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#Kevin McLaughlin

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'We've to create a culture where it's the norm to be honest about concussion' -- Kevin McLaughlin

The flanker’s career was ended by collisions not involving his head after he covered up the problem for almost a year.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Kevin McLaughlin: 'I haven't cleared out my locker yet, that'll be a big moment'

The former Ireland and Leinster flanker reflects on his recent enforced retirement.

'The minute I played with him for the first time I realised there was something different about this guy'

A former Ireland team-mate pays tribute to Paul O’Connell.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Susceptibility to concussion forces retirement on Leinster and Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin

The 31-year-old played 115 times for his province over eight years.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 7 September, 2015

Shoulder issue prevents D'Arcy's return after RWC omission, say Leinster

Leo Cullen says the 35-year-old is contracted until the end of October.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Leinster have a new captain with Jamie Heaslip away on World Cup duty

Leinster have a new captain with Jamie Heaslip away on World Cup duty

Kevin McLaughlin will lead Leo Cullen’s side in the opening months of the season.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

12 weeks out for Leinster's McLaughlin as frustrating season continues

The back row will be sidelined after picking up a shoulder injury against Connacht.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Saturday 20 December, 2014

'Tremendous leaders' helped Leinster edge past Connacht - O'Connor

The coach singled out Shane Jennings and Kevin McLaughlin as being influential in the win.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 19 December, 2014

'Huge amount of positivity' in Leinster squad as Connacht come to town

Kevin McLaughlin admits the players need to start delivering on the pitch.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 31 October, 2014

Leinster have turned a corner after three successive victories, insists O'Connor

International commitments may have limited his hand but the Leinster coach is confident of avoiding a Halloween scare against Edinburgh.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Ben Te'o to wear Leinster's iconic #13 on his senior debut tomorrow

Coach Matt O’Connor makes eight changes from the side which won in Castres last weekend.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'We call it 'The Fear Email'' - Even on their holidays, Leinster players are on the clock

Flanker Kevin McLaughlin tells us what goes into his job away from the pitch.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 30 June, 2014

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# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 14 October, 2013

Battered and bruised, but Leinster have that winning feeling back

Kevin McLaughlin feels only one team can qualify from Heineken Cup pool one, and he’s aiming for six wins to make sure it’s Leinster.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Leinster rugby stars were hanging out with Father Jack at the 40ft today

They don’t get great weather like this down on Craggy Island.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Joe Schmidt's belief drives Devin Toner towards great Irish leap

The lock is going into his ninth season with Leinster yet only has five caps (one start) for Ireland.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 13 May, 2013

Kevin McLaughlin’s eye does not look good

McLaughlin is one of Leinster’s injury concerns ahead of Friday night’s Amlin Cup final.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

When Cheika left there were doubts but we pushed on - McLaughlin

The flanker is hoping his Leinster teammates can give Joe Schmidt the perfect send-off.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 18 January, 2013

Lucky 13? O'Driscoll to start Leinster's final fling

Leinster make five changes for tomorrow’s match against Exeter Chiefs.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

McLaughlin: Leinster in balancing act for 'make or break' weekend

The flanker acknowledges that Leinster need four tries this weekend, but is intent on remaining focused on the little details.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Pro12: Ulster and Connacht look to overcome home woes

Leinster and Munster have enjoyed a swathe of away day successes in Belfast and Galway respectively.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 14 December, 2012

Reddan returns for Clermont showdown

Joe Schmidt has made four changes for tomorrow’s Pool 5 clash in the Aviva Stadium.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 7 December, 2012

Clermont are 'undoubtedly' the favourites says Leinster coach Schmidt

The Kiwi is daunted by his former side’s blistering start to their Heineken Cup pool.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Saturday 1 December, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Zebre, RaboDirect Pro12

Leinster were hoping for a confidence-boosting romp ahead of a gigantically difficult Heineken Cup double-header against Clermont.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 23 November, 2012

As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12 Hard Slog This post contains videos

As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, RaboDirect Pro12

Sean O’Brien and Isa Nacewa were in action for Joe Schmidt’s men on a rainy night at Scotstoun Stadium.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Heaslip ready to mix it with the 'big boys' from South Africa

‘Make no bones about it, they’re big boys and they come at you hard,” declared the Leinster forward.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Sunday 7 October, 2012

'We have to glue ourselves back together': Victory comes at a cost for Schmidt

The Leinster coach has even more injury concerns this morning, including Brian O’Driscoll and Isa Nacewa.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 5 October, 2012

PRO12: Heaslip gets the captaincy nod in depleted Leinster line-up

Andrew Conway and Ian Madigan both feature in the backline for Saturday’s league match against Munster.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 4 October, 2012

‘Fitter, stronger than ever’: McLaughlin has a plan to beat Munster

The Leinster and Ireland flanker is hoping his personal run of good form can turn his province’s fortunes around.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 14 September, 2012

Schmidt adds international flavour for Leinster's Italian job

Seven Irish internationals will make their first start of the season when Leinster face Benetton Treviso on Saturday evening.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 25 June, 2012

Well played: here's your Gaelic football team of the week

Ewan McKenna runs through his best XV from yesterday’s two provincial semi-finals. Do you agree?

Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back?

Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices

Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances

A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Your questions packed a punch this week but Brian and Declan did not shirk the challenge. Kevin McLaughlin had something to say too.

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test

The Irish coach has turned to the Heineken Cup winners to make up the core of his side ahead of Saturday’s match in Christchurch.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Monday 28 May, 2012

Opinion: Leinster can overcome double blow to land three in a row

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have called on Leinster to lift their chins and focus on a season that was a missed conversion from glory.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Stephen Ferris ruled out of Ireland tour to New Zealand

Kevin McLaughlin of Leinster has been called in as flanker as a calf strain rules out the Ulster talisman.

# kevin-mclaughlin - Saturday 12 May, 2012

RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final preview: Leinster v Glasgow

No O’Driscoll or Kearney for the Irish province but they will be confident of securing their second final fixture of the season.

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