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# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News


# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Rodgers responds to Keane: We celebrated like you did when you qualified for Euro 2016

The Celtic boss was criticised by Ireland’s assistant manager for their exuberant hugging after progressing to the Champions League group stages.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 September, 2016

'If you try to run before you can walk, you end up standing for nothing'

Andy Farrell continues to push his defensive thinking forward.

'It’s priceless for growing' - Ireland's Farrell on learning from the Lions

The Englishman was part of Warren Gatland’s staff on the 2013 tour.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs TBC

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs

The former Ireland captain believes Schmidt can stay ahead of the game.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 2 September, 2016

Irish rugby needs a new team manager as Michael Kearney set to step down

Kearney will depart after the Test Series in November.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 29 August, 2016

'Tom will certainly be in with a big shout to play for Ireland'

Connacht hooker Tom McCartney would be eligible for the national team in 2017.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 26 August, 2016

'The All Blacks can play 10 different ways and they're not easy to prepare for'

Andrew Trimble and Ireland switched onto the task of beating New Zealand earlier this week.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 19 August, 2016

'I would love to play with Bundee in the green shirt' - Leinster's Henshaw

The 23-year-old is targeting a return before the November Tests against the All Blacks.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'It's wrong for me to say that I'm Irish' - Connacht's Bundee Aki

The 26-year-old will be eligible for Ireland in 2017, as long as he stays beyond next summer.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland

The code-hopping star has been ruled out for six to nine months.

No decision from Schmidt as Heaslip urges Ireland boss to stay for 2019

Schmidt is considering a return to his native New Zealand next summer.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'That's why I kept breaking down, trying to put on weight' - Earls

The 28-year-old is refreshed after his summer break.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 July, 2016

'Joe got us believing that we were good enough to beat anyone'

Conor Murray remains hopeful that Joe Schmidt will remain as Ireland coach beyond 2017.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 23 July, 2016

'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go'

Leinster’s new centre has had to deal with the set-back of a bad knee injury ahead of his debut season.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 10 July, 2016

A second Super Rugby franchise are eyeing up Joe Schmidt now

Chiefs “would love to talk” to Ireland boss if he decides to move home.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

2019 Rugby World Cup to be broadcast in Ireland by Eir Sport with 13 games free-to-air

The tournament is being held in Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 27 June, 2016

Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth

A four-on-two in the second half simply had to be converted into a try.

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks

The 27-year-old was delighted to make his Test rugby bow in Port Elizabeth.

'I'd be lying if I thought that we were suddenly world beaters' - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach delivered his verdict on the three-Test tour of South Africa.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa

The Ireland captain believes the Boks are as physical as they ever have been.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Mallinder shows his class as England overpower battling Irish to take title

Nigel Carolan’s side fell at the final hurdle after an incredible run to the final.

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt

The Ireland head coach refused to comment on the Wille le Roux incident.

Out of 10: How we rated Schmidt's Ireland in the third Test

It was a disappointing end to the tour for Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat

Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

Ireland book Olympic 7s qualifier quarter-final spot with win over Portugal

Amee Leigh Murphy-Crowe scored two tries for Ireland.

Ireland get Olympic 7s qualification tilt off to rampant start with rout in UCD

Trinidad and Tobago were utterly outclassed.

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside

Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

Schmidt focuses Irish minds for physical series finale in South Africa

The Ireland head coach says poor lineout ball didn’t allow Ireland to attack expansively.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Tiernan's test, impact bench and more Ireland team talking points

Conor Murray will win cap number 50, while the loss of Jared Payne is a heavy blow.

O'Halloran replaces injured Payne with Healy included on Ireland bench

The Connacht wing could make his debut off the bench for Ireland.

Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby

The 35-year-old is hanging his boots up after the tour of South Africa.

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test

Uncapped pair Steven Kitshoff and Jaco Kriel are among the replacements.

'We realise we’re massively fortunate to get a second bite at this apple'

Iain Henderson and Ireland are on the brink of an historic series win.

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks

We’ve studied the rucks from Ireland’s defeat to the Boks in Johannesburg.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'To be taken seriously, you need to back it up and we didn’t do that'

Andrew Trimble says one final game of the season will be no problem for Ireland.

Fullback O'Halloran eager for second Ireland cap after brief cameo debut

The 25-year-old didn’t have a chance to impact on the second Test.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Schmidt's Ireland inspired by performances of U20s in England

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek is excited to get working with loosehead Andrew Porter.

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