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Thursday 14 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
# On The Record
# On The Record

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Jun 14th 2012, 12:45 PM 2,569 Views 3 Comments

Your questions packed a punch this week but Brian and Declan did not shirk the challenge. Kevin McLaughlin had something to say too.

The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup
# Click
# Click

The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup

Jun 14th 2012, 11:28 AM 3,866 Views 3 Comments

Photographer Billy Stickland has followed the brightest and best in the world of sport for the past four decades and has some great stories to tell.

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test
# Second Test
# Second Test

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test

Jun 14th 2012, 4:00 AM 3,495 Views 33 Comments

The Irish coach has turned to the Heineken Cup winners to make up the core of his side ahead of Saturday’s match in Christchurch.

Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Two: Put your questions to the Irish team in New Zealand
# Tough Ask
# Tough Ask

Ireland's Call - Part Two: Put your questions to the Irish team in New Zealand

Jun 13th 2012, 8:48 AM 1,841 Views 13 Comments

Get in touch with us to put your most searching queries to captain Brian O’Driscoll and coach Declan Kidney.

Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard
# Stung
# Stung

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard

Jun 12th 2012, 9:55 AM 1,298 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster man is ready for the season’s final thrusts while the slow recoveries of Cian Healy and Mike Ross may lead to a front row shake-up.

Monday 11 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing
# Dog's Tucker
# Dog's Tucker

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing

Jun 11th 2012, 10:20 AM 3,307 Views 8 Comments

New Zealanders expect some bite and struggle from their prey while Euro 2012 woes do little to lift team morale.

Here comes the cavalry: Duffy in the air as Earls' tour hangs in the balance
# Going South
# Going South

Here comes the cavalry: Duffy in the air as Earls' tour hangs in the balance

Jun 11th 2012, 7:19 AM 2,358 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht full-back is jetting to Christchurch while Paddy McAllister and Tony Buckley are keeping their phones charged and ready.

Saturday 9 June, 2012

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat
# One Down
# One Down

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat

Jun 9th 2012, 5:45 PM 6,701 Views 27 Comments

Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, First Test
# Rugby
# Rugby

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, First Test

Jun 9th 2012, 8:13 AM 12,138 Views 70 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and his Irish teammates were hoping to upset the world champion All Blacks at Eden Park.

Friday 8 June, 2012

Preview: Avoid front row woes and we will run the All Blacks very close
# First Test
# First Test

Preview: Avoid front row woes and we will run the All Blacks very close

Jun 8th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,536 Views 11 Comments

Hopes are high that Ireland can end a 107 year wait to beat the All Blacks but McCaw, Carter and Woodcock are not ones for rolling over.

Summer Tour Diary: Tweets from Amy and McFadden orders an ‘Irish coffee’
# Biggest Fan
# Biggest Fan

Summer Tour Diary: Tweets from Amy and McFadden orders an ‘Irish coffee’

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 3,415 Views 3 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll’s wife is cheering him on from afar, the Irish players miss Maxwell House and Kiwis remind us again that we have never beaten them.

Ireland's Call: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
# Your Shout
# Your Shout

Ireland's Call: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Jun 8th 2012, 8:28 AM 2,380 Views 1 Comment

We put some some of your questions to the Irish coach and captain ahead of the first Test – here is what they had to say.

Thursday 7 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: 'Our time is now' says O'Driscoll as Kidney shocks us all
# Deadpan Hero
# Deadpan Hero

Summer Tour Diary: 'Our time is now' says O'Driscoll as Kidney shocks us all

Jun 7th 2012, 11:10 AM 3,464 Views 2 Comments

Bold team selections excite the travelling media corp and a slovenly funnyman piques the Irish captain.

Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks
# Down Under
# Down Under

Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks

Jun 7th 2012, 3:50 AM 4,471 Views 47 Comments

Declan Kidney has thrown convention to the wind as he shakes up the Ireland backline and hands out two new caps.

Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"
# GAA Blacks
# GAA Blacks

Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"

Jun 6th 2012, 11:20 AM 2,521 Views 0 Comments

What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.

Ireland's Call: Put your question to Declan Kidney and Brian O'Driscoll in New Zealand
# Ask The Experts
# Ask The Experts

Ireland's Call: Put your question to Declan Kidney and Brian O'Driscoll in New Zealand

Jun 6th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,376 Views 6 Comments

We are giving you the opportunity to put your best comment forward to the Irish rugby team days before they face the All Blacks.

Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Kearney dismisses talk of Leinster move as he cheers on the 'Shaggy' torchbearer

Jun 5th 2012, 12:25 PM 4,264 Views 24 Comments

The full-back is flattered by Kiwi interest but prefers to focus on Shane Horgan’s leg in the Olympic torch relay through Dublin.

Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else
# Tour
# Tour

Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else

Jun 5th 2012, 8:28 AM 3,531 Views 9 Comments

Eoin Reddan is amazed by Tiger Woods’ winning charge and Simon Zebo sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’.

Monday 4 June, 2012

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks
# Banana Skin
# Banana Skin

Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks

Jun 4th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,361 Views 6 Comments

The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.

Sunday 3 June, 2012

'Good question Pat': Follow our man in New Zealand with the Irish rugby team
# Irish Tour
# Irish Tour

'Good question Pat': Follow our man in New Zealand with the Irish rugby team

Jun 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 3,145 Views 1 Comment

Our reporter, Patrick McCarry, is in the home of the world champion All Blacks as Ireland look to make history.

