Advertisement
BE PART OF THE TEAM

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership

Become A Member
Dublin: 1°C Friday 22 January 2021

#John Cooney

# john-cooney - Friday 13 November, 2020

'He has taken it in his stride' - Cooney bounces back to best form with Ulster
# Proving A Point
# Proving A Point

'He has taken it in his stride' - Cooney bounces back to best form with Ulster

Nov 13th 2020, 7:15 AM 6,086 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, props Eric O’Sullivan and Tom O’Toole continue to develop with the northern province.

# john-cooney - Monday 2 November, 2020

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff
# Pro14
# Pro14

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:12 PM 8,850 Views 4 Comments

Mike Lowry claimed Ulster’s crucial try in Rodney Parade.

Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster
# Talisman
# Talisman

Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster

Nov 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 5,548 Views 8 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men are away to Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 this evening.

# john-cooney - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Cooney and McCloskey return from Ireland camp for Ulster's clash with Cardiff
# On The Road
# On The Road

Cooney and McCloskey return from Ireland camp for Ulster's clash with Cardiff

Nov 1st 2020, 12:19 PM 7,831 Views 7 Comments

Matty Rea will win his 50th cap for the province, while Billy Burns and Luke Marshall return from injury.

# john-cooney - Monday 26 October, 2020

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame
# Ouch
# Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Oct 26th 2020, 9:48 AM 13,476 Views 16 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

# john-cooney - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

Oct 8th 2020, 2:51 PM 32,309 Views 32 Comments

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad
# Nines
# Nines

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

Oct 7th 2020, 8:13 PM 26,732 Views 66 Comments

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

Conway, Cooney, Lowe and Ringrose nominated for Irish Rugby Player of the Year
# Recognition
# Recognition

Conway, Cooney, Lowe and Ringrose nominated for Irish Rugby Player of the Year

Oct 7th 2020, 12:05 PM 6,154 Views 27 Comments

Linda Djougang, Edel McMahon and Cliodhna Moloney are nominated for the Women’s XVs Player of the Year award.

# john-cooney - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Henderson tips John Cooney to bounce back from Pro14 final omission
# Resilience
# Resilience

Henderson tips John Cooney to bounce back from Pro14 final omission

Sep 19th 2020, 7:13 AM 5,123 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster scrumhalf will start tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse after surprisingly being dropped last Saturday.

# john-cooney - Friday 18 September, 2020

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot

Sep 18th 2020, 12:11 PM 9,612 Views 15 Comments

Dan McFarland has made four changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in last week’s Pro14 final.

# john-cooney - Friday 11 September, 2020

'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made'
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made'

Sep 11th 2020, 3:00 PM 36,087 Views 17 Comments

Ulster coach Dan McFarland made the bravest call of his coaching career today – opting to start Alby Mathewson over talisman John Cooney

# john-cooney - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team
# Selection
# Selection

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Sep 10th 2020, 12:23 PM 32,192 Views 28 Comments

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

# john-cooney - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'
# John Cooney
# John Cooney

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'

May 21st 2020, 3:00 PM 29,645 Views 46 Comments

John Cooney lifts the lid on his exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad and says he wasn’t given the chance he deserved.

# john-cooney - 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.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson
# Experience
# Experience

Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson

Feb 25th 2020, 11:52 AM 10,937 Views 28 Comments

The 34-year-old New Zealander will join in July.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'
# Craic The Whip
# Craic The Whip

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'

Feb 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 35,001 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s new training base in Abbottstown has allowed for tweaks too.

# john-cooney - Monday 3 February, 2020

Cooney and Murray side-by-side and content to keep challenging each other
# Friends And Rivals
# Friends And Rivals

Cooney and Murray side-by-side and content to keep challenging each other

Feb 3rd 2020, 3:40 PM 12,718 Views 23 Comments

The two scrum-halves were presented for media duty simultaneously today and it wasn’t awkward at all.

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'
# Battle
# Battle

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,759 Views 59 Comments

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,842 Views 19 Comments

Andy Farrell has opted to keep John Cooney on the Ireland bench for the Scotland clash.

# john-cooney - Monday 27 January, 2020

Ringrose on long-list for European player of year prize
# In Form
# In Form

Ringrose on long-list for European player of year prize

Jan 27th 2020, 11:35 AM 6,764 Views 15 Comments

Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, Tadhg Furlong, John Cooney and Marcell Coetzee all nominated for European player of the year prize.

# john-cooney - Friday 24 January, 2020

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 PM 36,758 Views 63 Comments

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'
# Competition
# Competition

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'

Jan 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 11,531 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.

