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#Declan Kidney

# declan-kidney - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'I went to my father's shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train'

David Corkery was voted as Ireland’s Player of the Tournament at the 1995 World Cup but professional rugby proved an unforgiving environment for the Corkman.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Murray: Playing with ROG, Wally, Hayes and Fla at Munster was huge for me

Ireland’s scrum-half recalls being flung into the international arena for the last World Cup.

# declan-kidney - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

ROG won the Senior Cup 20 years ago today and tweeted out a brilliant photo to celebrate it

O’Gara shared a photo of the ’95 cup-winning team featuring a few guys we know well.

# declan-kidney - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish

The Premiership club have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry ahead of next season.

# declan-kidney - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Declan Kidney is apparently the favourite for a head coaching job in the Aviva Premiership

The former Ireland boss is reportedly in the running to take over at London Irish.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 22 November, 2014

It's been six years since one of the most depressing days Irish rugby has ever had

Ireland vs Argentina was the low point that was immediately followed by some intense highs.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Quinlan, Galwey and Wallace remember Munster’s road to Twickenham 15 years on

Fifteen years ago, Munster started to believe.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Does Ian Keatley have what it takes to become a top-class fly-half?

Stuart Barnes, Alan Quinlan and Paul Wallace discuss whether the Munster number 10 can step up to the next level.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Ireland's incredible journey from Roman ruins to Six Nations champions Some Year This post contains videos

Ireland's incredible journey from Roman ruins to Six Nations champions

Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'

The Munster head coach-to-be discusses his coaching beliefs and the challenges that await.

# declan-kidney - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

No room for Kidney as director in Munster structure -- Fitzgerald

The Munster CEO suggested that ‘common sense’ would make Anthony Foley the favourite to replace Rob Penney.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Here are the leading candidates to replace Rob Penney at Munster

Anthony Foley is the current front-runner but a host of familiar faces will be lining up for the top job.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 30 January, 2014

6 stats to sum up how bad Ireland were in last year's 6 Nations

This time last year, Ireland were the best at nothing and the worst at plenty.

# declan-kidney - Sunday 5 January, 2014

'If ROG has your trust, he has your back': Meet the men who put O'Gara's life on film

Four years after they began scrutinising the final chapter of Ronan O’Gara’s career, we caught up with the filmmakers who made ‘ROG’.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 2 January, 2014

17 things we learned from tonight’s Ronan O’Gara documentary

RTE One gave a fascinating insight into the legendary Munster and Ireland out-half.

# declan-kidney - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Poll: What was the biggest sports story of 2013? Showstoppers This post contains a poll

Poll: What was the biggest sports story of 2013?

From Lance Armstrong’s admissions to BOD & ROG axings and Fergie’s retirement, it has been a year jam-packed with great sporting tales.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Interview: Paddy Jackson wouldn't change a thing about 2013

Youth is not wasted on Ulster’s out-half.

# declan-kidney - Wednesday 25 December, 2013's 50 favourite sports articles of 2013 (part 2)

Featuring Declan Kidney, Lance Armstrong, Aaron Hernandez, Mayo GAA and more.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 23 November, 2013

All you’ll ever need to know about Dolphin Rugby Club

We delve deep into the history of a club that produced rugby stars for Munster, Ireland and the Lions.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Here's how the last 8 Irish rugby coaches fared first time out

Declan Kidney and Eddie O’Sullivan had winning starts but Warren Gatland and Brian Ashton had afternoon’s to forget.

# declan-kidney - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

McFadden reflects on Ireland’s crash landing under Kidney

The Leinster man is set to start on the wing against Samoa this weekend.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 24 August, 2013

‘Declan Kidney showed no fight to keep Ireland job’ – Sinead Kissane

The TV3 presenter believes the IRFU have picked the right head coach in Joe Schmidt.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Declan Kidney named Director of Sport at UCC

The ex-head coach of Ireland’s senior rugby team has been handed the position ahead of the upcoming academic year.

# declan-kidney - Saturday 17 August, 2013

13 tips for Ronan O’Gara ahead of his coaching debut with Racing Metro tonight Career Guidance This post contains videos

13 tips for Ronan O’Gara ahead of his coaching debut with Racing Metro tonight

Because failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

# declan-kidney - Monday 29 April, 2013

Meet the new boss: the rise and rise of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

A new era in Irish rugby starts here.

Joe Schmidt named as new Ireland head coach

The New Zealander was officially confirmed to the new role by the IRFU today.

# declan-kidney - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Opinion: IRFU show Schmidt who's boss before big announcement

The Leinster coach has now set three deadlines but he is being made to wait.

# declan-kidney - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

O'Driscoll gives ringing endorsement to Schmidt ahead of IRFU decision

The centre has also backed the appointment of former Ireland teammate Keith Wood as part of the coaching interview panel.

5 year nostalgia alert! All change for Munster since taking on Clermont & Schmidt

It feels like a lifetime ago but some of the main protagonists are still on the scene.

# declan-kidney - Monday 22 April, 2013

Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Exclusive

The former Ireland captain is sitting on the interview panel to decide Declan Kidney’s successor.

# declan-kidney - Sunday 14 April, 2013

IRFU confirm approach to Leinster coach Joe Schmidt Exclusive

The New Zealander looks set to meet Irish rugby bosses in the coming days.

# declan-kidney - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Reports in Wales linking Shaun Edwards to Ireland head coach job

The Englishman has won 11 trophies in 12 years with Wasps and Wales.

# declan-kidney - Thursday 4 April, 2013

David Wallace: Harsh to dismiss Kidney but sooner was better than later

The former Munster and Ireland flanker believes his former coach had his hands tied on a couple of pivotal decisions.

Ewen McKenzie 'interested' in taking over Ireland rugby job

The Aussie says there has been no contact from the IRFU.

Vern Cotter says no to coaching Ireland

The Clermont boss had been tipped as a possible contender as part of a ticket with his compatriot Joe Schmidt.

# declan-kidney - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Conor O’Shea and Mark McCall would be reluctant to take the head coach job.

'I've had mixed times with him' -- Ronan O'Gara's typically frank farewell to old boss 'Deccie' ROG This post contains videos

'I've had mixed times with him' -- Ronan O'Gara's typically frank farewell to old boss 'Deccie'

“I was omitted from the squad a couple of weeks ago and that’s really, really disappointing,” said O’Gara in Cork today.

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way - Browne

The CEO of the IRFU also said they had hired “professional consultants” to help them in their search for a new coach.

Some pearls of Aussie wisdom from Ireland’s new head coach Les Kiss

The Australian will take charge of the national team for the summer rugby tour to North America.

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