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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Tackle Your Feelings

This year
'I love West Cork, I love Wexford... I like seeing grass and being out in fresh air'
Tadhg Furlong says he understands the value of showing some vulnerability.
'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
'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
Wexford unveil new away jersey promoting positive mental health campaign
The Tackle Your Feelings [TYF] logo is on the back of the jersey.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.’
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.