# Conor Murray

Last month
March 2023
# resilience
'He's been through a lot, but I've never seen him break'
Conor Murray has proven his doubters wrong once again in this Six Nations.
This year
# resilience
Kilcoyne: 'I always backed myself. To get 50 caps means a lot to me'
Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne reflects on a big career milestone.
# Match reaction
Sexton on Murray: 'Amazing that he could show up and put in the performance he did'
Johnny Sexton praised Conor Murray after Ireland’s win against France following a difficult week off the pitch for the scrum-half.
# Accident
Conor Murray ready to face France despite father being injured in road collision
Scrum-half had emerged as a potential doubt for the weekend match after his dad suffered ‘serious injuries’.
# fast start
'All week we talked about needing to put the foot down from the first minute'
Conor Murray and Dan Sheehan react to Ireland’s Six Nations win in Cardiff.
# Breaking
Confirmed: Murray starts for Ireland in place of injured Gibson-Park
Cian Healy has also been ruled out, with Dave Kilcoyne and Craig Casey coming onto the bench.
# Senior players
Murray and Earls still 'hugely important' for Munster after being left out
The senior pair missed out on selection against Northampton last weekend.
Last year
# back at it
Munster boosted by return of Murray and Haley but Zebo set for spell on sidelines
The province welcome French giants Toulouse to Thomond Park on Sunday.
# Injury blow
Conor Murray to miss Ireland's remaining November Tests
Centurion has been ruled out due to groin injury he suffered against South Africa.
# Halfbacks
'It’s like a sixth sense' - Wallaby legend on what makes Murray and Sexton two of the greats
George Gregan sees fellow nine Conor Murray as ‘one of the great scrum-halves in world rugby’.
# 100 Not Out
'He’s a legend of Irish rugby' – Farrell's praise for Murray ahead of 100th cap
The scrum-half will become just the eighth player to win 100 Test caps for Ireland this weekend.
# trophy hunting
Murray eyes up URC title charge after watching 'special' weekend for former teammate O'Gara
Conor Murray is determined to end Munster’s long wait for a trophy as the province prepare for a URC quarter-final against Ulster.
# Deise
Waterford boss Fitzgerald trying to shed squad of 'losers mentality'
Ephie Fitzgerald has brought ‘a bit of his Cork arrogance’ according to captain Conor Murray.
# more in the tank
'I’m driven to being as good as I can be and I feel like I have a lot to offer'
Conor Murray is determined to be involved in more big days with Ireland, despite the increased competition at scrum-half.
# The Apprentice
'Craig Casey's fundamentals are really good - he showed a brilliant attitude out there tonight'
Craig Casey’s two-try display against Dragons was impressive tonight.
# Boost
Murray and Earls set to return for Munster's visit to Castres
The Ireland international pair are available again with the Six Nations around the corner.
All time
# fresh deal
Conor Murray 'grateful to be able to continue living this dream' as he extends IRFU contract
The Munster scrum-half’s deal runs until July 2024.
# Murray
'The hardest thing is to stay at the top and that’s what Conor has done'
Conor Murray starts against Argentina tomorrow as he wins his 91st cap.
# los pumas
Murray and Carbery set to start together in Ireland's clash with Argentina
There may also be changes in the Irish midfield and back three.
# shared journey
'He's definitely a unique type of force' - Murray on Sexton, Lions fallout and long-term goals
The Ireland scrum-half offered a fascinating insight into what makes his half-back partner tick.
# One to Watch
21-year-old out-half Jack Crowley handed first Munster start
Conor Murray and Damian de Allende could both make their first appearances of the season after being named on the bench for the trip to Ospreys.
# plans
Van Graan hints that Conor Murray may be given a run-out next weekend
Lions scrum-half has not played for Munster so far this season.
# Tourists
An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.
# 9
Conor Murray has an important role to play off the Lions bench - Gatland
Ali Price has been named to start at scrum-half against the Springboks.
# Team news
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
# Skipper
Jones resumes Lions tour captaincy as Price puts pressure on Murray at 9
The 35-year-old made his return from a shoulder injury in the win over the Stormers.
# Progress
How are the Irish Lions tracking as the Tests come into view?
There are two more games before Warren Gatland picks his team to face the Springboks.
# Full on
'It's like a fourth Test' - Lions tour to hit new heights in big clash with Boks
Warren Gatland said he was delighted to see such a strong South Africa A team named.
# Team news
Murray to captain the Lions in Wednesday's clash with South Africa A
The Munster man will lead the team for the first time in Cape Town.
# mane man
'Conor is a competitor, he has an edge about him'
Even those who know Conor Murray well were surprised by Warren Gatland’s decision to make the scrum-half Lions captain.
# Saving Captain Ryan
Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’
Ireland coach Andy Farrell also backs Conor Murray to shine as captain on Lions tour.
# experience
Lions captain Murray 'leads by his actions' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony on Conor Murray, and working with new faces in the Ireland squad.
# Skips
'There was a bit of a shocked look on his face' - George backs popular Murray to shine as Lions captain
The Saracens and England hooker says he got ‘really close’ to Murray during the 2017 tour of New Zealand.
# Skips
'I don’t want to try and become someone different' - Lions captain Murray
The Limerick man is doing his best to stay true to himself.
# Support
'No better man' - O'Mahony backs Murray to step up as Lions captain
O’Mahony led the Lions in the first Test against New Zealand in 2017.
# Shock
'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.
# Changes
Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.
# Skipper
Gatland's shock call sees experienced Conor Murray lead the Lions
The Limerick man isn’t a captain for Munster or Ireland.
# Smells like team spirit
Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance
Warren Gatland is delving into his box of tricks to build team-spirit in the Lions set-up.
# Conor Murray
Conor Murray: 'I'm really proud of myself to have made it to this stage'
Conor Murray is set to become just the 34th player in the history of the Lions to embark on a third overseas tour.