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# andy-farrell - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'His time has come' - Lancaster says Farrell's head coaching credentials were 'never in doubt'
# Backing
# Backing

'His time has come' - Lancaster says Farrell's head coaching credentials were 'never in doubt'

Feb 11th 2020, 6:05 AM 12,434 Views 28 Comments

Andy Farrell’s former coaching companion Stuart Lancaster assesses his opening two games in charge of Ireland.

# andy-farrell - Monday 10 February, 2020

Analysis: Henshaw shines as Ireland's attack shows exciting signs of progress
# ENCOURAGING
# ENCOURAGING

Analysis: Henshaw shines as Ireland's attack shows exciting signs of progress

Updated Feb 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,213 Views 23 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt will have been pleased with Ireland’s width, decision-making, and passing.

Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start
# Momentum
# Momentum

Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start

Feb 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,475 Views 31 Comments

‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Conway shines for Ireland with outstanding display in win over Wales
# Starter
# Starter

Conway shines for Ireland with outstanding display in win over Wales

Feb 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 12,476 Views 17 Comments

The 28-year-old impressed as he won his 20th Test cap.

'Today was good but there is more in us,' says Andy Farrell
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

'Today was good but there is more in us,' says Andy Farrell

Feb 8th 2020, 6:19 PM 7,602 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland head coach was thrilled with today’s win but believes bigger tests lie up ahead.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Feb 8th 2020, 1:05 PM 71,112 Views 70 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as both Andy Farrell and Wayne Pivac enter their second match as head coach.

Ireland fans expect to see more of the Andy Farrell stamp as Wales visit Dublin
# Showtime
# Showtime

Ireland fans expect to see more of the Andy Farrell stamp as Wales visit Dublin

Feb 8th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,113 Views 32 Comments

Conditions could be testing at the Aviva Stadium today.

# andy-farrell - Friday 7 February, 2020

'I've been taken massively outside of my comfort zone,’ says Tadhg Furlong
# Ireland
# Ireland

'I've been taken massively outside of my comfort zone,’ says Tadhg Furlong

Feb 7th 2020, 7:20 AM 13,721 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland prop didn’t anticipate becoming part of the team’s leadership group but is beginning to find his voice.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Analysis: Wales and Ireland on similar journeys with 1-3-2-2 attack shape
# Width
# Width

Analysis: Wales and Ireland on similar journeys with 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Feb 5th 2020, 12:35 PM 10,373 Views 5 Comments

Both teams are looking to provide greater threat with increased width.

Ajax, total football, Joe Schmidt, Mr Miyagi and Andy Farrell
# Doing It His Way
# Doing It His Way

Ajax, total football, Joe Schmidt, Mr Miyagi and Andy Farrell

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 8:35 AM 13,436 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s new head coach believes it is time to take the stabilisers off and trust the players to cycle their own path.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'
# Positivity
# Positivity

Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'

Feb 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 8,651 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland head coach says Scotland aren’t getting the credit they deserve for last weekend’s display.

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'
# Fresh Face
# Fresh Face

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'

Feb 4th 2020, 4:02 PM 8,380 Views 21 Comments

Max Deegan is set for his Ireland debut against Wales on Saturday.

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'
# Craic The Whip
# Craic The Whip

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'

Feb 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 35,004 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s new training base in Abbottstown has allowed for tweaks too.

# andy-farrell - Monday 3 February, 2020

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 25,397 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.

'A classic CJ game really... it's great to see him out there smashing things'
# Standout Stander
# Standout Stander

'A classic CJ game really... it's great to see him out there smashing things'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,964 Views 24 Comments

The Munster man was a relentless presence for Ireland as they got over the line against Scotland.

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'
# Battle
# Battle

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,766 Views 59 Comments

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

# andy-farrell - Sunday 2 February, 2020

It's all about building momentum and Ireland are up and hobbling
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

It's all about building momentum and Ireland are up and hobbling

Updated Feb 2nd 2020, 1:11 PM 14,997 Views 48 Comments

A superb defensive display from Ireland yesterday was key to the victory. But injuries may take their toll ahead of this Saturday’s game against Wales.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland
# Edgy
# Edgy

Farrell's Ireland off to winning start with shaky victory over wasteful Scotland

Feb 1st 2020, 6:40 PM 36,507 Views 127 Comments

Captain Johnny Sexton scored all of Ireland’s points as Ireland edged a frenetic contest.

Clear messages, managing expectations and enjoying yourself - Advice for Andy from managers in the know
# Big Shoes To Fill
# Big Shoes To Fill

Clear messages, managing expectations and enjoying yourself - Advice for Andy from managers in the know

Feb 1st 2020, 10:00 AM 10,579 Views 2 Comments

As Andy Farrell looks to move Ireland on from the Joe Schmidt era, we speak to two managers who found themselves in a similar situation.

