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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News


# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

New South Africa coach names squad for Ireland series, includes 9 uncapped players

Joe Schmidt’s side face a stiff test next month.

Bealham has come long way from Canberra and freezing-cold Renmore

The 24-year-old Connacht prop won his first Ireland cap this season.

Steenson overlooked by Ireland but now on brink of Premiership title

The 32-year-old out-half has been a central figure in Exeter Chiefs’ remarkable rise.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 May, 2016

Has Harry Arter done enough and more Ireland-Netherlands talking points

Plus, Shane Long scores again as Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

McCloskey and Madigan omitted as Schmidt calls on Reidy and Roux

Schmidt has named a 32-man squad, with Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell also missing the cut.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Schmidt to watch Pro12 semis closely with South Africa tour looming

The Ireland head coach is set to announce his squad next week before the Pro12 final.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 14 May, 2016

‘Female athletes are having to take pay cuts to go professional’

Sarah Shephard speaks to The42 about the challenges facing women in sport.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 13 May, 2016

'We are happy with three years' - IRFU content with residency regulations

IRFU CEO Philip Browne supports Cian Kelleher’s decision to leave Leinster for Connacht.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Van der Flier to miss South Africa tour after season-ending surgery

The 23-year-old had an ankle operation yesterday.

Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017

World Rugby confirmed the draw will take place in Japan next year.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

'You could see him coming back to Munster in the future, or Ireland' - Sexton ROG

'You could see him coming back to Munster in the future, or Ireland' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half predicts a bright future for Racing 92 defence coach Ronan O’Gara.

'I like the niggly stuff' - Stander ready to be Springboks' target

The 26-year-old is aware there will be extra focus on him in South Africa.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 6 May, 2016

Van der Flier credits Stander influence after being named Young Player of the Year

The Leinster openside flanker scooped the award at the IRUPA dinner on Wednesday night.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 5 May, 2016

O'Mahony refuses to give up on chance to tour South Africa with Ireland just yet

The 26-year-old says he has a big decision to make in the next 10 days.

CJ Stander voted IRUPA Players' Player of the Year, Van der Flier named Young Player

The annual awards ceremony took place in Dublin this evening.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 2 May, 2016

IRFU reveal ticket prices for November games against New Zealand, Australia and Canada

Fans can get their hands on tickets from June onwards.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ireland international Hagan to make first Super Rugby start for the Rebels

The former Leinster and Connacht prop has made six appearances this season so far.

'It's waffle, tackling high has nothing to do with getting hit in the head' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half says he would prefer outspoken pundits to call him before commenting.

'To win a Test series would be really special' - Sexton on South Africa tour

Ireland face three demanding clashes with the Springboks in June.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year Awards Night This post contains a poll

Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year

Garry Ringrose, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey are up for the Young Player of the Year award.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro Faz

'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro

Joe Schmidt’s new defence coach took his first session with the squad on Monday.

'The moment when Sexton lined up that goal would have sealed it' - McCaw

The former All Blacks captain has been keeping busy since his retirement after the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

4 uncapped players named in Ireland's 44-man squad for 1-day training camp

Connacht’s Matt Healy has been called up while Peter O’Mahony also returns.

O'Mahony emerges as major doubt for Ireland's tour to South Africa

The 26-year-old is unlikely to play for Munster again this season.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'I guarantee we'll be ready for Ireland,' promises new Springboks coach Coetzee

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland kick off three-Test summer tour in Cape Town on 11 June.

Connacht magician Matt Healy hoping for Ireland's call to South Africa

The 27-year-old Dubliner trained with Joe Schmidt’s squad last month.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 4 April, 2016

Munster remains Dillane's home but Connacht ambitions are strong

The 22-year-old reflects on his journey to Ireland honours in the Six Nations.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 2 April, 2016

‘It’s a big collision, isn’t it?’: Mike McCarthy on that hit and his severe concussion

Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy is on his way back after that sickening Six Nation’s concussion.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Connacht’s AJ MacGinty to replace Danny Cipriani at Sale

South Africa-born Marnitz Boshoff will take the USA international’s place at the Irish province.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

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There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France

Jack Regan and Conor Fitzgerald came from hurling backgrounds to play for Ireland today.

Former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe appointed Canada coach

The Kiwi has been tasked with qualifying Canada for the next World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 25 March, 2016

This close-up of Kevin Doyle’s leg injury is not for the faint-hearted

Injury update better than first feared as Doyle stretchered off against Switzerland.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

‘There’s days when I can’t believe I’m leaving this’: Madigan coming to terms with Leinster exit

The Ireland international sits down with The42 to discuss his impending move to France, his international future and leaving it all behind at Leinster.

‘Staring down the barrel, you could go there and get hosed’ – Trimble

Ireland’s last tour to South Africa in 2004 saw them beaten twice, while they were hammered in 1998.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘It would be disastrous if Joe left’ – Kearney hopeful Schmidt extends Ireland stay

The Leinster winger says it would be a huge blow if the Kiwi was to move on next summer.

Analysis: Heaslip’s offloads the highlight of Ireland’s final-day victory

The Ireland number eight released two excellent balls out of the tackle against Scotland.

‘It was a nice surprise to get the call from Joe considering how well Josh had gone’

Tommy O’Donnell was determined to grasp his chance against Scotland with both hands.

‘Having kids motivates you and you’re trying to play for them’

Keith Earls scored his 17th Ireland try on cap number 50 against Scotland.

Farrell factor looms for Ireland as Schmidt looks to build for South Africa

The Englishman will join as an assistant coach early next month.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Ireland aim to ‘create history’ as Best hopes to lead South Africa tour

The 33-year-old enjoyed his first campaign as Ireland skipper.

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