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#John Cooney

# 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 11,309 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 11,758 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.

# john-cooney - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'He'll get better and better': Nerveless Cooney an indispensable figure for Ulster
# On Cloud Nine
# On Cloud Nine

'He'll get better and better': Nerveless Cooney an indispensable figure for Ulster

Sep 9th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,483 Views 6 Comments

The scrum-half has continued his excellent form into the new season after delivering another match-winning performance on Friday night.

# john-cooney - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Cooney's brilliant debut season at Ulster earns him new three-year deal
# Cloud Nine
# Cloud Nine

Cooney's brilliant debut season at Ulster earns him new three-year deal

Sep 6th 2018, 2:57 PM 5,590 Views 21 Comments

The scrum-half has developed into a key player for the northern province.

# john-cooney - Saturday 1 September, 2018

McFarland era starts with a bang as dramatic Cooney penalty seals last-minute win for Ulster
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

McFarland era starts with a bang as dramatic Cooney penalty seals last-minute win for Ulster

Sep 1st 2018, 7:38 PM 10,644 Views 8 Comments

Dan McFarland got off to a winning start despite a nail-biting finish against Scarlets.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Cooney looking forward to either Tests or Thailand after delivering on personal promise
# Gamechanger
# Gamechanger

Cooney looking forward to either Tests or Thailand after delivering on personal promise

May 22nd 2018, 3:13 AM 10,993 Views 26 Comments

The scrum-half has put in an exceptional first season with Ulster, but Ireland’s remain well-stocked for nines.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'You need to keep believing in yourself. I had my family telling me it was going to happen'
# Fresh Start
# Fresh Start

'You need to keep believing in yourself. I had my family telling me it was going to happen'

Dec 20th 2017, 9:25 PM 12,623 Views 14 Comments

John Cooney is unquestionably the signing of the season so far, and the Ulster scrum-half says he always believed his chance would come.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ulster sweating over the fitness of half-back pairing ahead of Leinster inter-pro
# Pro14
# Pro14

Ulster sweating over the fitness of half-back pairing ahead of Leinster inter-pro

Oct 25th 2017, 7:05 PM 5,598 Views 10 Comments

Christian Lealiifano and John Cooney are both doubts for Saturday.

# john-cooney - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Marcell Coetzee set for Ulster return as Cooney and Deysel start after inter-pro switch
# WARM-UP For The Ulstermen
# WARM-UP For The Ulstermen

Marcell Coetzee set for Ulster return as Cooney and Deysel start after inter-pro switch

Aug 24th 2017, 3:13 PM 5,952 Views 6 Comments

The northern province take on Northampton in their final pre-season match tomorrow night.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'I'd rather fill big boots than small ones. It's a big challenge but that's what I'm here for'
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

'I'd rather fill big boots than small ones. It's a big challenge but that's what I'm here for'

Aug 15th 2017, 9:57 AM 7,594 Views 7 Comments

John Cooney has no fear of taking on Ruan Pienaar’s role at the Kingspan stadium.

# john-cooney - Monday 26 June, 2017

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut
# Proud Moment
# Proud Moment

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut

Jun 26th 2017, 10:07 AM 7,130 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Japan.

# john-cooney - Friday 19 May, 2017

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'
# Test Honours
# Test Honours

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'

May 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 7,517 Views 8 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.

# john-cooney - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Homegrown stalwart Loughney and Fox-Matamua among 11 bound for Connacht exit this summer
# Locks
# Locks

Homegrown stalwart Loughney and Fox-Matamua among 11 bound for Connacht exit this summer

Apr 27th 2017, 3:09 PM 12,276 Views 10 Comments

Kieran Keane will take over a squad after some considerable personnel turnover.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I'd play for Terenure if I could': Cooney desperate for game-time after long lay-off
# Connacht
# Connacht

'I'd play for Terenure if I could': Cooney desperate for game-time after long lay-off

Nov 29th 2016, 7:23 AM 10,172 Views 11 Comments

The scrum-half has returned from a shoulder injury suffered in the Grand Final and is hoping to get another run-out against Treviso.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract
# West Is Best
# West Is Best

Comeback trail boost as Connacht scrum-half Cooney extends contract

Mar 9th 2016, 11:44 AM 5,066 Views 5 Comments

A Heineken Cup-winner with Leinster, Cooney went west on a loan deal last season.

