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#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Joey jumps in, surprise omissions and more talking points as Ireland name Six Nations squad

Plus Jordan Larmour’s unstoppable rise continues with his 21st birthday still nine months away.

Fergus McFadden and 20-year-old Jordan Larmour included in Ireland squad for Six Nations

There are also deserved recalls for Sean Cronin and Rory Scannell as Joe Schmidt plots the opening rounds of the Six Nations.

'He's shown he’s not fazed by big occasions' - Leinster back Larmour

The 20-year-old could be included in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad today.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Larmour set to be included in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad

Ireland will name their squad for the opening two rounds of the championship tomorrow.

'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'

In-form Scarlets star Tadhg Beirne says he is hoping but not necessarily expecting to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'He'd step you in a phone box' - Larmour clamour continues to grow

The Leinster fullback scored two tries against Ulster at the RDS.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 27 November, 2017

All Blacks and Argentina back in town to face Ireland next November

Ireland will get a chance to measure themselves against the world’s best team less than a year out from the World Cup.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Schmidt delivers on two fronts in November built on future promise

Though young Irish wings thrived through three Tests, it was impossible not to think where Simon Zebo might fit into it all.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Schmidt: 'Stockdale showed some impressive aspects but was a bit hesitant defensively at times'

Two-try Jacob Stockdale won’t be getting ahead of himself on Joe Schmidt’s watch.

Stockdale shines again as Ireland put away Pumas

The Ulster wing grounded two more tries on his fourth cap to close out the November Test window.

No correlation to World Cup battles with Argentina, no getting away from them either

There was almost a feeling around the camp that people just wanted to go home’. 2015 was bad, but ’07 still hurts too.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 24 November, 2017

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan Close Calls This post contains videos

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan

The former Ireland head coach is joining us on Close Calls to preview the last November international.

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

Aki already a critical component for 'destabilised' Ireland

“He brings energy but he also brings calm.”

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Schmidt backs hard-working Byrne in Irish back-line light on caps

The efforts to create depth in this Ireland squad did not end with Fiji.

Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina

Adam Byrne has had to work hard for this opportunity.

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''

Ian Keatley is a happy man, and it’s showing on the pitch.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 20 November, 2017

Schmidt braced for battle with 'frustrated' foe Argentina

The head coach says the 2015 World Cup quarter-final defeat won’t play a part in Ireland’s motivation this week, but he will have to look back to the clash.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma 10

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma

Joe Schmidt says Carbery playing at full-back for Leinster ‘is an unfortunate situation’ for Ireland.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We took some chances tonight': Schmidt relieved to see experimental side find a way to win

“We wanted to see the players react under pressure,” says the head coach after a nervy end to the clash with Fiji.

Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji

An experimental selection from Joe Schmidt was put under intense scrutiny by a fantastic array of Fijian talent.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'It's always a concern', but Schmidt backs new faces and combinations against Fiji

The Ireland head coach says players need to be exposed at this level in order to learn and develop.

Carbery at 10, another new centre combination and more Ireland team talking points

Joe Schmidt has made 13 changes for Saturday’s clash with Fiji.

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Who would you like to see get a chance when Ireland face Fiji?

Joe Schmidt names his team tomorrow.

'Joe told me before the game I was like an aeroplane on the runway, I'm there but I'm not going up'

CJ Stander hopes Saturday’s performance against South Africa will be the launchpad for his season with Ireland and Munster.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 13 November, 2017

'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney 15

'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney

The fullback said Saturday’s match was a more nerve-wracking prospect than usual.

Opening win 'a huge relief' but Schmidt and Ireland refocus on building further

“The size of the win is not as relevant as people might think.”

Schmidt: 'Ian McKinley is a great kid and no-one deserves it more than him'

The Ireland head coach was delighted when he learned his former out-half had made his international debut for Italy.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Room for improvement, but Ireland's demolition of 'Boks leaves huge ground for optimism

Without getting carried away, South Africa’s abject performance shouldn’t take anything away from Ireland.

'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.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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.

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.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Bundee Aki set for Ireland debut as Schmidt faces big calls ahead of South Africa

The head coach has decisions to make in a number of positions.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Joe Schmidt's son included in Ireland 7s squad for the first time

Anthony Eddy’s side are on their travels again this weekend for the Silicon Valley 7s tournament.

Zebo omitted to protect provinces but he can play his way back into Ireland shirt, says Schmidt

The Ireland head coach explained the decision to keep the Corkman out of Ireland’s November plans.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points

Who can consider themselves unlucky to miss out? We dissect the squad for next month’s Test matches.

Zebo dropped from Ireland squad as Schmidt includes 4 uncapped players for November

Bundee Aki, Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell and Adam Byrne receive call-ups for the first time.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

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