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#Kieran Marmion

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'Conor Murray's pass is the best pass in Ireland' - Brian O'Driscoll

The former Ireland captain believes some criticism of the scrum-half has been unwarranted.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'It's one of our targets' - Friend hoping for strong Connacht crop in Ireland squad

Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty will hope to be back in the international fold.

# kieran-marmion - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'

Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.

# kieran-marmion - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'You know he's a competitor, but this is a new level for Kieran'

The first half of Kieran Marmion’s season was an emotional rollercoaster, but he looks like a player in his prime after the summer break.

# kieran-marmion - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9

The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season

Head coach Andy Friend says the scrum-half is in back in full training before their showdown with Montpellier.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Connacht boosted as Ireland scrum-half Marmion commits future to the province

The 27-year-old has played more than 160 times for Connacht since his debut in 2011.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Marmion out for 3-4 weeks as depleted Connacht prepare for Montpellier

The return of Ultan Dillane is a welcome boost for Andy Friend.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Marmion 'is very aware that we would like him to stay,' says Friend

The Connacht 9 was reportedly a target of Saracens last week, but their salary cap sanction will force a re-think of all their recruitment.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 25 October, 2019

Kieran Marmion back in starting role as Connacht welcome unbeaten Cheetahs

The international scrum-half has forced Caolin Blade onto the bench for the first time this season.

# kieran-marmion - Monday 2 September, 2019

Schmidt deviates from the presumed plan with World Cup surprises

The Ireland head coach has named an athletic squad for the tests ahead in Japan.

McGrath tenacity earns him the call over Marmion's past Test triumphs

The Connacht man had stepped up to deliver on some of the most impressive Irish performances in recent years.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Marmion ready to run with Ireland after stint on the sidelines

The Connacht scrum-half required surgery on his ankle after helping Ireland beat the All Blacks in November.

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Marmion misses out on Ireland's Italy trip but set for 150th Connacht game

Meanwhile, the province feel Jack Carty is ready for a possible Ireland debut.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 15 February, 2019

Marmion on the bench as Connacht get international injection for Cheetahs clash

Dillane, Blade, Carty and Farrell all start for Connacht on Saturday evening.

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Marmion set for Connacht return ahead of Ireland's trip to Italy

Marmion has shaken off the ankle injury which has hampered him through the early portion of the season.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Marmion hitting the right markers on comeback trail from ankle surgery

The Connacht scrum-half hopes to return in the coming weeks ahead of the Six Nations.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 11 January, 2019

Friend confident scrum-half Marmion will be fit for Ireland's Six Nations defence

The Connacht nine had ankle surgery in November, but has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks.

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

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

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Setback for Marmion as Ireland scrum-half ruled out for three months due to injury

The Connacht player still managed to star in the win over New Zealand.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'

Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.

# kieran-marmion - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'

Kieran Marmion hopes he gets the chance to start against the All Blacks next weekend.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Marmion back from injury as fully-loaded Connacht go to Ospreys

The scrum-half has shaken off an ankle injury for the crucial Conference A clash.

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Good news for Marmion, but Connacht's Ronaldson dealt cruel injury setback

Out-half Ronaldson is facing an extended period on the sideline as he undergoes knee surgery.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Marmion keen to progress as Cooney and McGrath push for Ireland spots

The 26-year-old Connacht scrum-half made his first appearance of the season against Zebre last weekend.

# kieran-marmion - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Marmion demands a return to 2016 standard from Connacht players

The scrum-half is frustrated at the inconsistencies in Connacht’s performances through the season, and says the players shoulder the burden for that.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Contract boost for Connacht as Ireland international Marmion signs new two-year deal

The 25-year-old will remain in Galway until the 2019 World Cup.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Marmion ready to bring energy and more from the start for Ireland

The Connacht man has started just four times at international level, but has impressed Schmidt throughout this year.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Matt Healy among the Connacht big guns to return for Ulster battle

Kieran Marmion is set to make his 100th Championship appearance for the province while captain John Muldoon is also named to start.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 21 July, 2017

'We need a few big performances under the new coach to hit the ground running'

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion on a new era out west.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'The same teams have been in the league for a good few years': Marmion welcomes Pro12 expansion

South African franchises the Cheetahs and Southern Kings are expected to be added to the league for this season.

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour

The Connacht scrum-half jokes that meeting JJ Watt was one the highlights of the last tour to the US as he was left out of both matchday squads.

# kieran-marmion - Friday 28 April, 2017

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Marmion and O'Halloran return as Lam makes seven changes for Connacht

The western province are looking to bounce back from defeat to Zebre against Edinburgh.

# kieran-marmion - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Pat Lam thrilled to see Marmion stop being 'stunt double' to slip into starting role for Ireland

‘When Conor has had niggles, Kieran has done all the training. But that gives him confidence.’

# kieran-marmion - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dillane's season over as Connacht suffer Healy and Fox-Matamua blows

Pat Lam can at least welcome back Ireland international Kieran Marmion this week.

# kieran-marmion - Monday 20 March, 2017

Ireland's Marmion comfortable under 'verbal pressure' from England

The 25-year-old was composed on his second Test start for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# kieran-marmion - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'It's his day, it's something he deserves': Best backs Connacht's Marmion to fill Murray's boots

The 25-year-old makes his first Six Nations start later.

# kieran-marmion - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Marmion willing to work and wait to match 'best in the world' Murray

The Connacht star is firmly in the role of impact player for Ireland.

# kieran-marmion - Monday 20 February, 2017

Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on

He was rested in Connacht’s win, with Pat Lam doing ‘what’s best for Ireland, what’s best for Connacht and what’s best for Kieran Marmion.’

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