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#andy farrell

# andy-farrell - Saturday 5 December, 2020

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Dec 5th 2020, 1:19 PM 44,877 Views 51 Comments

Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
# Preview
# Preview

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 7:44 AM 7,026 Views 20 Comments

Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.

# andy-farrell - Friday 4 December, 2020

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure
# Evolution
# Evolution

Andy Farrell says he is ‘big enough and ugly enough’ to deal with the pressure

Dec 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,990 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says he is comfortable under the spotlight as his first year in charge draws to a close.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room
# November Tests
# November Tests

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:51 AM 13,396 Views 12 Comments

The veteran prop feels the mood in the current camp is the best he has experienced.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere
# November Tests
# November Tests

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere

Dec 1st 2020, 4:03 PM 9,432 Views 10 Comments

‘Sometimes we’re seeing it and not executing and sometimes we’re not seeing it and running into brick walls.’

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 3,638 Views 9 Comments

The union’s performance director says Ireland will be going out to win next year’s championship.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 29 November, 2020

'Not good enough. We didn’t have any courage of our own conviction' - Farrell
# Worries
# Worries

'Not good enough. We didn’t have any courage of our own conviction' - Farrell

Nov 29th 2020, 5:33 PM 11,496 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland head coach was frustrated his team couldn’t kick on after a ‘decent’ first half.

# andy-farrell - Friday 27 November, 2020

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland
# Depth
# Depth

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland

Nov 27th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,834 Views 7 Comments

The head coach is excited about the nine changes he has made for Georgia.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 26 November, 2020

'We probably lost our way at times, that is what pressure does to you'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We probably lost our way at times, that is what pressure does to you'

Nov 26th 2020, 3:47 PM 6,670 Views 6 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has reacted to the criticism his team received last week after the loss to England.

'I came here autograph hunting as a kid - now I'm playing for Ireland'

'I came here autograph hunting as a kid - now I'm playing for Ireland'

Nov 26th 2020, 3:00 PM 9,057 Views 0 Comments

Will Connors has taken the leap from Ireland fan to Ireland player in a few short years.

Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench
# Team News
# Team News

Burns makes first start at 10 with Daly set for Ireland debut off bench

Nov 26th 2020, 12:40 PM 32,622 Views 47 Comments

Andy Farrell has made nine changes to his team for the clash with Georgia.

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash
# Detail
# Detail

Breakdown problems high on Ireland's agenda ahead of Georgia clash

Nov 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,802 Views 6 Comments

England dominated in this area last weekend at Twickenham.

Munster's Beirne out to give Ireland boss Farrell a selection headache
# In The Mix
# In The Mix

Munster's Beirne out to give Ireland boss Farrell a selection headache

Nov 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,970 Views 12 Comments

The Kildare man hasn’t started over the last two weekends of the Autumn Nations Cup.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Farrell hails Ireland's character and points to 'priceless' lessons against England
# Reaction
# Reaction

Farrell hails Ireland's character and points to 'priceless' lessons against England

Nov 21st 2020, 6:33 PM 15,544 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach was positive about his team’s performance in defeat at Twickenham.

‘We were not clinical enough; it’s not what we were looking for'
# Gutted
# Gutted

‘We were not clinical enough; it’s not what we were looking for'

Nov 21st 2020, 5:18 PM 11,110 Views 47 Comments

James Ryan expresses his disappointment with the result but Andy Farrell says he is ‘proud’ of Ireland’s performance.

# andy-farrell - Friday 20 November, 2020

'He has put his own stamp on it a bit': Farrell ready to test Dad's Ireland progress
# Family Matters
# Family Matters

'He has put his own stamp on it a bit': Farrell ready to test Dad's Ireland progress

Nov 20th 2020, 11:09 AM 6,217 Views 2 Comments

Father and son prepare to lock horns again at Twickenham.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 19 November, 2020

This Ireland XV is very different to the one that visited Twickenham in February
# Curious
# Curious

This Ireland XV is very different to the one that visited Twickenham in February

Nov 19th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,688 Views 20 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell is looking to learn more about his squad.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Farrell puts faith in new combinations to flip the script against England
# November Tests
# November Tests

Farrell puts faith in new combinations to flip the script against England

Nov 18th 2020, 2:32 PM 12,033 Views 14 Comments

Whether through injury or a coach’s call, this week’s starting XV has just five names in common with the February defeat.

