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#Kicking On

# kicking-on - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

So, just why has Jamie McGrath left Dundalk for St Mirren?

“I had Steven Gerrard posters on my wall growing up, now he’ll be doing opposition analysis on me.”

# kicking-on - Friday 3 January, 2020

Sexton 'progressing well' on return from knee injury

The out-half went for a second visit to his specialist over the Christmas period and appears on course to feature for Ireland in February.

# kicking-on - Friday 15 November, 2019

'Munster when you're growing up is 'the team' ... I probably put myself under a bit of pressure'

Mike Haley feels the best is yet to come after struggling to adjust to his new surroundings last season.

# kicking-on - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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# kicking-on - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'I love those moments': Bill Johnston keen to deliver more crucial deeds for Munster

The 21-year-old is working his way up the pecking order of Munster out-halves.

# kicking-on - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Let Joey be Joey' - Munster need to let their new No 10 play his own game

Munster are trying to put a square peg in a round hole, according to Andy Dunne.

# kicking-on - Friday 12 January, 2018

'It’s like a car racing game. No one ever picks the view when you're in the car'

Ian Keatley talks about how Munster’s mindset has helped their attacking kicking game.

# kicking-on - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Football is what drives that community'

One of the club’s best-known junior clubs, Liffey Wanderers, will celebrate a memorable year this weekend.

'Blind' McKinley moving on from 'Goggle Guy' to Italy debut

“I just want to be treated as an ordinary player,” he says.

# kicking-on - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Kane 'focused on Tottenham' after earning a draw against 'the best team in the world'

The Spurs striker has played down talk of a possible move to Spain and hopes his side can kick on in the Champions League.

# kicking-on - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'It’s a lot different to what Belfast was like' - Pienaar aiming to make an impression on return to Ireland

The Ravenhill favourite is settling into life with Montpellier, who face Leinster this weekend.

# kicking-on - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Wales star Dan Biggar to join Northampton

The Ospreys are frustrated by the snub.

# kicking-on - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat'

Jonny Sexton insists the Lions are tuned in for Saturday’s crucial third Test.

# kicking-on - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final

Ulster’s director of rugby is expecting to face a much better, more varied attack than the one he shut down late last month.

# kicking-on - Saturday 2 January, 2016

'I didn’t allow myself to get as emotional before but I was still getting sick at 5 in the morning'

Niamh Briggs on nerves and how being in the Guards has helped her play rugby for Ireland.

# kicking-on - Thursday 12 March, 2015

'Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete' -- Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him

“They have some very clear and obvious strengths,” says Schmidt. And he doesn’t expect Gatland to change tack.

# kicking-on - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'I can't remember the last time he missed four kicks': Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again

The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.

# kicking-on - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Muliaina aiding Connacht's young backs despite injury absence

The Westerners are refusing to take their foot off the pedal even during the break from the Pro12.

# kicking-on - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Madigan's place-kicking among best I've seen (from inside 45 metres) -- Richie Murphy

Leinster and Ireland’s kicking coach has been more than impressed by the utility back’s 90% success rate this season.

# kicking-on - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

With Sexton on the brink, what now for Madigan and Gopperth?

Matt O’Connor’s got a call to make.

# kicking-on - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Jonny Sexton to decide on future within weeks

The Ireland out half stayed in Paris this summer, where his wife gave birth to their first child.

# kicking-on - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Game management key if Leinster are to overthrow Toulon

“If we kick badly to these guys they will really hurt you,” says Leinster and Ireland coach Richie Murphy.

# kicking-on - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Paddy Jackson: Montpellier 'were out to spoil our party'

The Ulster out-half has his attention turned towards Welford Road next weekend after last night’s win.

# kicking-on - Friday 15 November, 2013

Ireland v Australia: 3 key battles to make November a success for Schmidt

Youth, experience and returning number 10s. This game better start soon.

# kicking-on - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Rumbling on: Leinster still fuming at O'Connell's non-citing Inter-pro This post contains videos

Rumbling on: Leinster still fuming at O'Connell's non-citing

“I think we’re talking semantics when people try to differentiate between different parts of the foot.”

Penney: Absolutely nothing for O'Connell to answer for

‘Footy’s a dynamic game’, says the Kiwi preparing for the mother of all Heineken Cup tests.

# kicking-on - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Ronan O'Gara back in Munster squad ahead of trip to Swansea

Tony McGahan brings his side to Liberty Park for a Pro12 last-four clash with Ospreys.