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#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

We go again: Ireland back in the spotlight as Euro 2021 draw takes place today

Colin Bell’s side will hope to reach a first-ever major tournament this time around.

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Matt Doherty: 'I'm playing in the Premier League every weekend. It's a dream come true'

The Dubliner has been enjoying a stand-out campaign at Molineux in his debut Premier League season.

Ireland striker Obafemi rewarded with new three-and-a-half-year contract at Southampton

The Dubliner has impressed under Ralph Hasenhüttl at St Mary’s this season.

Ireland eager to show efficiency and 'step up a few gears' against Italy

Jack Conan and his team-mates are intent on showing their clinical streak in Rome.

Team-mates can ease pressure on Murray while he rediscovers best form -- Murphy

The skills coach also feels Johnny Sexton will continue to play his game, despite the inherent injury threat it brings.

Kathryn Dane handed first Ireland start for Saturday's clash with Italy

Adam Griggs has made one change to his side for the meeting with the Italians in Parma.

Programme that brought Irish to AFLW to hold first overseas camp on these shores

CrossCoders will run a camp in Ireland from 17-19 May.

Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game

Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.

# ireland - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'Roy demands high standards. You need to be mentally strong with him': Andy Reid defends Keane amid criticism Got Your Back This post contains videos

'Roy demands high standards. You need to be mentally strong with him': Andy Reid defends Keane amid criticism

The former Ireland midfielder has defended Keane after facing criticism for his management style.

'I read an article a while ago that I had retired from international football - I nearly lost the plot!'

Stephanie Roche is back doing what she loves: playing football and enjoying it.

From TheJournal.ie Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open Francis Mcmanus

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

Iain Henderson avoids ban having been cited for incident against Ospreys

The Ulster forward is free to play in Ireland’s remaining Six Nations fixtures.

Concussion rules Italy captain Sergio Parisse out of Ireland clash

The talismanic number eight picked up a knock while on club duty with Stade Francais.

Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland

The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.

# ireland - Monday 18 February, 2019

Ireland and England 'have New Zealand's number' at World Cup, says ex-All Blacks captain

The reigning champions are seeking a third successive crown at the World Cup later this year.

Munster pair Farrell and Beirne link up with Ireland squad ahead of Italy trip

Munster pair Farrell and Beirne link up with Ireland squad ahead of Italy trip

Andrew Conway, John Ryan and Niall Scannell have also joined Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Ruddock ruled out of Italy clash while Leinster's Leavy still sidelined

The blindside flanker has picked up a hamstring injury.

'You want your mates to go well but you have to be a little bit selfish about it'

32-year-old Rob Kearney returned to make a strong impression for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations.

# ireland - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now' Opinion

'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now'

A young gang member speaks about why he joined a gang – and the impact it had on his life.

'I rang Brian to tell him I was going to retire... it took him nearly ten days to get back to me'

Jason McAteer looks forward to being reunited with Mick McCarthy at the Seán Cox Fundraiser in April.

# ireland - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

Bang on the knee makes Farrell a concern for Ireland after Munster win

‘It was a bit of precaution but he also had a bit of pain so we just took him off straight away,’ said Johann van Graan.

# ireland - Friday 15 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus' Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

Farrell remains 'full steam ahead' with focus on Six Nations, but excited about taking over as head coach

Ireland’s defence coach says there are still ‘permutations’ to be figured out before he finalises the backroom team he works with from 2020.

Sexton 'ready to go' for Ireland, with Henshaw expected back in training next week

Tadhg Beirne is ‘progressing well’ on his return from injury, according to future head coach Andy Farrell.

'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster

The 28-year-old openside flanker has suffered greatly with injuries during his career.

# ireland - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Fancy Mountain Biking on the Slieve Blooms? Rural projects given government funding go-ahead Tourism

Fancy Mountain Biking on the Slieve Blooms? Rural projects given government funding go-ahead

The regeneration of Lahinch Seaworld has been approved for government funding today.

Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form

This week on The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy and Murray look at Ireland’s kicking habits, and how they are “over-relying” on the scrum-half.

# ireland - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons D

Analysis: How Ireland's defence adapted after harsh English lessons

Defence coach Andy Farrell would have been pleased to see his side concede only one try.

# ireland - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Conor is a world class player': Van Graan not concerned by Murray's form during Six Nations

The Munster head coach said massive standards are constantly expected of players like Conor Murray.

# ireland - Monday 11 February, 2019

'It's exciting working with these players - the sky's the limit for them'

Noel McNamara’s Ireland U20s are two from two in the Six Nations.

Ban on British-trained runners competing in Ireland lifted amid equine flu outbreak

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have lifted the ban with immediate effect.

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend 6 Of The Best This post contains a poll

Penaud's pearl or an Irish effort? Pick your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

We only found room for one of Jonny May’s scores.

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

'One week you're not in and the next week you're starting against Scotland'

Quinn Roux delivered a busy performance for Ireland in Edinburgh.

Schmidt hoping Ireland's challenges are a 'vaccination' for the World Cup

Injuries forced the Ireland boss to use his wider squad in Scotland last weekend.

# ireland - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Munster man Farrell keen for opportunity to build on Edinburgh impression

The 25-year-old was back in a green shirt for the first time in almost a year.

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

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