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained
# Team News
# Team News

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Nov 18th 2020, 12:25 PM 39,707 Views 108 Comments

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

# andy-farrell - Monday 16 November, 2020

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'
# Leaders
# Leaders

Sexton injury allows Ryan first captaincy chance with 'Pete backing him up'

Nov 16th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,678 Views 11 Comments

Ireland will be hoping their 35-year-old out-half is fit for this weekend’s visit to Twickenham.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham
# Pick Your XV
# Pick Your XV

Farrell facing some big selection decisions for Ireland's trip to Twickenham

Nov 15th 2020, 7:55 AM 12,844 Views 44 Comments

There are conundrums across several areas of the pitch after the win over Wales.

# andy-farrell - Friday 13 November, 2020

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip
# Power
# Power

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip

Nov 13th 2020, 10:48 PM 11,145 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland head coach knows his team will need to improve on ‘everything’ to beat England.

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup
# Job Done
# Job Done

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup

Nov 13th 2020, 8:59 PM 44,721 Views 97 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men came out on top but captain Johnny Sexton is an injury concern ahead of the England clash.

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 33,721 Views 29 Comments

The Autumn Nations Cup gives Andy Farrell the chance to perfect his game-plan after an inconsistent Six Nations, writes Garry Doyle.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,199 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look
# Changes
# Changes

'We're not promising anything' - Ireland's seven changes give XV a different look

Nov 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 14,343 Views 55 Comments

Andy Farrell has handed out seven new caps so far in his tenure, with two more to come on Friday.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench
# Team News
# Team News

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench

Nov 10th 2020, 12:52 PM 38,138 Views 87 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has named a much-changed matchday 23 for the Autumn Nations Cup clash.

# andy-farrell - Friday 6 November, 2020

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'

Nov 6th 2020, 3:31 PM 28,752 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton had a few regrets in the leadership department after Ireland’s defeat in Paris.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 5 November, 2020

‘We need to be a bit more ruthless – small things make champion sides’
# Teething Trouble
# Teething Trouble

‘We need to be a bit more ruthless – small things make champion sides’

Nov 5th 2020, 4:21 PM 7,006 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are in a habit of losing the crunch games they used to win. So can they rediscover their 2018 form?

Sexton: 'I apologised to Andy Farrell - I let myself down; it's a low point'
# Paris Accord
# Paris Accord

Sexton: 'I apologised to Andy Farrell - I let myself down; it's a low point'

Updated Nov 5th 2020, 12:58 PM 41,824 Views 36 Comments

Ireland coach Farrell says he does not feel undermined by Sexton’s reaction last Saturday and insists the whole affair is a storm in a tea-cup.

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return
# Named
# Named

Three uncapped players in Farrell's Ireland squad as Earls and Burns return

Nov 5th 2020, 10:14 AM 37,738 Views 64 Comments

Connacht’s Jack Carty has been left out as the Ulster out-half comes back into the squad.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris
# Autumn
# Autumn

Important run ahead for Ireland as Farrell and Sexton look to learn from Paris

Nov 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 6,867 Views 13 Comments

Ireland get back up and running with a home clash against Wales on Friday week.

# andy-farrell - Monday 2 November, 2020

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Where next for Ireland? Autumn Nations Cup a chance to look to the future

Nov 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 14,236 Views 16 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell feels he needs to keep creating more competition for places.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 1 November, 2020

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,067 Views 41 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution
# Decisions
# Decisions

'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution

Oct 31st 2020, 11:55 PM 19,097 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with his team’s inability to convert visits to the French 22 into points.

# andy-farrell - Friday 30 October, 2020

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,372 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,035 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence
# Old Mates
# Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

Oct 29th 2020, 5:30 AM 4,928 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader
# Influence
# Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 3,998 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France
# Methodical
# Methodical

Farrell intent on imposing 'plan that we know' on France

Oct 28th 2020, 2:19 PM 7,494 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland head coach insists his side won’t be playing high-risk rugby in search of a four-try win in France.