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#Irish Rugby

# 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 4,804 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 33,894 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.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 September, 2015

A former Irish prop explains just how different tighthead prop is from loosehead
# Front Row Club
From The42
# Front Row Club

A former Irish prop explains just how different tighthead prop is from loosehead

Sep 11th 2015, 2:39 PM 17,292 Views 14 Comments

Court tells The42 why the utility prop is becoming extinct.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 16 August, 2015

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week

Aug 16th 2015, 7:20 PM 7,588 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how the week looked through a lens.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Quiz: How well do you remember our previous World Cup warm-up games?
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember our previous World Cup warm-up games?

Aug 6th 2015, 9:30 PM 21,080 Views 15 Comments

Do you remember the highs and lows of Ireland’s World Cup preparations through the years?

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

The best pics as Ireland's World Cup camp gets into gear at Carton House
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

The best pics as Ireland's World Cup camp gets into gear at Carton House

Aug 4th 2015, 4:26 PM 8,976 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup preparations moved up a notch.

Former England u20 flanker to make Wales debut v Ireland on Saturday
# Doing It For The Kids
From The42
# Doing It For The Kids

Former England u20 flanker to make Wales debut v Ireland on Saturday

Aug 4th 2015, 12:26 PM 8,719 Views 8 Comments

Gloucester’s Ross Moriarty has been handed a test debut.

# irish-rugby - Monday 3 August, 2015

'The standard of sessions has gone through the roof' - Trimble ready to prove his worth
# Toe-tal Committment
From The42
# Toe-tal Committment

'The standard of sessions has gone through the roof' - Trimble ready to prove his worth

Aug 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 8,248 Views 12 Comments

Schmidt ‘values someone who makes other players look good’.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'It's catching up with football day by day' - Simon Zebo on rugby's expanding wages
# The French Connection
From The42
# The French Connection

'It's catching up with football day by day' - Simon Zebo on rugby's expanding wages

Jul 23rd 2015, 8:30 AM 8,364 Views 13 Comments

Zebo has backed Paul O’Connell to be worth every penny in France.

'He's tough to please' - Joe Schmidt's high standards don't faze Simon Zebo
# Out To Impress
From The42
# Out To Impress

'He's tough to please' - Joe Schmidt's high standards don't faze Simon Zebo

Jul 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 5,894 Views 0 Comments

Zebo says he’s ready to meet Schmidt’s high standards.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business

Jul 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 14,988 Views 18 Comments

The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 18 July, 2015

It's Shane 'Shaggy' Horgan's birthday! How well do you know Irish rugby nicknames?
# Nicknames
From The42
# Nicknames

It's Shane 'Shaggy' Horgan's birthday! How well do you know Irish rugby nicknames?

Jul 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 10,196 Views 7 Comments

Are you the king of zing, or the trout of no craic?

# irish-rugby - Friday 17 July, 2015

Is this the new Leinster jersey for next season?
# SWAG
From The42
# SWAG

Is this the new Leinster jersey for next season?

Jul 17th 2015, 2:31 PM 8,688 Views 17 Comments

A picture of the new jersey has been circulating online.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

'We're just flat out training' - O'Connell not thinking of World Cup just yet
# Flat Out
From The42
# Flat Out

'We're just flat out training' - O'Connell not thinking of World Cup just yet

Jul 15th 2015, 7:15 AM 9,404 Views 16 Comments

O’Connell says fitness is the biggest priority at the moment.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Zebo not an injury concern despite limping out of training
# Clean Bill
From The42
# Clean Bill

Zebo not an injury concern despite limping out of training

Jul 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 8,406 Views 1 Comment

Ireland reporting no major injury worries after Galway session.

'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet
# Road To Rio
From The42
# Road To Rio

'It'll be a huge learning curve' - Sevens' sides ready for biggest test yet

Jul 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 6,541 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s sides continue their Road to Rio this weekend.

Paul O'Connell reveals the man responsible for bringing him to Toulon
# So Long Farewell
From The42
# So Long Farewell

Paul O'Connell reveals the man responsible for bringing him to Toulon

Jul 14th 2015, 3:46 PM 33,074 Views 11 Comments

An old friend from the Lions eventually twisted his arm.

Leinster confirm two new short term signings as a familiar face returns
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Leinster confirm two new short term signings as a familiar face returns

Jul 14th 2015, 1:03 PM 11,894 Views 10 Comments

Jamie Hagan will return for a third spell with the province.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers
# Road To Rio
From The42
# Road To Rio

Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers

Jul 13th 2015, 1:07 PM 6,589 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s men and women must secure top three finishes in Lisbon.

