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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 March, 2017

We'll Leave It There So: Familiar faces return for Ireland, Clarke's retirement and today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Familiar faces return for Ireland, Clarke's retirement and today's sport

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:27 PM 15,195 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, big news for Irish boxing fans and Paul McGinley offers up some interesting comments on Rory McIlroy’s latest controversy

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's scrum came good in the end after a very messy start

Mar 1st 2017, 1:00 PM 7,105 Views 6 Comments

McGrath and Slimani’s tussle must have been a nightmare to referee.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Sexton fit for France, PieGate ends in tears and all today's sport

Feb 21st 2017, 8:02 PM 10,027 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, a new role for Damien Duff while Dan Carter’s drink-driving has cost dearly.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders
# 2020 Vision
From The42
# 2020 Vision

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders

Feb 7th 2017, 9:55 AM 5,536 Views 12 Comments

The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL
# Friday Night Lights
From The42
# Friday Night Lights

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL

Feb 4th 2017, 12:16 PM 5,760 Views 1 Comment

The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.

# irish-rugby - Friday 3 February, 2017

'Right now it's too easy for players to come in and get capped - and it shouldn't be easy for them'
# Class Of 95
From The42
# Class Of 95

'Right now it's too easy for players to come in and get capped - and it shouldn't be easy for them'

Feb 3rd 2017, 9:30 PM 24,116 Views 21 Comments

Issues of identity have always permeated Irish sport but professionalism has led to a desperate need to find an edge in rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'
# Class Of 95
From The42
# Class Of 95

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

Feb 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 46,509 Views 14 Comments

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, a Wexford ice-hockey player and today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, a Wexford ice-hockey player and today's sport

Feb 2nd 2017, 8:39 PM 15,228 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, another big night ahead for Katie Taylor and Gavan Hennigan completes incredible solo row across the Atlantic.

Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene
# Stuck In The Middle
From The42
# Stuck In The Middle

Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene

Feb 2nd 2017, 8:00 AM 9,028 Views 10 Comments

“The top of the game is very strong, but the bit in the middle, the clubs, are struggling badly.”

# irish-rugby - Monday 30 January, 2017

'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire
# Class Of 95
From The42
# Class Of 95

'There's more to life than rugby': What happens when a player is forced to retire

Jan 30th 2017, 4:45 PM 24,515 Views 4 Comments

Modern professionals receive a lot of personal development support from IRUPA, but there are natural challenges that always need hurdling.

# irish-rugby - Friday 23 December, 2016

In pics: 9 significant moments from the Irish rugby year
# Rugby Memories
From The42
# Rugby Memories

In pics: 9 significant moments from the Irish rugby year

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 5,676 Views 9 Comments

A review of the year that was in Irish rugby.

# irish-rugby - Friday 16 December, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport
# Friday
From The42
# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Ireland's greatest sporting moment of 2016 and all today's sport

Dec 16th 2016, 9:31 PM 10,063 Views 7 Comments

Elsewhere, the FAI puts some distance between itself & recommended rebranding ideas while Robbie Keane is a Real Housewife.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Ireland Women hand out 2 debuts for the visit of Canada
# November Series
From The42
# November Series

Ireland Women hand out 2 debuts for the visit of Canada

Nov 16th 2016, 2:50 PM 3,220 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Tom Tierney has shuffled the pack for Saturday’s game in Belfield.

# irish-rugby - Friday 7 October, 2016

QUIZ: Win A Trip To Chicago To See Ireland Finally Beat The All Blacks (Hopefully)
# Facing History
From The42
# Facing History

QUIZ: Win A Trip To Chicago To See Ireland Finally Beat The All Blacks (Hopefully)

Oct 7th 2016, 3:25 PM 55,415 Views 34 Comments

Come face the haka with us in the Windy City.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Ireland have released their new alternative jersey... and it's purple
# Canterbury Fails
From The42
# Canterbury Fails

Ireland have released their new alternative jersey... and it's purple

Sep 22nd 2016, 1:21 PM 17,288 Views 36 Comments

The international teams will wear it as part of their change kit for 2016/17.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Heartbreak for Ireland as Olympic dream shattered after defeat to Spain
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Heartbreak for Ireland as Olympic dream shattered after defeat to Spain

Jun 19th 2016, 11:35 AM 17,608 Views 77 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s men fell at the quarter-final hurdle this morning.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

The42 Rugby Show: Stander's red, playmaking Marshall and Ireland without Sexton

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 23,034 Views 17 Comments

Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an historic weekend for Irish rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

Apr 21st 2016, 8:39 AM 4,983 Views 1 Comment

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 April, 2016

'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland
# The Italian Job
From The42
# The Italian Job

'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland

Apr 14th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,054 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland fullback on taking over as Azzurri boss and the prospect of facing his homeland in Rome next year.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 9 April, 2016

A girl asked Conor Murray to her debs on Twitter, and he let her down in the nicest way
# Debs
From The Daily Edge
# Debs

A girl asked Conor Murray to her debs on Twitter, and he let her down in the nicest way

Apr 9th 2016, 9:10 AM 18,103 Views 2 Comments

No happy endings here.

