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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 19 November, 2017

#Ireland

# ireland - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'I fully believe we can claw it back' - Conor McManus

Ireland lost to Australia on a scoreline of 63-53 after the opener in Adelaide.

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity' Reflections This post contains videos

'We might have to score two... we'll have to show a bit more creativity'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill feels his side can improve on last night’s display in Copenhagen.

10-point victory for Australia over Ireland in International Rules opener

Conor McManus kicked 24 points for the visitors.

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# ireland - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game The Ugly Truth This post contains videos

Denmark boss irked by question about the poor quality of tonight's game

“If we play like this in Dublin we’ll win. You can say what you want about football.”

Randolph to the rescue and more talking points from Denmark

It’s all to play for as Ireland head back to Dublin for a crunch showdown with Denmark on Tuesday.

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Here's how we rated the Irish performances tonight in Copenhagen

Denmark and Ireland played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup play-off.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg

Ireland took on Denmark, with a spot in Russia 2018 up for grabs.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

'When something's taken away from you like that... emotions are so raw at that time'

John O’Shea recalls his memories of playing in international play-offs and what it would mean to play in another World Cup.

Murphy or Long, Christian belief and more Copenhagen talking points

Denmark stand between Ireland and a place at the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

'I didn't want to be bull*****ing an Australian player after the way they behaved a few hours earlier'

Former Ireland players Steven McDonnell and Ciarán McManus speak to The42 about some of the turbulent years for the International Rules.

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# ireland - Friday 10 November, 2017

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before' Close Calls This post contains videos

'People will be cursing our luck that Glenn Whelan is coming in but he's done a job for us before'

We looked ahead to the big game in the latest episode of Close Calls.

Bendtner was unplayable when he set his mind to it while working under O'Neill

The enigmatic striker spent a season on loan at Sunderland when the Ireland boss was in charge.

Eriksen reckons paying him too much attention could backfire on Ireland

The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has been Denmark’s key player in this qualification campaign.

Kasper Schmeichel expects to see 'the Roy Keane on-pitch persona' in the Ireland team

Schmeichel’s father and Keane had a fractious relationship at Manchester United.

Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

'I think Shane Long is an incredible striker. We've got to keep an eye on him all the time'

Peter Schmeichel is adamant that Shane Long should start for Ireland against the Danes.

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

# ireland - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# ireland - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Ireland step up International Rules preparations with training game in Melbourne In Pics This post contains images

Ireland step up International Rules preparations with training game in Melbourne

Joe Kernan’s squad played a match among themselves at Yarra Park.

Ireland hope to call on 'fit and fresh Jamie Heaslip come the New Year'

The 95 Test veteran has not played since March due to a back problem.

Carbery happy to take charge in backline, even when it means over-ruling Sexton

A year on from his famous debut, the Athy man is doing more than operating as understudy.

From TheJournal.ie An invite to Trump to visit Ireland still stands, but his presidency has dented how the US is viewed Trump's First Year

An invite to Trump to visit Ireland still stands, but his presidency has dented how the US is viewed

About 8 in 10 Irish people feel more negatively about the US than they did this time last year.

# ireland - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide Land Down Under This post contains images

Ireland squad start countdown in Melbourne to Sunday's first game in Adelaide

Joe Kernan and his squad are getting set to face Australia.

'In my eyes right now, he ticks every box': Earls backs Stockdale to continue flying form

Just infield meanwhile, the diligent Bundee Aki has been settling right in at Carton House.

# ireland - Monday 6 November, 2017

How are the Aussies shaping up ahead of Sunday's International Rules opener in Adelaide?

We take an in-depth look at the major talking points surrounding the Australian side.

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls

Approaching nine years since his debut, the Munster wing is being kept on his toes by the young blood in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training

The Ulster lock will re-join Schmidt’s squad on Wednesday evening after a delayed return from South Africa.

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# ireland - Sunday 5 November, 2017

A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward

Anything less than three from three would cause some soul-searching through the winter.

# ireland - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge A Louth shop's CCTV picked up a man fixing their flower pots after they were vandalised Act Of Kindness

A Louth shop's CCTV picked up a man fixing their flower pots after they were vandalised

There’s a voucher in the shop waiting for him to say thanks.

From The Daily Edge A jam-packed Irish treat box that you can ship to emigrants around the world has just launched Paddy Box

A jam-packed Irish treat box that you can ship to emigrants around the world has just launched

Versions include the “Not Before your Dinner Box”.

# ireland - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 35 US-born children adopted by Irish families International Agreement

35 US-born children adopted by Irish families

The adoptions have taken place in the last four years.