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin
# Moving On
# Moving On

Farrell's Ireland have chance for a perfect start as Scotland visit Dublin

Feb 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 11,192 Views 14 Comments

The World Cup is in the rearview mirror as Johnny Sexton and co. bid to get up and running.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'
# Experience
# Experience

'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'

Jan 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,251 Views 23 Comments

Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.

# andy-farrell - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Things are looking up for Ireland, says Ronan O’Gara
# Believer
# Believer

Things are looking up for Ireland, says Ronan O’Gara

Jan 29th 2020, 7:49 PM 14,039 Views 15 Comments

Former Ireland great reckons Andy Farrell could find it easier to be a head coach than a No2.

How Andy Farrell is looking to put his own stamp on the Ireland set-up
# New Dawn
# New Dawn

How Andy Farrell is looking to put his own stamp on the Ireland set-up

Jan 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,400 Views 24 Comments

The 44-year-old rugby league legend has made a positive start to life as a head coach.

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,843 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell has opted to keep John Cooney on the Ireland bench for the Scotland clash.

Furlong and Ringrose link up with Ireland's six-man leadership group
# Mood Check
# Mood Check

Furlong and Ringrose link up with Ireland's six-man leadership group

Jan 29th 2020, 1:00 AM 14,039 Views 8 Comments

James Ryan, Iain Henderson, and Peter O’Mahony are also part of the group.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Farrell's Ireland 'want to be a team that the Irish public love watching'
# Traditions
# Traditions

Farrell's Ireland 'want to be a team that the Irish public love watching'

Jan 28th 2020, 6:30 PM 9,329 Views 30 Comments

The new head coach is keen for his pack to be aggressive and dominant.

Farrell hands 21-year-old Doris debut in Ireland's Six Nations clash with Scotland
# Team News
# Team News

Farrell hands 21-year-old Doris debut in Ireland's Six Nations clash with Scotland

Jan 28th 2020, 1:26 PM 54,291 Views 114 Comments

Ronan Kelleher is also set for his first cap off the Ireland bench.

# andy-farrell - Monday 27 January, 2020

Conor Murray set to be retained in Farrell's Ireland team to face Scotland
# Possible XV
# Possible XV

Conor Murray set to be retained in Farrell's Ireland team to face Scotland

Updated Jan 27th 2020, 10:11 PM 40,938 Views 101 Comments

Caelan Doris could make a Test debut in the Six Nations opener.

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
# BOD
# BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

Jan 27th 2020, 12:31 PM 48,180 Views 55 Comments

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin
# Setback
# Setback

Finn Russell's dramatic exit dents Scotland's bid for fresh start in Dublin

Jan 27th 2020, 11:46 AM 10,005 Views 6 Comments

Gregor Townsend has a revamped coaching staff and a new captain for the Six Nations.

# andy-farrell - Saturday 25 January, 2020

The making of Andy Farrell
# Wigan Warrior
# Wigan Warrior

The making of Andy Farrell

Jan 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 24,641 Views 27 Comments

Joe Schmidt may be a hard act to follow but Ireland have chosen the right man.

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell
# Philosophy
# Philosophy

'I’m a coach who likes to trust his gut and that won’t change' - Andy Farrell

Jan 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,940 Views 8 Comments

The new head coach insists he will remain hands-on for Ireland’s training sessions.

# andy-farrell - Friday 24 January, 2020

Memo to Andy Farrell: forget four-year plans, history has shown they don’t work
# Priorities
# Priorities

Memo to Andy Farrell: forget four-year plans, history has shown they don’t work

Jan 24th 2020, 10:25 AM 9,421 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland coach should resist calls to ditch his experienced players.

# andy-farrell - Thursday 23 January, 2020

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

POM under pressure and three fresh faces - Ireland's back row for the Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 24,153 Views 61 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell’s selections in this area against Scotland will be telling.

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era
# The Boss
# The Boss

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 29,821 Views 34 Comments

‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton
# Captain
# Captain

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:00 AM 5,242 Views 20 Comments

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

# andy-farrell - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

A new hooker and props applying pressure - Ireland's front row for the Six Nations

Jan 21st 2020, 8:09 PM 35,128 Views 21 Comments

Who would you like to see Andy Farrell pick in jerseys number one to three in a week’s time?

# andy-farrell - Monday 20 January, 2020

Farrell adds Ulster's McCloskey to Ireland squad ahead of Portugal trip
# In Form
# In Form

Farrell adds Ulster's McCloskey to Ireland squad ahead of Portugal trip

Jan 20th 2020, 7:21 PM 14,596 Views 15 Comments

The 27-year-old has won three Test caps so far in his career.

Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour

Jan 20th 2020, 4:44 PM 9,219 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old’s form has been excellent since the World Cup.

Andy Farrell faces into Six Nations camp eager to build some early momentum
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

Andy Farrell faces into Six Nations camp eager to build some early momentum

Jan 20th 2020, 6:45 AM 6,854 Views 7 Comments

A home clash against Scotland provides the new boss with a chance to get off to a good start.