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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Another injury blow for McCarthy as Long sidelined for double-header

The Southampton striker will miss the games against Gibraltar and Georgia.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 18 March, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland drop below Wales in latest World Rugby rankings

Warren Gatland’s Grand Slam winners are now the highest-ranked northern hemisphere nation.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'We just need to make sure we can use days like today to our advantage'

Rob Kearney says the players expect a backlash after a horribly substandard performance in Cardiff.

Player ratings: How did you rate Ireland in their Cardiff horror show?

It’s hard to remember a worse Irish performance in the Joe Schmidt era.

'Don't give up on this team': Schmidt confident Ireland will bounce back

There are major areas for concern heading towards the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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Stander ready to meet fire with fire in red-hot Principality atmosphere

The Munster number eight is looking to make another big impact against Wales this weekend.

Cardiff cauldron is Beirne's opportunity to force his way into World Cup plans

Tadhg Beirne needs to seize his Six Nations debut, Bernard Jackman says.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Hard work and patience the name of the game for Munster's Ryan

The tighthead has forced his way into Joe Schmidt’s plans after sitting out the first two rounds of Six Nation action.

'It's been working in training for three years, so it's good it came off'

Johnny Sexton was pleased to steer Ireland around a corner against France after a couple of frustrating weeks.

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

Van der Flier sidelined but Kearney and Carbery 'ready to rock and roll'

Dan Leavy is back in the Ireland squad for the final Six Nations game against Wales, while Ross Byrne has been released back to Leinster.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 11 March, 2019

Hungry Conan thrilled to slot back in alongside O'Mahony and Stander

The Leinster number eight is hoping to get more game-time in Cardiff next week.

Man of the match Ryan does his talking on the pitch

The second row was part of a dominant performance from the Ireland pack against France.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Larmour slots in seamlessly to underline his credentials at fullback

The 21-year-old was excellent against France after being drafted in to replace the injured Rob Kearney.

Out of 10: How did you rate Ireland in their dominant four-try win over France?

James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Cian Healy and Garry Ringrose were all outstanding at the Aviva Stadium.

Late change for Ireland as Kearney ruled out of France clash 15

Late change for Ireland as Kearney ruled out of France clash

Jordan Larmour is promoted from the bench to start at fullback.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 8 March, 2019

Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou 13

Fit-again Ringrose relishing midfield match-up with 'freakish' Fickou

The Leinster centre is back in the Ireland team after injuring his hamstring against England.

'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin

The Ireland head coach is ready for his last competitive game in charge at the Aviva Stadium.

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

The Munster second row has made a strong injury comeback but has been given more time by Joe Schmidt.

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'There is something we're missing because he's too good a player'

Sean Cronin’s omission was one of the main talking points up for his discussion on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

'We're not going into our shell or worrying, I think a lot of people outside are'

Keith Earls says Ireland will ‘be back to themselves soon enough’ as Joe Schmidt’s side bid to finish the Six Nations strongly.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'It's not hell in here, we do have fun together'

Cian Healy says it’s important for Ireland to reinforce what they stand for this week against France.

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth' Cut

Ireland insist Cronin's omission down to 'building squad depth'

Forwards coach Simon Easterby insisted it was not a harsh call to leave the Leinster hooker out of this week’s squad.

Carbery to miss France showdown as Leavy and Henshaw remain sidelined

The Munster out-half has made good progress in his comeback, but Sunday will come too soon for a return.

Byrne and Marmion back in Schmidt's Ireland squad for France

Sean Cronin is not included in the 37-man panel, while Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy remain unavailable through injury.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

France unveil team to face Ireland in next Sunday's Six Nations clash

Coach Jacques Brunel has kept faith with the side that defeated Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 1 March, 2019

Henderson back fit and firing after 'mighty frustrating' double injury lay-off

The Ulster second row is ready to return to Ireland’s engine room against France on Sunday week.

Schmidt's Ireland feel the benefit of high-intensity U20s hit-out

21 senior players involved as Ireland’s three-day Belfast camp ends with open session.

Sexton on track to face France, Schmidt 'hopeful' of Carbery's availability

The pair trained separately during this morning’s open session in Belfast.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Sexton rejects notion Schmidt's impending departure a distraction for Ireland

The Ireland out-half says it is frustrating when ‘you’re doing everything right but things just aren’t clicking’.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 25 February, 2019

Sunday night prep yielding the right return for Munster's Kilcoyne

The loosehead made his first Six Nations start against Italy yesterday after pushing ahead of Jack McGrath in the pecking order.

'It's a moment I'll cherish' - How Ringrose thrived after being thrown in at the deep end Pressure Points This post contains videos

'It's a moment I'll cherish' - How Ringrose thrived after being thrown in at the deep end

The Ireland centre was just 21 when he scored his first international try against Australia.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 22 February, 2019

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Watch live: Italy v Ireland, U20s Six Nations

Ireland U20s will attempt to keep their Grand Slam chances alive at the Stadio Centro D’Italia (kick-off 6pm Irish time).

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Farrell included in Ireland squad for Italy trip but no Ringrose, Ruddock or Addison

A 34-man panel has been named ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'It feels great': Connacht's Dillane delighted to be back in green

The second row came off the bench at Murrayfield to win his first cap since November 2017.

Schmidt hails Carbery's 'bravery' after steering Ireland to victory

The Munster out-half produced a moment of magic to help see off Scotland.

How did you rate Ireland in their victory at Murrayfield?

It wasn’t perfect, but Joe Schmidt’s side got back to winning ways over Scotland this afternoon.

'You're representing a lot of people when you play for Ireland and defeat hurts'

After a difficult week, Cian Healy is hungry to get Ireland back on track at Murrayfield.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 8 February, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland ready to weather the Scottish storm at Murrayfield

Captain Rory Best said Ireland will tailor their game plan accordingly to deal with the high wind in Edinburgh.

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