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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Selection

All time
# you're the boss
Lions fans reckon Rory Best should tour ahead of Dylan Hartley
Conor Murray comes as the most selected Irish player on the app.
# XV calls
Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O'Mahony and Payne pushing
There are a wide range of possible combinations for the Ireland head coach to go with against England.
# decisions
'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test
Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.
# in loco parentis
A lovely documentary about a boarding school in Kells is on its way to Sundance
Headfort is “not unlike Hogwarts.”
# roux'd all about it
Schmidt backs Roux for set-piece impact and compares Olding to Gordon D'Arcy
The Ireland head coach outlined what he expects the new faces to bring on Saturday.
# ruled out
Major blow for Italy as captain ruled out of Ireland clash
Head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes for the Dublin fixture.
# selection issues
Kearney injury may open door for McCloskey to continue in midfield
With the Leinster man struggling with injury, Jared Payne is a strong option at fullback.
# Joe's Word
Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time
The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.
# you're the boss
Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad?
Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.
# Dilemmas
Schmidt looks towards 'fully-loaded' Wales with tough selection calls to make
Ireland’s head coach is happy with where his squad is after two World Cup warm-ups.
# Selection
What do you think of Robbie Keane's best Ireland XI?
The LA Galaxy striker gave his selection to Today FM.
# Selection
Deirdre Heney has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin Bay North
The vote was between Heney and Séan Haughey, the son of Charles Haughey.
# Conundrum
'I'll get a few things wrong' - Schmidt ponders Ireland's World Cup squad
The Kiwi head coach admitted the process of picking 31 players is proving hugely difficult.
# Selection
Cork are looking for three from three in the league and here's the team that will try and do it
The Rebels forward line has excelled so far this season.
Leinster coach O'Connor facing big selection calls as he looks to sting Wasps
The Australian head coach has a range of combinations to select from in midfield.
# Competition
It's an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre
With places still up for grabs ahead of the Champions Cup opener against Wasps, these men will be out to impress.
# Opening Hand
Munster name three debutants for Anthony Foley's first competitive game
Andrew Smith, Kevin O’Byrne and Shane Buckley all start in the Donncha O’Callaghan-captained XV.
# Selection
O'Connor can see 'merit' in handing Leinster's 12 shirt to Ian Madigan
Mike McCarthy may return from a calf injury, as the head coach gets set for tough calls in the back row, front row and halfbacks.
# Contention
Hanrahan making 'really good progress' as Munster get set for Toulon
The 21-year-old was at the squad’s training session in Cork today, while Casey Laulala’s recovery has gone to plan.
# wearable tech
Google will let anyone buy Glass for one day only
And just to make things more complicated, you will need to be based in the US and have $1,500 to get one.
# Election 2014
Fianna Fáil and Labour select European candidates for Ireland South
Micheál Martin paid tribute to Liam Aylward who is retiring from politics, while Eamon Gilmore said the Labour Party is ready to fight come May.
# Buyers' Guide
Is getting phone insurance even worth it?
With smartphones becoming more expensive, the temptation to get insurance increases too, but are you really getting value for money?
# Analysis
Analysis: Is Ireland’s midfield combination working?
Joe Schmidt has an important selection call to make at inside centre; physical power or familiarity?
# Changes
Schmidt set for selection headaches ahead of Wales clash
The Ireland head coach says he’s ‘got to be seen to trust the group to a degree.’
# red planning
Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing
The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.
# Election 2014
Mary Fitzpatrick named as Fianna Fáil election candidate
Fitzpatrick was one of three possible candidates who were before a selection convention today.
# dream team's 2013 rugby team of the year
It wasn’t easy, but we’ve selected our best XV from the past year of action.
# Selection
Shane O'Neill, Richie Hogan and Brendan Maher in Irish shinty squad
The trio are amongst the 19-man squad who face Scotland next Saturday and then travel to Inverness the following weekend.
# Analysis
Opinion: There was one Trapattoni-esque decision in Noel King’s Ireland squad selection
The absence of Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney caught many by surprise yesterday.
# Selection
Leinster prop Jack McGrath included in Ireland training squad
Joe Schmidt names 42 players for Ireland training camp at Carton House at the end of the week.
# Opinion
Gatland ruthless in pursuit of crowning moment
Mike Phillips has been left out in the cold.
# Selection
Galway face goalkeeping dilemma with Skehill's return to fitness
The Tribesmen are also boosted by the return of 2011 All-Ireland U21 winning captain Barry Daly to full fitness.
# Selection
Kerry and Cork ring the changes for minor football tie
The sides drew 2-13 apiece last week and replay their encounter tomorrow night in Tralee.
# Meath East
Eoin Holmes selected as Labour Meath East by-election candidate
Cllr Holmes spoke of the tragic circumstances in which the by-election is taking place, paying tribute to the late TD Shane McEntee.
# Selection
Connolly, MacAuley and Supple named in Dublin team
Three changes for Jim Gavin’s side for Sunday’s table-topping clash in Croke Park against Kildare.
# Team news
Full squad for the Banner ahead of showdown with the Cats
Clare are chasing a second All-Ireland U21 hurling crown in four years next Saturday evening against Kilkenny.
# Olympics
In pictures: London 2012, Day 14
Mullingar got a day in the Olympic sun and there were some low-blows in the taekwondo.
# summer tour
Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney
With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.
# Utility
Plight of Keith Earls: The man who would be BO'D is now playing back-up to Kearney
The Munster winger was identified as O’Driscoll’s heir apparent but is being shunted around the Irish backline.