IRFU remain tight-lipped on reported €50m Vodafone deal
# Money Money Money
From The42
# Money Money Money

IRFU remain tight-lipped on reported €50m Vodafone deal

Jul 13th 2015, 12:26 PM 10,686 Views 10 Comments

The IRFU won’t comment on record-breaking sponsorship deal.

'There’s always more for me to do' - Tommy Bowe not content to stand still
# STIFF COMPETITION
From The42
# STIFF COMPETITION

'There’s always more for me to do' - Tommy Bowe not content to stand still

Jul 13th 2015, 7:30 AM 5,458 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster winger knows his jersey is never safe.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Sky Sports set to miss out on securing Six Nations rights
# Sky Isn't The Limit
From The42
# Sky Isn't The Limit

Sky Sports set to miss out on securing Six Nations rights

Jul 8th 2015, 3:23 PM 7,633 Views 15 Comments

The BBC and ITV will share coverage of the tournament.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

#ThanksPaulie - Huge poster in Limerick bids farewell to a legend
# That's Limerick City
From The42
# That's Limerick City

#ThanksPaulie - Huge poster in Limerick bids farewell to a legend

Jul 1st 2015, 11:55 AM 22,196 Views 36 Comments

A touch of class from Limerick’s council.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad?
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt's final World Cup squad?

Jun 30th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,158 Views 28 Comments

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2015

Pick the Irish second rows you want to see play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup
# Locked In
From The42
# Locked In

Pick the Irish second rows you want to see play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Jun 29th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,666 Views 31 Comments

Versatility may be key in the second row.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Which back row forwards would you bring to the Rugby World Cup?
# You Decide
From The42
# You Decide

Which back row forwards would you bring to the Rugby World Cup?

Jun 28th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,488 Views 36 Comments

Our World Cup squad discussion continues into the pack.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Open thread: Pick your half-backs to travel to the Rugby World Cup
# Jacks Or Mads?
From The42
# Jacks Or Mads?

Open thread: Pick your half-backs to travel to the Rugby World Cup

Jun 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,156 Views 25 Comments

Time to decide which scrum and out-halves you’d bring to England.

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 June, 2015

You've decided on the back three, now pick your centres travel to the Rugby World Cup
# Centre Of Excellence
From The42
# Centre Of Excellence

You've decided on the back three, now pick your centres travel to the Rugby World Cup

Jun 26th 2015, 7:00 AM 9,241 Views 25 Comments

Gordon D’Arcy, Noel Reid and Darren Cave will likely fight over one place.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 June, 2015

On the plane or out in the cold? We assess Ireland's World Cup front row options
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

On the plane or out in the cold? We assess Ireland's World Cup front row options

Jun 25th 2015, 9:10 PM 14,920 Views 31 Comments

11 front rows vying for 9 places in the final squad.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Women's Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat

Jun 20th 2015, 5:15 PM 7,699 Views 1 Comment

Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

We give our end-of-season report cards to the four Irish provinces
# Irish Rugby
From The42
# Irish Rugby

We give our end-of-season report cards to the four Irish provinces

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:05 PM 8,968 Views 22 Comments

How did your province rate this season?

# irish-rugby - Friday 29 May, 2015

There's already one Irishman in the Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand
# Appointment
From The42
# Appointment

There's already one Irishman in the Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand

May 29th 2015, 3:05 PM 11,125 Views 0 Comments

We’re already one up on England, Scotland and Wales.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: It's great to have Chris Henry back
# Henry Returns
From The42
# Henry Returns

Schmidt: It's great to have Chris Henry back

May 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 4,771 Views 3 Comments

Schmidt has been monitoring the player’s comeback.

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians
# Chance To Impress
From The42
# Chance To Impress

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

May 27th 2015, 6:30 AM 10,728 Views 10 Comments

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

10 of the most memorable moments in the Barbarians' history
# Baa-Baas
From The42
# Baa-Baas

10 of the most memorable moments in the Barbarians' history

May 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 8,177 Views 4 Comments

We look back at some of the best, funniest, and strangest moments from the Baa Baas’ past.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid
# Bod's Bid
From The42
# Bod's Bid

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid

May 14th 2015, 12:56 PM 9,034 Views 13 Comments

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.