# Caelan Doris

Last month
May 2023
# Awards Season
Caelan Doris and Neve Jones win Irish rugby Players' Player of the Year awards
The Rugby Players Ireland end-of-season awards were presented in Dublin this evening.
# Influential
6, 7 or 8? Doris keeps up fine form while showcasing versatility
The 25-year-old was back at number 8 against the Sharks after starting at 6 and 7 in recent weeks.
This year
# Sin bin
The 10-minute passage that said so much about this Leinster team
With Caelan Doris in the bin, 14-man Leinster dominated against Leicester.
# Ready to go
Ringrose and Doris return for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash
The duo replace Jordan Larmour and Josh van der Flier in the only two personnel changes from last week’s win over Ulster.
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
# Awards
Irish trio make player of the Six Nations shortlist
Caelan Doris, Hugo Keenan and Mack Hansen in contention for award.
# Gary Keegan
'He's had a significant influence' - The key man behind the scenes for Ireland
Players and coaches within the Ireland camp explain what Gary Keegan has brought to the table.
# in the spotlight
Caelan Doris: 'A certain part of me feels pressured to live up to people's expectations'
The Ireland backrower discusses dealing with the demands of international rugby and his interest in psychology.
# Caelan Doris
'They were academy lads when I came in' - From Leinster starlets to thriving for Ireland
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster helped to oversee the progression of stars like Caelan Doris and Hugo Keenan.
# King Caelan
'If there was a British and Irish Lions tour now, he would start'
Bernard Jackman hailed the influence of Caelan Doris for Ireland last weekend.
# lacken's finest
'I'm definitely a Mayo man... It's nice seeing the pride they have'
Caelan Doris is already part of Ireland’s leadership group at the age of 24.
# Incentive
'The image of having my family and friends there at a final is definitely a motivating factor'
Caelan Doris on why Leinster are determined to add a fifth European star when the Champions Cup final comes to Dublin this year.
Last year
# Complete
'He's hugely experienced... He's had some big performances over the past few weeks'
Caelan Doris has been playing brilliant rugby for Leinster and Ireland.
# World Class
Analysis: Why Ireland turn to Caelan Doris when they need a big play
Mayo native has become one of the best No 8s in the sport.
# Leinster
'It has progressed a lot' - Head injury research eases Doris' concussion fears
The Leinster backrow took time out from rugby after seeing a brain specialist in 2021 following a series of head injuries.
# Injury Update
Doris ruled out of Leinster's trip to play Ulster
James Ryan and Will Connors are also doubts for Friday’s game in Belfast.
# Healing process
Fighting back: 'It's a good opportunity to right a few wrongs from La Rochelle'
Caelan Doris was hurt by the manner of Leinster’s Champions Cup final defeat but still believes they have plenty to play for this season.
# standouts
Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.
# Blackrock Boy
'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'
Alejandro Alonso, who helped Spain to qualify for the World Cup, spent two years in Blackrock College.
# Linespeed
Doris and the Irish pack keen to be 'ahead of the game' against Itoje and co.
The variety from Ireland’s forwards will be as important as ever.
# Ready for Battle
Caelan Doris 'in a way better place' after sitting out last year's Six Nations
The Leinster man missed the 2021 tournament due to concussion issues.
All time
# back row
Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland
Meanwhile, Andy Farrell was pleased with Joey Carbery’s impact.
# Mixing It Up
'My most enjoyable game so far' - Doris thrives in Ireland's new attacking set-up
The versatile back-rower hopes Ireland can continue to play positive rugby when New Zealand come to town on Saturday.
# Ahead of the game
Caelan Doris: 'Having an extra layer of foam around my head will do no harm'
The Leinster and Ireland No8 has outlined the fears he encountered as he recovered from a concussion injury.
# Depth
Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.
# Ready to go
Leinster roll out the stars for visit of Ulster but all eyes will be on returning Doris
The dynamic back row forward returns to action tonight following a lengthy lay-off.
# Team news
Doris returns for Leinster while Ulster make 12 changes for Irish derby
Robbie Henshaw is named in Leo Cullen’s starting XV for his first game since being called into the British and Irish Lions squad.
# head injury
Ireland expect to be without Caelan Doris 'for the foreseeable future'
However, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects to have several players back from injury for the Italy game.
# Concussion
Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.
# Blindside
Caelan Doris relishing another big occasion to underline his pedigree
The 22-year-old Leinster back row feels he saves his best performances for the biggest games.
Doris relishing restart with an Ireland team playing 'heads-up rugby'
The Leinster number 8 will be eager to bank 80 Test minutes after injury limited his time in the first three rounds.
# top gong
Ringrose named Players’ Player of the Year at Irish players awards ceremony
Meanwhile, his Leinster and Ireland team-mate Caelan Doris is the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year.
# Leinster Leaders
Ringrose and Doris win Leinster rugby player awards after Pro 14 title-winning season
The province were recently crowned Pro14 champions for the third successive season.
# come so far
'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'
From Ballina to Blackrock, Gaelic football and soccer to stunning rugby exploits with Leinster and Ireland, Caelan Doris maps his rise.
# Back in green
'It's addictive' - Doris determined to continue Ireland rise amidst burgeoning back row battle
The 22-year-old should be included in Andy Farrell’s Six Nations squad this week.
# Mayo Man
'It's crazy that just five years ago, he won an U17s medal in Ballyhaunis!'
Caelan Doris came through Ballina RFC and Blackrock College to establish himself as a major prospect for Irish rugby.
# Winning Ugly
'It was brutal, ugly stuff but it's all about getting to a final,' says Cullen
Leinster coach admits only the purist could have enjoyed last night’s low score bore.
# Upward Trajectory
Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted
The 22-year-old Mayo man made his Ireland debut earlier this year against Scotland.
# Ratings
5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland
There is a growing appetite for Andy Farrell to give opportunities to some of the less-experienced members of his Guinness Six Nations squad.
# Caelan Doris
Heaven, hell and purgatory - the story behind Caelan Doris' Six Nations
Catapulted into the team, injured within four minutes of his debut, now playing the waiting game, the 21-year-old has had a rollercoaster start to international rugby.