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#Luke Fitzgerald

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'He's come up through the Leinster system, you're now telling him he has to leave?'

Luke Fitzgerald says it wouldn’t make sense for the IRFU to ask Joey Carbery to leave Leinster in a bid to get more game time at out-half.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'It does piss you off, definitely': Fitzgerald calls for tightening of player residency rules in rugby

“It’s wrong,” says the former Ireland and Leinster back.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'I always felt, if I’m playing I’m going to make the difference' -- Luke Fitzgerald

We spoke with Luke Fitzgerald today about the next step after retirement and the ‘incredibly inflated’ self-belief he brought on to the field.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Irish rugby retirement, more Olympic golf drama and all today's sport

Meanwhile, it was another pretty humiliating day for Roy Hodgson.

Cullen hails retiring Fitzgerald as one of Ireland's 'greatest wingers'

‘We will miss him greatly.’

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 30 May, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Injury blows for Ireland, footballer kidnapped and all today's sport

Also, there was bad news for Pádraig Harrington while Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford continues his meteoric rise.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Fitzgerald returns for Leinster as Ulster name unchanged XV for Pro12 semi-final

Jack Conan returns to the Leinster bench after a long injury lay-off.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 28 March, 2016

Leinster's clash with Munster a must-win game -- Ruddock

Scrum coach John Fogarty expects both Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald to be available for Saturday’s game.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 25 March, 2016

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht

Leo Cullen has been able to draft most of his big guns onto the bench.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The42 Six Nations Show: Luke Fitzgerald joins Murray Kinsella to analyse Ireland's performance in London

Things got pretty detailed around the Subbuteo table this week.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

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.

Luke Fitzgerald staying positive despite another injury setback

The Leinster back is targeting a return to his province in time for the business-end of the PRO12.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

We’ll Leave It There So: Six Nations blow for Ireland and today's sport

Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out, while the GAA release their annual financial report.

Luke Fitzgerald has been ruled out of the Six Nations with a knee injury

Cruel setback as Fitzgerald suffers medial ligament injury.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Luke Fitzgerald emerges as doubt for Ireland's Six Nations opener

The 28-year-old was helped off the pitch at Ireland’s session in Dublin yesterday.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 11 December, 2015

Horgan calls for 'world class' Fitzgerald to get more game time in midfield

Versatile back can form a potent combination with Ben Te’o if given the opportunity, former Leinster player believes.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

World Cup hangover no excuse for Leinster's European slump, says Luke Fitzgerald

The Ireland international says the province’s European hopes aren’t over just yet.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Leinster’s fullback problems persist as Nacewa and Kearney sit out training

Cian Healy looks scooter-tastic though.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 9 November, 2015

Hamstring makes Rob Kearney a 'major doubt' for Leinster's clash with Wasps

However, there’s good news in relation to Luke Fitzgerald and Ben Te’o.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 2 November, 2015

Leinster assessing Fitzgerald injury to determine Champions Cup availability

Leo Cullen also says there is no injury concern over Sean Cronin or Jonathan Sexton.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 18 October, 2015

This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again

It’s the hope that kills you.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 2 October, 2015

Schmidt pairs Henshaw and Earls in midfield for World Cup clash with Italy

Simon Zebo is at fullback with Rob Kearney missing through injury.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 1 October, 2015

'It’s very difficult' - Versatile Fitzgerald says it's tough to be a Jack of all trades

Fitzgerald has played three different positions in his last three games for Ireland.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Options options everywhere, but who should play alongside Robbie Henshaw?

A bruised foot for Jared Payne may force Joe Schmidt to look to a new partner for the Connacht star this weekend.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 25 September, 2015

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip

Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.

# luke-fitzgerald - Friday 18 September, 2015

'We know Darren can do it' - Schmidt on Fitzgerald's start at 12

Robbie Henshaw’s injury seemed to have opened a space for Darren Cave.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Schmidt hopeful Henshaw's hamstring injury will heal before Romania

The 22-year-old was ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Canada.

# luke-fitzgerald - 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.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Mastermind Schmidt, rising White and more talking points from Ireland's XV

Luke Fitzgerald at 13, frontliners return and Joe Schmidt’s masterplan.

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.

# luke-fitzgerald - 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.

# luke-fitzgerald - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick

The Ireland out-half set up Luke Fitzgerald with a sublime touch of the boot.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Fitzgerald and Moore back in contention as Ireland release two players

Cian Healy is ‘progressing well’ but still not involved in contact training.

# luke-fitzgerald - Monday 3 August, 2015

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

# luke-fitzgerald - Saturday 1 August, 2015

No gremlins for Ireland, but Fitzgerald vouches for pre-season prep

While Wales, England and France have been at altitude, Ireland preferred to keep it low-key.

# luke-fitzgerald - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time'

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

# luke-fitzgerald - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally'

Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.

# luke-fitzgerald - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Another Ireland international joins Leinster's lengthening injury list

Luke Fitzgerald should be fit again for the World Cup, however.

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