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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 12 July, 2020

Thursday 9 July, 2020

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

Thursday 25 June, 2020

'I think it has lost a little bit of its attractiveness over the last four or five years'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss a busy week of news, and the future of the Champions Cup, on Rugby Weekly.

Monday 22 June, 2020

'Nerves and butterflies' as Leinster resume training with fitness tests after three-month hiatus

‘It’s good to be back, great seeing some of the faces coming in today,’ said Leo Cullen.

Saturday 20 June, 2020

Gatland's Chiefs lose again as Kiwis enjoy another taste of big time rugby

The Blues win in Hamilton for the first time since 2011 and nail a record fifth straight road win with 12-point victory over Warren Gatland’s side.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Kilkenny native Áine Power lands major role at European football's governing body

She has been drafted onto the disciplinary board and will have a direct say in punitive measures taken against clubs who break Uefa rules.

'Toulouse went back and the skills coach is working more hours than he's ever worked in his life'

Bernard Jackman discussed the provinces’ impending return to training on Thursday’s podcast.

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week

Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.

Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

Thursday 11 June, 2020

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18? Expansion This post contains a poll

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

Friday 5 June, 2020

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

Monday 25 May, 2020

Leinster cancel 2020/21 season tickets and launch new membership scheme

Province forced into emergency plan as they cannot get their 12,800 season ticket holders into the RDS under social distancing guidelines.

Friday 22 May, 2020

Portarlington RFC slog it out to raise funds for adored player whose life has been irreparably altered

Mother of two Andrea Broughan will never again be able to move, talk or breathe for herself, and an effort is being made to raise funds for her family.

Thursday 14 May, 2020

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Irish starter looking unlikely as The42 Rugby Weekly panel pick their Lions back rows for 2021

Darren Cave, Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella also selected their starting and travelling half-backs on today’s episode, available on all usual platforms.

Thursday 23 April, 2020

When Dublin came close, Declan and Gooch starred for Kerry and an All-Ireland semi-final cracker

In this week’s episode of Warriors, the GAA podcast for The42 members, we took a closer look at the 2007 All-Ireland semi-final.

Sinckler over Furlong and no Ryan in starting XV: Assembling the Lions front five for 2021

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella join Gavan Casey to select their respective Lions tight fives just over a year out from the tour to South Africa.

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the career of Michael Jordan?

Jordan’s career is the focus of the eagerly-awaited ‘The Last Dance’ series that landed this week.

Thursday 16 April, 2020

The areas in which Leinster can still improve whenever rugby resumes

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella discuss Leinster’s ‘gears’ and their kicking game on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Thursday 9 April, 2020

'He said: 'Why can you sprint when I blow the whistle but you can't sprint to chase a kick when you're tired?''

Darren Cave gives Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey an insight into how Dan McFarland has transformed Ulster.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

'You know when you have a fire in your belly, you just have to do it. It’s my calling'

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer on the importance of keeping girls in sport, her PhD research and online skills sessions.

Friday 27 March, 2020

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Had your fill of Netflix's sports films? Here are 12 hidden gems to watch on YouTube

With the options on Netflix becoming scarcer by the day, we’ve trawled YouTube to bring you your sporting fix.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Friday 13 March, 2020

Al Boum Photo sees off Santini by a neck to retain Cheltenham Gold Cup Repeat Success This post contains videos

Al Boum Photo sees off Santini by a neck to retain Cheltenham Gold Cup

The eight-year-old becomes the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to defend the Gold Cup.

Thursday 12 March, 2020

The case for Joey Carbery to become Ireland's second playmaker from fullback

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explain why they both believe the Munster out-half will complement Johnny Sexton from 15 in the near future.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Altior ruled out of bid to defend Champion Chase title

The 10-year-old was found to be lame on Sunday and has been withdrawn by trainer Nicky Henderson.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Why are so many Irish players turning their backs on club rugby after U20s?

Detachment, a lack of fun, and getting balled out of it in the pissing rain: Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman discuss Irish amateur rugby’s recruitment problem.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win AIL

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win

We review the latest action from the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League.

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

Sunday 23 February, 2020

Dublin's Coláiste Eoin celebrate first Leinster senior hurling title with defeat of St Kieran's

A 1-16 to 0-17 success for the winners at Netwatch Cullen Park today in Carlow.

Saturday 22 February, 2020

Shamrock Rovers II lose league opener to Longford and Drogheda claim away win over Cobh

2-0 victories for Longford Town and Drogheda United tonight in First Division of the League Of Ireland.

Friday 21 February, 2020

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge.

Saturday 15 February, 2020

Liverpool march on thanks to magnificent Mane

Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won 17 consecutive Premier League games as they close in on the title.

Leeds get back to winning ways and Robinson nets in West Brom's draw with Notts Forest

Leeds United were the only team in the top seven of the Championship to win today.

Fitzgibbon Cup star Conway points the way as Kerry go top with win over Meath

Another good day’s work for the Kingdom attacker.

Called off! Storm Dennis causes GAA postponements around the country Dr Harty Cup This post contains videos

Called off! Storm Dennis causes GAA postponements around the country

The Limerick-Waterford hurling league game tonight has been called off.

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

WATCH LIVE: IT Carlow v UCC, Fitzgibbon Cup final

UCC are the reigning champions going up against DJ Carey’s IT Carlow side.

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