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#Ireland

# ireland - Friday 23 November, 2018

'People say Roy is ‘Mr Angry’ but he's honestly not like that all the time' - Robinson

The Preston North End forward thanked Ireland’s recently-departed management team for giving him his international debut.

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.

From TheJournal.ie Three men appear in Drogheda court accused of false imprisonment and assault Moneymore Estate

Three men appear in Drogheda court accused of false imprisonment and assault

The men were in court over an alleged incident earlier this month.

'Words can't explain how truly thankful I am to be here'

Eagles hooker Dylan Fawsitt moved to the US in 2014 and is now set to face his native Ireland.

# ireland - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Irish-influenced USA take on Schmidt's side from best-ever world ranking of 13th

The Eagles have won 10 of their 11 games so far this year.

Arnold a 'raw talent' to be fine-tuned as fringe players work to fit into Schmidt's side

The Munster centre must perform to prove he’s more than just one for the future, says Joe Schmidt.

Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield

The centre will hope to hit the ground running between Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery.

Mick McCarthy set for second coming as Ireland manager - reports

The 59-year-old led the Boys in Green to the 2002 World Cup.

Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA

John Cooney will get a big chance to show his ability before Conor Murray comes back into the fold next year.

Hughton dismisses link to vacant Ireland job but Big Sam declares his interest

Both men have been linked with the position following the departure of Martin O’Neill yesterday morning.

'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision

‘I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,’ says the Kiwi.

48 games for eir Sport and 14 for RTÉ - Irish TV details for 2019 Rugby World Cup revealed

The two broadcasters have reached a sub-licencing agreement.

Extra weights sessions and focused diet put Kilcoyne in a happy place

The 29-year-old loosehead prop is set to feature for Ireland against the US on Saturday.

'The next big thing is the Six Nations. We’re not thinking about the World Cup'

Johnny Sexton was named Guinness Rugby Writers Player of the Year last night.

# ireland - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'McCarthy represents an experienced pair of hands, with Kenny someone who believes Irish football can do better'

Both men are the bookies leading candidates to become the next Ireland manager, but how do they stack up?

'It is with a heavy heart that I leave': O'Neill bids farewell to Ireland job recalling happy nights

The 66-year-old left by mutual consent on Wednesday alongside assistant Roy Keane.

The key stats and numbers through Martin O'Neill's reign as Ireland boss

After five years, he’s parted company with the FAI ‘by mutual agreement’.

Wenger, Big Sam and Rodgers: 5 outside candidates to take over as Ireland manager

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane left by mutual consent this morning.

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland

Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.

Bib-wearers a key part of Ireland's drive to be the best team in the world

Jack Conan explains how the players outside Ireland’s XV have been bringing intensity to training.

Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA

There will be plenty of hungry players eager to make an impression this weekend in Dublin.

Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks

The inspirational centre is expected back in time for the Christmas inter-pros.

Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield

The Ulster centre is in line for his first cap since November and feels his decision-making has come a long way since his debut.

# ireland - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018

‘Where he stands out above a lot of the other players is his ability to see things on the pitch and pick the right options.’

Analysis: Schmidt's smarts shine through in Ireland's detailed power plays

There were fresh examples of the head coach’s clever thinking against the All Blacks.

'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks

Niall Scannell was unfortunate to miss out on the big Test in this window, but he is determined to put his own marker down against the USA.

Towell 'a little bit closer' to Ireland cap after being named in back-to-back provisional squads

Richie Towell made the last two provisional panels and has ambitions to make it all the way into Martin O’Neill’s final squad.

397 minutes of football without a goal: Why can't O'Neill's Ireland seem to score anymore? Goal Drought This post contains videos

397 minutes of football without a goal: Why can't O'Neill's Ireland seem to score anymore?

The Boys in Green have failed to score for four games in a row for the first time since 1996.

'Lumping balls forward to O’Brien is not going to be the way forward for us'

Ray Houghton is frustrated with Ireland’s lack of creativity in the final third, with Martin O’Neill’s side without a goal in four games.

Kellie Harrington bags another World medal as she guarantees bronze in India

The Dubliner powered into the semi-finals this morning.

All Black victory 'another rung on the ladder' for Ireland side full of leaders

Iain Henderson can see traits worth following throughout the squad.

# ireland - Monday 19 November, 2018

As it happened: Denmark vs Ireland, Uefa Nations League

We went minute-by-mintue as Ireland made the trip to Aarhus to face Denmark in the Nations League.

From TheJournal.ie One million people watched Ireland beat New Zealand Making History

One million people watched Ireland beat New Zealand

It was the first time the country claimed a victory over the All Blacks on home soil.

Another All Black win a 'reassurance' for Ireland team undaunted by expectation

There was a festive feel about Carton House, but Iain Henderson and Ireland are intent on steadily improving.

Just a dead leg for O'Mahony after magnificent performance against New Zealand

The IRFU revealed that a neck strain kept Dan Leavy from facing the All Blacks.

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare

The Leinster openside and Jordi Murphy were on duty in Chicago and key again in a second win over New Zealand.

All Blacks depart Dublin after being 'manipulated' by clever Ireland

‘We’re still stuck between the old way and the new way.’

Prolific Stockdale stays in the moment to produce sublime chip kick

The 22-year-old bounced back from nearly giving up a try to producing Ireland’s winning score.

'It’s a bit special at home and a bit special because of what happened in 2013'

Joe Schmidt was keen to deflect praise elsewhere after Ireland beat the All Blacks in Dublin.