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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions
# Tried And Tested
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# Tried And Tested

Treadwell and O'Sullivan return but Ulster stick with same starting XV for visit of Lions

Thu 4:32 PM 3,249 Views 2 Comments

Robert Baloucoune, Rob Lyttle and David O’Connor all resumed training during the week but won’t be involved tomorrow, nor will Marty Moore.

# irish-rugby - Monday 27 September, 2021

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
From The42
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

Sep 27th 2021, 7:29 PM 21,897 Views 5 Comments

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 26 September, 2021

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'
# Postmortem
From The42
# Postmortem

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 10:19 AM 42,100 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying dream came to a gut-wrenching end last night.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution
# Power To The Players
From The42
# Power To The Players

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution

Sep 21st 2021, 6:14 PM 17,557 Views 7 Comments

‘I know it’s going to be a big change and I know that some clubs may be a little bit hesitant’, says Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark, ‘but at the end of the day, it’s about growing the sport.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Monaghan to make first Test start as Ireland make four changes for crucial Italy encounter From The42

Monaghan to make first Test start as Ireland make four changes for crucial Italy encounter

Sep 18th 2021, 1:13 PM 3,446 Views 1 Comment

Laura Feely, Edel McMahon and Eve Higgins are the other three players introduced to Adam Griggs’ starting XV.

# irish-rugby - Friday 27 August, 2021

Ireland prop Linda Djougang set to join French club ASM Romagnat
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Ireland prop Linda Djougang set to join French club ASM Romagnat

Aug 27th 2021, 3:04 PM 4,776 Views 3 Comments

The move will not stop Djougang from representing Ireland after the IRFU brokered a deal.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'
# Evolution
From The42
# Evolution

'If I don't have their name or number in my phone, then it doesn't really bother me'

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 66,184 Views 3 Comments

James Lowe on whether or not the Lions tour was actually ‘boring’, online criticism and the work he has put into his defence, and his first season with Ireland.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism
# Horses For Courses
From The42
# Horses For Courses

Best defends Schmidt's 'pressurised' Ireland environment following Tuohy criticism

Jul 20th 2021, 8:04 PM 39,580 Views 16 Comments

Former Ulster and Ireland lock Tuohy told the Telf Rugby podcast last month that players often felt ‘belittled and scared’ under Schmidt’s watch.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

France's power in reserve tells as they pip never-say-die Ireland to second in U20s Six Nations
# Effort Boys
From The42
# Effort Boys

France's power in reserve tells as they pip never-say-die Ireland to second in U20s Six Nations

Jul 13th 2021, 7:01 PM 10,004 Views 10 Comments

Les jeunes Bleus emerged 34-28 winners after a seismic second-half effort, but they still had to hold Richie Murphy’s men off at the death.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain
# Skips
From The42
# Skips

'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain

Jun 29th 2021, 10:47 PM 10,209 Views 1 Comment

The Saracens and England hooker says he got ‘really close’ to Murray during the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose
# Centre Of Attention
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose

Jun 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 11,300 Views 17 Comments

The 22-year-old centre impressed this season while starting on 19 occasions for Ulster.

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 March, 2021

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
From The42
# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,509 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season
# New Chapter
From The42
# New Chapter

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:45 PM 8,737 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU has announced that Kieran Campbell is set to ‘take up a new challenge.’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster
# Signed And Sealed
From The42
# Signed And Sealed

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster

Mar 16th 2021, 6:03 PM 9,850 Views 37 Comments

Head coach Cullen has opted for a one-year rolling contract for personal reasons, while his trio of colleagues have signed on for two further seasons.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 45,051 Views 52 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt
From The42
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland

Mar 11th 2021, 5:41 PM 7,938 Views 7 Comments

The Glasgow lock says Ireland ‘probably haven’t changed much’ and that ‘we know what they’ll bring.’

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht
# Retention
From The42
# Retention

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht

Mar 11th 2021, 4:24 PM 9,104 Views 11 Comments

Oran McNulty and Cian Prendergast have signed professional deals, while 19 of the existing senior squad have signed on for next season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 February, 2021

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton

Feb 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,291 Views 24 Comments

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discussed the Munster man’s positional future ahead of his return to action last night.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''
# Detail
From The42
# Detail

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,209 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster captain saluted the coaches behind Ireland’s improved set piece, which has been a rare bright spark in a poor Six Nations to date.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 February, 2021

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,559 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 28 January, 2021

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'

Jan 28th 2021, 2:43 PM 48,764 Views 42 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Irish rugby’s contractual bottleneck on Thursday’s rugby pod.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 January, 2021

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
From The42
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

Jan 25th 2021, 7:07 PM 32,940 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

# irish-rugby - Friday 8 January, 2021

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash
# Summit Meeting
From The42
# Summit Meeting

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,475 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey looked ahead to tonight’s top-of-the-table clash on our Rugby Weekly podcast.

