# Jamie Heaslip

Last year
# In form
'This is a bit of a last chance saloon for him' - Heaslip's warning for Carty
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is due to name is squad for the Six Nations today.
All time
# experience
'Johnny's at the right stage in life to be the main man, the captain, the leader'
Jamie Heaslip on why Johnny Sexton was the right choice as Ireland captain, and the challenges facing Andy Farrell.
# High praise
Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland
The former Ireland international also explained how he feels the demands of a back row player is changing.
# page turners
Jamie Heaslip, Richie Sadlier and Eoin Larkin nominated for Sports Book of the Year
A six-strong shortlist has been revealed, with works about Seamus Darby, the Skibbereen Rowing Club and the Dublin Marathon also included.
# All Blacks
'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'
Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win
Jamie Heaslip and Brent Pope were reaching for the positives after a stuttering World Cup win.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer
There has been some highly-watchable tension between the ex-Irish star and Eddie O’Sullivan.
# Debate
'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'
Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot.
# Mind Games
'The real skill of being a good pro': Heaslip on the mental strain Ireland will endure at RWC
‘They’ve been in a hotel with the same guys, doing the same thing, day in, day out and Joe’s just cranking that up, cranking that up, cranking that up…’
# Mixed memories
'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'
From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.
# Future planning
Schmidt and Heaslip visit Irish rugby's inaugural 'rookie camp'
Marcus Horan of Rugby Players Ireland explains what the inaugural camp involved.
# baby on board
Jamie Heaslip and wife Sheena gave their new baby daughter a name inspired by the Beckhams
“Simply speechless.”
# Irish Rugby
The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst
Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.
# Life After Rugby
Heaslip: 'It's a new challenge and I'm just trying to find my way through it'
The former Ireland number eight talks Punchestown, retirement and Leinster’s pursuit of a fourth European star.
# succession plan
'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'
Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.
# Data Protection
'I think Chinese Whispers came into play post-my injury a year ago' - Heaslip
The retired Jamie Heaslip has become heavily involved with International Rugby Players.
# for the love of the game
'We didn't have a game, so Jamie went to play with our seconds on the back pitch in Monkstown'
Tony Smeeth tells The42 about the free-wheeling, big-carrying, ball-playing Jamie Heaslip he coached for four years in Trinity.
# column
Does it matter if our favourite sports stars are considered 'nice' people?
The careers of Jamie Heaslip and Andy Lee were eulogised last week, writes Tommy Martin.
# Tribute
Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player
‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’
# Ever-present
'He got very close, but unfortunately he hit a speedbump': Dempsey hails lasting Heaslip influence on Leinster
“I got to play with him for four or five seasons, I never remember him missing a session,” says the eastern province’s backs coach.
# Bowing out
'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career
The Leinster and Ireland player announced his retirement today.
# 8
Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards
The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.
# over and out
Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect
The 34-year-old won 95 caps for Ireland.
# option
'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'
In-form Scarlets star Tadhg Beirne says he is hoping but not necessarily expecting to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.
# no update
Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury
The Leinster and Ireland back row does not wish to offer up information about his injury, and that leads to more questions and concerns.
# 8 expectations
Ireland hope to call on 'fit and fresh Jamie Heaslip come the New Year'
The 95 Test veteran has not played since March due to a back problem.
# slow and steady
Leinster still unsure when Jamie Heaslip will be back but insist progress has been made
The province provided another no-update update on the number eight’s fitness but say the medical team ‘feel they are on top of it.’
# Sidelined
Jamie Heaslip left out of Leinster's Champions Cup squad
The number eight remains out of action with a back problem.
# so many questions
Yeah, Jamie Heaslip actually just rapped 'Hot in Herre' by Nelly at the Ploughing Championships
This would only happen at The Ploughing Championships.
# ramping up
Heaslip ready to return to full Leinster training after 'small setback'
A groin issue for Dave Kearney makes the wing a doubt for Leinster’s Pro14 opener away to the Dragons.
# stock take
Rob Kearney ready for Leinster comeback while Lowe remains in NZ
Leinster’s marquee signing won’t be available for the early rounds of their Champions Cup campaign as he will finish out the season with Tasman.
# Outlook
Jamie Heaslip enjoying rugby in a whole new light during incredibly rare break from the game
The Ireland and Leinster number eight had enjoyed a remarkably injury-free career until he missed out on the Six Nations clash with England in March.
# Update
Cullen optimistic on O'Brien but things need to go 'incredibly well' for Heaslip and Kearney
The trio remain sidelined as Leinster prepare to challenge for silverware.
# Update
Kearney and Heaslip unlikely to feature for Leinster again this season
Meanwhile, the unlucky Dominic Ryan picked up a bicep injury in tonight’s win against Glasgow.
# Waiting Game
'It'll take however long it takes': No timeline set for return of Heaslip and Kearney
The pair both underwent surgery in the last week of March, but no update has been given on their progress.
# pushing hard
'I'm not a million miles off': Conan targets strong end to season with one eye on Japan
The Leinster number eight has been involved with the Irish set-up during the Six Nations campaign.
# 100 Not Out
Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul
The Leinster man remembers trying to emulate Denis Leamy when he first came into the Ireland setup.
# ambitious minds
Heaslip not afraid to think big - World Cup big - when setting late career goals
Heaslip wasn’t confident of even playing in Japan after the painful quarter-final exit to Argentina, but a lot has passed under the bridge since.
# Contracting
Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on
The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.
# New Deal
IRFU confirm new Heaslip contract until after 2019 World Cup
The 33-year-old has agreed to remain in Ireland with native province Leinster.