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Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 9 February, 2016

#Joe Schmidt

# joe-schmidt - Today’s News

‘There’s a lot of bruised bodies’ – Schmidt outlines Ireland’s week ahead of Paris trip Looking Ahead This post contains videos

‘There’s a lot of bruised bodies’ – Schmidt outlines Ireland’s week ahead of Paris trip

The Ireland head coach briefly spoke to the IRFU’s YouTube channel on Monday.

# joe-schmidt - Yesterday’s News

Leinster ‘hopeful’ Healy will be available this weekend but Schmidt could yet come calling

It looks like the prop will be playing at the weekend, but will it be for Leinster or Ireland?

‘The gloom wasn’t justified’ – the Welsh media reaction to yesterday’s game

The two sides drew 16-16 in their opening Six Nations encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Schmidt considering changes as Ireland look to build on solid foundation

Mike Ross and Cian Healy may come into the selection mix for the France clash.

# joe-schmidt - Sunday 7 February, 2016

‘I thought CJ was superb’ – Schmidt impressed with Munster man’s debut

The Ireland head coach now faces into a six-day turnaround before the clash with France.

Here’s how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales

Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw

It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 6 February, 2016

‘Probably not unusual for Wales’ – Ireland set scrum record straight

Greg Feek is unsure how legal Welsh loosehead Rob Evans is at scrum time.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 5 February, 2016

‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations

The head coach explained some of his key selection calls for Sunday’s crunch clash against Wales.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Analysis: Boring or not, kicking game a key focus for Ireland against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men won the aerial battle in Cardiff a year ago.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Gatland targets Irish uncertainty with bold selection calls

Joe Schmidt has big selection calls of his own before the sides meet this weekend.

Garry Ringrose links up with Schmidt’s Ireland ahead of Wales clash

The 21-year-old Leinster centre has been called out to Carton House.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 1 February, 2016

McCloskey and Payne offer Schmidt thrilling options in Ireland’s backline

Introducing the Ulsterman at inside centre can change how Ireland’s backs operate.

POLL: How will Ireland do in the 2016 Six Nations? Crystal Ball This post contains a poll

POLL: How will Ireland do in the 2016 Six Nations?

Winners, wooden spoon or somewhere in between?

‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure

The Kiwi is chasing a third straight Championship with Ireland.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 29 January, 2016

CJ Stander has been learning Amhrán na bhFiann in Ireland camp

The Munster captain may make his debut as soon as next weekend.

Props, prohibiting substances and even a proposal at Ireland’s open training session

Here’s how Ireland are looking a week out from the Six Nations.

Schmidt explains Ringrose omission after BOD called for Six Nations cap

The Ireland head coach is keeping a close eye on Leinster’s promising outside centre.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Schmidt: ‘The game plan in the World Cup, I thought, served us really well’

The Ireland head coach says his side don’t have just one set of tactics.

‘There are guys giving up good sums of money to stay where they are’

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is heartened to see Irish players staying at home.

‘A top-half finish would be good for us’ – Schmidt dampens Six Nations expectations

The Ireland head coach says places remain up for grabs across his XV ahead of the opener against Wales.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

We’ll Leave It There So: Munster exodus cancelled, slow race for Lions job and all today’s sport

Let that news about Conor Murray and Keith Earls sweep you past Hump Day.

Schmidt’s welcome to ‘tough’ Lions job, says Gatland with an eye on 2017 schedule

‘I’m not thinking about the Lions,’” says Warren Gatland after reeling off a chunk of the tour itinerary.

Schmidt rules himself out of Lions coaching role

The Kiwi says his contract with the IRFU wouldn’t allow him to lead the tour to his homeland next year.

Boost for Ireland as Schmidt says Sexton is ‘ready to go’ for Wales opener

Sexton was taken off in last Saturday’s game for Leinster against Wasps.

# joe-schmidt - Monday 25 January, 2016

Schmidt begins prep for what will be his toughest Six Nations test yet

The opposition looks strong, there’s no Paul O’Connell and Ireland must travel to London and Paris.

We’ll Leave It There So: Moore on the move, Sexton cleared and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news from the NFL’s two big games last night.

Who would you like to see in Ireland’s starting XV for the Six Nations?

Who will play if Jonathan Sexton isn’t fit and more selection dilemmas facing Joe Schmidt.

# joe-schmidt - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Payne’s class at 15, clever strike plays and more Ulster talking points

Ulster must now wait on other results in Europe.

Imposing ex-Leinster centre Sheridan embracing French mentality

The 26-year-old is enjoying life with Oyonnax after three years in England.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘I know how unbelievably lucky I am to take over from a captain like Paulie’ – Best

The Ulster hooker says he had an emotional few days after learning of his appointment.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Exciting backline options, three-in-a-row possibility and more Ireland talking points

The tight five will need to deliver in the opening rounds of the Six Nations.

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Sherry feels Ireland ambitions can be improved with Munster turnaround

‘It doesn’t matter if we are out of Europe or we got hockeyed the week before, we have got everything to play for.’

# joe-schmidt - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Lions CEO: Gatland is top contender for 2017 tour of New Zealand

John Feehan says Lions are unlikely to look outside Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales for their man.

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

‘Destroy and enjoy’ – Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland

The appointment of the former England coach was a bolt out of the blue.

# joe-schmidt - Friday 18 December, 2015

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year? Taking One For The Team This post contains a poll

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year?

12 managers but who was best in 2015?

# joe-schmidt - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Ireland will play 19th-ranked Canada in their opening November Test next year

Joe Schmidt’s men will begin the autumn series against the Canadians, before facing New Zealand and Australia.

Balance between Ireland and the provinces is an important battle for IRFU

Should national team success come at a cost for the provinces?

# joe-schmidt - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Foley backs Conway for Ireland call after strong run at 15 for Munster

The Dublin native has stepped up as an important player in the 15 shirt for Munster.

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