# irish-rugby - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
From The42
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 58,065 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# irish-rugby - Friday 4 December, 2020

'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'

Dec 4th 2020, 11:20 AM 14,311 Views 17 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss Ben Healy’s future on The42 Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Moving parts in Irish lineout need time to sync, says Henderson
# Green Ball
From The42
# Green Ball

Moving parts in Irish lineout need time to sync, says Henderson

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 4,885 Views 6 Comments

‘When you start pushing the boat out and then something doesn’t go quite as well, a lot of players will start feeling the external pressure.’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Skipper Mamukashvili believes Georgia will be ready for Six Nations in 'a couple of years'
# Dream
From The42
# Dream

Skipper Mamukashvili believes Georgia will be ready for Six Nations in 'a couple of years'

Nov 26th 2020, 1:02 PM 6,939 Views 10 Comments

The Georgians travel to face Ireland this weekend, their third of four consecutive fixtures against top-tier opposition.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland
# 2020 Vision
From The42
# 2020 Vision

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland

Nov 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,332 Views 3 Comments

‘You can be the best thing since sliced bread one day and then everyone writes you off the next.’

# irish-rugby - Monday 9 November, 2020

Ireland missing a trick from nine to exploit gaps in high-linespeed defences
# Rugby Weekly Extra
From The42
# Rugby Weekly Extra

Ireland missing a trick from nine to exploit gaps in high-linespeed defences

Nov 9th 2020, 6:16 PM 12,561 Views 16 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Gavan Casey discuss Ireland’s lack of sniping threat around the ruck and Conor Murray’s future in green.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'I can sit here and say we'll learn from everything but we don't want to be in that position again'
# Too Familiar
From The42
# Too Familiar

'I can sit here and say we'll learn from everything but we don't want to be in that position again'

Nov 1st 2020, 11:42 AM 10,882 Views 14 Comments

Andrew Conway lamented Ireland’s missed opportunities and second-half compound errors at the Stade de France.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2020

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad
# Update
From The42
# Update

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad

Oct 19th 2020, 1:19 PM 10,782 Views 21 Comments

Peter O’Mahony and Chris Farrell have joined the squad following periods of self-isolation while five training invitees have returned to their provinces.

Canterbury and IRFU launch new Ireland women's home jersey ahead of Six Nations conclusion
# Available To Buy
From The42
# Available To Buy

Canterbury and IRFU launch new Ireland women's home jersey ahead of Six Nations conclusion

Oct 19th 2020, 12:23 PM 6,244 Views 6 Comments

It’s the first time that supporters can buy a replica version of the women’s jersey in a non-World Cup year.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
# Level 3
From The42
# Level 3

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

Oct 6th 2020, 1:00 AM 5,176 Views 2 Comments

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby
# Supporters
From The42
# Supporters

Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby

Sep 29th 2020, 1:16 PM 5,137 Views 2 Comments

The northern province are the first to welcome supporters back since Covid-19 struck.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 September, 2020

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months
# Upping The Stakes
From The42
# Upping The Stakes

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months

Sep 11th 2020, 9:35 PM 9,149 Views 11 Comments

Mark McCall’s men face Exeter in another ‘nothing’ game before travelling to Dublin in a bid to hang onto their European title.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold
# We Go Again
From The42
# We Go Again

Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold

Aug 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 24,636 Views 8 Comments

The old cliche about only being is good as your last game was best ignored by Ireland players these past six months.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad
# Go Again
From The42
# Go Again

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

Aug 12th 2020, 3:56 PM 4,595 Views 0 Comments

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals
# Decision
From The42
# Decision

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

Jul 13th 2020, 11:55 PM 9,323 Views 7 Comments

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
# Next Gen
From The42
# Next Gen

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Jul 9th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,982 Views 46 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return
# Rugby Returns
From The42
# Rugby Returns

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Jun 27th 2020, 1:35 PM 4,493 Views 4 Comments

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

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