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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

‘It was probably me that was more emotional than the players’ – Schmidt

Schmidt feels for those left behind, but has Ireland focused on the challenges ahead.

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt’s prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer

Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.

Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in

Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.


# joe-schmidt - Monday 31 August, 2015

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Schmidt and O’Connell left frustrated by defeat to Gatland’s Wales

Warren Gatland’s side conceded far fewer penalties and won the contest in Dublin.

Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time

The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Earls set for concussion protocols as Schmidt makes positive report

The Munster wing was stretchered off after lying motionless for some minutes.

Concern for Earls as Schmidt’s Ireland come up short against Wales

Ireland were beaten by a physical, ferocious Welsh defence as Luke Fitzgerald was also injured.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 28 August, 2015

Schmidt: ‘How do you tell someone that’s worked incredibly hard?’

Ireland’s players will know their World Cup fate by Monday morning at the latest.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 27 August, 2015

‘Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31′

Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.

Madigan as 9 cover ‘wouldn’t be beyond our decision making process’ – Schmidt

Meanwhile, Ireland’s coach pointed to several versatile options in the front row.

Kearney’s impressive pre-season pushes him to strong World Cup contention

The 26-year-old comes into the team after an excellent summer of training.

Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales

Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Fitzgerald 13 shirt for Ireland’s clash with Wales

Nathan White is set for his first start at tighthead, while Dave Kearney is likely to get his chance.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics

Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy

The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 21 August, 2015

Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on

Ireland’s head coach watched a seven-try friendly with both sides using more than 30 players during the 80 minutes.

Ireland pull Moore from Leinster duty with prop in precautionary moon boot

The tighthead prop has experienced some foot pain and Joe Schmidt is being cautious.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Toner taking care of Ireland’s basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock

The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

‘Mentally tougher’ Ireland won’t fall into complacency trap — Rob Kearney

The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 17 August, 2015

Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad?

Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.

‘I’ve been working really hard with Joe’ – Madigan delivers against Scots

Ireland’s out-half provided some moments of brilliance during Saturday’s win in Dublin.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Here’s the Argentina squad Ireland could face in the World Cup quarters

Joe Schmidt’s men may well face the Pumas in the quarter-finals.

‘You feel like a bit of a kid when you’ve got Paul O’Connell next to you!’

Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.

Schmidt looks towards ‘fully-loaded’ Wales with tough selection calls to make

Ireland’s head coach is happy with where his squad is after two World Cup warm-ups.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Ireland relieved to avoid repeat of TOD’s World Cup-ending injury

Head coach Joe Schmidt backed debutant Jack Conan to build on his ‘mixed bag’ of a display.

‘He gave the players around him a real confidence’ – Schmidt on Zebo

The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.

Schmidt: ‘It was a genuine test and we showed a bit of rustiness’

The Ireland head coach reflected on a hard-fought World Cup warm-up win against Scotland today.

5 players who stood out in Ireland’s scrappy win over Scotland

Sean O’Brien, Jack Conan, Jared Payne and Simon Zebo were the pick of the Irish.

IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses

‘The further you’re to travel in the tournament, the greater the proportion.’

Ireland look to Zebo’s ‘X-factor’ at fullback as Cotter’s Scots visit Dublin

Ireland look to Zebo’s ‘X-factor’ at fullback as Cotter’s Scots visit Dublin

Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 14 August, 2015

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time Sob

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 13 August, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: Ireland’s new man, a foul-mouthed outburst and today’s sport

Meanwhile, Tiernan McCann will contest his ban and they’re underway at the PGA Championship.

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt’s Ireland a better game than Wales did

Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.

Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt’s Ireland XV

Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Changes on the way for Ireland with Schmidt’s players ‘chomping at the bit’

Skills coach Richie Murphy says those who weren’t used last weekend in Wales are raring to go.

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