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#andy farrell

# andy-farrell - Yesterday’s News

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# andy-farrell - Friday 17 January, 2020

'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'

Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Doris, Deegan, Burns, Kelleher, O'Toole - The new faces in the Six Nations squad

We take a closer look at the crop of uncapped players Andy Farrell has included in his 35-man group.

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

'It freshens things up': Porter looking forward to life under Ireland's new regime

Leinster prop is hoping to establish himself as first choice for both province and country.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Some surprise omissions but Farrell's 'dynamic' squad has plenty of form

The new Ireland head coach has made some big calls ahead of the Six Nations.

Sexton named captain as Ireland include five uncapped players for Six Nations

Rhys Ruddock, Niall Scannell and Stuart McCloskey are the big-name omissions from Andy Farrell’s 35-man group.

Ulster hopeful good form is reflected in Ireland's Six Nations squad today

The northern province should have a strong contingent in Andy Farrell’s group.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Addison injury a concern as Farrell gets set to name Ireland squad tomorrow

The Ulster fullback limped off as his side lost to Clermont last weekend.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Munster confirm 'gutted' Joey Carbery will miss entire Six Nations

‘He’ll be back, he’s a class man and a brilliant rugby player,’ said head coach Johann van Graan.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Step up, Ross Byrne? Carbery's cruel blow has ramifications for Munster and Ireland

The 24-year-old Athy man has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

# andy-farrell - Monday 6 January, 2020

Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell

The likes of Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey and Rob Herring are also putting their hands up.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Six Nations nicely teed up for England, but Ireland can tilt it at Twickenham

Here are your ridiculously early Six Nations predictions.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Lessons from the past and 'kickings' to come, Farrell ready for all that comes with Ireland job

‘I can only be myself,’ says Farrell. He is keen on putting his own stamp on his first major head coaching role.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Improving attack, reducing onus on Sexton key as Farrell slips into hot seat

‘We’ve got to make sure we stand for something,” said the new head coach aiming to focus on more than just the details.

# andy-farrell - Monday 23 December, 2019

Farrell: Door still open for Kearney, or any in-form player, to feature in Six Nations

“I’ve spoken to Rob but also other players who are not here and told them we will be watching them over this Christmas period.”

# andy-farrell - Monday 16 December, 2019

Rob Kearney left out as Andy Farrell names 45-man squad for 'mid-season stocktake'

The new head coach has invited eight uncapped players to this weekend’s gathering at the Sports Campus.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'You meet them and you're like, 'I don't really hate you as much as I used to!''

Munster man Jean Kleyn is looking forward to another physical battle against Saracens.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Best hopes 'hilarious' Farrell doesn't lose element of fun as he steps into Schmidt's shoes

The former Ireland captain has explained how the incoming head coach likes to bring some comedy to his video review sessions.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht

22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.

# andy-farrell - Friday 15 November, 2019

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

# andy-farrell - Monday 11 November, 2019

Plenty for Andy Farrell to admire as provinces gear up for Europe

There is a lot of Champions Cup rugby to play out before the new Ireland head coach gets to pick his first squad.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020

The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.

# andy-farrell - Friday 1 November, 2019

Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed

Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# andy-farrell - Friday 25 October, 2019

Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?

We take a look at the players hoping to earn more time on the pitch under incoming Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

# andy-farrell - Monday 21 October, 2019

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging

The 44-year-old Englishman takes over as Ireland head coach from Joe Schmidt.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat

Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.

# andy-farrell - Monday 14 October, 2019

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique

This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Swimming in sweat' - Ireland ready for errors under closed roof in Kobe

The Kobe Misaki Stadium’s roof will be closed again tomorrow night.

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?

Defence coach Andy Farrell believes Ireland can bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

# andy-farrell - Friday 6 September, 2019

Farrell keen to see Ireland harness emotion of Schmidt and Best send-offs

Both Joe Schmidt and Rory Best will lead Ireland for the last time in Dublin tomorrow, and Farrell is keen for a high-tempo farewell party.

# andy-farrell - Friday 9 August, 2019

'We don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot by not being open-minded'

Andy Farrell says every member of Ireland’s extended squad deserves the chance to stake their claim.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Farrell pushing to see cohesion and flexibility as Ireland begin Test run

The defence coach is in the hot seat sooner than he wanted to be, but is intent on ensuring a smooth build-up to the season opener.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?

The former hooker has been heavily linked with a role on Farrell’s coaching ticket.

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