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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy
# Sevens Heaven
From The42
# Sevens Heaven

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy

Jul 1st 2018, 4:54 PM 10,580 Views 4 Comments

A big victory over Germany seals more silverware for Ireland in Paris.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak
# German Inefficiency
From The42
# German Inefficiency

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

Jun 30th 2018, 1:57 PM 10,231 Views 4 Comments

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst
# Irish Rugby
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Rugby

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst

Jun 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 9,741 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 23 June, 2018

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win
# Men At Work
From The42
# Men At Work

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Jun 23rd 2018, 4:20 PM 15,766 Views 30 Comments

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward
# State Of The Nation
From The42
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

Jun 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 16,438 Views 43 Comments

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Family and team-mates pay touching tributes to retiring Donncha O'Callaghan
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Family and team-mates pay touching tributes to retiring Donncha O'Callaghan

Apr 29th 2018, 11:11 PM 16,652 Views 3 Comments

“Go on daddy boy!”

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad'
# Letting It Go
From The42
# Letting It Go

'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad'

Apr 26th 2018, 1:17 PM 15,086 Views 26 Comments

After 20 years as a professional, Donncha O’Callaghan will play his final game this weekend.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 18 March, 2018

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:55 AM 27,431 Views 13 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
From The Daily Edge
# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:26 AM 12,126 Views 5 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match
# Grand Slam Saturday
From The42
# Grand Slam Saturday

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

Mar 17th 2018, 1:40 PM 14,525 Views 7 Comments

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match
# Irish Rugby
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Rugby

Aer Lingus had a nice surprise for Irish rugby fans heading over for the big match

Mar 17th 2018, 9:23 AM 17,043 Views 2 Comments

You’d hate to be an England fan heading home on this flight.

# irish-rugby - Friday 16 February, 2018

Lansdowne aim to return to form while revenge for Ballynahinch will keep them in top spot
# AIL Preview
From The42
# AIL Preview

Lansdowne aim to return to form while revenge for Ballynahinch will keep them in top spot

Feb 16th 2018, 5:47 PM 3,670 Views 1 Comment

Your AIL Division 1A and 1B previews.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in a late, late victory at the Stade de France
# Assessment
From The42
# Assessment

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in a late, late victory at the Stade de France

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:38 PM 32,419 Views 102 Comments

Phew…

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 January, 2018

Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Cookies aiming to make amends at Clontarf and all of the weekend's AIL previews

Jan 26th 2018, 7:42 PM 5,533 Views 1 Comment

All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne
# Drugs In Sport
From The42
# Drugs In Sport

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

Jan 17th 2018, 12:43 PM 6,833 Views 21 Comments

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

# irish-rugby - Monday 1 January, 2018

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions
# Home Advantage
From The42
# Home Advantage

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions

Jan 1st 2018, 6:00 PM 15,671 Views 18 Comments

A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.

# irish-rugby - Friday 1 December, 2017

Want to make more great Irish sporting moments? Look at Leinster rugby for clues
# Blue Bloods
From The42
# Blue Bloods

Want to make more great Irish sporting moments? Look at Leinster rugby for clues

Dec 1st 2017, 9:21 AM 20,088 Views 54 Comments

The systemic success in Donnybrook is something to be admired, writes Tommy Martin.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in
# Helping Hand
From The42
# Helping Hand

Andy Farrell provides 'training support' to Munster as Van Graan settles in

Nov 28th 2017, 5:55 PM 13,826 Views 21 Comments

With Jacques Nienaber having left for South Africa with Rassie Erasmus, Munster are still a tad short on the coaching front.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'
# Mixed Bag
From The42
# Mixed Bag

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'

Nov 25th 2017, 9:52 PM 12,982 Views 16 Comments

Two-try Jacob Stockdale won’t be getting ahead of himself on Joe Schmidt’s watch.

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva
# Argie Bargy
From The42
# Argie Bargy

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Nov 25th 2017, 7:43 PM 25,537 Views 30 Comments

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that'
# Healing Process
From The42
# Healing Process

'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that'

Nov 21st 2017, 9:25 PM 15,415 Views 8 Comments

Greg Feek attributes Cian Healy’s resurgence purely to the player himself, but suggests it hasn’t all come down to weight loss.

'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing'
# Don't Cry For Me
From The42
# Don't Cry For Me

'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing'

Nov 21st 2017, 5:45 PM 6,259 Views 7 Comments

Rob Kearney admits Ireland’s final November Test takes on added significance given their World Cup disappointment, but insists ‘revenge’ isn’t on the cards.

