This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 7 °C Thursday 24 January, 2019

#Ian McKinley

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'

Italy out-half Ian McKinley goes up against some very familiar faces on Saturday in Chicago.

# ian-mckinley - Friday 13 April, 2018

'Jeepers, I remember the injury at the time and to see what he's done - an amazing story'

Leo Cullen and Jack McGrath look forward to welcoming former team-mate Ian McKinley back to the RDS tomorrow.

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Former Leinster out-half McKinley earns contract extension with Benetton

The 28-year-old has agreed terms on a new two-year deal.

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

McKinley in line for Dublin return as out-half included in O'Shea's extended Six Nations squad

The 28-year-old has been named in Italy’s 34-man panel for their pre-championship training camp.

# ian-mckinley - Monday 13 November, 2017

Schmidt: 'Ian McKinley is a great kid and no-one deserves it more than him'

The Ireland head coach was delighted when he learned his former out-half had made his international debut for Italy.

# ian-mckinley - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

# ian-mckinley - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Blind' McKinley moving on from 'Goggle Guy' to Italy debut

“I just want to be treated as an ordinary player,” he says.

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Six years after losing his sight in one eye, Dublin's Ian McKinley set to make debut for Italy

Former Leinster man is in the Azzurri 23 for Saturday’s game against Fiji.

# ian-mckinley - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Treviso and McKinley give Toulon the fright of their lives

The Dubliner had Treviso in a 29-27 lead before heartbreak came with a penalty deep in added time.

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy

The former Leinster player had retired from rugby in 2011 after losing the sight in his left eye.

# ian-mckinley - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Irish out-half McKinley hails 'beautiful victory' after Treviso pick up unlikely win

The Italians came from 14-0 down and finished their game against Edinburgh with just 13 men.

# ian-mckinley - Friday 8 September, 2017

Irish international trio return to Ulster squad for Saturday's trip to Treviso

Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell both start, while Luke Marshall is among the replacements.

# ian-mckinley - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It took me nearly a year to go to a game of rugby:' Ian McKinley making the most of a second coming

The former Leinster player suffered an eye injury that appeared to have ended his career.

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests

The former Leinster man was part of the Italians’ wider training group ahead of the tour.

# ian-mckinley - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Irishman McKinley guides Treviso back into Champions Cup with faultless kicking display

The Italians recorded a 19-3 victory over their rivals Zebre.

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Former Leinster and Ireland U20 out-half McKinley called into Italy squad

The Treviso playmaker’s remarkable story in rugby continues.

# ian-mckinley - Monday 13 March, 2017

Irish out-half McKinley extends contract with Italian club Treviso

The 27-year-old has been in fine form since joining the Italians last summer.

# ian-mckinley - Saturday 3 September, 2016

McKinley pays tribute to reception received on his return to the RDS

The Treviso man retired five years ago after losing the sight in his left eye.

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 1 September, 2016

McKinley in line for remarkable RDS return five years after retiring

The Dubliner has been named on the bench for Benetton Treviso in tomorrow night’s game against Leinster.

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'It's pretty phenomenal what he's doing and I wish him the very best of luck' - Cullen

Dubliner Ian McKinley could find himself running out at the RDS in the colours of Benetton Treviso on Friday night.

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Treviso impressed with Irishman McKinley's impact ahead of Pro12

The 26-year-old out-half will hope to face Leinster in the RDS in two weekends’ time.

# ian-mckinley - Friday 26 February, 2016

# ian-mckinley - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

IRFU signed up to goggles trial

Former Leinster out-half Ian McKinley had petitioned for Ireland’s inclusion in the trial after coming out of retirement thanks to the eyewear.

# ian-mckinley - Friday 18 December, 2015

Great news for ex-Leinster man Ian McKinley as IRFU apply to goggles trial

The former Ireland U20 international may be able to play on Irish soil in 2016.

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 15 October, 2015

'I can't fulfil my livelihood' - Ian McKinley is petitioning the IRFU to allow protective goggles

Former Leinster player McKinley is prevented from playing in Zebre’s game against Connacht

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Four years after his last Pro12 game, Dubliner Ian McKinley has joined Zebre

McKinley wears protective goggles which are banned in Ireland.

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The42's Irish exiles team of the 2014/15 season

These were the Irishmen who had outstanding seasons in England, France, Scotland and Italy.

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ian McKinley wants to return to the Pro12 - but rugby laws mean he can't play in Ireland

The protective goggles McKinley wears are banned in Ireland, England and France.

# ian-mckinley - Monday 20 April, 2015

Ian McKinley will play for the Barbarians four years after losing sight in one eye

It has been an incredible journey for the out-half since a freak injury in 2011.

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 8 January, 2015

'You need 2 eyes to play but I seem to be doing okay with just one' - Ian McKinley's rugby return

‘You need two eyes to play out-half but I seem to be doing okay with just one. ‘

# ian-mckinley - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The sporting year in review: August Looking Back This post contains videos

The sporting year in review: August

Ooof! Remember this Pat Sullivan goal against Partizan Belgrade?

# ian-mckinley - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Eye injury forces McKinley's retirement

The young Leinster out-half has called time on his career after losing the sight in his left eye.