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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach
# Addition
# Addition

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach

Jan 7th 2021, 10:55 AM 32,280 Views 47 Comments

‘I am really looking forward to working with Andy (Farrell) and the rest of the coaching group’, said the Irish legend.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 1 January, 2021

Connacht confirm 'a number of players' test positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Connacht confirm 'a number of players' test positive for Covid-19

Jan 1st 2021, 3:21 PM 31,221 Views 19 Comments

The province say their upcoming Pro14 match away to Leinster will not need to be postponed.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,674 Views 6 Comments

Rob Kearney recalls the end of an era with the Irish team.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Ex-Ireland star Spence joins Wales women's coaching staff
# New Role
# New Role

Ex-Ireland star Spence joins Wales women's coaching staff

Dec 9th 2020, 11:33 AM 4,043 Views 0 Comments

The former back-row has been appointed coach intern ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Scotland have ‘grown as a team’ since last Ireland clash
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Scotland have ‘grown as a team’ since last Ireland clash

Dec 1st 2020, 11:46 PM 3,707 Views 6 Comments

Zander Fagerson is confident the team have improved.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Ireland still among the world’s best, says Georgia captain Merab Sharikadze
# The Lelos
# The Lelos

Ireland still among the world’s best, says Georgia captain Merab Sharikadze

Nov 28th 2020, 4:02 PM 5,207 Views 0 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side aren’t far off the top level, according to the visitors.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 20 November, 2020

England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await
# Influence
# Influence

England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await

Nov 20th 2020, 10:40 PM 6,977 Views 1 Comment

The animated children’s film is providing the England star with unusual inspiration.

'He has put his own stamp on it a bit': Farrell ready to test Dad's Ireland progress
# Family Matters
# Family Matters

'He has put his own stamp on it a bit': Farrell ready to test Dad's Ireland progress

Nov 20th 2020, 11:09 AM 6,211 Views 2 Comments

Father and son prepare to lock horns again at Twickenham.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 8:39 AM 54,101 Views 15 Comments

GAA, rugby, soccer and plenty more big events are set for the coming days.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 19 November, 2020

George Ford keen to face Ireland after recovering from Achilles injury
# By George
# By George

George Ford keen to face Ireland after recovering from Achilles injury

Updated Nov 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 2,926 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jones must decide whether to restore the Leicester playmaker to the England starting XV.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 16 November, 2020

'It’s like going from playing Nishikori to Djokovic': Eddie Jones braced for Ireland challenge
# Autumn Nations Cup
# Autumn Nations Cup

'It’s like going from playing Nishikori to Djokovic': Eddie Jones braced for Ireland challenge

Nov 16th 2020, 12:10 AM 7,442 Views 1 Comment

England have beaten Italy and Georgia in their last two matches while Ireland have faced Wales and France.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England to beware 'cock-a-hoop' Ireland
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Eddie Jones tells England to beware 'cock-a-hoop' Ireland

Nov 15th 2020, 2:16 PM 12,891 Views 4 Comments

The coach described the upcoming match as ‘the most important game of the year’.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 31 October, 2020

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Oct 31st 2020, 7:15 PM 86,763 Views 94 Comments

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 October, 2020

'I don't think an exception should be made for Zebo': Watch our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview
# Rugby
# Rugby

'I don't think an exception should be made for Zebo': Watch our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:39 PM 4,072 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland rugby internationals Andrew Trimble, Niamh Briggs and Ian Keatley were in top form on Thursday night.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down
# Vocal
# Vocal

'I get on people's nerves': Bundee Aki refuses to quieten down

Oct 20th 2020, 8:11 PM 10,065 Views 4 Comments

‘My team-mates at Connacht are well used to my loud voice and to me screaming at them, giving them crap here and there.’

