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#Tackle Your Feelings

# tackle-your-feelings - Thursday 29 April, 2021

'I’ve seen guys spit at the ref, seen a fella head-butted 60 seconds into a game'
# Coping Strategy
From The42
# Coping Strategy

'I’ve seen guys spit at the ref, seen a fella head-butted 60 seconds into a game'

Apr 29th 2021, 2:45 PM 24,267 Views 1 Comment

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.

# tackle-your-feelings - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
# Language
From The42
# Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 67,141 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

# tackle-your-feelings - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'
# John Cooney
From The42
# John Cooney

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'

May 21st 2020, 3:00 PM 29,652 Views 46 Comments

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 - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'After the coach spoke, you'd turn into the corner and type your name into Twitter'

Mar 25th 2020, 12:40 PM 24,612 Views 3 Comments

Connacht out-half Jack Carty speaks about his struggles to move past online criticism of his performances.

# tackle-your-feelings - Monday 17 February, 2020

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'
# Opening Up
From The42
# 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'

Feb 17th 2020, 5:05 PM 61,478 Views 6 Comments

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

# tackle-your-feelings - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

Sep 25th 2019, 4:24 PM 7,946 Views 2 Comments

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

# tackle-your-feelings - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'At that time in my life, I would have given everything not to play rugby'

Feb 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 27,206 Views 2 Comments

Wales out-half Rhys Priestland on battling his demons and how working with a sports psychologist helped save his career.

# tackle-your-feelings - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final
# Comeback Trail
From The42
# Comeback Trail

Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final

Feb 21st 2018, 1:47 PM 4,994 Views 5 Comments

The flanker has been sidelined since December but is making good progress.

# tackle-your-feelings - Friday 5 January, 2018

Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health
# Mind Your Mind
From The42
# Mind Your Mind

Ex-Scotland centre De Luca urges help for rugby players struggling with mental health

Jan 5th 2018, 4:01 PM 4,568 Views 3 Comments

‘As rugby players, we never really address how we actually work and how our mind works.’

# tackle-your-feelings - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'When I get injured I think I can't do this anymore and want to do something else with my life'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'When I get injured I think I can't do this anymore and want to do something else with my life'

Sep 30th 2017, 12:00 PM 30,444 Views 9 Comments

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 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'The self-harm was so severe and frequent I'd be in A&E for hours waiting for stitches'

Jul 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 23,569 Views 3 Comments

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.

# tackle-your-feelings - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness
# All Black
From The42
# All Black

'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness

Oct 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 26,954 Views 8 Comments

Growing up in New Zealand, the 24-year-old was lost and isolated but rugby gave him purpose.

# tackle-your-feelings - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing'
# Tackle Your Feelings
From The42
# Tackle Your Feelings

'Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn't enjoying anything I was doing'

Mar 24th 2016, 10:21 AM 14,512 Views 3 Comments

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.

# tackle-your-feelings - Monday 21 March, 2016

'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'Eventually you start talking, like a gas valve releasing': Jack McGrath on his brother's suicide

Mar 21st 2016, 2:11 PM 35,067 Views 18 Comments

McGrath and Hannah Tyrrell are ambassadors for IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings initiative.