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# Tackle Your Feelings

Last month
January 2023
# Tackle Your Feelings
'It's just me doing my job, but I can see how happy it makes my family'
Ireland international Andrew Porter recently hit the 100-cap mark for Leinster.
Last year
2022
# Support
'It helped me a lot when someone came and asked me how I was' - Carbery
Joey Carbery on taking care of his mental health, challenging Johnny Sexton and working on his leadership.
All time
# Tackle Your Feelings
Wexford unveil new away jersey promoting positive mental health campaign
The Tackle Your Feelings [TYF] logo is on the back of the jersey.
# Coping Strategy
'I’ve seen guys spit at the ref, seen a fella head-butted 60 seconds into a game'
Life in the world’s craziest league has been fun for former Ireland player Robin Copeland – and he has warned Leinster to be on guard against La Rochelle on Sunday.
# Language
'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.
# John Cooney
'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'
John Cooney lifts the lid on his exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad and says he wasn’t given the chance he deserved.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'
Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.
# opening up
'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'
Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'
James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'
Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.
# comeback trail
Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final
The flanker has been sidelined since December but is making good progress.
# mind your mind
Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health
‘As rugby players, we never really address how we actually work and how our mind works.’
# Tackle Your Feelings
'When I get injured I think I can't do this anymore and want to do something else with my life'
Andrew Trimble will today become Ulster’s joint-top appearance maker at the end of a week in which he lent his voice to the ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign. He opens up to The42 about his own mental wellbeing and dealing with the frustrations associated with injury.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'
Three years after first picking up a rugby ball, Hannah Tyrrell hopes to be part of Ireland’s squad for next month’s World Cup. She tells The42 about her recovery from an eating disorder which overshadowed her teenage years and how sport helped her on the road to recovery.
# all black
'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness
Growing up in New Zealand, the 24-year-old was lost and isolated but rugby gave him purpose.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing'
Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.
# Mental Health
'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide
McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.