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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule
# Parking The Dream
From The42
# Parking The Dream

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule

Sep 5th 2019, 7:57 PM 55,139 Views 86 Comments

The Leinster wing also revealed how close he was to making his All Blacks debut in 2015.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move
# Just Like Home
From The42
# Just Like Home

'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move

Sep 3rd 2019, 9:30 PM 19,833 Views 8 Comments

‘It just felt like my old club, it felt like Leicester: a big club, proud, big support base.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 31 August, 2019

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As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

# irish-rugby - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'
# Time For Heroes
From The42
# Time For Heroes

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Aug 29th 2019, 5:05 PM 7,141 Views 3 Comments

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

Aug 14th 2019, 3:05 PM 41,471 Views 107 Comments

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby
# Taking A Break
From The42
# Taking A Break

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

Aug 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 8,041 Views 4 Comments

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Jul 2nd 2019, 10:35 PM 11,252 Views 2 Comments

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

May 28th 2019, 10:57 AM 16,344 Views 38 Comments

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

# irish-rugby - Friday 24 May, 2019

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health
# State Of The Nation
From The42
# State Of The Nation

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

May 24th 2019, 7:31 AM 8,123 Views 18 Comments

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 May, 2019

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'
# Problem Child
From The42
# Problem Child

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'

May 10th 2019, 6:07 PM 12,573 Views 19 Comments

AIL rugby is too entertaining to be sold so short.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain
# Leader Of Men
From The42
# Leader Of Men

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

May 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 4,340 Views 16 Comments

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?
# Why Not
From The42
# Why Not

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

May 2nd 2019, 6:15 PM 24,235 Views 37 Comments

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'
# Stuck In The Middle
From The42
# Stuck In The Middle

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Apr 25th 2019, 8:03 PM 32,846 Views 63 Comments

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash
# Injury Table
From The42
# Injury Table

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash

Apr 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,865 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson
# Less Stress More Success
From The42
# Less Stress More Success

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 6,072 Views 15 Comments

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery

Apr 9th 2019, 1:31 PM 6,297 Views 10 Comments

Ulster hope the 26-year-old will return to full fitness for pre-season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 6 April, 2019

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'
# Player Movement
From The42
# Player Movement

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'

Apr 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,528 Views 35 Comments

The prop will leave Leinster at the end of the season after deciding to pursue greater opportunities in Belfast.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy
# Appointment
From The42
# Appointment

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:26 PM 8,339 Views 2 Comments

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# irish-rugby - Friday 29 March, 2019

Sexton out for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Sexton out for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster

Mar 29th 2019, 12:15 PM 36,400 Views 108 Comments

Ross Byrne lines out at number 10, while Jordan Larmour also gets the nod at fullback ahead of Rob Kearney.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Mar 21st 2019, 4:35 PM 10,870 Views 28 Comments

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Hunted' Ireland struggling with expectation of being top dogs - Hansen
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

'Hunted' Ireland struggling with expectation of being top dogs - Hansen

Mar 6th 2019, 5:00 PM 34,963 Views 37 Comments

‘It’s different when you’re sitting at the top of the tree. Not many teams cope with it that well,’ said the Kiwi.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,149 Views 10 Comments

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Moynihan kicks 14 points as Cork Con see past Clontarf, while Dublin University edge UCC
# Roundup
From The42
# Roundup

Moynihan kicks 14 points as Cork Con see past Clontarf, while Dublin University edge UCC

Feb 16th 2019, 10:11 PM 9,259 Views 1 Comment

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Cork Con take big step towards semi-final place, while Terenure get boost in relegation battle
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Cork Con take big step towards semi-final place, while Terenure get boost in relegation battle

Jan 26th 2019, 10:22 PM 7,245 Views 1 Comment

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A

Jan 19th 2019, 10:35 PM 8,143 Views 8 Comments

A round-up of today’s AIL action.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 10:36 PM 42,541 Views 68 Comments

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Jan 16th 2019, 4:18 PM 37,160 Views 127 Comments

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 January, 2019

All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Jan 11th 2019, 12:43 PM 4,813 Views 0 Comments

Lansdowne are bound for Dooradoyle to meet top-flight rivals Garryowen, while City of Armagh face fellow Division 1B side Buccaneers.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'If you're good enough, you're ready. They'll give you a chance - it's just about taking it'
# Shining Larmour
From The42
# Shining Larmour

'If you're good enough, you're ready. They'll give you a chance - it's just about taking it'

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:45 AM 13,151 Views 10 Comments

Jordan Larmour won’t be taking his foot off the gas in 2019.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year?
# Quickfire Quiz
From The42
# Quickfire Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year?

Dec 29th 2018, 11:50 AM 33,104 Views 10 Comments

It was a momentous 2018 for Irish rugby, but how much of it do you remember?

# irish-rugby - Friday 30 November, 2018

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'
# Zeebs
From The42
# Zeebs

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'

Nov 30th 2018, 1:40 PM 9,579 Views 27 Comments

Simon Zebo would relish the opportunity to pull on the green jersey again.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland
# Masterstroke
From The42
# Masterstroke

Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland

Nov 27th 2018, 2:28 PM 20,544 Views 18 Comments

Clive Woodward is at a loss as to why Andy Farrell was discarded after England’s abysmal 2015 Rugby World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury
# Window Washer
From The42
# Window Washer

All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury

Nov 7th 2018, 11:00 PM 8,393 Views 4 Comments

Moody suffered a torn eyelid during a lineout drill in training, and will be out for six weeks.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year
# Standouts
From The42
# Standouts

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Oct 30th 2018, 5:41 PM 21,240 Views 19 Comments

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 October, 2018

'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster
# New Beginnings
From The42
# New Beginnings

'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster

Oct 19th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,210 Views 6 Comments

Having spent his entire playing and coaching career with the province, the former full-back moved to Bath earlier this year.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer
# Man Management
From The42
# Man Management

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Oct 18th 2018, 7:45 PM 12,217 Views 5 Comments

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Friday 5 October, 2018

'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more
# The Blur
From The42
# The Blur

'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more

Oct 5th 2018, 12:30 PM 10,802 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster fullback will win his 200th Leinster cap tomorrow against Munster.

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 October, 2018

New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series
# Kitted Out
From The42
# Kitted Out

New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series

Oct 1st 2018, 9:51 AM 18,837 Views 19 Comments

The alternate jersey is teal green with dark blue accents, no less.

# irish-rugby - Monday 23 July, 2018

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win
# 7 Up
From The42
# 7 Up

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:04 AM 25,718 Views 14 Comments

The win over Australia capped a successful campaign.

# irish-rugby - Friday 20 July, 2018

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns
# Famous Win
From The42
# Famous Win

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

Jul 20th 2018, 9:52 PM 29,609 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s quarter-final versus the Black Ferns will be broadcast live on Eir Sport from 1:30am.