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#Hard Yards

# hard-yards - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five

‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’

# hard-yards - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# hard-yards - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

# hard-yards - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Damien Duff was one of the 9000 pounding the pavement in yesterday's Dublin half marathon

The 37-year-old came in under the two-hour mark.

# hard-yards - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

'The coaches and players have put their heads down, bums up and really worked hard'

Hard work is paying off for Leinster as they head into the final stretch with silverware on their mind.

# hard-yards - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Conor Murray outlines 5 core elements of his gym routine

The 93 kg scrum-half played every minute of the wins over England and France. Here’s a taster of what it takes to get in that condition.

# hard-yards - Monday 6 October, 2014

Leinster win a 'monkey off our back', but Munster must quickly refocus -- Tommy O'Donnell

The openside put in a serious shift on Saturday evening, but says the team discipline must improve.

# hard-yards - Friday 15 August, 2014

'This is for dad': Brad Thorn's Bledisloe Cup preview is absolutely perfect Hard Yards This post contains videos

'This is for dad': Brad Thorn's Bledisloe Cup preview is absolutely perfect

If Brad Thorn doesn’t get you pumped, nobody will.

# hard-yards - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

5am training session on Christmas Eve is no big deal for Clare's Tony Kelly

And the 2013 Hurler of the Year is looking forward to getting back in action for this season.

# hard-yards - Thursday 29 August, 2013

A brilliant pic of double Paralympic champion Mark Rohan

The Westmeath handcyclist features in the next installment of “The Journey,” a Sports Council series looking at the lives of elite athletes.

# hard-yards - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Runners complete gruelling Everest marathon

The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon marks the first conquest of the famous mountain every year.

# hard-yards - Sunday 22 April, 2012

In the clink: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to prison

The former Manchester United striker paid a visit to a prison in Malaga and showed he has not lost his scoring touch.

# hard-yards - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Hard Yards: here's what you missed at the Rugby World Cup this morning

Got a life? Like to sleep? We got your back with our tournament round-up. You’re welcome.

# hard-yards - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Hard Yards: A look back over the best of Sunday's action

Ireland were back on the field at the Rugby World Cup this morning, so check out just how well they got on…

# hard-yards - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Hard Yards: what you missed at the Rugby World Cup this morning Round-Up This post contains videos

Hard Yards: what you missed at the Rugby World Cup this morning

Everything you need to know about this morning’s rugby action in less than 90 seconds, or your money back.