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''
# Fun But Not Funny
From The42
# Fun But Not Funny

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''

Nov 21st 2017, 4:50 PM 41,990 Views 28 Comments

Ian Keatley is a happy man, and it’s showing on the pitch.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'
# The Decision
From The42
# The Decision

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Nov 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 27,016 Views 9 Comments

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 November, 2017

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''
# Nonsense
From The42
# Nonsense

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Updated Nov 13th 2017, 5:04 PM 45,394 Views 69 Comments

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews
# Derby Weekend
From The42
# Derby Weekend

Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews

Nov 10th 2017, 1:21 PM 3,575 Views 12 Comments

There’s a Limerick derby in Dooradoyle while fourth-place Con face a tricky trip to Athlone.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Belvo continue free-scoring form as Highfield battle back to share spoils in Galway
# Women's Ail
From The42
# Women's Ail

Belvo continue free-scoring form as Highfield battle back to share spoils in Galway

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:42 PM 5,512 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of this weekend’s action in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Most guys get the shit kicked out of them': IRFU welfare system now more valuable than ever
# Attrition
From The42
# Attrition

'Most guys get the shit kicked out of them': IRFU welfare system now more valuable than ever

Sep 27th 2017, 10:30 AM 6,250 Views 25 Comments

David Nucifora is ready for a busy autumn of negotiating player contracts, but the in-built player management programme is a trump card to keep players with Irish provinces.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 7 September, 2017

O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role'
# ROG And Rachel
From The42
# ROG And Rachel

O'Driscoll: 'ROG has to be careful about how quickly he finds himself back in his dream role'

Updated Sep 7th 2017, 8:18 PM 50,226 Views 37 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll isn’t impressed by how Munster have dealt with Erasmus’ departure.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career
# CALLING IT A DAY
From The42
# CALLING IT A DAY

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

Aug 29th 2017, 10:32 PM 8,313 Views 13 Comments

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# irish-rugby - Monday 28 August, 2017

Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions great Willie Duggan passes away
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Former Leinster, Ireland and Lions great Willie Duggan passes away

Aug 28th 2017, 12:45 PM 30,833 Views 24 Comments

The Kilkenny native was capped 41 times by his country before retiring in 1984.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

First taste of life in the Ireland squad for Bleyendaal and Aki
# International Business
From The42
# International Business

First taste of life in the Ireland squad for Bleyendaal and Aki

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:23 PM 16,078 Views 40 Comments

The Kiwi pair, who’ll soon be eligible to represent Ireland, were at Carton House yesterday.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Lyons and Cronin start as Ireland make six changes for pool decider with France
# Bring It
From The42
# Bring It

Lyons and Cronin start as Ireland make six changes for pool decider with France

Aug 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 14,253 Views 6 Comments

Claire Molloy captains the side but returns to openside flanker to make room for Paula Fitzpatrick.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win From The42
Live Aug 9th 2017, 6:00 PM

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

# irish-rugby - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'With the way the Irish set up, only a few guys get to play here. I'm honoured to be one of those'
# Ow Ya Goin
From The42
# Ow Ya Goin

'With the way the Irish set up, only a few guys get to play here. I'm honoured to be one of those'

Aug 3rd 2017, 3:00 PM 19,351 Views 7 Comments

Wallaby Scott Fardy has given his first interview since arriving at Leinster from the Brumbies.

Connacht sign Australian underage international fly-half from the Waratahs
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

Connacht sign Australian underage international fly-half from the Waratahs

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:41 PM 8,404 Views 11 Comments

He follows in the footsteps of a two-cap Ireland international who arrived from OZ 20 years ago.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Former Connacht star leaves Harlequins to become player coach of Wicklow RFC
# Greener Pastures
From The42
# Greener Pastures

Former Connacht star leaves Harlequins to become player coach of Wicklow RFC

Aug 1st 2017, 2:58 PM 13,946 Views 6 Comments

He’ll be joined by a fellow Kiwi as his backs coach, as Wicklow recruit big names following promotion to Leinster Division 1A.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence
# Heavy Artillery
From The42
# Heavy Artillery

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Jul 1st 2017, 2:32 PM 15,253 Views 3 Comments

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

# irish-rugby - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'It reminds me what's good about Irish rugby' - ROG reflects on 'incredible week'
# ROG ON TOUR
From The42
# ROG ON TOUR

'It reminds me what's good about Irish rugby' - ROG reflects on 'incredible week'

Jun 10th 2017, 10:50 AM 11,432 Views 4 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s been part of Joe Schmidt’s coaching staff.

# irish-rugby - Monday 22 May, 2017

Quinn Roux drafted in for Ireland's summer tour
# The Mighty Quinn
From The42
# The Mighty Quinn

Quinn Roux drafted in for Ireland's summer tour

May 22nd 2017, 4:32 PM 8,345 Views 16 Comments

The South African-born lock has been added to Joe Schmidt’s squad for the games against USA and Japan.