Dan Carter returns as New Zealand name seven uncapped players in squad to face Ireland
# Dan's Back
# Dan's Back

Dan Carter returns as New Zealand name seven uncapped players in squad to face Ireland

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:58 AM 2,077 Views 8 Comments

Richie McCaw will captain the All Blacks for the three-Test series against the Irish, writes Patrick McCarry in New Zealand.

Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
# Happier Times
# Happier Times

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie

May 30th 2012, 2:01 PM 1,878 Views 5 Comments

“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”

O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy
# West's Awake
# West's Awake

O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy

May 30th 2012, 12:49 PM 352 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland squad to tour New Zealand has been finalised and now includes Chris Henry, Paul Marshall, Mike McCarthy and Ronan Loughney.

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up
# Empathy
# Empathy

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up

May 30th 2012, 11:58 AM 2,140 Views 14 Comments

The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.

Brendan Rodgers favourite to be named Liverpool manager on Friday
# Moving On
# Moving On

Brendan Rodgers favourite to be named Liverpool manager on Friday

May 30th 2012, 11:02 AM 470 Views 3 Comments

The Swansea coach has a clause in his contract that states he can talk to a big club if he ‘felt it was right for us to move on’.

Cave hoping to cap 'best couple months of my life' with New Zealand win
# Centre Stage
# Centre Stage

Cave hoping to cap 'best couple months of my life' with New Zealand win

May 30th 2012, 10:31 AM 550 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland centre is seeking to add to his two caps and challenge Brian O’Driscoll for the number 13 jersey.

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Awkward
# Awkward

The Morning Score: Wednesday

May 30th 2012, 9:33 AM 302 Views 0 Comments

Five sporting stories that will thrill, enthrall, shock, excite and inform in equal measure.

VIDEO: Team New Zealand swerve to avoid whale in Volvo Ocean Race
# Thar She Blows
# Thar She Blows

VIDEO: Team New Zealand swerve to avoid whale in Volvo Ocean Race

May 30th 2012, 9:03 AM 539 Views 0 Comments

“It’s on the left, ON THE LEFT!”

Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad
# Dropped
# Dropped

Foley feels 'betrayed' after axing from Euro 2012 squad

May 30th 2012, 8:31 AM 1,926 Views 23 Comments

The Wolves defender insists he was fit to play against Bosnia but was told to rest until he reached the training camp in Italy.

Tuesday 29 May, 2012

No homecoming for Isaac Boss as scrum-half ruled out of New Zealand tour
# All Blacks
# All Blacks

No homecoming for Isaac Boss as scrum-half ruled out of New Zealand tour

May 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 299 Views 0 Comments

The New Zealander ended his season with Leinster on the treatment bench. Paul Marshall is the favourite to step-in.

Sunshine, a love of football and excellent facilities – some of the other reasons why Ireland went training in Italy
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Sunshine, a love of football and excellent facilities – some of the other reasons why Ireland went training in Italy

May 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,765 Views 15 Comments

I’ll see your Miss Italy Stefania Bivoni and I’ll raise you a John Delaney.

David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure
# Waterboy
# Waterboy

David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure

May 29th 2012, 7:08 AM 1,219 Views 0 Comments

The former Mayo footballer believes the ex-Tipperary chief should have steered clear of coaching for the summer at least.

Monday 28 May, 2012

I'll be seeing you: Fabregas hit the social network to declare Euro 2012 fitness
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

I'll be seeing you: Fabregas hit the social network to declare Euro 2012 fitness

May 28th 2012, 8:17 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

The Spanish midfielder says he will be ready to play Italy on 10 June and Ireland four days later.

No strikers please, we're German: Joachim Loew names 23-man squad for Euro 2012
# Sweet N' Loew
# Sweet N' Loew

No strikers please, we're German: Joachim Loew names 23-man squad for Euro 2012

May 28th 2012, 6:25 PM 1,260 Views 0 Comments

The three-time European Championship winners are short on forwards but brimming with goalscoring midfielders.

Plight of Keith Earls: The man who would be BO'D is now playing back-up to Kearney
# Utility
# Utility

Plight of Keith Earls: The man who would be BO'D is now playing back-up to Kearney

May 28th 2012, 5:33 PM 955 Views 3 Comments

The Munster winger was identified as O’Driscoll’s heir apparent but is being shunted around the Irish backline.

'The whole thing smells a bit': Sunday Game panel round on Seanie Johnston
# Sunday Roast
# Sunday Roast

'The whole thing smells a bit': Sunday Game panel round on Seanie Johnston

May 28th 2012, 4:05 PM 1,324 Views 2 Comments

Joe Brolly and Colm O’Rourke were scathing in their comments about the former Cavan player, as well as his new club and county.

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver
# Bling
# Bling

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver

May 28th 2012, 3:21 PM 3,575 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old swimmer was very impressive in securing second place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the Euro Championships.

Saturday 26 May, 2012

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?
# Wide Men
# Wide Men

Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?

May 26th 2012, 6:57 PM 3,651 Views 25 Comments

The Spartak Moscow winger was in electric form and may have done enough to ensure a starting role at Euro 2012.

Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.
# Reactions
# Reactions

Trapattoni left 'very, very satisfied' by Irish performance in 1-0 win.

May 26th 2012, 6:22 PM 525 Views 0 Comments

“We wanted to get on a bit of a role before we go to Poznan,” added Irish matchwinner Shane Long.

Player ratings: We mark the boys in green out of 10
# Style Points
# Style Points

Player ratings: We mark the boys in green out of 10

May 26th 2012, 5:57 PM 861 Views 0 Comments

The sun shone on the supporters at the Aviva and Ireland acquitted themselves well in their Euro 2012 send-off.