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#Mike McCarthy

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 16 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy

It’s a huge weekend for the Irish team as they try win the Grand Slam in Twickenham.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Mike McCarthy will be previewing Joe Schmidt’s Grand Slam bid.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 29 September, 2017

'The one thing I would have loved was to get a few more pictures with my daughter on the pitch'

Five months on from his enforced retirement, Mike McCarthy reflects on a 17-year career with Connacht, Leinster and Ireland.

# mike-mccarthy - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move

The 35-year-old has been forced to retire with immediate effect.

# mike-mccarthy - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# mike-mccarthy - Monday 6 March, 2017

Mike McCarthy leaves Leinster for Racing Club de Narbonne

The 35-year old has signed on for two seasons.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'I hope there will be another opportunity for me': McCarthy not giving up on Ireland future

The second row is returning to full fitness after an injury-plagued nine months.

# mike-mccarthy - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Cullen includes 7 internationals in first Leinster squad of the season

The eastern province face Ulster in Navan this Saturday.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 2 April, 2016

'It's a big collision, isn't it?': Mike McCarthy on that hit and his severe concussion

Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy is on his way back after that sickening Six Nation’s concussion.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 19 February, 2016

Sean O’Brien ruled out for remainder of 6 Nations, Sexton ‘rolls ankle’ in training

Joe Schmidt also says that lock Mike McCarthy is unlikely to play again this season having seen a specialist after his concussion.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Sean O'Brien suffers hamstring injury while Kearney 'out for some time'

It was an intensely physical battle at Stade de France.

Black and Bleu! The first half in Paris was an absolute war

Referee Jaco Peyper is making no friends in Ireland this afternoon.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

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

Cian Healy looks scooter-tastic though.

# mike-mccarthy - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Leinster face injury headaches with short turnaround for huge Bath clash

Three of the province’s players suffered head injuries against Wasps.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 7 August, 2015

Why Aaron Rodgers throws a load of interceptions in practice and doesn't care

it’s all part of the masterplan.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The fight for World Cup places at second row is getting just as competitive as back row

Mike McCarthy spoke about how well the second rows in Ireland are playing at the moment.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 5 December, 2014

Kearney, Madigan, Fitzgerald all start as Leinster make 10 changes for Quins

Strong Leinster side boosted by returning Irish internationals.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 15 November, 2014

POC's influence remains as McCarthy and Foley fill Ireland's second row

Leinster’s McCarthy says Georgia have been getting the same respect South Africa got last weekend.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 11 October, 2014

It's an important day for these 5 Leinster players against Zebre

With places still up for grabs ahead of the Champions Cup opener against Wasps, these men will be out to impress.

# mike-mccarthy - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster’s defence in positive direction

Using GIFs and screenshots, we examine how Matt O’Connor has gone about changing the Leinster ‘D’.

# mike-mccarthy - Monday 26 May, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: International call-ups, the Déise's new star and all today’s sport

A long-term contract for Brendan Rodgers, Robbie Keane’s latest goal and Toulon’s spending power also made the news.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Leinster's Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear Acl

Leinster's Kearney out for up to five months after cruciate ligament tear

More positively, Brian O’Driscoll and Fergus McFadden are due back in training on Thursday.

# mike-mccarthy - Monday 12 May, 2014

No ill effects for Leinster's O'Brien as McCarthy and Cullen pick up strains

The province will be without Richardt Strauss for their Pro12 semi-final against Ulster, but Eoin Reddan should return.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Pro12 title and Argentina tour now the targets for Leinster's Mike McCarthy

The Ireland international lock is enjoying working under Matt O’Connor with his province.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 7 February, 2014

Frustrating season continues as Madigan named on Leinster bench

The out-half will play back-up to Jimmy Gopperth in Italy on Sunday.

# mike-mccarthy - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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Lovin' the pink boots, Rose! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, reaction to Paul Galvin’s retirement, Boring Kearney and much more.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Adrian Flavin: ‘No-one deserves to have their head sliced open by a stamp’

The former Connacht hooker hits back at the players who claimed Mike McCarthy got just punishment against Ospreys.

# mike-mccarthy - Thursday 23 January, 2014

12-week ban for McCarthy stamp rules Ian Evans out of Six Nations

Welsh second row was sent off during Ospreys’ Heineken Cup defeat against Leinster.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 17 January, 2014

Here's why the Ospreys were reduced to 14 men against Leinster

A red card made this evening’s task much more straight forward for Matt O’Connor’s men.

# mike-mccarthy - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Best mates Swift and McCarthy will be gunning for each other - Adrian Flavin

Connacht versus Leinster will be decided at the breakdown but keep an eye out for the battle of the heavy-hitters.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 27 December, 2013

Kearney, McCarthy and O'Brien return for Leinster, nine changes for Ulster

Six of Mark Anscombe’s seven starting backs are Irish internationals.

# mike-mccarthy - Friday 30 August, 2013

Flavin: Leinster have a powerhouse and phenomenal athlete in Mike McCarthy

The former Connacht hooker predicts a long Test career for the second-row.

# mike-mccarthy - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Joe Schmidt's belief drives Devin Toner towards great Irish leap

The lock is going into his ninth season with Leinster yet only has five caps (one start) for Ireland.

# mike-mccarthy - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Mike McCarthy: Paulie's leadership will be massive for Lions

The Munster talisman deserves to lead out the tourists, says McCarthy.

# mike-mccarthy - Sunday 19 May, 2013

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Don't sell the dog, Mike! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Some of our favourite comments from the past seven days.

# mike-mccarthy - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Cheers Leinster! Connacht players celebrate another year of Heineken Cup rugby

The Blues’ Amlin Cup win confirmed elite European rugby for the westerners next season.

# mike-mccarthy - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

'Onus is on players to close these games out' - Mike McCarthy on 2nd half woes

The Connacht forward made his first start as lock when he was 30 but swiftly became an integral part of the Ireland XV.

# mike-mccarthy - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Ireland 'more hopeful than confident' on Sexton's fitness for France

Mike McCarthy has been rated as 50/50 while doubts remain over Donnacha Ryan and Craig Gilroy.

# mike-mccarthy - Monday 18 February, 2013

Connacht sign Super XV winning skipper Craig Clarke

That’s one way to replace Mike McCarthy

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