# john-cooney - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland
# Confidence
# Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

Jan 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,157 Views 15 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# john-cooney - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot
# Competition
# Competition

Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot

Jan 9th 2020, 1:00 AM 9,520 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan says the scrum-half has been ‘really good’ in the red jersey recently.

# john-cooney - Monday 6 January, 2020

Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell
# Contention
# Contention

Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell

Jan 6th 2020, 4:10 PM 25,459 Views 35 Comments

The likes of Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey and Rob Herring are also putting their hands up.

# john-cooney - Friday 3 January, 2020

Ulster and Munster meet again after paths diverged for Europe
# Inter-pro
# Inter-pro

Ulster and Munster meet again after paths diverged for Europe

Jan 3rd 2020, 9:13 AM 8,064 Views 9 Comments

The performance of the scrum-halves will undoubtedly draw the eye during tonight’s inter-pro.

# john-cooney - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'It's one week after another' - Cooney continues to shine for McFarland's Ulster
# In Form
# In Form

'It's one week after another' - Cooney continues to shine for McFarland's Ulster

Dec 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,353 Views 14 Comments

The scrum-half’s superb form rolled on last night in London.

# john-cooney - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Dec 12th 2019, 5:00 PM 19,172 Views 10 Comments

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

# john-cooney - Friday 6 December, 2019

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form
# Cloud 9
# Cloud 9

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

Dec 6th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,094 Views 8 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

# john-cooney - Friday 22 November, 2019

Cooney's match-winner years in the making
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Cooney's match-winner years in the making

Nov 22nd 2019, 10:50 PM 16,803 Views 8 Comments

Head coach Dan McFarland admits he was not initially confident his 9 had made the right call to go it alone.

# john-cooney - Friday 1 November, 2019

50 not out as Ulster's Cooney focuses on positives following World Cup cut disappointment
# Half Century
# Half Century

50 not out as Ulster's Cooney focuses on positives following World Cup cut disappointment

Nov 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 4,190 Views 4 Comments

The 29-year-old will earn his 50th cap from the bench at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

# john-cooney - Friday 3 May, 2019

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'
# Best Mates
# Best Mates

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'

May 3rd 2019, 8:40 AM 12,784 Views 8 Comments

John Cooney and Jack Carty, close friends off the pitch, face each other in the Pro14 quarter-finals tomorrow.

# john-cooney - Friday 22 February, 2019

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark
# Mindset
# Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 5,108 Views 6 Comments

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

# john-cooney - Monday 4 February, 2019

'I was pretty emotional on the bus coming to the game, it meant a lot to my family'
# Proud Moment
# Proud Moment

'I was pretty emotional on the bus coming to the game, it meant a lot to my family'

Feb 4th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,248 Views 12 Comments

It was a night to forget for Ireland, but one John Cooney and his family will always remember.

# john-cooney - Monday 14 January, 2019

Connacht's Blade an option for Schmidt as scrum-half injuries mount
# Nines
# Nines

Connacht's Blade an option for Schmidt as scrum-half injuries mount

Jan 14th 2019, 6:31 PM 12,940 Views 42 Comments

Could the 24-year-old be in line for a first international call-up this week?

Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip

Jan 14th 2019, 4:16 PM 5,858 Views 3 Comments

The loss of John Cooney and Billy Burns would be a blow for the northern province.

# john-cooney - Thursday 10 January, 2019

McFarland taking leaf from Schmidt's attention to detail to raise Ulster standards
# Stickler
# Stickler

McFarland taking leaf from Schmidt's attention to detail to raise Ulster standards

Jan 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 5,452 Views 7 Comments

Scrum-half John Cooney says Ulster are feeling the benefit of a trickle down effect after Ireland’s success.

# john-cooney - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Cooney's penalty gives Ulster much-needed win against Cardiff
# Northern Fight
# Northern Fight

Cooney's penalty gives Ulster much-needed win against Cardiff

Dec 1st 2018, 5:34 PM 11,308 Views 5 Comments

Ulster join the Scarlets in second place in Conference B (for now, at least).

# john-cooney - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,756 Views 16 Comments

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

# john-cooney - Friday 19 October, 2018

Cooney misses out as McFarland rings trio of changes for Racing clash
# Away Days
# Away Days

Cooney misses out as McFarland rings trio of changes for Racing clash

Oct 19th 2018, 12:39 PM 8,763 Views 7 Comments

Marty Moore makes the tomorrow’s starting line-up.

1 2