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#Keith Wood

# keith-wood - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Son of Irish rugby legend Keith Wood scores amazing try to win Munster Junior Cup Chip Off The Old Block This post contains videos

Son of Irish rugby legend Keith Wood scores amazing try to win Munster Junior Cup

St Munchin’s were victorious at Thomond Park this afternoon — ending a 20-year wait.

# keith-wood - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Analysis: We look at just how much the scrum has changed since professionalism

For better or for worse, a lot has changed since 1995

# keith-wood - Friday 29 January, 2016

4 Irish players feature in Welsh publication's all-time Six Nations XV

England have the highest representation with six, while Scotland are snubbed completely.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Heartbroken is the phrase' - Keith Wood reacts to sad Jonah Lomu news

The iconic All Black brought the game to the next level.

# keith-wood - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Keith Wood says Ireland job was the turning point for 'stubborn' Warren Gatland

“He changed immediately afterwards,” said Wood of Gatland’s post-Ireland career.

# keith-wood - Monday 21 September, 2015

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

TV, tunes and inventing the iPad: Keeping Irish minds as busy as bodies key to sharpness

Distractions from the day-to-day slog of training in camp is easier than it ever was, says Keith Wood.

# keith-wood - Saturday 15 August, 2015

TV3 remind us of our World Cup heartbreak... and why we can't wait for another shot TV3

TV3 remind us of our World Cup heartbreak... and why we can't wait for another shot

‘Sometimes it doesn’t click and they’re the most soul-destroying days of the lot.’

# keith-wood - Monday 16 March, 2015

'Cocky Irish pundits' take a buttering from Welsh media after Six Nations defeat

The front cover of the Western Mail takes aim at Keith Wood and Neil Francis.

# keith-wood - Friday 27 February, 2015

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland 'not as much of a danger as in times past'

The legendary hooker is finding it difficult to pick out a winner for Sunday’s clash with England.

# keith-wood - Monday 2 February, 2015

Three Irishmen made the all-time Five/Six Nations XV of this English newspaper

It’s tough to narrow it down to just fifteen but The Telegraph gave it a go.

# keith-wood - Monday 17 November, 2014

Keith Wood inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

The former Ireland captain has been honoured this evening.

ROG in the rain, Wood's step and Cooper's magic - Ireland vs Australia in the professional era

Ireland and Australia have had some memorable encounters in Dublin.

# keith-wood - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland legend Keith Wood joins TV3's Rugby World Cup panel

The former hooker will work with presenter Matt Cooper for the global tournament.

# keith-wood - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Keith Wood among three Irish rugby greats to join IRB Hall of Fame

Former Ireland captains Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan will be inducted with ‘Uncle Fester’ over the coming months.

# keith-wood - Monday 2 June, 2014

From What I learned: Keith Wood on leadership in rugby and business Leadership

What I learned: Keith Wood on leadership in rugby and business

Taking lessons from the pitch to the boardroom.

# keith-wood - Friday 2 May, 2014

'Win or we're out of the competition' - Niall Annett on Ulster's precarious Pro12 position

The former Ireland U20 captain believes players like Rory Best and Sean Cronin have evolved the role of hooker in recent years.

# keith-wood - Sunday 29 December, 2013

'Just because things were amateur, doesn't mean they were wrong'

Keith Wood hopes rugby can maintain its ‘Corinthian spirit’ as the performance culture takes over.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

15 of Clare’s best sporting moments in 2013

It was a memorable year for the Banner County for a number of reasons.

# keith-wood - Saturday 23 November, 2013

'I put a lot of effort into it. Otherwise I'm just a past player who is called in just to give a view'

Keith Wood reflects on his part in Joe Schmidt’s appointment and Ireland’s prospects against the All Blacks on Sunday.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Keith Wood: 'It was one thing wrong, and you can turn that around in an afternoon'

Former Ireland hooker Keith Wood expects to see high-intensity Irish performance as they bid to stop the All Blacks.

# keith-wood - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Keith Wood’s a Mé Féiner, he let himself down with Lions criticism — Gatland

The Wales and Lions coach says he will be on the Late Late Show tomorrow to talk about all things BOD.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Off The Ball to go to seven-day-a-week schedule

The weekend sports shows are to be ditched, the station has confirmed.

# keith-wood - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Keith Wood 'totally at a loss' over lack of subtlety in Lions game-plan and selection

The former hooker believes Gatland has consistently tried to ‘de-power’ the issue captaincy and on-field leadership.

# keith-wood - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Here's what happened when the Lions played a force from Western Oz

The class of 2001, led by Keith Wood, ran up a monumental 116-10 score.

# keith-wood - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions

Kangaroo courts, cross-dressing prop forwards and some pretty good rugby too…

# keith-wood - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

O'Driscoll gives ringing endorsement to Schmidt ahead of IRFU decision

The centre has also backed the appointment of former Ireland teammate Keith Wood as part of the coaching interview panel.

