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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country'

After a frustrating injury-disrupted Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw is back fit and ready to play a big role for Ireland in Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 July, 2019

'You need to be a happy squad': Ireland aim for balance between work and fun

Conor Murray says the squad are enjoying pre-season, despite being pushed to their limits on the pitch.

Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury

The Ireland out-half is expected to be fit for the first World Cup warm-up against Italy next month.

IRFU and Canterbury unveil Ireland's jerseys for the Rugby World Cup and beyond

What do you think of the home and alternate kits?

Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad

The 26-year-old had originally been left out of Joe Schmidt’s panel because of injury.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'

Joey Carbery recalls his earliest World Cup memories as he prepares for Japan 2019.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster 10s

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster

The Ireland out-half sees a correlation between his career and that of the new Munster senior coach.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads

‘At a World Cup you shouldn’t have to have makeshift people in there,’ the hooker says.

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''

Ireland captain Rory Best knows his side need to find form and intensity in this summer’s warm-up games.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Check out the highlights from Ireland's brilliant win in U20 World Cup opener against England

Ireland ran in six tries en route to a 42-26 victory against England.

Bowe surprised by McCloskey's omission from Schmidt's World Cup training squad

The Ulster centre enjoyed an excellent season but was overlooked for Ireland’s extended summer panel.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Healy looks forward to 'next chapter in journey' as he signs new IRFU contract

The Leinster prop has agreed a new two-year national contract.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Emotional Rory Best: 'It's so strange being here after so many years'

The Ulster and Ireland captain struggled to contain his emotions at a press conference to announce his retirement this afternoon.

Schmidt to name Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad before final warm-up game

The head coach will have to cut his panel down to 31 players by 7 September.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Six nominees in the running for RPI Supporters' Player of the Year award

All four provinces are represented in the shortlist announced by Rugby Players Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Is John Fogarty the perfect fit as Andy Farrell's Ireland scrum coach?

The former hooker has been heavily linked with a role on Farrell’s coaching ticket.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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

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

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.

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