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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 30 July, 2015

#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Friday 24 July, 2015

Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland

New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and Australia are all potential World Cup opponents.

‘Conor Murray came from nowhere and got a spot on the plane’

Mike Ross says Ireland are measured in their World Cup confidence but are focused only on the warm-up fixtures.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘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.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: Schmidt’s new deal, McGregor does Dallas and all today’s sport

We’ll also bring you the best Irish sporting advertisement of all time.

‘Short-term future secured with one of the hottest properties in coaching’ – Byrne

But there are higher-profile and higher-paying jobs that could tempt the Kiwi in 2017.

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.

Joe Schmidt has signed a new contract with the IRFU

The New Zealand native will stay on as Ireland head coach until 2017.

# joe-schmidt - 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.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 9 July, 2015

‘Joe, more than anyone I know, looks at the small little details’ – Trimble

The Ulster wing is heading back towards full fitness after enduring a frustrating 2014/15 season.

Wing competition heats up for Trimble ahead of Ireland’s RWC warm-ups

The 2014 Six Nations winner is back in the mix for Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Ian Madigan: ‘I’ve always had the view that I’m competing against myself’

Madigan says he has to give it “absolutely everything” this pre-season.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Uncapped Furlong and Conan make Ireland’s 45-man Rugby World Cup squad

Joe Schmidt will have to whittle this group down to 31 before the World Cup comes around.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 13 June, 2015

5 things we want to see from Ireland’s Emerging talent

Allen Clarke’s squad are in Tbilisi Cup action this weekend and, because it’s World Cup year, we have a list of demands for him.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

15 snap predictions with 100 days to go before the Rugby World Cup

Can we just fast forward there right now?

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Schmidt effect: Ireland coach’s shadow looms over Leinster job

Leinster say they’re in ‘no immediate rush’ to replace Matt O’Connor.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 29 May, 2015

Henry’s return boosts Schmidt’s back row options for World Cup

‘I think he’s a really good character to have in the group,’ says the Ireland coach of the Ulsterman.

McGrath escapes citing after knee offence to relieve World Cup fears

Ian Madigan has also escaped any sanctions for his use of the boot on Konstantin Mikautadze.

Henry, Strauss and Gilroy emerge from Barbarians defeat with credit

While Ireland’s team performance was sloppy, there were some solid displays at Thomond Park.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Schmidt disappointed by Ireland’s breakdown effort as Baa-Baas win

‘We got a little bit of an opportunity to look at guys at a level they haven’t played at before.’

Schmidt’s Ireland lose out to entertaining Barbarians in Limerick

The invitational side were deserved winners at Thomond Park.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: It’s great to have Chris Henry back

Schmidt has been monitoring the player’s comeback.

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

Schmidt: O’Connor’s departure from Leinster was not my decision

The Ireland head coach distanced himself from any involvement in O’Connor’s exit.

Here’s Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team to face the Barbarians tomorrow

Colm O’Shea gets a shot at the 13 shirt, while Ian Madigan is given the nod at out-half.

The Barbarians have drafted in a Leinster legend to face Ireland

Nathan Hines has been called in at the last minute.

Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup – Robbie Deans

The man being linked to Leinster reckons Joe Schmidt’s side have the quality to compete.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 25 May, 2015

Schmidt includes 7 uncapped players in Leinster-Ulster selection to face Barbarians

Cian Kelleher, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey are among the men who could wear a green jersey for the first time at senior level.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 24 May, 2015

The Barbarians have a hugely strong squad to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland

Brad Thorn and Ruan Pienaar are in the finalised squad to face Joe Schmidt’s side.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland’s club rugby stars UBL

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland’s club rugby stars

Clontarf centre Matt D’Arcy was named Ulster Bank Player of the year in Division 1A.

All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer 7s

All four Irish provinces are getting on the sevens bandwagon this summer

Connacht, Ulster and Leinster will join Munster in the Limerick World Club Se7ens Series in August.

Henshaw takes on Connacht leadership role after breakthrough Ireland season

The 21-year-old won the young player of the year and try of the years awards at last night’s IRUPA dinner.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 11 May, 2015

Stander excels again as Ireland qualification grows ever closer

The powerful back row was man of the match for the sixth time in the league this season.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

A Leinster cult hero is joining Scotland’s World Cup coaching team

Nathan Hines will link up with his former Clermont boss Vern Cotter after he retires from playing.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 1 May, 2015

Gordon D’Arcy: No guff, no nonsense man with plenty of solidity still to offer Ireland

When he broke on the scene he provided Ireland with a touch of magic, but he became even more important than that.

Clermont look for first title against Toulon with Irish support behind them

Jono Gibbes, the Yellow Army and their near misses make Clermont hard to dislike.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 30 April, 2015

O’Connell confident in Ireland’s ‘outside chance’ of World Cup glory

Joe Schmidt’s policy of short-term focus is the right approach for the Ireland captain.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Joe enjoys the show as Cossack gets the job Don to claim Punchestown Gold Cup

After disappointment at Cheltenham, the Gordon Elliott trained horse bounced back today.

Bad news for Leinster and Ireland as Sean Cronin’s season is over

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won’t be too pleased with this news either.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Here’s why Johnny Sexton missed Racing Métro’s game last weekend

The Ireland out-half was absent due to a thigh problem.

The Barbarians have announced three exciting names to face Ireland

Rene Ranger, David Smith and Joe Rokocoko will all visit Limerick next month.

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