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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Today’s News

Devin Toner’s size 16 feet and Jason Flynn needs a date. It’s your sporting tweets of the week

Plus Jack McCaffrey roams the streets of Dublin with his new friend.

# irish-rugby - Friday 2 October, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Changes for Schmidt and Ireland, Carneiro blasts FA & all today’s sport

Meanwhile, Paul Dunne continues to impress at Carnoustie and Fergie and Becks are set to be reunited.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Analysis: Canada’s poor scrum the ideal opportunity for Healy to blow off the cobwebs

Canada’s weakness in the scrum plays into Ireland’s hands.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 September, 2015

A former Irish prop explains just how different tighthead prop is from loosehead

Court tells The42 why the utility prop is becoming extinct.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 16 August, 2015

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week

Here’s how the week looked through a lens.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Quiz: How well do you remember our previous World Cup warm-up games?

Do you remember the highs and lows of Ireland’s World Cup preparations through the years?

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

The best pics as Ireland’s World Cup camp gets into gear at Carton House

Ireland’s World Cup preparations moved up a notch.

Former England u20 flanker to make Wales debut v Ireland on Saturday

Gloucester’s Ross Moriarty has been handed a test debut.

# irish-rugby - Monday 3 August, 2015

‘The standard of sessions has gone through the roof’ – Trimble ready to prove his worth

Schmidt ‘values someone who makes other players look good’.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘It’s catching up with football day by day’ – Simon Zebo on rugby’s expanding wages

Zebo has backed Paul O’Connell to be worth every penny in France.

‘He’s tough to please’ – Joe Schmidt’s high standards don’t faze Simon Zebo

Zebo says he’s ready to meet Schmidt’s high standards.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business

The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 18 July, 2015

It’s Shane ‘Shaggy’ Horgan’s birthday! How well do you know Irish rugby nicknames?

Are you the king of zing, or the trout of no craic?

# irish-rugby - Friday 17 July, 2015

Is this the new Leinster jersey for next season?

A picture of the new jersey has been circulating online.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

‘We’re just flat out training’ – O’Connell not thinking of World Cup just yet

O’Connell says fitness is the biggest priority at the moment.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Zebo not an injury concern despite limping out of training

Ireland reporting no major injury worries after Galway session.

‘It’ll be a huge learning curve’ – Sevens’ sides ready for biggest test yet

Ireland’s sides continue their Road to Rio this weekend.

Paul O’Connell reveals the man responsible for bringing him to Toulon

An old friend from the Lions eventually twisted his arm.

Leinster confirm two new short term signings as a familiar face returns

Jamie Hagan will return for a third spell with the province.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland name Sevens squads for next round of Olympic qualifiers

Ireland’s men and women must secure top three finishes in Lisbon.

IRFU remain tight-lipped on reported €50m Vodafone deal

The IRFU won’t comment on record-breaking sponsorship deal.

‘There’s always more for me to do’ – Tommy Bowe not content to stand still

The Ulster winger knows his jersey is never safe.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Sky Sports set to miss out on securing Six Nations rights

The BBC and ITV will share coverage of the tournament.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

#ThanksPaulie – Huge poster in Limerick bids farewell to a legend

A touch of class from Limerick’s council.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

8 front rows or 9? Which props and hookers will make Schmidt’s final World Cup squad?

Who gets the nod at loosehead and hooker?

# irish-rugby - Monday 29 June, 2015

Pick the Irish second rows you want to see play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Versatility may be key in the second row.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Which back row forwards would you bring to the Rugby World Cup?

Our World Cup squad discussion continues into the pack.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Open thread: Pick your half-backs to travel to the Rugby World Cup

Time to decide which scrum and out-halves you’d bring to England.

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 June, 2015

You’ve decided on the back three, now pick your centres travel to the Rugby World Cup

Gordon D’Arcy, Noel Reid and Darren Cave will likely fight over one place.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 June, 2015

On the plane or out in the cold? We assess Ireland’s World Cup front row options

11 front rows vying for 9 places in the final squad.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Women’s Sevens to face France in last eight after controversial English defeat

Ireland weren’t happy with the nature of their defeat.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

We give our end-of-season report cards to the four Irish provinces

How did your province rate this season?

# irish-rugby - Friday 29 May, 2015

There’s already one Irishman in the Lions squad for the 2017 tour to New Zealand

We’re already one up on England, Scotland and Wales.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: It’s great to have Chris Henry back

Schmidt has been monitoring the player’s comeback.

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

10 of the most memorable moments in the Barbarians’ history

We look back at some of the best, funniest, and strangest moments from the Baa Baas’ past.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Nail-biting: 3 times Ireland have been involved in Six Nations final day deciders

Ireland have mixed experiences when it comes to the Six Nations being decided on points difference

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland’s 5 best days against England in the Six Nations

A look back at some of the great Irish rugby moments from recent and not-so-recent times.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards We'll Always Have Paris This post contains videos

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards

Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.

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