# john-cooney - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'What they're doing is consciously controlling brain activity, which is incredible!'
# Marginal Gains
# Marginal Gains

'What they're doing is consciously controlling brain activity, which is incredible!'

Aug 9th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,875 Views 6 Comments

Dr. Michael Keane of Actualise explains how neurofeedback training can benefit rugby players.

# john-cooney - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Lam's Connacht lose after extra time in thrilling Champions Cup play-off
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Lam's Connacht lose after extra time in thrilling Champions Cup play-off

May 24th 2015, 6:09 PM 34,505 Views 44 Comments

There was high drama in Kingsholm this afternoon.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht
# Cross The Shannon
# Cross The Shannon

Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht

Jan 28th 2015, 4:29 PM 7,349 Views 43 Comments

The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster
# Inter Provincial
# Inter Provincial

Roux and Cooney join Connacht on loan deal from Leinster

Jun 11th 2014, 10:59 AM 8,169 Views 24 Comments

The IRFU were involved in brokering the deal between the two provinces.

# john-cooney - Monday 10 June, 2013

Cooney handed start as Emerging Ireland prepare for South Africa
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Cooney handed start as Emerging Ireland prepare for South Africa

Jun 10th 2013, 1:20 PM 3,693 Views 4 Comments

Emerging Ireland have made six changes for tomorrow’s Tbilisi Cup clash against the South Africa President’s XV.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Pro12: Isaac determined to boss his way back into Ireland contention
# Surplus Talent
# Surplus Talent

Pro12: Isaac determined to boss his way back into Ireland contention

Feb 6th 2013, 11:07 AM 1,741 Views 2 Comments

“You enjoy watching it,” said Boss, “but it’s always a little jab in the ribs because you want to be there and you’re not.”

# john-cooney - Monday 7 January, 2013

Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne unleash provincial stars to go top
# Star Studded
# Star Studded

Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne unleash provincial stars to go top

Jan 7th 2013, 2:44 PM 1,450 Views 0 Comments

Mike Ruddock’s side destroyed Dolphin while Young Munster handed Old Belvedere a heavy loss.

# john-cooney - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test
# Blue Steel
# Blue Steel

Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test

Oct 7th 2012, 7:51 PM 1,243 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster coach also claimed to have been unsighted for the Casey Laulala try that was controversially ruled out.

# john-cooney - Friday 28 September, 2012

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12

Sep 28th 2012, 7:39 PM 13,277 Views 27 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men could have gone top of the table with a win at the Sportsground tonight but reality often bites.

# john-cooney - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Fierce battle predicted between young Leinster and Connacht scrum-halves
# News At Nine
# News At Nine

Fierce battle predicted between young Leinster and Connacht scrum-halves

Sep 27th 2012, 5:35 PM 1,090 Views 0 Comments

Blues coach Guy Easterby, a vastly experienced Number 9, is delighted with the progress of John Cooney.

# john-cooney - Friday 10 August, 2012

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare
# 2012/13
# 2012/13

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare

Aug 10th 2012, 3:28 PM 849 Views 0 Comments

Munster, Leinster, and Connacht have all named squads for their opening games of the season while Mark Anscombe was a winner in France.

# john-cooney - Monday 16 April, 2012

Leinster troops fit for Ulster derby
# Pro12
# Pro12

Leinster troops fit for Ulster derby

Apr 16th 2012, 4:59 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

Gordon D’Arcy, Eoin O’Malley and Jamie Hagan are all fit for selection ahead of Leinster’s trip to Ravenhill on Friday evening.