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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 25 January, 2015


# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 January, 2015

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

Schmidt gets another accolade as he manages to pick a bigger squad than Woodward’s Lions

At least Clive had the excuse of travelling to New Zealand, Schmidt is only bringing the lads to Carton House.

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.


# ireland-rugby - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Ex-Ireland bruiser Neil Best on how to make the perfect hit and THAT game vs Australia

The rampaging flanker now plays with London Scottish in the English Championship.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Paul O’Connell will retire ‘after the World Cup, or in the summer of 2016’

“The injuries have taken a bit off my career. There are certain things you can’t do in training.”

Luke Marshall set for another spell on the sidelines following fifth concussion

Ulster also confirmed that Dan Tuohy is to miss the Six Nations.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 9 January, 2015

Johnny Sexton gave an update on his concussion recovery tonight

Sexton should hopefully be available for the second 6 Nations game.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 8 January, 2015

You’ll want to move to Connacht and buy a season ticket after seeing this 6 Nations promo

The bandwagon will probably be a little more crowded by the end of this video.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 2 January, 2015

The Bangor Bulldozer and The Dartist: 5 bolters who could make Ireland’s World Cup squad

Can any of these young bucks force themselves into Joe Schmidt’s plans?

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 1 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: Ireland finally slay the big ogres in the black jerseys

Ireland’s rugby bucket list is missing one major scalp.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell

Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a fruitful first full year as head coach, guiding his players to Six Nations glory.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 26 December, 2014

Lifting Sam, Irish ladies rugby stars and Allstar glory – Kerry’s 2014 sporting highlights

It was great year of sport for the Kingdom with Gaelic football providing most of the highlights.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Championship glory, tears and a November clean sweep: Ireland’s rugby season in pictures

No surprise that Brian O’Driscoll’s finale features quite a bit.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

# ireland-rugby - Monday 22 December, 2014

Wraparounds, offloads and lots of fends: 10 of Ireland’s best tries in 2014

Who says Ireland don’t play attacking rugby anymore?

Brian O’Driscoll held back tears after receiving a surprise Hall of Fame award last night

The rugby legend was commended for his fantastic year.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year?

Six nominees have been selected for the prestigious annual prize.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will fine-tune their World Cup preparation with two games against Wales

Ireland will also play Scotland in Dublin and England at Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - 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.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 December, 2014

The IRFU have appointed a former Ireland international as the new women’s rugby coach

They have also hired a director of sevens rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 6 December, 2014

‘It is very feasible’ – Bid bigwig Hugo MacNeill bullish on Ireland’s World Cup chances

The former Ireland fullback is one of the key men on Ireland’s bid team.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 5 December, 2014

Here’s all you need to know about Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We will be waiting a long time before we find out if Ireland is hosting a World Cup.

Four countries likely to rival Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We take a look at who Ireland will be battling it out with to host the 2023 tournament.

Here are the nominees for the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year award

The winner will be announced at the RTÉ Sport Awards on 21 December.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Chris Henry: ‘I was preparing for the worst’ after mini-stroke

The Ireland flanker is back with the Ulster squad already.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Joe Schmidt’s appendix, Football Manager memories and the rest of the week’s best comments

Joe Schmidt also has mythical powers when it comes to animals mating… apparently.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 28 November, 2014

Missed out on tickets for Ireland’s Six Nations games? A limited number go on sale next week

Ireland will play France and England at the Aviva next year.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 November, 2014

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them?

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

England axe Farrell for Australia clash, Cheika makes three changes

‘Sorry, son. We’re going with George and Billy Twelvetrees’.

Aviva damage caused by Aussie staffer unable to open a door properly

The ARU say they offered to help with any repair costs.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Wallabies’ Aviva Stadium dressing-room damaged after defeat to Ireland

The Aussies took defeat pretty badly.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Simon Hick column: Schmidt’s Ireland aren’t playing beautifully but they might never need to

Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw 13

‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw

Connacht and Ireland back wouldn’t look out of place in Super Rugby, says a man who knows a thing or two.

Sexton and Cluxton talking pressure kicks and sporting motivation is absolutely brilliant

Those two know the feeling of standing over a kick that can define your career.

Here’s’s November Tests Team of the Week

There is a healthy Irish representation after their win against Australia.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Paul O’Connell’s undying epicness summed up in one monster hit against Australia

When his country needed him, Paulie delivered.

Joe Schmidt had his appendix removed after Ireland’s win over Australia

Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.

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‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

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