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#Key Man

# key-man - This month November 2022

Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
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Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs

Nov 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,849 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.

# key-man - Last month October 2022

Big boost for Munster as Coombes returns ahead of Connacht clash
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Big boost for Munster as Coombes returns ahead of Connacht clash

Oct 4th 2022, 12:36 PM 6,312 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Ireland international has been sidelined with a groin injury.

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Quiet and ruthless, the Galway All-Ireland winner tasked with guiding the Dublin hurlers
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Quiet and ruthless, the Galway All-Ireland winner tasked with guiding the Dublin hurlers

Aug 22nd 2022, 3:55 PM 6,373 Views 0 Comments

The Galway native has replaced Mattie Kenny in the capital.

McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks
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McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks

May 16th 2022, 3:09 PM 3,723 Views 3 Comments

The influential centre is still nursing a groin injury.

'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'
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'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'

Feb 15th 2022, 1:55 PM 7,653 Views 12 Comments

Tadhg Beirne will play on with Munster and Ireland until 2025 at least.

# key-man - Last year 2021

What a difference a year has made for Ulster's dynamic Nick Timoney
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What a difference a year has made for Ulster's dynamic Nick Timoney

Dec 17th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,930 Views 2 Comments

The back row starts again as the northern province welcome Northampton to Belfast tonight.

'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise
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'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 8:33 AM 24,026 Views 10 Comments

Chiedozie Ogbene has emerged as a key player for Ireland, and was man of the match in the 3-0 victory over Luxembourg.

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
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20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 7:13 PM 9,413 Views 6 Comments

The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.

Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash
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Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash

Nov 7th 2021, 8:29 PM 8,355 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old lock has fully recovered from a shoulder injury.

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
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'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende

Oct 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 12,525 Views 21 Comments

The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.

Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal
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Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal

Aug 20th 2021, 10:52 PM 3,571 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old Egypt striker has two years left on his current deal with the Reds.

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
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Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks

Aug 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,281 Views 2 Comments

The South Africans have also lost the superb Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
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Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,985 Views 5 Comments

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw were pre-tour favourites to start.

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
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'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 4,047 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
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'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,383 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,583 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action
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'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 12,033 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in the Six Nations but made his Munster comeback two weekends ago.

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
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Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,676 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
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Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,272 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
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Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,605 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,193 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

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Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final
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Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final

Nov 29th 2020, 10:29 PM 28,804 Views 12 Comments

Aaron Gillane suffered ‘a heavy blow to his back’ in the closing stages of the win over Galway.

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Sep 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 6,533 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
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James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 8,006 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion
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Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion

Nov 4th 2019, 6:47 PM 6,842 Views 3 Comments

Star midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley was forced to leave the action on Sunday with 10 minutes remaining.

The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential
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The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential

Jul 8th 2019, 5:37 PM 14,701 Views 5 Comments

Man-of-the-match against Galway, Darren Coen has scored 0-12 from play for Mayo so far this summer.

Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear
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Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear

Jun 26th 2019, 2:35 PM 10,622 Views 1 Comment

Eoghan O’Donnell is unsure if he’ll return in time for the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final.

Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports
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Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports

Jun 26th 2019, 1:04 PM 4,995 Views 11 Comments

The three-time All-Star was forced off in Sunday’s Leinster final.

McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s
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McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s

Jun 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,784 Views 25 Comments

James McCarthy left Croke Park on crutches yesterday evening.

Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow
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Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow

Feb 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 3,416 Views 8 Comments

The defender is still in contention to face the Bundesliga champions, but Jurgen Klopp will make a late call.

O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final
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O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final

Aug 17th 2018, 2:51 PM 3,731 Views 4 Comments

The defender was forced off just 28 minutes into Dublin’s semi-final win over Galway.

Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
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Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year

Apr 25th 2018, 5:03 PM 20,170 Views 32 Comments

The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.

Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray
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Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray

May 4th 2017, 9:15 PM 6,811 Views 1 Comment

The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final
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Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

Apr 17th 2017, 1:01 AM 6,998 Views 10 Comments

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow
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Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Apr 8th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,058 Views 5 Comments

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener
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Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

Jan 25th 2017, 11:27 AM 7,670 Views 22 Comments

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year
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Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Oct 5th 2016, 3:37 PM 6,437 Views 3 Comments

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge
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Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:45 AM 28,138 Views 16 Comments

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil
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No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:40 AM 4,159 Views 1 Comment

Gunners boss reveals the German midfielder has had a reduced training load to keep him fit this season.

Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France
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Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France

Oct 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,255 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old centre was impressive on his tournament debut.

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