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#Ireland

# ireland - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland

The tighthead missed out on the win over Wales with a hamstring complaint.

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# ireland - Monday 5 March, 2018

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown

Ireland’s Kildare training base remains coated in thick snow after last week’s severe weather.

Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad

Niall Scannell and Andrew Conway have both remained with Munster due to injury.

# ireland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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The Dead Zoo has a massive collection of tiny glass models - but the public can't see them

It’s the largest collection outside of the United States.

# ireland - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Sean Maguire returns from four month injury layoff to score dramatic late brace for Preston

The 23-year-old Ireland striker scored two goals off the bench in his first appearance since October.

From The Daily Edge 6 things you stressed about if you had your Debs in the mid-noughties Debs

6 things you stressed about if you had your Debs in the mid-noughties

Remember how orange your hands were?

# ireland - Friday 2 March, 2018

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'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot

The Bandon runner finished 3rd in her heat with a time of 52.75.

'I grew up watching Drico, D’Arcy' - Munster's Arnold on being in Ireland camp

The Exiles product has been heavily influenced by Felix Jones’ coaching at Munster.

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Storm waves in the west moved boulders onto the top of this cliff

Previously it was assumed that only a tsunami could be that powerful.

From TheJournal.ie Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut Courts

Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s AId have both raised queries about the sentence being reduced on appeal.

# ireland - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

# ireland - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge If Irish babies were named after the reason they were conceived... Baby Names

Munster confirm that Chris Farrell's season is over after ACL injury

The 24-year-old was man of the match for Ireland last weekend against Wales.

Eddie Jones: 'It took NZ 8 years to learn to fix things on the field, we’re trying to do it in 4'

The England head coach says ‘everything is more difficult’ for England.

Ryan Wilson escapes 'contact with eye area' ban, available for clash with Ireland

The disciplinary committee decided that Wilson’s offence was ‘reckless, light and fleeting’.

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11 things you will always notice if you use public transport in Ireland

Shout-out to the person who chooses the outside seat.

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’

'It would be really special if we managed to get three championships in five years'

Joe Schmidt says he must find a balance between being critical of young players and building their confidence.

# ireland - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Ireland's Chris Farrell likely to miss rest of Six Nations after knee injury

The Munster man was outstanding on his championship debut against Wales last weekend.

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson

Schmidt was enthusiastic about the chances offered to Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion in today’s session.

'He got very close, but unfortunately he hit a speedbump': Dempsey hails lasting Heaslip influence on Leinster

“I got to play with him for four or five seasons, I never remember him missing a session,” says the eastern province’s backs coach.

# ireland - Monday 26 February, 2018

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland

The back row will find out on Wednesday if he will be permitted to face Ireland after appearing to make contact with the eye area of Nathan Hughes.

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Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

Townsend aiming to resolve 'an issue for Scotland since the Six Nations began'

Poor form on the road is an issue for the Scots as they turn their attentions to Dublin on 10 March.

'With the Ireland U18s, I was eight tries in five games, so I'm dropping off now!'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has scored eight tries in his first seven Tests for Ireland.

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# ireland - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won' Bip

'Anything over 44 minutes, we have won... anything 37 or below, they have won'

Warren Gatland was disappointed with the ‘stop-start’ nature of Ireland’s win over Wales.

From The Daily Edge 17 tweets every Irish person can relate to about getting older Getting Older

Spanish rugby on a high as they close in on RWC19 place in Ireland's pool

A stunning win over Romania last weekend has Spain close to World Cup qualification.

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

# ireland - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Injuries not concerning for Schmidt, who backs Sexton call to 'seize the moment'

Keith Earls suffered cramp, while Ireland’s halfbacks also picked up knocks against Wales.

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

Player ratings as Ireland see off Wales in Six Nations thriller

Chris Farrell and Keith Earls were consistently excellent in a topsy-turvy affair.

Grand Slam hopes alive as Ireland notch bonus-point win against Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men scored five tries in a stunning Six Nations clash.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Wales in round three of the championship.

Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland's season

New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides.

# ireland - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.