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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

Robbie Deans calls on Leinster trio to face Ireland with Barbarians

Shane Jennings will finish his professional career by playing for the famous invitational side.

# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time’

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan

The Leinster out-half says Matt O’Connor’s men will take positives from the season too.

‘I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally’

Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Ireland name Sevens squad as they bid for place in Olympics

Ireland Sevens will begin the qualification process next month.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Is Johnny Sexton being punished for a recent poor performance?

The Irishman has not had the best of times in France.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Henshaw takes on Connacht leadership role after breakthrough Ireland season

The 21-year-old won the young player of the year and try of the years awards at last night’s IRUPA dinner.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The hype wasn’t quite Jack Grealish but a rugby World Cup winner could have played for Ireland

There wasn’t much fanfare when Lawrence Dallaglio was asked to play in green though.

It’s Jonah Lomu’s 40th today… and he is still younger than Brad Thorn!

Let’s celebrate Lomu’s big birthday by watching this exceptional double bosh.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 11 May, 2015

Gordon D’Arcy’s last home club game… might not have actually been his last home club game

D’Arcy might get to redo his farewell if he misses out on World Cup selection.

There has been an encouraging World Cup health update on one of Ireland’s chief bulldozers

Leinster skills coach Richie Murphy had positive news regarding Cian Healy.

Stander excels again as Ireland qualification grows ever closer

The powerful back row was man of the match for the sixth time in the league this season.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 8 May, 2015

A Munster and Ireland cult hero has a new head coach job

The former prop takes over from Ian Sherwin in the role with the AIL Division 1B side.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

The Barbarians have added two more Lions to a star-studded panel to face Ireland

Alex Cuthbert and Adam Jones both called up for the game in Thomond Park on 28 May.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 4 May, 2015

Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll traded glorious hair-related burns on Twitter earlier

D’Arcy probably wins a split decision here.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Toulon chief says he’ll sign one of Paul O’Connell or Duane Vermeulen

Mourad Boudjellal has mentioned the Ireland captain again.

‘My agent was looking at me like I was crazy but I signed on the back of a napkin’

Aidan McCullen tells The42 about a career that brought him from Dublin to Toulouse to London and back home.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 1 May, 2015

Gordon D’Arcy has announced his retirement from rugby

Three-time Heineken Cup winner will hang up his boots after the Rugby World Cup.

Government begins effort to ensure future Ireland Six Nations matches are ‘free-to-air’

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# ireland-rugby - Thursday 30 April, 2015

‘Props shouldn’t talk about anything except scrums!’ – Sexton on Second Captains

The Ireland out-half addressed Laurent Bénézech’s comments about his return from concussion.

Paul O’Connell calls on AP McCoy, ROG and BOD as he ponders retirement

The 35-year-old Ireland captain has ruled out a move to Toulon next season.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Bad news for Leinster and Ireland as Sean Cronin’s season is over

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won’t be too pleased with this news either.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Schmidt may use Barbarians clash to ‘broaden’ Ireland’s playing base

The Kiwi head coach explains the difficulty of picking a squad for the clash in Limerick.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 24 April, 2015

‘We will try to influence him’ – Joe Schmidt on Paul O’Connell’s future

Ireland’s head coach ‘would be delighted’ if O’Connell extends his career beyond the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Will Paul O’Connell see out the twilight of his career in Toulon?

Local media reports suggest the European giants are interested in the 35-year old.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Leinster fans’ confidence will soar after watching these clips of Sean O’Brien on the rampage

Leinster need a big performance from their openside today.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Rapping, running and chicken tikka: 10 things you didn’t know about Simon Zebo

Munster have the weekend off, so we decided to ask Simon Zebo about things away from rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Ireland international Fitzpatrick forced to retire with concussion issues

The 31-year-old has called time on his career on the advice of a neurologist.

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Against the Head decide Ronan O’Gara is Ireland’s best pro-era out-half Perfect Ten This post contains a poll

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn’t even get out of my bed’

Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 11 April, 2015

5 players Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on in the Pro12

We’ve picked out two Leinster players and one each from Munster, Ulster and Connacht.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joe Schmidt gets his hands on more silverware

The mantelpiece at Chez Schmidt is starting to fill up.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2015

BOD has just gone and tipped Ireland to make the World Cup final

And guess who he predicts will win this year’s competition.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Denis Hickie on THAT photo with Luke Fitz and the wing’s return to scintillating form

‘Getting back was the culmination of two years of really hard work for him.’

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

One of Irish rugby’s best attacking prospects is out of the upcoming World Cup

Stuart Olding is facing nine months out after injuring his knee.

Clive Woodward thinks bonus points in the Six Nations are the way forward

“Rugby’s a great game when it’s played properly,” the former England coach added.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 29 March, 2015

‘Myself and Johnny would probably have been the fall guys’ – Madigan on tense Six Nations finale

“Obviously the way sports people are, you like to take responsibility.”

Relive the moments that made Paul O’Connell the Six Nations Player of the Championship

The captain played an integral role as Joe Schmidt’s side secured back-to-back titles last week.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015

Johnny Sexton helped Racing Metro to a win in the Top 14 tonight

The out-half recently played a starring role in Ireland’s Six Nations triumph.

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