# irish-rugby - Monday 28 March, 2016

'It brought out a lot of feelings in me - ones that I had put away for a long time'
# Back After The Break
From The42
# Back After The Break

'It brought out a lot of feelings in me - ones that I had put away for a long time'

Mar 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 31,909 Views 9 Comments

Fuelled by anger and frustration after yet another injury, Munster’s Cathal Sheridan slipped into a dark place and found it hard to get out.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'A wonderful learning process from both sides' - Andy Farrell says goodbye to Munster

Mar 23rd 2016, 6:29 PM 16,287 Views 17 Comments

Ireland’s new defence coach liked what he saw in Munster.

One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup
# Speed King
From The42
# Speed King

One of the NFL's top talent coaches is joining the Irish Rugby setup

Mar 23rd 2016, 2:24 PM 17,051 Views 19 Comments

Nick Winkelman is the IRFU’s new Head of Athletic Performance and Science.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 March, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O'Neill believes in youth and all today's sport
# Friday
From The42
# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O'Neill believes in youth and all today's sport

Mar 11th 2016, 8:01 PM 19,637 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez is back in the Premier League while the Irish cricketers are out of the T20 World Cup.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:00 PM 23,278 Views 7 Comments

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat From The42

'Don't lose faith' - Joe Schmidt calls for time to rebuild after Twickenham defeat

Feb 27th 2016, 10:34 PM 14,293 Views 55 Comments

Ireland are in a transitional period, according to the head coach.

# irish-rugby - Friday 12 February, 2016

Open thread: What's your pre-match lucky charm?
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus
From The42
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus

Open thread: What's your pre-match lucky charm?

Feb 12th 2016, 4:14 PM 4,872 Views 4 Comments

Got any lucky pants hiding in a drawer? Tell us everything…

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 February, 2016

6 ways to turn any major sporting event into a deadly Irish party
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus
From The42
# Sponsored By Aer Lingus

6 ways to turn any major sporting event into a deadly Irish party

Feb 11th 2016, 3:01 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Olé, olé, olé. olé, olé…

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world
# Home Advantage
From The42
# Home Advantage

10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world

Feb 9th 2016, 4:13 PM 25,464 Views 42 Comments

We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.

Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas
# Good Luck With The Book
From The42
# Good Luck With The Book

Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas

Feb 9th 2016, 12:52 PM 7,998 Views 21 Comments

Alan English is working with former Ireland star.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
# King Poc
From The42
# King Poc

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Dec 17th 2015, 7:00 AM 5,936 Views 23 Comments

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are back with another epic lip-sync rap video
# Ball So Hard
From The42
# Ball So Hard

Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are back with another epic lip-sync rap video

Nov 11th 2015, 8:40 AM 9,281 Views 18 Comments

The lads win again.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

These two Irish rugby players just pulled off an epic lip sync video
# Ball So Hard
From The Daily Edge
# Ball So Hard

These two Irish rugby players just pulled off an epic lip sync video

Nov 10th 2015, 8:59 AM 5,072 Views 2 Comments

Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson – rap heroes.

# irish-rugby - Friday 30 October, 2015

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind
# The Big Strong Man
From The42
# The Big Strong Man

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind

Oct 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,886 Views 20 Comments

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2015

Daniel O'Donnell leaving Strictly was the final straw for Irish people yesterday
# Stop The Hurting
From The Daily Edge
# Stop The Hurting

Daniel O'Donnell leaving Strictly was the final straw for Irish people yesterday

Oct 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 4,802 Views 1 Comment

The third Sunday in October will henceforth be known as Black Sunday.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Ireland's tiniest rugby fan nails Ireland's Call and it's adorable
# Ruggers
From The Daily Edge
# Ruggers

Ireland's tiniest rugby fan nails Ireland's Call and it's adorable

Oct 14th 2015, 11:03 AM 3,689 Views 1 Comment

Tom has been to more matches than you, and PROUD OF IT.

# irish-rugby - Monday 12 October, 2015

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning
# Masterclass
From The42
# Masterclass

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning

Oct 12th 2015, 3:25 PM 33,890 Views 7 Comments

Fitzgerald sent his driver further than the ball.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Devin Toner's size 16 feet and Jason Flynn needs a date. It's your sporting tweets of the week
# Tweet Yo'self
From The42
# Tweet Yo'self

Devin Toner's size 16 feet and Jason Flynn needs a date. It's your sporting tweets of the week

Oct 4th 2015, 10:30 AM 9,708 Views 2 Comments

Plus Jack McCaffrey roams the streets of Dublin with his new friend.

# irish-rugby - Friday 2 October, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Changes for Schmidt and Ireland, Carneiro blasts FA & all today's sport
# Friday
From The42
# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Changes for Schmidt and Ireland, Carneiro blasts FA & all today's sport

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:21 PM 9,446 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Paul Dunne continues to impress at Carnoustie and Fergie and Becks are set to be reunited.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Analysis: Canada's poor scrum the ideal opportunity for Healy to blow off the cobwebs
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Canada's poor scrum the ideal opportunity for Healy to blow off the cobwebs

Sep 16th 2015, 3:19 PM 15,590 Views 6 Comments

Canada’s weakness in the scrum plays into Ireland’s hands.