'This is hugely significant': A first for the Ireland women's rugby team
# Visibility
From TheJournal.ie
# Visibility

'This is hugely significant': A first for the Ireland women's rugby team

Oct 20th 2020, 12:23 PM 9,915 Views 3 Comments

Ireland rugby star Sene Naoupu says she is excited that fans will now be able to buy the women’s replica shirt.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2020

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad
# Update
# Update

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad

Oct 19th 2020, 1:19 PM 10,739 Views 21 Comments

Peter O’Mahony and Chris Farrell have joined the squad following periods of self-isolation while five training invitees have returned to their provinces.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 October, 2020

Get free tickets for our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview with Andrew Trimble tomorrow evening
# Join Us
# Join Us

Get free tickets for our Guinness Six Nations virtual preview with Andrew Trimble tomorrow evening

Oct 16th 2020, 1:26 PM 1,583 Views 0 Comments

Ian Keatley and Niamh Briggs will also join The42′s Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey ahead of this weekend’s international rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Ryan Baird ruled out of Ireland's remaining Six Nations fixtures
# Update
# Update

Ryan Baird ruled out of Ireland's remaining Six Nations fixtures

Oct 14th 2020, 4:44 PM 13,810 Views 14 Comments

Ultan Dillane called up to Ireland squad, with O’Mahony and Farrell to link up with camp after completing isolation period.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Join The42, Andrew Trimble and special guests for our virtual Guinness Six Nations event
# Rugby
# Rugby

Join The42, Andrew Trimble and special guests for our virtual Guinness Six Nations event

Oct 13th 2020, 12:09 PM 4,703 Views 1 Comment

The panel will chat with our own Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey ahead of Ireland’s penultimate match, which is rescheduled for next weekend.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 9 October, 2020

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,563 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance
# Top Job
# Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

Oct 8th 2020, 11:48 AM 15,129 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 28 August, 2020

'We accept this was an error' - Canterbury apologise over promotion of Ireland rugby jersey
# Holding Their Hands Up
# Holding Their Hands Up

'We accept this was an error' - Canterbury apologise over promotion of Ireland rugby jersey

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 12:42 PM 80,360 Views 60 Comments

The kit manufacturer say they are sorry for using a model and not players to launch the new Ireland women’s shirt.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's remaining Six Nations games
# Fill The Diary
# Fill The Diary

Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's remaining Six Nations games

Updated Aug 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 32,869 Views 7 Comments

Ireland will face Italy on 24 October and France at 8pm on 31 October.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Jun 14th 2020, 2:33 PM 9,250 Views 24 Comments

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 7,436 Views 12 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 May, 2020

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

May 28th 2020, 3:31 PM 10,648 Views 21 Comments

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 25 May, 2020

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'
# Moneyball
# Moneyball

'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'

Updated May 25th 2020, 8:04 PM 33,001 Views 12 Comments

Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?
# Slammers
# Slammers

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?

May 12th 2020, 9:30 PM 29,214 Views 13 Comments

Let’s find out what you know here.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Rory Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Rory Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment

Apr 21st 2020, 10:23 PM 7,378 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland captain is convinced that switching the seasons would boost northern hemisphere nations’ chances of winning the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'

Apr 7th 2020, 7:05 AM 21,377 Views 6 Comments

Members of the 1994 Irish team recall the the horrific trip to Mount Isa.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
# Leader
# Leader

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 16,995 Views 46 Comments

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity

Apr 1st 2020, 12:53 PM 4,409 Views 3 Comments

The Munster star is hoping to raise €15,000 for Barnardos Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 30 March, 2020

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies

Mar 30th 2020, 10:01 AM 4,576 Views 7 Comments

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France
# A Night In Paris
From TheJournal.ie
# A Night In Paris

Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France

Mar 5th 2020, 9:25 AM 18,094 Views 1 Comment

We’re hosting a night of rugby chat at Dublin’s DTwo Bar on Thursday, 12 March.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings

Feb 29th 2020, 4:08 PM 51,936 Views 37 Comments

The French government held an exceptional cabinet meeting on Saturday as they seek to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 February, 2020

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland
# Ratings
# Ratings

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland

Feb 27th 2020, 11:39 AM 17,966 Views 16 Comments

There is a growing appetite for Andy Farrell to give opportunities to some of the less-experienced members of his Guinness Six Nations squad.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat

Feb 23rd 2020, 5:19 PM 74,991 Views 121 Comments

24-12 final score doesn’t tell the full story of Twickenham performance.

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

Sexton spill gifts England an early try at Twickenham

Feb 23rd 2020, 3:19 PM 12,402 Views 44 Comments

George Ford pounces on Sexton error to score the game’s opening try.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 February, 2020

'By the look of it the lads are loving it': Carbery on the Farrell era, rehab and Ireland's chances
# Rugby
# Rugby

'By the look of it the lads are loving it': Carbery on the Farrell era, rehab and Ireland's chances

Feb 17th 2020, 9:14 AM 7,650 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland and Munster out-half has been working hard behind the scenes during his latest injury troubles.

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