Keith Wood 'impressed' with interviewees for Ireland job

The former Ireland star described how he was called by the IRFU “out of the blue”.

# keith-wood - Monday 22 April, 2013

Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Exclusive

The former Ireland captain is sitting on the interview panel to decide Declan Kidney’s successor.

# keith-wood - Friday 12 April, 2013

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Clare

Go on the Banner.

# keith-wood - Friday 29 March, 2013

Schmidt for Ireland coach and 6 other things we learned from #AskKeith Wood You Believe This post contains images

Schmidt for Ireland coach and 6 other things we learned from #AskKeith

Former Ireland hooker Keith Wood also believes Paul O’Connell and Simon Zebo will make the Lions tour.

# keith-wood - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Caption time: What are Keith Wood and Minister Michael Ring saying?

‘And then Enda text Angela by mistake!’

# keith-wood - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Leinster have been bullied in their last 3 games - Keith Wood

The former Ireland and Munster captain believes the European champions are lost without Brian O’Driscoll.

# keith-wood - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

# keith-wood - Friday 6 April, 2012

Munster versus Ulster: 3 keys battles to decide European Cup clash

A semi-final date at Lansdowne Road awaits and some familiar faces return to spice up the knock-out clash

# keith-wood - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Ferris can emulate O'Driscoll and O'Connell - Horgan

The ex-Ireland international also said people shouldn’t get “overly excited” about the Scotland victory.

# keith-wood - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Tributes pour in for Wilkinson Kicking Machine This post contains videos

Tributes pour in for Wilkinson

Peers of the England fly-half have praised his professionalism after yesterday’s announcement that he is retiring from international rugby.

# keith-wood - Saturday 12 February, 2011

The History Boys: Ireland versus France

Those who forget the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them. We highlight six lessons which Declan Kidney’s men might learn from previous encounters against the French.

# keith-wood - Saturday 31 July, 2010

FINE GAEL MUNSTER MEP Seán Kelly believes that Shannon airport should be renamed, claiming that it doesn’t get as much business as it possibly could because people overseas aren’t sure where ‘Shannon’ is.

His proposal is to rename it as the Ireland Atlantic Coast airport – but here’s our alternative suggestions.

JP McManus Airport
Let’s be fair. Ireland’s richest man – worth an estimated €1.2bn – is probably the single thing keeping the Shannon region afloat in the last couple of years.

But as a major philanthropist – having manufactured a ‘Sporting Limerick’ brand to sponsor Limerick’s GAA teams – he’s also done enough for the region in a legitimate sense.

People who’ll support this: The Limerick GAA county board
People who’ll oppose this: People who resent him for selling Man United to the Glazer family; Opposing racehorse owners.

Limerick Airport
Why not just call a spade a spade? If the problem is that nobody knows where ‘Shannon’ is, why don’t we call it after where it is?

Well, of course, there’s a good reason. Though the airport is considered to be the one that serves Limerick, it’s actually in County Clare. But as anyone who flies Ryanair will know, airports aren’t always necessarily where they’re supposed to be.

People who’ll support this: People from Limerick.
People who’ll oppose this: People from Clare; Cartographers.

Patrick Hillery Airport
If we’re going to acknowledge that the airport’s actually in Clare, then maybe we ought to name it after one of the county’s most famous sons, the two-term President of Ireland?

Hillery was never contested for Ireland’s highest office – being an unopposed candidate on both occasions he ran – and was described as “honourable, decent, intelligent, courteous, warm and engaging” by Brian Cowen at his funeral.

People who’ll support this: Fianna Fáil; people who would rather name it after Hillery than after another former Clare TD, Éamon de Valera.
People who’ll oppose this: The same people who don’t want Dublin Airport named after Seán Lemass.

Keith Wood Airport
One of Ireland’s greatest rugby exports. He himself was from Clare; his dad Gordon – who also played for Ireland, the Lions, Garryowen and Harlequins – was from Limerick. ‘Nuff said.

People who’ll support this: Peladophiles (lovers of baldness); Munster and Harlequins rugby fans
People who’ll oppose this: Peladophobes.

Angela’s Ashes Airport
For what is Limerick most known worldwide? No, it’s not knife crime: among other things, it’s for being the setting of Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir.

Of course, there are probably better ideas than naming it after a city with a killer river in which every child seems to catch ‘the consumption‘. Can’t you tell we’re scraping the barrel at this stage?

People who’ll support this: People who appreciate the coolness of having an airport with the ‘AAA’ code.
People who’ll oppose this: The operators of Anaa Airport in French Polynesia, which already uses the ‘AAA’ code.

The Star, reporting the story, reckons other worthy subjects would include Terry Wogan, Celia Holman Lee, Paul O’Connell, Irish Coffee, and Richard Harris.