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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Friday 24 March, 2017

Munster back row O'Donoghue keen to 'kick on' with Ireland on summer tour

The 23-year-old understands that he must prove himself to Joe Schmidt at provincial level again.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

View from Wales: 'People will be wary of Shane Long'

Welsh football journalist Chris Wathan gives an insight into Ireland’s Group D rivals ahead of Friday’s match.

Absorbing Six Nations throws up selection headaches in Gatland's Lions XV

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell and The42′s Murray Kinsella picked their Lions XVs.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 20 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

Ireland duo Murray and Stander on shortlist for Six Nations Player of the Tournament

The Munster pair are Ireland’s representatives on the 12-man shortlist.

Give us your questions for our live review of Ireland's win over England

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell will join Murray Kinsella.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 19 March, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 13 of our favourite images from the sporting week

From Cheltenham to Tralee, the Aviva Stadium to Madison Square Garden.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical Pom

Schmidt puts paid to 'flawed theory' that late O'Mahony inclusion was tactical

The Ireland head coach confirmed a hamstring injury for Jamie Heaslip.

Ireland's composure, O'Mahony's brilliance and Dublin heart

Joe Schmidt’s side finished the Six Nations with their best performance since Chicago.

'We needed to show everyone how much it meant to us and I think we did today'

Peter O’Mahony was heroic in Ireland’s 13-9 win over England.

As it happened: Ireland v England, Six Nations

We were at the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side finished their campaign against history-chasing England.

'It's his day, it's something he deserves': Best backs Connacht's Marmion to fill Murray's boots

The 25-year-old makes his first Six Nations start later.

Schmidt's Ireland focused on delivering big performance to end Six Nations on a high

It’s not the Grand Slam finale we all wanted, but there is still plenty on the line for Ireland as they host England at the Aviva Stadium later.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 17 March, 2017

'We've focused on how to beat England, not on the reasons why we'll beat them'

Rory Best has urged his side to execute the basics tomorrow.

'I think Irish people in general like to be underdogs so it's not a bad position to be in'

Ireland head into tonight’s Grand Slam decider with the odds stacked against them but that’s not deterring Tom Tierney’s side.

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

Murray blow adds to demanding task for Schmidt's Ireland in Dublin

Joe Schmidt was forced into late changes ahead of tomorrow’s clash with England.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 March, 2017

QUIZ: Get 10/10 in our final Ireland v England quiz and win tickets for Saturday

You’ll need a perfect score to get the third and final clue.

QUIZ: Get 10/10 in this Ireland v England 00s quiz and win tickets for Saturday

You’ll need a perfect score to get your second clue.

Toner dropped, Kearney injured and Marmion replaces Murray

Ireland have lost their influential scrum-half to injury.

QUIZ: Get 10/10 in this Ireland v England 90s quiz and win tickets for Saturday

You’ll need a perfect score to get your first clue.

Zebo frustrated by Ireland's inability to exploit space out wide

The Munster man says it’s difficult for him to be a playmaker from the wing.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Munster's Foley named for Ireland U20 debut against imposing England

The English have been in ominous form so far in this Six Nations.

'We have athletes but they can’t play, we've produced robots'

Leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn talks fitness and nutrition, and brings us through his turbulent career.

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.

'Andy will do his job and Owen will do his' - Father and son meet in Dublin

The Ireland defence coach will have to negate the threat of England’s centre this weekend.

Schmidt's Ireland aspire to emulate England and All Black feats

Eddie Jones’ men are looking for a 19th consecutive win in Dublin this weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 13 March, 2017

Analysis: Sean O'Brien tried Italy's 'tackle only' tactic with limited success

Wayne Barnes caught the Ireland openside offside for a penalty in the first half.

'It was just me not knowing the rules and obviously we suffered as a result'

Robbie Henshaw put his hand up after being penalised in a promising Irish maul against Wales.

Schmidt's attention turns to halting England's Grand Slam bid after Cardiff defeat

‘I really feel we were incredibly close and I know 22-9 does not look like that.’

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Peter O'Mahony: plenty of motivation for us ahead of English finale

There’s more than pride at stake for Ireland next weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 10 March, 2017

Keogh absent again as Brighton take big step towards Premier League

Derby’s Ireland defender has been unavailable for his side in recent weeks.

Ireland's Six Nations title hopes sink after frustrating defeat in Cardiff

Joe Schmidt’s men were second best at the Principality Stadium.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes in the balance ahead of Cardiff clash

Captain Rory Best feels tonight’s meeting with Wales will tell us all we need to know about Joe Schmidt’s side.

'I go onto YouTube, have a look and think, 'God, what a terrible game of rugby'

Paul Burke made his Irish debut during the 1995 Five Nations and a victory over Wales in Cardiff is a stand-out memory.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'It's one of the best stadiums': Best and Ireland relishing Cardiff under Friday night lights

The Ireland captain says the squad are in a good place heading into tomorrow’s crunch Six Nations clash.

'The hardships you've gone through, the sacrifices...that moment crystallises everything'

Rob Saunders was handed the Irish captaincy at 22 – having never played for the senior team before.

Ireland agree to close the roof for Cardiff clash with Wales

Joe Schmidt has opted to go for a shut roof, with scattered showers forecast for Cardiff.

Schmidt rejects suggestion that Bowe inclusion is a 'nostalgia' call

The 33-year-old Ulster wing is back on Ireland’s bench for the clash with Wales.

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