not executing and sometimes we’re not seeing it and running into brick walls.’

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:52 PM 7,136 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland captain insists the current Ireland side has made progress that they have just been unable to reproduce in competitive action.

Lowe, Burns and Connors ruled out of Scotland clash but Sexton and Henshaw fit
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Lowe, Burns and Connors ruled out of Scotland clash but Sexton and Henshaw fit

Dec 1st 2020, 10:45 AM 12,828 Views 36 Comments

Keith Earls, Rob Herring, and Conor Murray are all set to be available too.

Ireland's first LGBT+ inclusive club celebrates turning 15
# Going Strong
From The42
# Going Strong

Ireland's first LGBT+ inclusive club celebrates turning 15

Dec 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 5,523 Views 2 Comments

The Dublin Devils have enjoyed good growth since starting out as a casual kickabout.

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021
# State Of The Nation
From The42
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 3,647 Views 9 Comments

The union’s performance director says Ireland will be going out to win next year’s championship.

# ireland - Monday 30 November, 2020

'We want to create that sporting joy... but if a result doesn’t come around, it’s not going to stop the progress'
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

'We want to create that sporting joy... but if a result doesn’t come around, it’s not going to stop the progress'

Nov 30th 2020, 7:30 PM 2,694 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Louise Quinn on tomorrow night’s all-important showdown against Germany, and her new Italian Job.

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'
# Contracts
From The42
# Contracts

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 3:15 PM 34,224 Views 57 Comments

The IRFU and the provinces are not currently entering contract negotiations with players.