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#John Cooney

# john-cooney - Monday 26 June, 2017

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut

The 27-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Japan.

# john-cooney - Friday 19 May, 2017

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'

Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.

# john-cooney - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Homegrown stalwart Loughney and Fox-Matamua among 11 bound for Connacht exit this summer

Kieran Keane will take over a squad after some considerable personnel turnover.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I'd play for Terenure if I could': Cooney desperate for game-time after long lay-off

The scrum-half has returned from a shoulder injury suffered in the Grand Final and is hoping to get another run-out against Treviso.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract

A Heineken Cup-winner with Leinster, Cooney went west on a loan deal last season.

# john-cooney - Sunday 9 August, 2015

‘What they’re doing is consciously controlling brain activity, which is incredible!’

Dr. Michael Keane of Actualise explains how neurofeedback training can benefit rugby players.

# john-cooney - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Lam’s Connacht lose after extra time in thrilling Champions Cup play-off

There was high drama in Kingsholm this afternoon.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster

The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.

# john-cooney - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cooney handed start as Emerging Ireland prepare for South Africa

Emerging Ireland have made six changes for tomorrow’s Tbilisi Cup clash against the South Africa President’s XV.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Pro12: Isaac determined to boss his way back into Ireland contention

“You enjoy watching it,” said Boss, “but it’s always a little jab in the ribs because you want to be there and you’re not.”

# john-cooney - Monday 7 January, 2013

Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne unleash provincial stars to go top

Mike Ruddock’s side destroyed Dolphin while Young Munster handed Old Belvedere a heavy loss.

# john-cooney - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test

The Leinster coach also claimed to have been unsighted for the Casey Laulala try that was controversially ruled out.

# john-cooney - Friday 28 September, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12 Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12

Joe Schmidt’s men could have gone top of the table with a win at the Sportsground tonight but reality often bites.

# john-cooney - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Fierce battle predicted between young Leinster and Connacht scrum-halves

Blues coach Guy Easterby, a vastly experienced Number 9, is delighted with the progress of John Cooney.

# john-cooney - Friday 10 August, 2012

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare

Munster, Leinster, and Connacht have all named squads for their opening games of the season while Mark Anscombe was a winner in France.

# john-cooney - Monday 16 April, 2012

Leinster troops fit for Ulster derby

Gordon D’Arcy, Eoin O’Malley and Jamie Hagan are all fit for selection ahead of Leinster’s trip to Ravenhill on Friday evening.